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post #11 of 23
You plug the front audio port into your mobo, thats the only way it works, with your intergrated audio (mine has a DB meter and front mic and audio. im not complaining)
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So the onboard audio connection will interface to the new card?
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I've got the live 24bit there are no headers on the card, so you will have to use the mobo headers
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So the onboard audio connection will interface to the new card?
Erm.. sec..
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post #15 of 23
Interesting... My SB Live! is loaded with jumpers.

There are ways of running two sound cards if you wanted to keep your onboard on for the front audio, but then what's the point of getting the Live? I'd try to find another card in the same price range that would have the propper jumpers. Most everything has EAX, and the Live series dosn't do onboard processing, so you'd not be missing out on anything.
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post #16 of 23
Check this out:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118103
Just as good sound quality, front audio jumpers, and it's cheaper.
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post #17 of 23
So.. Never used my front panel, but mine does not work (Audigy 4...)

Reinstalling on board drivers to see if that helps (I had on board sound disabled, just re-enabled, now waiting for drivers...)
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Yeah, that was going to be my second pick, because I wanted the 96KHz sampling rate and the 7.1 capabilities. However, I liked the Riviera, and I know people who love theirs. MIDI/Gameport is nice, as it means my Wingman Extreme 3D won't hog a USB port to itself (My Wingman's a six-year old relic, but it still works great, although it does have a slight tendency to yaw left...). And hey! That drops my total a whopping $7!

Edit: I was looking at the 7.1 24-bit version of the Live!.
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Yeah, that was going to be my second pick, because I wanted the 96KHz sampling rate and the 7.1 capabilities. However, I liked the Riviera, and I know people who love theirs. MIDI/Gameport is nice, as it means my Wingman Extreme 3D won't hog a USB port to itself (My Wingman's a six-year old relic, but it still works great, although it does have a slight tendency to yaw left...). And hey! That drops my total a whopping $7!

Edit: I was looking at the 7.1 24-bit version of the Live!.
I think you'll be happy with the Riveria. One of my buddies has one and I think it sounds better than my Live. It also seems to be one of the few that have jumpers for front audio.

EDIT: Or, if you decide you don't need the front audio, you can get an Audigy 2 Value for $45.
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post #20 of 23
The gods be praised, there is a solution to this age old problem!!!!

http://harness.gadgetscope.com/
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sound-Blaster-Au...QQcmdZViewItem

Just get it and connect it to your sound card...or just use the instruction diagram to make your own harness and such!
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