LINKUP - [Active Chip] USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 2) Internal IDC 20 Pin Motherboard Header to A-Key 20 Pin Female Header Converter for Type C Panel Mount Adapter

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  • Active chipset enables full USB-C features, preserves the functions of Channel Configuration pins (CC1&CC2); including attach/removal detection, plug orientation detection, and current advertisement. Also the communications required by the Power Delivery and Alternate Mode.
  • Connector 1 (motherboard) : USB 3.0 Internal IDC 20 Pin MB Male Housing Header
  • Connector 2 (front panel) : USB 3.1 A-Key 20 Pin Front Panel Female Header / NOTE: Does not convert from 5GB/s to 10GB/s. Not compatible with USB 2.0 motherboard IDC connector
  • Recommended to use with LINKUP - USB-C Type Panel Cable Mount Motherboard Header Extension Adapter (B07THC8ZVF) 【LINKUP Cares】 Backed by a LINKUP Limited 1-Year Warranty and Complimentary Premium Online Support.
  • *** Note on USB current over limit issue: The power from the USB 3.0 header on the motherboard has a power rating at 4.5W (0.9A x 5V). However, many USB-C devices can withdraw power up to 100W (20A x 5V). This may result in a power shut down to protect the motherboard and its components. Devices such as iPad Pro and other tablets should not be charged through this port.

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r/pcmasterrace • comment
4 points • kondrecklomar

r/buildapcsales • comment
3 points • aj8435 I had to use one of these to get my USB C port working with my Asus Tuf board.

r/buildapc • comment
3 points • n7_trekkie something like this

r/buildapc • comment
3 points • Israel_Madden

So I have the same issue, h510 and my motherboard doesn’t support the usb-c header, I plan on getting this adapter, I haven’t personally tried it yet but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work just fine

r/buildapc • comment
2 points • lostknight0727

Here's something that you're looking for. It's not pretty but its a kicking off point

r/sffpc • comment
2 points • kamtom515

or transfer 3.0 to the type c using this

r/buildapcsales • comment
2 points • mr_incredibe

r/sffpc • comment
2 points • jbrux4

Adapter and then a 20 Pin USB 3.0 Internal Header Y Splitter Cable....I got mine from moddiy.

r/buildapc • comment
2 points • Computerknight54

Use this on an open USB 3.0 internal header

r/buildapc • comment
2 points • AMillionMonkeys

Here's a converter that happens to also turn things 90 degrees:
so it looks like the header is called an A-key 20 pin connector. There's a chance that such an adapter isn't made, so you might take the speed hit and use the converter I linked.

r/buildapc • comment
5 points • rallymax

That's because it doesn't have any support for front-panel USB-C.

You can use this adapter to fit USB-C to 19-pin USB-A header. The port will run at 5Gbps speeds.

You can use this PCIe adapter to have proper 10Gbps support

r/sffpc • comment
2 points • zombieducker I think this one should work, im not entirely sure though.

r/pcmasterrace • comment
2 points • MGsubbie

You can buy an adapter like this one. It will be limited to gen 1 aka USB 3.0 speeds, but you can use it.

r/sffpc • comment
2 points • Gockmeatsandwich

Thanks mate! This is the one I used: the pins may be a little finicky but it does the job.

r/buildapcsales • comment
2 points • Tripleppaul

My msi x570 board also didn't have the 3.0 header but if you don't need all the internal USB slots this will do the trick for 25 bucks.

r/buildapc • comment
2 points • abqnm666

The case has 1x 3.0 type a port (or 3.1 or 3.2 gen 1, all the same thing, stupid USB-IF and their constant renaming) and one USB 3.2 gen 2 type C port. The motherboard has no header for the type C port, so unless you buy the adapter, only the USB-A port would be functional. And yes, the case buttons and such are not affected.

If you want to connect the type C port, you need one of these adapters for $25. But the case will work perfectly fine without connecting the USB C header, it just means that one port wouldn't function.

r/buildapcsales • comment
2 points • Rhyno18

3.0 to 3.1 converter

Works perfectly. I don't love the 90 degree angles, but its hardly visible in my setup, you have to look under the graphics card to even see it.

r/sffpc • comment
2 points • Dantes7layerbeandip

There are a number of reasons why but I encourage you to look them up: I highly recommend AMD. 3600,3600x,3700x depending on your budget

MSI b450i, Asus B450i/x470i, gigabyte x570i motherboard

And yes it has two usb 3.1 gen 2 poets, one type A and one type B. Right now there are no AM4 ITX motherboards (that’s the latest gen AMD CPU socket, should be supported by AMD CPUs until next year) with the correct connector (Type-C motherboard header) to hook up that full speed USB 3.1 gen 2 Type C port in the front I/O. I do not recommend going to Intel for this reason alone, AMD is a better value in all other ways to the average consumer, even the variance in single core speed won’t likely be noticed.

Your choices to get this missing port though include: a converter card sold by Delock that adapters a M.2 slot to the type C header (bought one and tried to use it with my Asus B450i, doesn’t work) or this adapter. If you buy the latter, just be sure to buy a USB 3.0 splitter for your motherboard so you can hook up both your type c and type a ports in your front I/O (but note that they will both be USB 3.1 gen 1 speed (5 Gb/s) rather than gen 2 (10 Gb/s).

r/PC_Builders • comment
2 points • P3anutButt3rCup

I have a similar problem where I have that type of 3.1 connector on my case but not on my MOBO and was able to use an adapter like this one, if you have a 3.0 connector free you can do the same.

r/sffpc • comment
4 points • SandCracka

this is what you see in the red circle. A USB 3.0 to A-key converter so I can use the USB C on the Dan V4.1 but now I gotta buy this as well. as if the case needed more cables running through it thanks gigabyte

r/pcmasterrace • comment
1 points • Say_tan_

I got one of these (usb 3.1 header to type c adapter):

r/pcmasterrace • comment
1 points • WateredDownWater1

I don’t believe so but check this out. All you need is an open 3.0 header

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • S_H_G

See: ($25 USD)

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • trustinbacon

> does not have a place for me to plug it into. I was doing some research and it looks like I need a PCI-e card with this port on it.

You're better off getting an adapter from your USB 3.0 headers.

Like this one.

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • RicklePick21

I don’t really know too much about it, I think it might be talking about this but maybe some more knowledgeable can chime in as I don’t want to get you worried about something you possibly don’t need to worry over.

r/sffpc • comment
1 points • dotorii_

I went with the gigabyte b550i because I was running a 3900x so figured the better vrms would be useful. I was planning on getting the aklla a4 which did have a usb c front but went oos. This should work.

My steck doesn’t have a usb c port but still recommend the gigabyte for the fan a4. It’s about the same price as the msi with the adaptor and if you look at the msi board the cmos reset is under the heat sink. Which will be a pain to get too.

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • LarryDavid2020

It does on the top. I had to get one of these handy little [devices] ( to connect it to the motherboard though.

r/sffpc • comment
1 points • jrmars07

I have one of these arriving today. I won't find out until Friday it Saturday how successful or was though.

LINKUP - USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 2) Internal IDC 20 Pin Motherboard Header to A-Key 20 Pin Female Header Active Converter for Type C Panel Mount Adapter

r/buildapcsales • comment
1 points • oxbcat

No I have the x-570 prime. But it only has (2) 20 pin usb 3.2 headers.

So I used this and all is well.

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • senorroboto

supposedly this adapter will work on a standard USB 3.0 internal header:

r/buildapcsales • comment
1 points • capsshield123

I think you can get an adapter for it.

One of the reviews says it works for his h510 (regular version) case.

r/buildapcsales • comment
1 points • Type-21

I've seen them as low as 12 €.

I mean stuff like this

r/pcgamingtechsupport • comment
1 points • just_another_cabelo

Hey so this case has a 3.5mm audio port, a standard usb port and a c type port. The motherboard will only be able to power the normal usb port and the audio jack only. The connector needed for the c type port is not there on the motherboard.

Either get a different motherboard or a header like this one

r/pcmasterrace • comment
1 points • _heisenbug_

Maybe this would work:

I haven't tried it though, so please correct me if I'm wrong.

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • amtt

An adapter like this converts to usb 3.0 (although you won’t get the additional speeds of the gen2) but the problem is that board only has one 3.0 slot and the h510 has another usb 3.0 connection. I believe there are also pcie cards that you could connect to and get the full benefit of that usb c but I haven’t searched for those.

My advice would be to just live without one of your front USB ports if you get the h510 (you still of course have all the motherboard ports).

LINKUP USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 2)...

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • psimwork

It's not a dealbreaker - it just wanted to let you know that there is no internal header for the USB C port. Basically, that it wouldn't work with the standard connections on the MSI tomahawk. Not a big deal - just a dead port. If you don't want the port to be dead, you can still use it in USB 3.0 mode with one of these. But it won't be a "true" USB-C port.

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • MnVikingsFan34

Thanks for the answer. Would an adapter like this be able to work?

LINKUP USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 2) Internal IDC 20 Pin Motherboard Header to A-Key 20 Pin Female Header Active Converter for Type C Panel Mount Adapter

r/hardware • comment
1 points • Granny4TheWin7

Or if you don’t care about usb c speeds but just want the form factor buy this usb 3.0 gen 1 to usb 3.1 gen 2 header

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • dogeatdawg

They also make adapters for the internal USB headers, it just means that you lose one of the other headers in exchange for the new header. Like this.

And like with all adapters you're limited to the lowest speed involved, but that may not matter depending on what you use that port for.

r/ElectricalEngineering • comment
1 points • stolen_me_mes

Have you tried digi key? They have the most obselete and proprietary parts you can imagine in stock.

Edit: IDC 20 pin is the official name I think:

r/buildapcsales • comment
1 points • rickster_

the only issue with the asus board is that it doesn't have a front USB C header, so if your case has one, you can't use the USB port or you'd have to buy an adapter

r/pcmasterrace • comment
1 points • 2wiceashard

So I heard you had a front panel USB-C connector you couldn't use...

Or similar should work. Can prolly find them cheaper, as well.

r/pcmasterrace • comment
1 points • ___Paladin___

They do make front panel connector to usb3 20 pin connector adapters like this one. If you do not have an empty usb3 port on the motherboard, you could get a pcie usb card with spare headers on it as well.

Edit: Beaten by /u/arkhira ! You win this round.

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • inb4after

There are adapters for this yes! Up to you to find the cheapest and best but I found this one as an example:

r/buildapcsales • comment
1 points • g00s3y

I do think you can get a type-c - 3.0 header for the MB.

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • Wavestuff6

I was looking into this earlier because I wanted to get the O11 dynamic and a b450 tomahawk, which doesn’t have the header for the usb c front port.

There are some adapters that convert a regular USB 3 motherboard header to the de-facto type-c front header. (Despite my best effort to learn the difference between all the different USB 3 naming schemes, I’m still at a loss, so bear with me). So no need to take a pcie slot (especially useful for people with sff machines).

This one was linked on this subreddit, would this fit your needs? Link here

r/buildapc • comment
1 points • RecalcitrantBeagle

That was my mistake, I was looking at the USB 3.1 Gen 1, not Gen 2 - the mobo itself has a Type-C connection in the back, but you would need an adapter like this for the front panel. Note that it won't support higher-powered charging, and runs at USB 3.2 Gen 1 speed. What were you thinking of using the front panel connection for? The cheapest board I'm seeing with true 3.2 Gen 2 support looks to be the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite, which is $80 more (and currently out of stock, of course)

r/sffpc • comment
1 points • camboramb0

I'm running Asus x570 on mines and use a convert to get type C working for front port. However, the power draw is limited to 4.5W so I only use it for phone data transfer and such. Never charge any devices using it with a high power draw.

r/GamingPCBuildHelp • comment
1 points • ReactedWinter67

It basically just means that your selected case has a type C connector on the front. It's the charger that the new Samsungs and the Nintendo Switch use. The error refers to your front type C which wont be usable because of the motherboard not having the right port.

If you want/need type C on the front for whatever reason you need to pick a different mobo or get an adapter. I've never used one before but this link from Amazon seems to solve this problem.

Honestly it's not necessary and will run normal without it but but there will be no functionality. It's just preference though and some people really like type C.