Surely there has to be an easier way!!! This is rediculous!! I can't beleive creative would NOT include front panel compatability! I'm beginning to really dislike creative. Almost every single creative product I've bought I've left the store thinking I payed too much for what I get. That's my rant.
Does anyone know an easier way to go? How about suggestions on a good sound card that DOES have front panel mic and speaker compatability (a cheaper solution but with the same offload from the cpu)? Any suggestions would be great! As much as I'd like to steer away from creative, it doesn't look good, I know.