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    6 pin FireWire > FireWire header?

    Just finished building my new rig, which has a FireWire port on the front of the case, which I naturally want to use. However, my motherboard doesn't have FireWire onboard, so I'll be adding a PCI card. The internal connectors on these cards just seem to be a socket soldered on through, ready to accept a FireWire cable.

    Is there a cable in existance which has a 6 pin FireWire cable on one end, and the as-seen-on-motherboards header connector on the other that I can put this on, or failing that, a PCI card where the internal FireWire connector is a header rather than a socket?

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    • Funkstar's system
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    you could make one

    get a socket from Maplin (http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...ewire&doy=16m4)

    here is a pinout for a 6-pin connector: http://www.interfacebus.com/Design_C..._Firewire.html

    any good to you?

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    edit - sorry, read it wrong.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    I had to do something similar.

    I ended up buying a couple of usb cables cutting them up then soldering the wires
    (which are colour coded and match up) to a male type mobo header which would
    go into the type of header you want. I made a thread about it and there were links
    to the thing you want in it. I cant remember what it was called but something like
    mobo usb header.

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    Think I may end up following the Funkstar method

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    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb
    good find, site bookmarked

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