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No Firewire header on new Mobo

I've just had to replace my mobo, but the new one does not have a header to connect the 1394 firewire socket on the front panel of my case. Can I use a spare USB header on the board or is a PCI card the only option?
Thanks in advance. Mike.

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If you need firewire and it's not built in to the MB

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a PCI card with Firewire is your best bet.


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Bear in mind that

In reply to: If you need firewire and it's not built in to the MB

most PCI add-on cards for Firewire will not have a header for the front ports either. You will get a back port or two. If you really want a front port, you will have to do more careful shopping.

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Thanks for....

In reply to: No Firewire header on new Mobo

your replies vapcmd & lacsr for your help, but I've just noticed the is a Firewire 1394 header on my SB Audigy 2 zs soundboard that I can use, so problem solved.

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