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Using X-fi X/M --AND-- front panel mobo connector???

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hey ocn,

i saw a used x-fi X/M at a great price and jumped on it without doing too much research on it (other than the fact that it's a great value card/can be modded) and found out that my front panel can't be hooked up to it w/o a mod/adaptor of some sort.

i'm installing it right now and am debating whether to leave the front panel mic/line out connected to the mobo AND installing the card or to just leave the wire hanging.

do you think i'll see issues about both trying to take control of the audio?



PS: it doesn't really bother me that i have to plug things into the back of my pc but i don't like the idea that the two front ports having no use
    
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Honestly it's not worth modding it if it might get screwed up in the process, I would get a cheap pair of speakers and hook them up to your pc just in case you want to listen through speakers and then plug the headphones directly into the speakers.
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i do have a hotwheels set with a headphone jack, but the cord on my headphones is about 8 feet long.

i'm just really anal about the front panel not working, not a huge deal, but i wish creative just sold an adaptor

thx tho
    
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Well I'm not sure if there will be conflicts between the two audio processors for you, some have reported there is some don't. As for the front panel you can get the Plantronics Audio Switch. I know the front panel will be useless, but you still sort of have it through the switch.
    
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