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hi guys!

MAXIMUS EXTREME mobo

Is it me or there is no support for PCI Soundcard on this mobo ??
I mean I could certainly hook up my SB Extreme Gamer and have the speakers on but I can't find any AC97 input on the mobo directly for my case's frontal audio jacks.

Can you help me out finding how to hook my Extreme gamer with frontal audio on the maximus extreme?

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I'm confused on what you are asking exactly. I'm sure your motherboard will support a PCI sound card (as long as it has at least 1 PCI slot). As for the frontal jack hook-up's I'm sure the manual that comes with the motherboard will show you where the frontal hook-ups are on the motherboard. Just so you know though, if you hook-up your motherboard's frontal jacks and then install a PCI sound card the front hacks aren't going to function unless you hook them up to the PCI sound card. Some sound cards don't provide frontal hook-ups either. If this doesn't answer your question or you don't understand what I'm getting at I'll try to clarify more, or look into it more.
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I asked because my "old" P5W DH mobo had a ACL97 frontal audio input right in the motherboard. as for the maximus extreme, I see no input except on their provided crappy sound card. My soundBlaster has no input for ACL97 frontal audio :S

So I should only plug my own PCI audio card and forget about frontal jacks?
(Which suck greatly too by the way, Kandalf LCS frontal audio jacks are way too small, have to put a great pressure on the wire to fit it in the jack)
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Originally Posted by Jahren View Post
I asked because my "old" P5W DH mobo had a ACL97 frontal audio input right in the motherboard. as for the maximus extreme, I see no input except on their provided crappy sound card. My soundBlaster has no input for ACL97 frontal audio :S

So I should only plug my own PCI audio card and forget about frontal jacks?
(Which suck greatly too by the way, Kandalf LCS frontal audio jacks are way too small, have to put a great pressure on the wire to fit it in the jack)
The X-Fi has a AC97 jack on it. However, it is not a standard pinout so you need to buy or build an adapter: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21700

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oh coooool !
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