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Modding Modding the front USB on my Corsair 900D case

Discussion in 'Modding' started by monty-pup, 22 Dec 2020.

  1. monty-pup

    monty-pup Minimodder

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    I spent a small fortune on my 900D case and I’ve been incredibly happy with it. But, I will be upgrading my rig in the next few months and I want to keep the case, while bringing it up to date.

    by that I mean I want to remove the front 4x USB2.0 type A slots and replace with 3 or 4 USB3.1 type C slots. That would also leave me with 2x front USB3.0 type A slots.

    I have never modded anything before, but I’m willing to give it a go.

    can anyone advise where I should start - how hard could it be to remove the existing USBs and put in the newer types? I’m guessing, unless my new motherboard will feed the USB-Cs then I’ll have to add a PCIe card with cables reaching to the front IO ...

    Has anyone done similar to their cases?
     
  2. miculago

    miculago What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,
    I plan to do something similar and have no experience on this topic so far. I think it is more or less ripping the old i/o out and installing the new one, including connecting the cables to the respective ports on the motherboard.

    Maybe you can help me out with my problem. Do you know a supplier for these i/o boards with USB ports? I have no idea where to buy these parts.

    Best regards
     
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  3. monty-pup

    monty-pup Minimodder

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    Hi.
    I have not modded the case for two reasons. 1) I probably won’t be upgrading my motherboard for a few more months yet due to the supply issues of most bits I want. 2) I realised there were no off-the-shelf solutions provided by Corsair or 3rd parties. So I would have to try and do it myself and I have no idea where to start with that.

    I am still interested in doing it though. I hate the idea that case manufacturers are tying us in to buying ever increasingly more expensive cases, when all I want is a new front panel with the latest USB ports.

    I’ll update the thread if I do it and how much work it is. But can I ask you do the same if you do it before me?

    Cheers
     
  4. miculago

    miculago What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for your reply. You gave me confidence that he issue is not on my side. It is really hard to find these higher grade front panel at all.
    I will keep you informed as I have something new on this topic ;)
     

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