Yeah, I guess I'm confused as well.
What you're saying is that the header connects to a card. All the cards I see have a PCI connection, which I imagine would obviate the need for the header.
The cable you have found looks like a panel that connects to the jumper, which is what I wanted. I'll have to drop BIOSTAR a line I guess. Hope that if I connect it the audio isn't disabled on the front.
I have a set of Tritton AX360 surround-sound headphones that I want to hook up on the optical, but I want to be able to put any old headset into the front ports on occaision as well.
Here's the FAQ on their S/PDIF connector. Can't see the pic at work, but from the sound of it it will do what I want.http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/support/faq.php?S_ID=30