1. Post #1
    Durabeam's Avatar
    August 2007
    309 Posts
    My case, a Cooler Master Elite 330, comes equipped with a mic and audio jack at the front of the case. I have yet to use these, seeing as I don't think there's a way to use it with my Sound Blaster Audigy SE.
    The connector for the jacks looks like this:



    The pins go in everywhere except in these three (marked by the red dots):



    My sound card appears to lack any real way to plug this thing in.



    If there's any way at all to make it work, I'd be glad to hear it. I'm just sick of reaching around to the back of my computer to switch from my headphones to my speakers.

  2. Post #2
    Rapetacular's Avatar
    July 2009
    489 Posts
    I'm just sick of reaching around to the back of my computer to switch from my headphones to my speakers.
    I'm just sick of reaching around to the back
    reach around.

  3. Post #3
    Durabeam's Avatar
    August 2007
    309 Posts
    Typical.

    -2 intelligence, roll for stupidity.

  4. Post #4
    Gold Member
    Van-man's Avatar
    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    That card doesn't have any pins for front mounted mic/headphone jacks, because it's a budget card from creative.
    Unless your motherboard is a cheap one too, then i bet it got the pins. though you wont be able to use the creative card then.

  5. Post #5
    Durabeam's Avatar
    August 2007
    309 Posts
    That card doesn't have any pins for front mounted mic/headphone jacks, because it's a budget card from creative.
    Unless your motherboard is a cheap one too, then i bet it got the pins. though you wont be able to use the creative card then.
    My motherboard has pins, yes, but the onboard audio is a hell of a lot worse than the Audigy; guess I'm SOL unless someone comes up with something.

  6. Post #6
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    26,086 Posts
    My motherboard has pins, yes, but the onboard audio is a hell of a lot worse than the Audigy; guess I'm SOL unless someone comes up with something.
    because we can make hardware do things it wasn't designed to do.

  7. Post #7
    Gold Member
    Thor667's Avatar
    July 2007
    2,310 Posts
    You would have buy a higher end card for it to support front headphones.

  8. Post #8
    Durabeam's Avatar
    August 2007
    309 Posts
    because we can make hardware do things it wasn't designed to do.
    Actually, we can.

    http://audigy2zshowto.blogspot.com/

    Found my fix.

  9. Post #9
    Rapetacular's Avatar
    July 2009
    489 Posts
    Typical.

    -2 intelligence, roll for stupidity.
    lol ur a nerde

  10. Post #10
    Durabeam's Avatar
    August 2007
    309 Posts
    lol ur a nerde
    Says the illiterate individual posting on a forum who has basic knowledge of bbcode.

    Your words do deep damage to my soul.

  11. Post #11
    Rapetacular's Avatar
    July 2009
    489 Posts
    k

  12. Post #12
    Gold Member
    Van-man's Avatar
    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    Actually, we can.

    http://audigy2zshowto.blogspot.com/

    Found my fix.
    Why does Creative make simple things, so complicated?

  13. Post #13
    trainman1337's Avatar
    May 2007
    320 Posts
    Why does Creative make simple things, so complicated?
    So they can force you to buy their propriatery and expensive shit. :signings:

  14. Post #14
    Durabeam's Avatar
    August 2007
    309 Posts
    I can't believe I figured this out all on my own.

    Basically.

    If I take that 7 pin connector for the front panel, remove the wires, I can heatshrink wrap them to the propriety connector on the card. I don't need to make an adapter like that guy did unless I want to.

    I found the pinout for the wires on the front panel connector, seeing as they'll be the same for those on my mobo:



    So I simply use the pinout that guy supplied for the proprietary connector, and heatshrink them wires on.

  15. Post #15
    Gold Member
    Night-Eagle's Avatar
    January 2005
    815 Posts
    These guys actually make a cable for this.
    If you know how to solder, or even just crimp, you can actually purchase the connector by itself from the same people for less and hack it on.