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    Front usb ports -case

    Gigabyte DS4 board has 3 usb blocks , marked usb1,usb2,usb3. . Now these have pin-out 1-8
    1 Power 5v
    2 power 5v
    3 usb dx -
    4 usb dy -
    5 usb dx +
    6 usb dy+
    7 grd
    8 grd

    My case has two usb ports at front cable being marked roughly the same as above . Cable pins marked power 5v 1 power 5v 2 , data neg 1 data neg 2 . There is only one cable for the two ports so with the pin out above am I supplying one port or are the 3 blocks commoned i.e. pin 1 of usb 1 to pin 1 of usb 2 to pin 1 of usb 3 .

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    • jimbouk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS M5 A97 R2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6300
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
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      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Radeon HD 7870
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    Well I'm slightly confused by all those words but I'll see if I cought your drift.

    The 3 blocks on the motherboard are seperate from each other and have two ports. There's only usually one cable for two ports connecting to one of the blocks ala:

    But as the blocks have 2 ports so each usb plug has it's own port. So long as all the pins on one block are covered you're using one port per plug, ie it's all good

    I hope that makes some sense, and is vaugly related to what you asked...

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    Right , thanks for coming back so quickly . I have wired f usb 1 completely ie pins 1-8 so hopefully that will cover the two usb ports at front of the case . Is that correct ?

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    • jimbouk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS M5 A97 R2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6300
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Radeon HD 7870
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520W
      • Case:
      • Some large ATX case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • Orange...
    Sounds about right. USB ports and plugs on motherboards are mostly standard by now so it should all work fine.

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    Excellent -thanks again.

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