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Cases mITX case with USB-C front header?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by silk186, 14 Jun 2018.

  1. silk186

    silk186 Canadian

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    With laptops dropping USB-A I'm wondering where are the cases with Type-A and C headers on the front. It doesn't need to be 3.1 but it would be nice to have the ports without needing to use a hub. Have any been released or announced?
     
  2. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Do you really need type-C connectors on your case? I just use an A-to-C cable and it's happy days. Type-C connectors are pretty rare on mITX cases, in my experience.
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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  4. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    It'll be a few months yet, Type C front panel keystone assemblies were not available on the open market until recently, so cases could not incorporate them unless they developed the front panel assemblies themselves (not an easy task due to Type-C's signal integrity requirements).
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Not 3.1 but Silverstone do this for their existing cases...
     
  6. silk186

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    As I said in the OP, type C is going to become much more popular and will replace type A.
    Type A ports are disappearing from laptops.
    Apple is rumoured to be switching from lightning to type C ports.
    Mobile devices are moving from micro-b to type C.

    When USB 3 ports were new I made so to get a case with that supported it.
    I regularly use USB 3 thumb drives and external HHDs, I expect that same will happen with type C ports.
     
  7. silk186

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    That looks perfect, few devices will saturate 3.0 speeds.
     
  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I suspect we won't see many USB-C ports on cases until the new USB 3.1 motherboard header gains more ground.

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    On the other hand, this IS a modding forum!

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  9. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    From the spec sheet, there are some other interesting variants of the motherboard header: a "B key" version that breaks out into two Type A connectors rather than a single Type C (way more compact than the current USB 3.0 header), and a 'double wide' version that can support two Type C ports (but not 4 Type A ports).
     
  10. silk186

    silk186 Canadian

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    Hopefully we see more 3.1 headers on the Z390 platform. The usb3 type C header is good enough for all of my future needs. If I really need 3.1 speed I can use the port in the back of the case.
     
  11. silk186

    silk186 Canadian

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    Asus ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming has 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s) (Support 3A power output)
     
  12. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    The pics on Asus' product page only show a 3.0 header.
     
  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It is there, hidden in the top left corner by the 8-pin power connector and rear i/o block... It's also powered by an ASMedia chip, not the intel chipset.

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  14. Anfield

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  15. silk186

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    I went off the official product page.
     
  16. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Ah! I was only looking at the front of the board. I didn't think they'd hide it over there! :duh:

    That makes modding a case much simpler. 3.1 to USB-C leads are much simpler to come by.
     

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