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  1. #1
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    Need USB 2.0 header clarification for apex VI

    Hi all,

    Just a little confused with the actual amount of USB 2.0 header on the APEX VI board. Like many have to use at least 3 headers for front panel and corsair link.

    The specs on asus for USB ports state 5 x USB 2.0 port(s) (3 at mid-board) .

    The specs related to internal I/O connectors say 1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 1 USB 2.0 port(s).

    In the user guide that came with the board claims there are only 2 USB 2.0 headers mid-board.

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    I would really like to know if the headers circled below can all be used as USB 2.0 Headers.

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  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array jab383 PC Specs
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    The distinction in the specs and user's guide is between 'ports' and 'headers'.
    The two midboard USB2.0 headers give you 3 USB2.0 ports numbers 10, 13 and 14. The other 2 ports, 11 and 12, are on the back panel, making 5 total.
    The ROG extension 8-pin connection is not a USB header - no USB ports on there.

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    Banned Array JustinThyme PC Specs
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    USB 2.0 has certainly go to the wayside in the last few chipsets. You can add an internal hub, that’s what most have done to get the extra connections.*


  4. #4
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    Thanks for clearing that up. So essentially I have 2 usb 2.0 headers on the board and if I used a overclocking panel then I would only have one header free, Really im only short one header to connect 2 corsair link devices and front panel usb.

    The hub is a little overkill for my needs I might just Combine 2 Corsair USB Cables into One Header by pulling the pins as they are both 4 pin.

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    Any problems doing this?

    Would be nice if someone sold a Y split mini USB2.0 to header cable for the corsair devices but cant find one.
    Last edited by mandomagic; 10-09-2017 at 03:33 AM.

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