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Minimum acceptable amount of USB ports on a computer?

#61BogePosted 11/8/2012 2:01:02 PM
4

Mouse and Keyboard, then gamepad and other USB device.
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#62ultimatedorkboyPosted 11/8/2012 2:13:46 PM
About 4-5 ports.
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#63BlutonicPosted 11/8/2012 2:42:23 PM
1 for Mouse
2 for Keyboard and KB Port
1 for Snowball Microphone
1 for Webcam
1 for Driving Wheel
1 for PS3 controller when not using Blutooth
2 for Back Up Flash Drive and other Flash drive
1 for plugging in my phone to transfer files

and 1 for my pet rock

10 at least would make me feel secure
#64mattman0101Posted 11/8/2012 2:57:06 PM(edited)
I only had three on my laptop but now since I have a new desktop with 4 3.0's and 4 2.0's (with one being one of those charge while off abilities) I've wondered how I survived :p
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#65iammaxhailmePosted 11/8/2012 3:01:05 PM
I can live with 3, but I'm on a laptop, so I don't have to worry about one for mouse or keyboard or wifi adapter
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#66wackyteen(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2012 5:16:51 PM
446 votes in the poll

jeez.....
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#67NicoC96Posted 11/8/2012 6:33:38 PM
4 for a desktop:
Mouse, Keyboard, Wifi, Spare for flashdrive or controller
3 for laptop:
Mouse, spare, spare
#68RavenoussdPosted 11/8/2012 7:10:23 PM
From: Nightmare2398 | #010
i said 6, just in case. you can never have too many USB ports (or can you? o_O)

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#69kidersxPosted 11/8/2012 7:26:37 PM(edited)
4 back (6 if possible) + 2 front

3 on a laptop
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#70KillerTrufflePosted 11/8/2012 7:30:52 PM
For me, the more the better, but an absolute minimum of 6. I have a crapton of USB devices. Six are always plugged in:

Mouse
Keyboard
Gamepad
Microphone (XLR mic via USB adapter)
Card reader
Hub, which at any given time may have plugged into it:

GoPro
Video camera (1080p non-GoPro)
Flash drives x2
Cellphone
External Blu-ray drive (uses 2 ports)
Drawing tablet

There might be more I forgot, but yeah, the more USB, the better.
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