Originally Posted by thelethalblow
Hello. I've been looking at motherboard specs and wondering if someone can clear this up. I notice that on newegg there site lists Onboard USB (see quote below). I get the whole I/O rear panel usb but am confused about just what the onboard usb constitutes.
1) I am wondering if they are referring to the front mounted usb ports?
2) These onboard usb can be or must be connected to the front through a wire?
3) It says it supports 6 ports, you need a splitter cable, running from the 3 connectors?
4) If there are cords do these generally come with the case or motherboard or do I have to buy them?
"Rear Panel Ports: USB 4 x USB 2.0
"Onboard USB: Onboard USB 3 x USB 2.0 connectors supports 6 ports"
1. No, it's in reference to USB ports on the motherboard.
2. They're on the motherboard and get direct power through the 4 pin connection that is located directly on the motherboard.
3. No sure what you mean.
4. Yes, assuming it's OEM or Retail, if it's an Open Box product, then no, you just get the motherboard.