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EK-Momentum ROG Strix Z390-I Monoblock for the mini-ITX ROG Motherboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    typhon6657 Master Guru

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    Needs more usb ports. I wish MB makers mad a "a lot of UBS editions" Nice mono block though.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    There's 7 ports on the back and another 5 (maybe 6? not totally clear) internal connectors, one of which is a type C port. How many more could you possibly need on an ITX build?
    Besides, as long as each host controller is directly accessible to the user, the number of USB ports is somewhat irrelevant. Boards that come with more ports are either using integrated hubs or are otherwise taking up PCIe lanes. Sure, using an external hub isn't exactly preferable, but it's not like you're getting 100% of the bandwidth out of every single port a computer offers you anyway.
     
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    typhon6657 Master Guru

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    I just want more usb ports.... Like 10 at the back because I don't like plugging all my wires into the front and also even if it is not mini itx it still need's more usb. I have a lot of usb devices and only one computer so yeah. My old x99 board had 12 usb ports on the back and I used 11 of them.
     

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    Again, why not just use a hub? Those 12 ports you had were all connected through internal hubs. I bet you only had 3 total host controllers for those rear ports, maybe 4 if some were split for front ports.
    I've seen computers with 12 ports that actually only had 2 host controllers.
     

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