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r4dz1k
12-07-2017, 12:42 PM
Hi there,
I am in the process of putting together my first build. Parts have been ordered and are on the way to me.

I am doing a lot of research into how best to approach the build to try to mitigate against any problems and am now seeing a possible issue.

There is only one 2.0 USB header, which worries me a little bit. I have read the manual and it makes nothing clear.
Everyone telling me something different so i decided to create a post here and find out more.

Im going to connect my AIO to the one header, but im not sure what this header means:
Check link:
https://postimg.org/image/rpk7occ5j/
What does 1314 means, can i connect my USB 2.0 from my case.?
Or should i use 3.0 connection

Looking forwards to hear from you.
Regards

webwilli
12-07-2017, 01:26 PM
USB1314 means USB 2.0 Port 13 + 14

r4dz1k
12-07-2017, 02:46 PM
Sorry for asking dumb questions LEL
so basically i can use anything on those ports? These are normal USB's?

Profundido
12-07-2017, 04:47 PM
hey there,


time for my good deed of the day:

Here is what an USB 2.0 internal header looks like:

https://azerty.nl/product/delock/544919/usb-paneel-10-pin-usb-header-m-naar-usb-v-30-cm?gclid=CjwKCAiA6qPRBRAkEiwAGw4SdmT7_a0C7U-3TlpAB55aMYA0VhOX1XY4Z6F0vKyP9BsJ2DMVQrFJDhoCHjoQA vD_BwE

Do not confuse them with 19/20 pin USB 3.0 connectors coming from your case's built in connector that requires a different type of connector on your board. Here's an example of those:

https://tweakers.net/i/_vsvcp6GOrtsCLc9_0ompcy16EA=/i/1388658768.jpeg

So as the manual says There is one and only one "USB 2.0 internal header" connector present on this board. This sort of connection type is only compatible with matching 9-pin connectors that are commonly found in any of the following:

-brackets that are mounted in a free slot in your pc and provide USB 2.0 A-port connections on the back of your pc (I linked a picture at start). These are not included with this board but can be bought seperately but are unnecessary since there are already integrated usb connections on the back of this board

-some hardware devices that need to communicate intelligently with the computer come with this type of connection. For instance Corsair Ax1200i power supply or aquabus flow sensor. The latter is an example of a connector coming with 4-5pins and needs to be placed on 1 half of the internal USB 2.0 header in the correction orientation

You can NOT use connect ANY USB connector to it. It has to be physically matching the 9-pin block or half of it (4-5pin)

For instance, note that the usb 3.0 connectors coming from your case have a different connector and are NOT compatible, but your case might have additional usb 2.0 (black) connections that have a matching connector that is compatible

Also since this board is progressive instead of including more ports of the older type USB 2.0, it provides 2 newer and different USB 3.0 connections instead so that you have the maximum of possibilities to connect different hardware, but only 1 of each type which you can split using USB hubs.

So If you -just like me by the way- need to connect 2 or more older style USB 2.0 connections to this particular motherboard there are different usb hubs out there to split that 1 precious internal header into multiple (=internal USB hub) such as for instance:

https://www.nzxt.com/products/internal-usb-hub

In such a block of a 9-pin connector there are in fact 2 different rows present, so 2 USB ports. Hence that 1 block of 2 rows is called USB 13 +14. 1 USB 2.0 9-pin connector will thus consume both and make only 1 device work. Here is an illustration that explains the 2 USB ports contained in 1 USB 2.0 9-pin connector:

https://i.stack.imgur.com/qPoTU.jpg

That's the one I'm using. Hope this helps

r4dz1k
12-07-2017, 04:58 PM
Tthanks for your useful reply.
My case is Phanteks Enthoo Luxe so i cant even use USB 3.0 ??

Profundido
12-07-2017, 05:10 PM
Tthanks for your useful reply.
My case is Phanteks Enthoo Luxe so i cant even use USB 3.0 ??

not on the USB 2.0 connection but there are 2 different types of 3.0 connectors on the Asus Maximus Formula board (refer to the manual). One of them should fit the USB 3.0 connector provided by your case or can be converted into a matching connector using an extra piece of hardware

r4dz1k
12-07-2017, 05:14 PM
not on the USB 2.0 connection but there are 2 different types of 3.0 connectors on the Asus Maximus Formula board (refer to the manual). One of them should fit the USB 3.0 connector provided by your case or can be converted into a matching connector using an extra piece of hardware

Yeah yeah
A normal USB 3.0
https://snag.gy/8ivhax.jpg
This header will be fine. I dont really need USB 2.0 anyway

ANYONE FROM ASUS PLEASE CONFIRM WHY its not mention in manual ?
Paying so much money and not having 2 USB ports LOL