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I need to learn how to connect my Thermaltake Armor's head phone and microphone port onto my X-Fi XtremeGamer Professional Fatal1ty. I know there was an FAQ made about it, but finding FAQs on this site is freaking impossible, so I was hoping someone could give me the link if they know the specific FAQ I'm referring to. Thanks in advance!
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This may have been it : http://www.overclock.net/faqs/80893-...anel-x-fi.html
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Is that for the front panel that comes with some X-Fi soundcards, or for the audio front panel on the computer case? It doesn't specify. Or are they one in the same as far as how to hook them up?
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It is for the case audio/mic connections. There is a guy who sells a connection cable... no guesswork and the pins actualy stay on the card.

http://harness.gadgetscope.com/view/XFIH-001
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Jeez thanks for this, its amazing the things i'll be thinking and then someone goes ahead and post a topic on it...

One other question about the XFI, down from the CD plug connector there is another connector which looks like the 4pin power connector for a floppy drive, any idea what this is for?
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Floppy audio? LOL...
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post #7 of 24
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I am not sure if these connections go on the SPDIF-I/O or the AD_EXT connections, and either way I am not sure how the numbering order goes for the pins, so I could use some help there... I am also not exactly sure which of my connectors corresponds to the ones listed in the FAQ, so help there would be appreciated as well.

Here is what I have surmised (filling in the question marks is what I need) in terms of the Thermaltake Armor connectors (left side) with the FAQ pin labels (right side):
Ground = Analog Ground
Ear L = Analog Headphone Out Left
Ear R = Analog Headphone Out Right
Return L = ?
Return R = ?
Mic-In = Mic input from front panel
Mic VCC = VREF out

My SPDIF-I/O has the following view, looking from the end of the card (towards the far end which has the external ports):
x x x x x
- x x x -

My AD_EXT has the following configuration (using the same view):
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
- x x x x x x x x x x x x x

x = pin
- = no pin

Thank you for your help in advance!
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
I am not sure if these connections go on the SPDIF-I/O or the AD_EXT connections, and either way I am not sure how the numbering order goes for the pins, so I could use some help there... I am also not exactly sure which of my connectors corresponds to the ones listed in the FAQ, so help there would be appreciated as well.

Here is what I have surmised (filling in the question marks is what I need) in terms of the Thermaltake Armor connectors (left side) with the FAQ pin labels (right side):
Ground = Analog Ground
Ear L = Analog Headphone Out Left
Ear R = Analog Headphone Out Right
Return L = ?
Return R = ?
Mic-In = Mic input from front panel
Mic VCC = VREF out

My SPDIF-I/O has the following view, looking from the end of the card (towards the far end which has the external ports):
x x x x x
- x x x -

My AD_EXT has the following configuration (using the same view):
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
- x x x x x x x x x x x x x

x = pin
- = no pin

Thank you for your help in advance!
You got the pins right! This only works on the white connector on the audio card. Do not connect front audio to any other pins on the card.

Return R and L ... they have no use that I know of.
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post #9 of 24
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I assume the connectors go into the AD_EXT set of pins and not the SPDIF-I/O, then (I don't have a white connector on my soundcard)?
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Just going by picturesof the card, the pins you are looking for are close to the CD-audio connector, not the ones you mention.
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