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I wish companies would use better wire for the front panel connections. I have the same whine, though it's very very faint and only at high volumes, in my Thermaltake V3.
Is there anything that we could use to put some extra shielding over the wires?

I don't know but I didn't bother at all to fix it. I use the port at the sound card tongue.gif
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I had this problem with my Antec P180. I found out that the ground cable connected to the front panel connectors had a bad connection. I replaced the ground cable connector and cleaned up the area that was screwed into the case frame (scraped the area to remove the powder coating) I still have a faint buzzing sound when gaming. but it is not as bad as it was before.
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Some sound cards have outputs for both headphones and speakers in the back. My own Forte for example has 7.1 analog and a separate headphone output, allowing me to have both plugged in, but the Forte costs a ton compared to a Xonar DG.
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I had this problem with my Antec P180. I found out that the ground cable connected to the front panel connectors had a bad connection. I replaced the ground cable connector and cleaned up the area that was screwed into the case frame (scraped the area to remove the powder coating) I still have a faint buzzing sound when gaming. but it is not as bad as it was before.

I have a p182 so it's a similar case. I actually tried to get to the ground cable that the usb and the front speaker shares and snip it. Only problem is the whole front panel is housed in a plastic box that I had no way of opening. I also couldn't unscrew the ground cable on the case for some reason, all of my screw drivers couldn't get a grip on the screw. I ended up accidentally ripping it out from the screw and now its taped down with electrical tape. rolleyes.gif
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Idk but I noticed that if I change from 2 speakers to headphones I get this buzzz sound, its annoying the only way to get around this is switching it back to 2 speakers, btw it is connected to the back of the card mad.gif
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post #16 of 19
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I have a p182 so it's a similar case. I actually tried to get to the ground cable that the usb and the front speaker shares and snip it. Only problem is the whole front panel is housed in a plastic box that I had no way of opening. I also couldn't unscrew the ground cable on the case for some reason, all of my screw drivers couldn't get a grip on the screw. I ended up accidentally ripping it out from the screw and now its taped down with electrical tape. rolleyes.gif

I will try and get a pic to show you after work. If I remove the side panel (behind mobo) the wire is connected to the frame of the case, behind the top hard drive cage. Where all of the front panel wires come into the case.

Edit: just wanted to update, while searching for a pictures of the ground wire location, I found out alot of people just recommend cutting / disconnecting the ground wire to remove the buzz.
Edited by Slappy Mcgee - 4/19/12 at 4:29am
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I will try and get a pic to show you after work. If I remove the side panel (behind mobo) the wire is connected to the frame of the case, behind the top hard drive cage. Where all of the front panel wires come into the case.
Edit: just wanted to update, while searching for a pictures of the ground wire location, I found out alot of people just recommend cutting / disconnecting the ground wire to remove the buzz.

Yea I know what wire you're talking about. It's the one I accidentally ripped out. They recommend snipping the ground wire that's shared by the USB and Front Speaker jack. Only problem is, in our cases the wires are housed in a plastic box that you would have to cut open to expose.
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Yea I know what wire you're talking about. It's the one I accidentally ripped out. They recommend snipping the ground wire that's shared by the USB and Front Speaker jack. Only problem is, in our cases the wires are housed in a plastic box that you would have to cut open to expose.

Ahh yes I see that now. tongue.gif no way I am taking it apart to do that. You say you ripped the wire out did you reconnect it?
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Ahh yes I see that now. tongue.gif no way I am taking it apart to do that. You say you ripped the wire out did you reconnect it?

Since I couldn't unscrew the screw that was holding it down for some reason, I taped it down with electric tape. Don't know if it made it worse or not but it's not any better rolleyes.gif
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