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skidude108

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My motherboard only came with 4 USB ports, and they're now all full. With the book that came with the mobo it said there was an optional expansion panel that would plug into the 10 pin plug at the base of the motherboard and give me 4 more. I saw one in a computer recently so I know they exist but I can't find them online anywhere! I can't even post a picture because I can't find them. I found one on EBay that only has 2 extra USB plugs, but I want four. I don't want to buy a whole card becaue I don't need a card and I dont have a lot of extra space on the motherboard. Any idea where I might find one of these plug in USB panels?
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem
This is the one with only 2 plugs, for reference.

PS if this is in the wrong section, please move it to the right one.
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might be a lot easier if you just bought a usb hub, you can get them at most computer stores for under 5 dollars and they work wonders.
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I have a usb hub but I dont like it because it doesn't seem to be a good solution to the problem. I see those as more of a temporary fix, or something to use on laptops, not when I can easily add more ports. (if I could find the right part)
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815124007
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16856101922

both are dirt cheap
i know these aren't what u want exactly but that's the best that i could find

Edited by †Gladiator†, 31 October 2006 - 09:17 PM.

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go here to see whats available ...

http://www.cablestog...p...d=(usb hub)

I recommend a powered hub so you wont have any power issues with something needing more power than the usb line can supply...
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I find old computers all over the place and I scavange them for parts. Try it you might be surprised with what you find.
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