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Old 03-20-2005, 10:59 PM   #1
r_jensen11
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Good, quiet ATX-mid tower case that supports 6 usb ports?


I'm thinking of building my own computer for when I go off to school next year, and I've decided that the A64 route is looking pretty nice (3200+ seems cost-efficient), but all of the motherboards I'm finding for the 939 chipset have 10 USB2.0 ports, with 4 designated for the rear. Now does this usually leave 6 for the front? Or 4 front, 2 inside? And what purpose would anyone have with usb or firewire ports on the inside of a case? Here's a list of what I could possibly get, but I have no clue what I should get for a case. Anywho, here's my parts list so far:

Case..................ASPIRE ATXA9NW-BC/450...............$96.00 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ion=11-144-083
Power.................450W...................................(Included w/ case)
Motherboard........GIGABYTE GA-K8NF-9......................$117.00 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ion=13-128-268
Chip...................AMD64 3200+..................................$190.00 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ion=19-103-502
Memory...............Kingston HyperX 512MBx2 PC-3200...$179.00
Video..................GeForce 6600GT..............................$195.00 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ion=14-125-156
Sound.................Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Gamer......$116.99 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...ion=29-102-171
Storage
Media
.................................................................................$893.99

Any suggestions/answers to any of my question?

Last edited by r_jensen11; 03-21-2005 at 06:29 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:36 PM   #2
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If your just looking for more USB ports you can always buy the little boxes that let you expand one USB port into 4 or more and mount the box wherever you want. I have a 4 port and 3 more on the back. When they say inside they are probably referring to the ports on an expansion card that you plug into a PCI slot. Most modern motherboards have at least 2 on the board, and most cases have them on the front.

Last edited by BajaNick; 03-21-2005 at 08:39 PM.
 
  


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