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Which soundcard for my Maximus II Formula?

post #1 of 6
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Hello,

I'm trying to find a specific sound card that would allow me to plug in my speakers as well as the speaker jack in front of my case to it. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but the motherboard I have does not have on board sound and I wanted to be able to use the headset plug in front of my case together with the current speakers I have.

Is there a Sound Blaster Audigy or Xi-Fi that allows this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 6
You will want to see if your PC case has a front panel audio jack, which it probably does.

Then make sure if it is AC 97 or Intel HD compatible. When you pick your sound card check to see which type of connection it is compatible with.
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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown View Post
You will want to see if your PC case has a front panel audio jack, which it probably does.

Then make sure if it is AC 97 or Intel HD compatible. When you pick your sound card check to see which type of connection it is compatible with.
My PC has the front panel audio jack and the connector has both the AC97 and HD compatible jack / male socket. Which particular sound card would be good as a choice then?
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post #4 of 6
Is there connectors on your mobo that the front inputs can plug into? Even if it doesn't have onboard sound look if there's inputs where the front panels can be plugged in.
post #5 of 6
IIRC the Audigy 2 ZS had a white connector that was not AC97' or HD compliant but you could make or buy a cable that you hooked up to your case front panel audio cable that plugged into the ZS and turned off the rear speaker out when you plugged into the front panel connector.

I think I found the info here on this forum a few years ago.
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IIRC the Audigy 2 ZS had a white connector that was not AC97' or HD compliant but you could make or buy a cable that you hooked up to your case front panel audio cable that plugged into the ZS and turned off the rear speaker out when you plugged into the front panel connector.

I think I found the info here on this forum a few years ago.
Do you remember what the topic was about to help me narrow my search? Was it Audigy or was it something else?
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