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First post, by Auron359

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Hope this is the right place to post this ..

Been trying to build my 90s gaming PC for ..to long. My curent case is to small so i found another which has fron USB ports, problem is my motherboard has no USB headers at all not one.
So does anyone know is they made a PCI add in card that gave you internal USB headers ?
Everywhere I look its for rear IO usb ports or internal USB 3.0 headers but not USB 1-2.0 ... anyone know if they exist or where I can get them would be much apreciated...if not then I have to look into loosing my rear USB ports to covert it into an internal header and have cables all over the place.

Reply 2 of 8, by Auron359

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red-ray wrote:

Look on eBay, I found https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323901933544 and I suspect there will be others

I spent an hour in Ebay and I never found a PCI card that had an internal header like that ... Or maybe I was typing in the wrong thing to search for 😖

Reply 3 of 8, by mothergoose729

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You can easily adapt an internal type A USB port to a front panel with cheap adapters.

There are NEC USB cards that are cheap and work really well with windows 98 at full 2.0 speeds.

Reply 4 of 8, by kalm_traveler

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I bought this on Amazon for $15 USD, it has an internal 2-port header: StarTech.com 7 Port PCI USB Card Adapter - PCI to USB 2.0 Controller Adapter (PCIUSB7)

works great - actually you just reminded me that I need another one since I left that one in a Dell Pentium III workstation that I picked up a while ago.

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Reply 5 of 8, by imi

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this could help:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-40cm-USB-2-0-Typ … le/113430316684

that startech card is probably the more sensible solution though.

another card with internal header: Exsys EX-1072

Reply 6 of 8, by Auron359

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Well I have been looking around and iv noticed 1-2 PCI card that have a 10 pin connection on them.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PCI-USB-2-0-card-2 … 353.m1438.l2649
I thought USB connections were 4 - 9 pins .. if it is a 10pin connection how are you suposed to connect a USB to it if the 10th pin is normall coverd up.

Reply 8 of 8, by Errius

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You bend it out of the way haha. Thin-nosed pliers will do the trick. I had to do exactly that with one of my cards, an Acer M5271COMBO (not all of them have 10 pins, presumably just the early revisions).

The M5271COMBO is nice because it has two internal headers supporting four ports, however it has a glitch I never was able to resolve, in that it causes the computer to reboot instead of shutting down. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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