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Thread #59388 Message #948512
Posted By: JohnInKansas
08-May-03 - 07:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
Subject: RE: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
If the USB card is a recent add, it's probably at the new USB-2 frequency, and unless the "pigtail" that came with it is long enough to reach the hole you're planning to cut, you really should use a good USB cable anyway.
Depending on what kind of setup you have, almost any hole you add to the case can screw up the mfrs plan for cooling the system, so be neat with your buzz-saw.
For a short run, and especially if the devices you plan to connect are "old" USB, you can get by with the $7 (or less) extension - plain vanilla USB - cable as opposed to the higher priced USB-2. The worst that's likely to happen if the cable is a little noisy is that the card will fall back to the 10MHz USB rate, instead of the 100MHz USB2.
Unless you really need more ports, my most likely approach would be just to duct tape (or something a little prettier) a cheap patch cable to the side of the case so you can plug in "out front."