I got one of those awhile back, some of my computer's USB ports in the back can be a bit iffy at times.
A few years ago, a power shortage caused some problems on my motherboard, causing it to lose the on-board sound, so now I'm actually using an external sound card via USB.
Unfortunately, it's not working as well as it used to, so audio sounds a bit canned.
Hmm, that's still plenty.. a total of 6. Standard ASUS mother baords here only have 4 usb slots. That led me to buy a USB hub years ago.. that gave an additional 3 slots - allowed us to use 4 joypads to play a multiplayer arcade game using an emulator. The hub has already broken down now, but I still have good memories of those times. :3
They generally have 2 in the front and 4-6 in the back, but it depends on the motherboard and case you go with.
The ones in the front are nice for things like flash drives and downloading pictures from a camera, but for the most part the back USB ports are the way to go, as it can be a pain to have cords dangling in front of the CD drive bay.
Nope, this is my first time building one, and I'm 100% terrified that it's going to explode.
I was going to buy a pre-build, but everywhere I went people told me to just build my own.
Fortunately, there are a lot of tutorials and explanations online, particularly through YouTube, the process is pretty much: plug this here and that there.
I haven't been all that active either, as of now I have 3 parts to go before I can build my new PC, and I've been avoiding a lot of work on my current computer (though it still works fine, so I can only blame my lack of activity on laziness. )
Hi. Have been a bit quiet lately, but I'm not dead. >__<
It's just because I was unable to attend Tagcom which happened about a month ago due to lack of funds, which is why I've been unable to update at the cos thread. For now, I'm just taking a bit of time off.. commenting randomly at anime threads here at Suki, taking care of my pets, as well as gathering funds - to make sure that I would be able to attend Toycon or Rampage (whichever comes first XD) at May. rawr :3