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Firewire ports. . .

by Coryphaeus / April 6, 2004 9:02 AM PDT

My new home built PC case (with a Shuttle main board and AMD 2400+ processor, 512 Meg RAM) has two Firewire knockouts on the front of the case next to two (of 6 total) USB 2.0 ports. I'm looking for a PCI Firewire card that will connect/attach/adapt to the knockouts on the front of the case. All Firewire PCI cards I can find on the net have the ports on the card, which will be behind the PC. Have I just not found the one with ports on cords that will attach to the knockouts?

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Re:Firewire ports. . .
by jconner / April 6, 2004 11:41 AM PDT
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My case from www.internetishop.com had a wiring harness which acomplished this essentially transfering the rear connectors to the front. Maybe they have something specific to your needs.

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Re:Re:Firewire ports. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 6, 2004 12:07 PM PDT
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Found the site, lots of stuff. Could you point me in the right direction? Searching for firewire shows one PCI card and four external HDs.

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Re:Re:Re:Firewire ports. . .
by chuckieu / April 7, 2004 2:43 AM PDT

Wayne, I mostly bought my card because it was on sale, but I got what I wanted. It is a Inland 08323. It has 4 outlets, 3 on the back and 1 on the inside. This is the
one I'll run to the front panel. Don't have a knockout, so I'm looking for connectors(firewire,USB, mic and audio)to mod my case. This will only give you 1 front plug, but me, if I need more, I'll run a hub, like I did
for USB 2.0. chuck

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by chuckieu / April 7, 2004 2:48 AM PDT

It came with a 1394a(6 prong-400mb) to ilink(4 prong video-400mb) adapter cable.

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Thanks. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 7, 2004 9:58 AM PDT
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I guess the point is really moot, I don't have a single thing that uses Firewire. I was just looking for "stuff" to fill up the ports.

I have 6 USB 2 ports, more than I need.

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Re:Thanks. . .
by chuckieu / April 8, 2004 12:49 AM PDT
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Same here. 4 USB 2.0 ports on the back, 4-way hub on top,
3 firewire ports on back. Place on MOBO and firewire card to add 6 USB 1.1, 1 firewire, Mic, and audio in front. Don't necessarily need them, but looking to the future. IF YOU BUILD THEM, THEY WILL COME. Wink chuck

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Re:Re:Re:Firewire ports. . .
by jconner / April 8, 2004 2:43 AM PDT

Sorry, I did not answer sooner. I had to find the information. The case came with a multi-pin connector inside the front behind all the ports. A connecting cable is provided which goes to one of the snap outs by the PCI's and has another multi-pin connector. There is a second cable which plugs into that connector and has all the different other connectors (sound, midi, firewire, usb etc.) These are plugged into the back ports and route all or whatever you want to the front. I suspect this is unique to this case and other cases would expect you to have onboard connectors or as was previously stated additional connectors on the PCI cards. What I have would require you to buy a new case. I'm surprised your case did not come with something similar or at least the necessary individual cables to accomplish something similar. If interested I can get you the case manufacturer's name.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Firewire ports. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 8, 2004 10:48 AM PDT


My system board came with 2 USB-2 ports on the board itself and two dual port connectors on the board. Two went to the front and two to the rear for a total of six. My board does not have Firewire on board so I need a PCI card. But not really, as I said in the other post, I don't have anything Firewire. Just wanted to fill in the holes.

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