I purchased an SB Audigy2 zs gamer last year for my homebuilt system, and I am pleased with it up till this point. (I did not get the version with the "breakout" IO box) it is just a stand alone card.
My problem is, now I want to use ventrilo for in-game communications as well as x-fire, but the card does not have a line out for headphones. Only a line in for a mic.
My MB on the other hand is an ASUS A7N8XE-deluxe with on-board audio being ac-97 and nforce2 audio.
Is there a way i can still use the jacks (mic and headphone) in the MB's IO ports, totally bypassing the card itself?
I tried re-installing my nforce drivers to have access to the audio part and it caused alot of graphical as well as auditory issues, but i managed to get everything stable. But in order to use my headset for gameing I had to readjust all my adio properties in control panel. With all that that needed to be done , it was too much of a hassle to have headphones.
And yes I am too cheap to purchase the IO box for the card itself. This card is 2 years outdated and it costs on avg....the same price today as it did 2 years ago. The IO box seperate on e-bay goes for MORE than a new Platinum edition does.
So please any gurus out the...if you know of a way to use the mb's IO ports WITH an installed soundcard....PLEASE respond to this