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USB card that adds internal headers

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    My friend is after a USB card for her rig that had internal headers as she wants to add a card reader, but the headers on the mobo are all used up.

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    i'm guessing you mean the pins not just the usb connector on the inside, i'll see what i can find on the egg (or other store) and post back
     
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    Yes, the pins. I already checked, but couldn't find anything over there.
     
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    well this isn't a card exactly, but more of a splitter/hub. you'll need to find a spot to mount it but I think it should work.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0031ESKJA/?tag=tec06d-20

    edit, you'll have to unplug an existing device on the mobo, but the splitter has plenty of ports that you can plug that device back in to
     
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    your welcome,

    newtekie1's is probably best if you only need one header and want to save some money, but if you have a few other devices as well then the one on amazon should work
     
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    I've got a water cooled CPU, but the water cooling block (Kraken x61) can't plug into my motherboard. All it's got is a single USB 3.0 connection, and it's in use. Really would love to have a USB Internal header. But everything discussed here is PCI, not PCI Express. Any advice?
     
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    There are a number of different ways to do what you need...
    It ,also, depends on what type of connectors you need for the motherboard (20 pin or 10 pin ?) and the devices you are connecting (Type A or other ?).
    Whether you need/want powered connections, or not.
    How much you want to spend and looks.

    1. a splitter cable or 10 pin header adapter type splitter/Motherboard 2 Ports USB 3.0 A Female to 20 Pin Header Female Adapter Connector

    2. a pcie card

    3. PCIe usb internal expasnsion card

    4. an internal hub (you might need to construct/build this one)

    5. Your best bet is to google it and see all the different options you could do.

    I don't know what motherboard you are using and what PCIe slots you currently have in use; but, using a PCIe slot could use up lanes that are being used by your M.2 slot or steal lanes from your graphics card.

    If PCIe slots or lanes are a concern... I'd go with #1, if you do not need a powered usb connection and #3 if you need a powered usb connection.

    If you have no PCIe worries, go with something along the lines of #2.

    This just scratches the surface... maybe, some others will have ideas, or, possibly, something they have done.

    Goodluck!
     
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    You can spit a USB into 32 connections. Just get a USB card reader and a USB port

    Correct that now its 127 USB ports
     

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