Thanks for the quick reply.
I have no immediate plans to use the front panel for any 7:1 or 5:1 sound system.
Just mainly for convenience.
The wires from the front panel are individual pins. Not a header plug.
From the online PDF manualSee page 19
F_AUDIO (Front Panel Audio Header)
The front panel audio header supports Intel High Definition audio (HD) and AC'97 audio. You may connect
your chassis front panel audio module to this header. Make sure the wire assignments of the module
connector match the pin assignments of the motherboard header. Incorrect connection between the module
connector and the motherboard header will make the device unable to work or even damage it.
For HD Front Panel Audio: For AC'97 Front Panel Audio:
•• The front panel audio header supports HD audio by default.
•• Audio signals will be present on both of the front and back panel audio connections
•• Some chassis provide a front panel audio module that has separated connectors on each wire
instead of a single plug. For information about connecting the front panel audio module that has
different wire assignments, please contact the chassis manufacturer.Pin No. Definition for HD
8 No Pin
10 GNDPin No. Definition AC'97
3 MIC Power
5 Line Out (R)
8 No Pin
9 Line Out (L)