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Reddit mentions of USB PCIe Card, 4 Port USB 3.0 to PCI Express Card Expansion card, PCI-E to USB 3.0 4 Port Hub Controller Adapter, Rosewill RC-508 PCI-E to USB 3.0 Add On card
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We found 38 Reddit mentions of USB PCIe Card, 4 Port USB 3.0 to PCI Express Card Expansion card, PCI-E to USB 3.0 4 Port Hub Controller Adapter, Rosewill RC-508 PCI-E to USB 3.0 Add On card. Here are the top ones.
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With quick and easy installation, RC-508 offers good experience of data transferring via USB 3.0, no matter video, audio or photosMultiple USB 3.0 ports, simultaneously enjoy the convenience of plug-and-play, speed up to 5 GbpsSuitable for all motherboard with PCI-E bus; PCI-E is a common part of motherboardNo extra power needed because of built-in 4-pin power connector of RC-508Automatically backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1; Operating System compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
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If you get it sorted to where you have 5 minutes of tracking, try the Base station FOV visualizer skin.
You might also consider a PCIe USB card, in the event that (as is commonly reported) the problem is with the communication between the Vive and USB ports.
> tried repositioning the base stations as much as I can in my room.
How are the base stations mounted? How large is your play space? What GPU are you running?
I bought this one, and seems to work just fine for me.
Warning it needs power cable, which does not come with one.
I've had my Samsung Odyssey for a few months now.
Card readers with usb 3.0 use usb3.0 headers. If your board does not have a usb 3.0 header, then you can't use one of them to get usb3.0.
The only way to get usb3.0 on non usb3.0 compatible boards is by using a pcie controller like this.
If you want to use a usb3.0 in the front of the case with no mods, then you'd have to get a pcie usb controller with a usb3.0 header and a 3.5" usb3.0 (be it a card reader or not).
Yeah I got it working by using a pcie USB 3.0 add in card. The issue has to do with some early usb 3.0 ports not supplying the appropriate amount of power it is also a known issue on the oculus and Vive, although oddly enough my oculus wasn't affected. The exact card I used is the Rosewill Rc-508 (4 port external usb3.0 pci Express card) this is the Amazon link to the card https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011LZY20G?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
You have PCI-E slots. Nothing really has PCI slots anymore. This is the one I just ordered for my Odyssey even though my MB does have 3.0 USB ports they don't work with the Odyssey.
For USB, you should find a device using the Renesas uPD720201 chipset as it is known to work with hot reset properly, unlike most others on the market. I use this one and it's flawless.
Otherwise, you should know about the architectural quirks of Threadripper that result in some limitations on how you can assign its resources, which I discussed here.
aaand i found a better price for the card on amazon ($16.50)
Are you looking for one for a laptop or desktop? If its a desktop you could just get a PCI USB Expansion, but it would be in the back obviously..
If you want something like the picture, you could try this
get yourself some VR Covers
a USB extension cable
an HDMI extension cable (you only need one, but you can't beat the deal)
a pack of velcro ties for the cables
bluetooth 4.0 adapter if you don't have one (or don't have a good one) and plug into a USB 2.0 port if possible. put it on the end of any USB extension cable will help ensure a direct line of sight to you from the adapter.
and finally, if your USB ports fail the WMR test, get this card
If the card you use doesn't require power to be connected, you can use it.
I'm using one of these in an R310 with no power connected to it. It works fine for connecting my external HDD's, though all of mine have their own power supply (not powered via USB).
Wait... this matters? I just bought the cheapest 4 usb 3.0 pci I could find. Should I try to cancel that? This really didn't seem like a big deal...
I got this
Cancel your order - searching the reviews for 'Oculus' reveal a lot of disappointment.
The only satisfied Rift users seem to be using it for a single sensor and maybe the HMD.
Don't know if it will or not but this is the one I used and it worked great. I'm sure that would work too though. I had static on my most recent build and changing some BIOS settings and playing around with different ports helped reduce it. Try different combinations to see if it helps clear it up if you haven't already.
PCIe x16 just means there are 16 busses that go to and from the CPU to transfer data faster.
A PCIe USB 3.0 card probably caps out at around x4, if that. So you can put it in a x16 slot, but you won't see any better performance.
Something like this would be fine:
You can also put this in a x1 slot and be fine as well.
x4, x8, x16 are mostly for GPU performance and other high end expansion cards.
I'm using a rosewill rc-508 pci card and it works fine
USB PCIe Card, 4 Port USB 3.0 to PCI Express Card Expansion card, PCI-E to USB 3.0 4 Port Hub Controller Adapter, Rosewill RC-508 PCI-E to USB 3.0 Add On card https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011LZY20G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Bc8CDbXC9G32T
I have the 990 MT with the i7-2600. I would suggest buying the corsair CX550 or CX600 psu for this as it is the EXACT size of the stock PSU you need to install using the case's included mounting bracket. If you don't get the right size the bracket will get in the way of installing the side panel.
This one ----> https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CX600-Supply-Bronze-Certified/dp/B0092ML0MY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522928777&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=corsair%2Bcx%2Bseries%2B550%2Bwatt%2B80%2Bplus%2Bbronze%2Bcertified&amp;dpID=51YFU0kvQJL&amp;preST=_SX300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch&amp;th=1
I would go with at least the 500 watt model, but I have the 550 watt, you can find them on sale usually.
When it comes to the GPU, just make sure you are buying one that is less than 8" in length. I have the EVGA SC GTX1060 3gb ---- single fan model that is factory overclocked.
Just make sure you aren't trying to install a GPU that runs off only the PCI-E power as it only supplies a max of 50ish watts or less to the card (Dell says only 35watts, but it will push a little more than that). You want a card that will run off the 6 or 8 pin pci-e power connectors on the new PSU.
Picking up 2 more sticks of DDR3 ram is also recommended. I have 16gb in my system now. Keep in mind this board only supports 4 x 4gb dimms of ram. I picked up a matching 8gb kit of matching ram for my machine for $32 from a reputable seller on ebay. just something to keep in the back of your mind.
I've also installed a 4 port usb 3.0 card on my machine. It will fit just fine in the bottom pci-e 16x slot of the mobo. TRUST me, you will want this as the included 2.0 ports are slow as molasses for 3.0 usb drives. You can pick one up here ---> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011LZY20G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I also decided to go with an ssd for the boot drive and programs. I went with the Samsung Evo 850 250gb. Make sure you place the SATA cable on the furthest right SATA port on the MOBO. This is the only SATA 3.0 port on the motherboard, the next one to the left is a SATA 2.0 port (that I have a 2tb 7200rpm HDD on for storage and games). I wouldn't use the furthest left 2 white sata ports. They are sata 1.0 and the controller is garbage for those two ports and a known issue with these motherboard.
Last thing I would mention is that if you are running this on Windows for gaming, I would stick to the Windows 7 Pro install that came with your machine. Trying to get my GPU and Windows 10 drivers working on my machine was a nightmare and required hours of searching for compatible drivers, also the board in the 990 didn't get the bios update for win 8.1 or win 10. So for the life of this machine --- 2-3 more years, I would stick with win 7 since it is supported till 2020.
GOOD LUCK!!! PM me if you have questions!
I have used these before without any issues.
If you still have a PCI-E slot open, [this] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B011LZY20G?psc=1&amp;ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title) is cheap and works great.
I know I've been in this situation several times, and earlier this week I ordered a PCI USB 3.0 card to put in my PC. It hasn't arrived yet, but this seems like one of the better solutions over using USB hubs, others may disagree, but I feel like a direct PCI-E connection to my PC will be faster and more reliable than a hub running over USB (plus that uses a USB port).
Looks like the price went up.
I actually ordered one out of china originally but got impatient and ordered the one off of amazon while waiting (although Rosewill is still pretty much a Chinese board). If you want I will send you the chinese one. It's a different chipset but it wasn't the same as what was on my motherboard, which seemed to be the issue. You're welcome to give it a go if you would like. PM me if interested and I'll give it to you.
Will this card work or should I cancel my order? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B011LZY20G
The motherboard isn't going to bottleneck your GPU, even if you had a $70-80 board with an H170 chipset, the GPU would still get PCIe 3x16.
Part of the USB port limitation is the chipset. The Z170 chipset supports up to 14 USB ports, but most folks simply don't need that many ports, so even the high end boards don't have them all. You can always toss in an extra PCIe card and get more ports for $18. You don't need to spend $400-500 on a motherboard to get a good overclock.
If you have an empty PCI-E slot you could buy a USB card like this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B011LZY20G/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1483989497&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=pcie+usb&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41Ml7gwBdpL&amp;ref=plSrch
This way you'll have a separate USB controller just for the vive.
> DDR3 worth it?
> Would this card have any trouble with 6 - 4k monitors plus a projector?
It should support 4k no problem since you aren't gaming. You would have to get another card for the projector since it only has 6 slots. You could daisy chain, but they also make a 2 and 4 output version.
This is Mini Display Port. With DP you can Daisy Chain Monitors (which would allow you to get that projector in).
> I've heard that workstation class video cards run smoother over the long term; any thoughts
As far as I am aware, this is a workstation class video card.
> However, I do need multiple USB 3.0 slots; at least 8 if it doesn't cost too much more.
You'd need a different motherboard or grab a PCI Card that has them
> What about the future: will there be open slots for a backup hard drive or anything else I might want/need to add?
There is actually plenty of dependability, more so if you up the MoBo. This SSD is actually an M.2, so it takes up none of your SATA slots.
If you have any open PCIe slots... you could use this
That's...a lot of cameras. Processing power isn't going to be your main concern - serial bandwidth will be. Namely, USB connections typically only have maybe 3-4 separate buses on your average motherboard. Assuming you plan to run 1080p60 cams (or probably even 720p60/1080p30), you generally can't run more than one camera capture per bus without experiencing lag and dropped frames from the capture.
If you're going to have any quantity of cameras streaming simultaneously, your best bet would be quad capture cards. But you'd still likely need 2 to make this work well and they start at around $700-800 a piece.
You could probably get away with USB connections, but you're still looking at nearly $1000 just for the hardware to accomplish that. You'd need additional USB PCIe cards both due to the limits on quantity of USB ports on most motherboards and due to the fact the capture devices like the Elgato Cam Link are wide and will overlap any adjacent banks of ports, blocking you from inserting two next each other.
I have no experience with this quantity of cameras but I think something like this USB PCIe card has sufficient bandwidth to support four cameras. You would need 2 of them still and also short USB extensions cables because 4 Cam Links can't all fit simultaneously. So you need to be sure your motherboard has 2 additional slots available that can support these.
As for processing power on the computer, this doesn't really sound like a gaming rig so GPU doesn't matter a whole lot apart from rendering stuff on your own screen. For CPU, I don't think you need to go super high end either as a video capture isn't super intensive when you're using something like a Cam Link. If you go the quad capture card route, you likely need to consider power a bit more but it's still not crazy. Any quad core with eight threads or a hex core is likely more than sufficient.
If you also plan to do the stream encoding on this rig, that changes the recommendations considerably.
> So far if I pull the usb that connects to the actual headset out a few millimetres it seems so reconnect, but then moving around in VR will cause it to disconnect and get gray screen. Its driving me crazy, dont actually know what the issue is, but because Ive tried with a brand new USB cable with the same result
It sounds like your usb port is bad. Maybe try installing a new usb 3 pci card?
I bought this one https://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Express-Expansion-Connector-Renesas/dp/B011LZY20G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1492060393&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=usb+3.0+pci+card
but the slot is blocked by my graphics card
Rosewill PCI-E to USB 3.0 4-Port PCI Express Expansion Card (PCIe Card), 4 USB 3.0 Ports, Super Speed Up to 5Gbps, with 4 pin Male Molex Power Connect https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011LZY20G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_3WnPQh1N5gcZn
There are black ones too: https://www.amazon.com/Express-Expansion-Controller-Rosewill-RC-508/dp/B011LZY20G/
I get a lot of mileage out of this usb card.
Do you already have the elgato? I'm assuming you have one of the USB versions, since there are also PCIe versions. If you already have a USB elgato, you can add USB 3 ports with a PCIe add-in card like this.
You can add more USB ports to the back of your PC with a PCIe card like this.
If you're planning to add more expansion cards you should get an ATX size motherboard. mATX boards usually only have 2-4 slots. ATX can have 7.
You mean some thing like a Sata controller card and USB expantion card?
I'm using [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Express-Expansion-Connector-Renesas/dp/B011LZY20G) and it works perfectly, plug and play too with Windows 10.
I also currently use an i7 920. I have an Asus P6T Deluxe (LGA1366). The x58 is an enthusiast class platform with 40 PCIe lanes. So I put in a PCIe USB 3.0 card with 4 ports for $18. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011LZY20G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Also I got a SATA 3.0 PCIe controller card (will give you AHCI) for $68 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007EM7N70/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I then added 2 Samsung 850 Pro drives onto the new controller as well as a Samsung 950 M.2 SSD through a PCIe card https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018U79YQK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Also added 24GB of RAM over the years.
I run an EVGA 1080FTW and game at 2460x1440. I get the following avg framerates. Witcher 3 = 57fps Trine 2 = 76fps, Starcraft 2 = 50fps, Tomb Raider 2013 = 81fps.
Personally I am wanting to replace it with an equal or better system which Skylake is NOT because it only has 16PCIe lanes to the CPU. I'm eagerly waiting for Skylake-E at around middle of 2017, that's the next big enthusiast level upgrade.
Any questions just ask.