those must be newer revision cards, the Xtreme Gamer's I've seen don't have the Azalia pinout. I guess that must be following on the heels of the OEM X-Fis Creative have been producing for Dell, Gateway, HP, etc.
I also hadn't realized they've gone to production with a PCI-E interface, nice to see, though, another hardware component that will make use of those near-worthless x1 slots
Alright, then, you can plug an AC97 connector into the Azalia HD pinout, they both use they same pin configuration. Some AC97 front panel connections will interface with the Azalia pinout 100% and have full capability, some won't.
so, then, your case doesn't have a second connector for HDA? Just curious cause I'm running a Cooler Master Mystique, and the front panel harness has a connector for AC97, another for Azalia, and also every pin seperate for other configurations.
But, yeah, even though the pinouts are labeled differently on Intel's page (the one I referenced), the harness wires themselves still go to the same components in the same manner. i.e. pin1 is MIC_IN_L, pin2 is AUD_GND, pin3 MIC_IN_R, pin4 AUD_GND/SENSE, pin5 R_OUT, pin6 R_RETURN, pin7 AUD_SENSE, pin8 KEY (no wire), pin9 L_OUT, pin10 L_RETURN
now . . . if Creative decided to use the same pinout setup for the Azalia style connector that they've used with the proprietary 10-pin straight connector on the Fatal1ty and Platinums, that's an entirelly different configuration.
If you haven't done so already, try plugging in the AC97 (if you do have one labeled Azalia or HD Audio use that one instead) connector that would normally go to the mobo into the X-Fi. If you don't have any functions with that connector, it's quite possible it's using a Creative setup which may have a different pin configuration. I might be able to figure that out, if it is . . .