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Make my own front-mounted headphone/mic connector

Make my own front-mounted headphone/mic connector

I have a computer built from hand-me-down parts that has onboard sound. I have a set of speakers and a pair of headphones I would like to use, and currently I have to dig around behind the computer to switch between them. The motherboard has pinouts for front-mounted headphone and mic connectors that, when connected, will automatically turn off the speakers and route all sound input and output through the front-mounted ports. Unfortunately, the case doesn't have connectors.

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Guest [Entry]

"You may not need ""parts"" at all, depending on your motherboard. If you have open drive bays available, the Front Panel Controllers section at NewEgg rocks. One very promising unit would be the Startech 35BAYPANELBK Black 3.5"" Drive Bay Multi-Port Panel ($27 US as of today.)

This is way easier than having a shop do custom work, or drilling anything into your case. And there are lots of different panels and configurations available."