HD AUDIO CABLE FROM THE CASE IS NOT LONG ENOUGH TO REACH THE CONNECTOR ON MOTHER
(I probably have posted this thread at the wrong section, so I moved (copied, actually) the thread to "Power Supplies, Cases and Mods" Under the "CPU & Components" section.)
When I use Micro ATX motherboards, it is not a problem at all.
Now that I have an ATX motherboard (MSI 970A-G46) and the JAUD1 connector is at the lower back corner while the HD Audio cable is coming all the way from the top front corner, the cable is about 1/2 to 1 inch too short for me to connect the HD Audio connector to the motherboard's internal audio outlet JAUD1.
What should I do now?
I found the HD Audio and the AC '97 have the same layouts. In other words, they both should be able to fit into the motherboard outlet. Should I plug the AC '97 to the outlet instead of the HD Audio?
Or is there any extension cables for this type of connection?
Thank you for your help!
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By the way, the computer case I am using is CoolerMaster Elite 371.
Also, how about the 3rd option: can I leave the front audio un-connected if I don't plan to use the front audio outlets?