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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Looks like I am finally taking the plunge on my upgrade and strangely enough, it's going to match your system perfectly (same board, 2.33 processor). So, what did you find on that sound thing so you can save ME some $$$? lol

    Well first off, I haven't done anything yet with the sound. I got the xm working on the front channels, but have yet to figure out how to spread it out, so I haven't even activated the service. I called Jetway about running the 6.1 sound card.

    Here's the issue why I can't run it.

    One the back of the computer there is a line in, line out, mic in (so far only 3 channels)
    When I purchased my original mobo, it came in a case already and had another circuit board (I forget what they called it) but it sat in front of the mobo and had a two usb inputs and 2 channel for audio White/Red. That was set for the old mobo.

    I bought my new mobo by itself (prob. how your doing it) and didn't realize till after that that front circuit board isn't compatible with the new one (and if it is, is abosultely useless for sound)the only thing that works is wher I plug in the two fans that are built in the case. The compatible front circuit board has 3 more channels for the sound which would make it 6 channel. Jetway told me that this board is not supplied by them and i have not gotten around to calling mp3car (where I bought my original system) about how to get that front board. I hope this makes sense, because I was a bit confused about this whole front board crap.

    Basically if I run it now, I can use Linein for rear channel, lineout for front channel, and mic in for sub channel, but that doesn't allow me to have any line inputs, so useless. If you look in the manual (follow the link) towards the bottom of the manual where it goes over the screen shots for the sound driver and eq. you will see in one of the screen shots all of the 3.5mm jacks to make 6 channel. then go back up to the top of the manual and look at the picture specs of the back of the mobo, only 3 channel. If you have any ideas on a resolution, I'm all ears. From the mobo you are currently running I
    m assuming you have the same front circuit board.

    Another note: I'm to the conclusion that the xm over the pc just simply sux. I think the better route especially for the sound card issue, is going with a rhapsody type service. I was going to hook up an at&t card anyway so rather spend the money for xm, I think i'm going to try out rhapsody. l

    Also, besides for the sound roadblock I have (others prob. don't) the mobo is great. I hated my carpc until I upgraded. Everything is so smooth and crisp especially SD. Good luck and let me know how things go. Also I run 2gb memory at 667. others i read have had issues with that, but I they also bought the processor seperate from mobo. Mine was already embedded and tested. I can't find it right now, but I googled and found a guide how to change out a mobo without re-installing windows. i don't know if you already now how to, but it worked like a charm.

    http://jetwaycomputer.com/Intel.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autockr989 View Post

    I bought my new mobo by itself (prob. how your doing it) and didn't realize till after that that front circuit board isn't compatible with the new one (and if it is, is abosultely useless for sound)the only thing that works is wher I plug in the two fans that are built in the case.
    Actually, looking at a complete system with PCI slot in the case. It's got the 3 rear sound ports and front 2, but I am guessing the front 2 are just extentions of the back (line in/mic). The PCI slot is more than likely going to be used for a sound card since you said the onboard video is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Actually, looking at a complete system with PCI slot in the case. It's got the 3 rear sound ports and front 2, but I am guessing the front 2 are just extentions of the back (line in/mic). The PCI slot is more than likely going to be used for a sound card since you said the onboard video is good.

    On board video is great. 224MB. Can't complain. Your right about the sound inputs, but i think through the software you can tell which port is for which channel. Or they tell you to use this port for this channel. All I know is from looking at the screen shot you can do multichannel support rather than having to split the signal.

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    I apologize if we have covered this board before, but wouldn't this one work perfectly? It even has a phone hookup for mute!

    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value On-Board Connectors

    Line level out (Front / Side / Rear / Center / Subwoofer)
    Microphone in
    Line in
    Digital I/O (for stereo SPDIF output to Digital I/O Module*)
    Telephone Answering Device in
    Aux In

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Creative-Sound-B...QQcmdZViewItem
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    Now I'll show it.....Matches my car perfectly.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=020

    Couldn't build this system for what he was asking, so didn't want to make it public. I'm selfish that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Now I'll show it.....Matches my car perfectly.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=020

    Couldn't build this system for what he was asking, so didn't want to make it public. I'm selfish that way.
    Very nice set-up. I see you won the auction. Congrats. I have two questions about how thats set up.

    1) two plugs on the front, 3 on the back. 5 channel audio? or 6 and I'm not seeing it.
    2) Power supply? You using your own and if so how you going to fit it in the case?

    If you do decide to use that sound card, please keep my posted on the results.

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    1. Not sure on audio till I see it. Went ahead and picked up that Audigy 2 card. Can tell by the plugs it isn't going to work. There is a red and green plug in front and in back. That tells me it's just an extension. 2 channels per plug (r/lx2, then c/sub)? If I am not mistaken, when you use the 6 channel (5.1), you lose the inputs. The board I'm using now is set up that way. Also a jetway.

    2. Going to run dual M2-ATX supplies(1 in my current system, then ordered a second). One will mount, probably, where the current supply is in the case. That 3.5" drive is going to come out and a 2.5" drive will go in, so I am sure there will be room somewhere. Although, I am interested to see how this system would run Vista Ultimate. Might load the demo version just to watch it.

    The second supply will be up front inside my old radio unit housing(now imon ultrabay) and it will drive everything up front. Then a single gold plated USB cable to bring the front to the back and voila!

    Can't wait to try that S3 standby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    1. Not sure on audio till I see it. Went ahead and picked up that Audigy 2 card. Can tell by the plugs it isn't going to work. There is a red and green plug in front and in back. That tells me it's just an extension. 2 channels per plug (r/lx2, then c/sub)? If I am not mistaken, when you use the 6 channel (5.1), you lose the inputs. The board I'm using now is set up that way. Also a jetway.

    2. Going to run dual M2-ATX supplies(1 in my current system, then ordered a second). One will mount, probably, where the current supply is in the case. That 3.5" drive is going to come out and a 2.5" drive will go in, so I am sure there will be room somewhere. Although, I am interested to see how this system would run Vista Ultimate. Might load the demo version just to watch it.

    The second supply will be up front inside my old radio unit housing(now imon ultrabay) and it will drive everything up front. Then a single gold plated USB cable to bring the front to the back and voila!

    Can't wait to try that S3 standby.
    if your going to add pci sound card and return the audigy 2.

    take a look at http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-fi_prelude.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autockr989 View Post
    if your going to add pci sound card and return the audigy 2.

    take a look at http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-fi_prelude.php
    I'm going to try the audigy because that phone port has me curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    I'm going to try the audigy because that phone port has me curious.
    I counted 7 usb ports on the mobo. Correct?

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