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no internal USB 2.0 on ASUS Prime Z370-A?

Hi all,

Am I missing something or does the (just released) ASUS Prime Z370-A motherboard not have any internal USB 2.0 headers?

How do I hook up my:
- front USB 2.0 from my case?
- Hue+?
- Grid+ V2?
- Kraken x62?

...if I was to buy this motherboard with the new i7 8700k?
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  1. according to the spec page it has 2 internal USB 2.0 headers. According to the manuel they're on the bottom right of the board.

    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-Z370-A/specifications/
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  2. Best answer
    If you still need more internal USB 2.0 headers, you might look at the NZXT USB 2.0 Hub (https://www.nzxt.com/product-overview/internal-usb-hub). I'm also going with the X62 cooler, and my choice of motherboards only has 1 internal USB header. I contacted NZXT and they said their USB hub was made for that exact problem. Your x62 will not lose any functionality by going through the hub.
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  3. piechart said:
    If you still need more internal USB 2.0 headers, you might look at the NZXT USB 2.0 Hub (https://www.nzxt.com/product-overview/internal-usb-hub). I'm also going with the X62 cooler, and my choice of motherboards only has 1 internal USB header. I contacted NZXT and they said their USB hub was made for that exact problem. Your x62 will not lose any functionality by going through the hub.


    Thanks, I'll look into that :)
    What about the 2 x front USB 2.0 ports on my case? (it also has 2 x front USB 3.0 ports)
    Reply to Shadowsteppa
  4. Your case USB 2.0 and x62 cooler can both plug into the hub.
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  5. piechart said:
    Your case USB 2.0 and x62 cooler can both plug into the hub.


    As of right now I'm looking to connect through USB 2.0:
    - 1 Hue+
    - 1 Grid+
    - 1 Kraken x62
    - 2 front USB 2.0 ports

    So, stop me if I'm wrong, but my choices are either:
    - get 2 internal USB Hubs
    - not connect my front USB 2.0 ports (and just use the front and back USB 3.0 ports and the back USB 2.0 ports)

    Just read in @why_wolf his link:

    Intel® Z370 Chipset :
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z370 Chipset :
    6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
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