Two RCA jacks for coaxial SPDIF input and output
Two RCA jacks for Auxiliary input
Two optical connectors for optical SPDIF input and output
Two mini MIDI female connectors for MIDI input and output
Headphone output and volume control
Shared line-level analog Line/Microphone input
thats what you'll get with the front pannel, youll have to decide if youre going to be using them enough for it to be worth the extra 100 dollars, but basically, unless youre going to be hooking up other electronic input devices to your computer its probably not worth it. So what exactly do you plan to do with your computer in terms of audio?