Modifying Antec Front Panel Audio

Hi all,

I have an antec super lanboy case with AC97 front audio panels. My motherboard however, only supports HD audio front panels. I really like my case and don't want to switch it out for one that supports HD audio. I had the idea of some how tweaking the current front audio panel to make it conform to HD audio standards.

After hours of googling, I finally came across a thread that discussed this very subject! Here is the link:

The people talking on the thread seemed to be very knowledgable in schematics and wiring. From my understanding, they said such a modification is doable. The only thing is, I'm not very good with reading schematics and soldering. Don't get me wrong, I can solder wires, but I don't think I have the necessary skill to solder small computer components!

So I decided to come on here and ask for some help! Is there anyone out there that is able to perform this modification? Of course I will be able to pay you for your time!

Or does anyone know of any such front panel replacements for this case so I can just swap out the panel entirely? This would be the easier solution, but I don't seem to find many front panel parts out there.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks a lot.
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  1. would it be much easier for you to add a quality sound card to your system,is this a practical solution for you
  2. That's not a bad idea, the only issue with that is that I would still be using AC97 audio through the front panel. I've heard that AC97 audio doesn't cancel the rear audio jacks when plugging in a headphone so the speakers will be playing at the same time as the headphones are. Isn't that true? That's really the only reason why I want to switch to HD audio
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