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I have a Raidmax Iceberg case and a ASrock Z68 Pro3 motherboard. The iceberg case has HD audio front panel connector but there's a AC97 cable that is also attached to it. It looks really annoying since the motherboard does not have AC97 connector, so I was wondering whether or not I can cut those off, even though the AC97 shares the cable with the HD Audio header. Pic related but I didn't take a picture of it so I just google imaged it.

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you could cut the ac97 from the hda but not the hda from the ac97.
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Why would you do that?

Just zip-tie it to to HD audio cable...
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I'm sleeving my cables right now and I have the very same question lol.
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I've cut it off before.

Though I ussually remove the cable from the case now and I just don't use the front audio. I can plug my headphones into the back of case or my monitor.

Why, oh, why can't a mother board manufaturer figure out how to put the FRONT audio conections on the FRONT of the mother board? At best we get it on the bottom. I hate that cable running across my mother board
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post #7 of 11
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Well I don't have any cable sleeving, so I 'd just thought it'd be simpler to cut the AC97 from the HD Audio. Also I can't find a stock image on it but, attached to the AC97 are little strands of single connectors, which is completely pointless. According to the case manual it is for motherboards without a AC97 connector and have to connector using the single connectors. So ugly.
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I just cut it, looks so much cleaner. *crosses fingers* I'm reading on the Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi Titanium Pro that the connector won't work with an HD Audio or AC97 connector but only a HD Audio Connector. Does that mean that even though I cut the AC97 off of the the HD Audio cable, it still won't work?
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I have cut those many times. You will be fine. I can't stand how ugly those look dangling (or ziptied) there.
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I've cut it off before.

Though I ussually remove the cable from the case now and I just don't use the front audio. I can plug my headphones into the back of case or my monitor.

Why, oh, why can't a mother board manufaturer figure out how to put the FRONT audio conections on the FRONT of the mother board? At best we get it on the bottom. I hate that cable running across my mother board
QFT

After managing all of the cables in my case, the last cord I tried to plug in was my HD audio. Lo and behold, it is literally 2 inches short. I could try and do some sort of cable splice to get it hooked up, but I am just too lazy.
    
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