Unused USB 3.1 Gen2 header on MB - what to use it with

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Hi,
I have unused header on MB, as case is quite old and does not support it.
I do not have any bigger need to use it TBH, but maybe there is some expansion sled that does not use PCI slot on MB, but has a cable long enough to connect to MB and present some more USB type C ports at back of computer?
The way I have PC set up is that I have full access to back of it with somewhat obstructed and inconvenient access to front, and my case is big tower so have plenty of free expansion card slots that are unused by anything inside comp - I can use it to put some sled with connectors just to utilize what I purchased with MB already..
 
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Yes, you can buy a PCIE with ports on and connect to the header of the motherboard, I have one in fact.

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Hi,
Thanks alot, exactly what I need.
Went for HoneyBadger's option, as my gen1 port is actually used by case and it would present one unused cable hanging loose and cloging system, but thanks for both options.. ;)
It will very nicely fit in slot above GPU with handy access space to it and cable routed around CPU heatsink and out of sight...
 
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