connecting front-panel aafd to ASUS M3N78 MB

I am having difficulty connecting the front my add-on front-panel audio connector to my ASUS M3N78 MB.   My case had no FP connections at all so I went to the local PC shop and purchased a 3rd-party 5-1/4" "all in one" panel which happened to include front-panel audio out.  The add-on panel is so generic that I can't even find a manufacturing or distributing company identifier anywhere on the box or the "instructions".

My ASUS MB supports HD audio and AC '97.  The add on box and instructions say the panel supports "6.1ch audio".  I will admit up-front that I don't build enough machines or care enough about A/V specs to know the difference between 6.1 and AC '97 and whether what the front-panel calls 6.1ch can be construed as HD audio.  Anyway, since there are exactly 9 front-panel single-pin connectors and exactly 9 pins on the AAFP header on the MB I thought I'd see if anyone could help me connect the two...

The panel's single-pin conector diagram has the pins labeled as follows:

MIC-R
MIC-L
FRONT-R
FRONT-L
REAR-R
REAR-L
BASS
CENTER
GND

The ASUS AAFP pin assignments are:

PORT1-L
PORT1-R
PORT2-L
PORT2-R
SENSE_SEND
SENSE1-RETURN
SENSE2-RETURN
PRESENCE#
GND

THe ASUS AC'97 pin assignments are:

MIC2
MICPWR
Line out R
Line out L
GND
4x "NC"

Do I have any hope of getting front-panel audio or should I just tie off the connectors and move on?
ecsgincAsked:
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nobusCommented:
for AC97 i would tie :
MIC2           SENSE1-RETURN
MICPWR      SENSE_SEND
Line out R    PORT1-R
Line out L   PORT1-L
GND           GND

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ecsgincAuthor Commented:
nobus,

thanks for responding.  The first/top set of labels in my question are the single-pin connectors from the front-panel.  Can you render a guess as to how to map those connectors to the AC '97 pin assignments?  I can assume that I can just use the Front L/R on teh front-panel for the AC '97 line-out R/L.  And, obviously GND - GND.  What about the MIC pins?  The front panel has MIC R/L but AC '97 has MIC and MIC PWR...
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nobusCommented:
ok :
MIC-R              MIC2 (try also on Mic-L)
MIC-L              MICPWR   try first without this connection, or both mic's reversed
FRONT-R          Line out R
FRONT-L          Line out L
REAR-R
REAR-L
BASS
CENTER
GND                GND
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ecsgincAuthor Commented:
nobus,

Thanks for the response.  The machine I am building is at the office and I am at home for the holiday weekend.  I will update this question (and hopefully accept the solution and award the points) on Tuesday after I have a chance to give it a shot.
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nobusCommented:
no problem; but as i said, you may have to switch the mic  connections.
also, be sure the bios is set to AC97
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ecsgincAuthor Commented:
Good enough.  Not sure if switching the FP connectors to AC '97 also switches the rear-panel to AC'97, too but odds are neither will be used so...

Thanks for getting me up-and-running.
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nobusCommented:
tx for the feedback!
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