Question Ports for my devices

AlexS

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Hello

I've spec'd put my new PC here:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/AlexZS123/saved/ZW6dmG

It's built around a Gigabyte Z390 Designare motherboard. I also have a BeQuiet 600 ATX case

I also have a 7 port powered USB 2 hub.

My concern is that I may not have enough ports.

I need at least 2 x USB V1.1, 12 X USB V2, 2 x USB-C, and I need to plug on a FireWire 400 device (Is there a neat solution to plug into the thunderbolt 3 interface nowadays?).

Oh and slots for SD media would be good..

Any advice/suggestions appreciated...!

FYI Device audit below:

USB 1.1: TOTAL = 2
Faderport Classic
Dell SK-8135 inc USB port

USB2, TOTAL = 11.

Atom
A300 Pro
Maschine Studio
Traktor Z1
Phone USB 2
TY-CC10W
Phone
Gigabyte M6980X
Yamaha DGX-505
Roland SPD-30

USB-C
Phone.

Firewire 400

Saffire Pro 40

Thanks!
 
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Ketchup79

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If I am reading their website right, 8 on the back and 5 via internal USB headers (pending case and/or USB adapter support). Take away one external for a 4-port powered hub and it sounds like just enough.
 
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AlexS

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Ah looks like I read the website wrong ! Thx.

Can anybody recommend a decent 5 3/4* media card reader? With esata, sd formats, usb etc.

Also to plug in a FireWire 400 device, I still have to plug in a Apple cable from thunderbolt 3 to FireWire 800, and then another FireWire 800 to FireWire 400 converter? No neater solutions?

Thanks.
 

AlexS

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Nevermind, I just went and bought the Apple cables for the firewire (fingers crossed) and bought any old media card reader that seemed half decent (well hopefully).

Appreciate the help.
 

Ketchup79

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Believe it or not, you may end up being happier with an external device. The cheaply-made ones (which is about all you can find anymore) can short out easily, and guess what they are plugged into? Oh, right, the motherboard! Hmm, a short on a drive plugged straight into the motherboard, what could go wrong? Lol. If it doesn't come built into the high-quality case, best to just look for an external, self-enclosed solution IMO.
 

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