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Windows 7: 3.5 jack to audio header converter

18 Feb 2015   #1
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
3.5 jack to audio header converter

hi there,
I is there a way to change a 3.5 jack to audio header so that i can plug it into my motherboard. i have googled it and would this be ok my motherboard is a asus sabertooth x79. the reason why i was wondering is there i was thinking about buying a built in speaker for my pc a i have a spear drive bay.
thanks


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18 Feb 2015   #2
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I am assuming you want to install something like this into your drive bay? (or something similar?)


STW STW-9005 5.25" Drive Bay Desktop Computer Audio Stereo Speaker - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

Never seen a 3.5mm phono to a 10 pin AAFP motherboard header connection but one could easily be built. Easiest way would be to remove a front panel I/O connector from an old case. Connect the 10 pin AAFP side to your motherboard, then connect your drive bay speakers male 3.5mm connection to the female 3.5mm line out connection.

Just to note the motherboard AAFP audio connection is line level only. Good enough for low impedance headphones and connections to a powered, self-amplified speaker(s). But it may not have enough power to drive a speaker without amplification. In fact, trying this may even damage your motherboard. Make sure whatever drive bay speakers you are installing has a built in amplifier.
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19 Feb 2015   #3
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

yeah that's what i was looking at. so would it hard to do?
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