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April 25, 2006 11:54:22 AM

just recieved my centurion 532 case. inside the bage with the screws etc, there is a small metal ring (about 2cm diameter) that has the texture of graphite, but is quite heavy.
i have no idea what this is for, so someone please take pity on my stupidity!!

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April 25, 2006 12:43:57 PM

Congratulations, you've just become engaged.....The ole "Buy a case, get engaged" trick.

JK.....no freaking idea. I didn't get one of those in my Coolermaster STC-T01 STacker case :( 


....Are you sure you significant other didn't conspire with Coolermaster to plant an engagement ring in just YOUR case......and this is their way of .....ok nevermind.

You are either too young to get married, already married....or......tired of my own joke already.

I'd pm Coolermaster.
April 25, 2006 1:41:26 PM

says nothing about the ring. useless bloody things. the manual that is, not you guys!
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April 25, 2006 1:53:21 PM

Quote:
just recieved my centurion 532 case. inside the bage with the screws etc, there is a small metal ring (about 2cm diameter) that seems to be made of graphite.
i have no idea what this is for, so someone please take pity on my stupidity!!


Youre not stupid!!!

I have seen these before (if i am picturing what you have correctly)
I think they are used to secure the many wires protruding for the front panel against one of the metal panels in the case. That is of course there is someting to attach it to in there or it is magnetic.

As it happens I have one in my box-o-crap. Not magnetic though. I remember it having all those wires wrapped around it.
April 25, 2006 2:18:41 PM

They help control feedback/noise in the electrical wires coming from the front. Are they really needed? dont know for sure.
April 25, 2006 2:26:07 PM

It is a ferrite core, I wrapped my ATX mobo header cables around it several times. It acts as an inductive coil and supresses any AC frequency going to the header, or a noise supressor.
April 25, 2006 2:50:57 PM

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says nothing about the ring. useless bloody things. the manual that is, not you guys!



Oh, contraire.....I'm pretty bloddy useless too......at least on this particular post.......:) 
April 25, 2006 3:17:49 PM

i'm gonna be using a surge protector, so i doubt it's needed.

on a completely seperate note, i have a wonderful ferrite core for sale, guaranteed to keep your power noise free forever.
bids starting at £50, no shipping to nigeria

hmm... maybe i should start selling on ebay!?


note- auction is for picture of a ferrite core
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