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davidm71 10-24-2015 11:57 PM

AXi1200: External usb hookup cable needed.
 
Hi,

Just wanted to comment that I wish the Axi1200 came with an external usb adapter for those of us that have used up the usb headers on our motherboards.

Would be great..

Thanks.

davidm71 10-26-2015 11:28 PM

Bueller... Bueller...
 
Stinks I'm out of usb 2.0 headers!

jonnyguru 10-27-2015 04:10 PM

You can buy them separately. They come in both USB 2.0 and 3.0 flavors. Under $10.

davidm71 10-27-2015 06:50 PM

Header cables come in 4 pin and not 5 pin mostly
 
Well the cables that are out there are mostly 4 pin USB cables and the corsair link cable uses all 5 pins with an extra ground. Is it safe to use a 4 pin cable? Also I think ModDIY has 5 pin to 19 pin USB 3 adapters but are very expensive. Second choice is use a hub or another usb card but not crazy about that idea.

Thanks

jonnyguru 10-27-2015 07:02 PM

You don't need the extra ground.

Besides, Cables Unlimited's version uses all five pins and is < $5. Check out Amazon.

davidm71 10-27-2015 10:21 PM

Not feeling grounded..
 
Well the fact that the Corsair Link cable uses 5 pins coming from a PSU worries me if its not 100% grounded. Maybe that 5th pin is meaningless but then why wire it up that way?!

Edit: found the Cable's unlimited usb cable but I'm thinking of using one of the extra usb 3.0 headers on the motherboard with a usb 2 to 3.0 adapter instead. Would be much cleaner perhaps.

jonnyguru 10-27-2015 11:55 PM

It's an extra ground. Typically, USB headers have two rows. One with one ground and the other with two. That extra pin acts as a key for those headers so you don't Reverse the polarity and fry things.


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