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January 27, 2007 10:47:37 PM

Am about to build for the first time -- just got my first component, a Coolermaster Centurion CAC5, and am not clear if there's a spkr or not...

It needs a speaker so I can hear POST beeps, right?


Thx

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January 27, 2007 10:52:09 PM

thx
January 27, 2007 10:58:26 PM

Motherboards have speakers.
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January 27, 2007 11:00:36 PM

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Am about to build for the first time -- just got my first component, a Coolermaster Centurion CAC5, and am not clear if there's a spkr or not...

It needs a speaker so I can hear POST beeps, right?


Thx

Yes that case does have a speaker for (post beeps).
January 27, 2007 11:41:25 PM

Am I mistaken that the POST beep comes from the motherboard?
January 27, 2007 11:43:37 PM

It comes from the motherboard. Virtually no cases have speakers.
January 27, 2007 11:44:41 PM

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Am I mistaken that the POST beep comes from the motherboard?


it usually comes from the mobo thru the audio connect.
January 27, 2007 11:45:05 PM

I thought so... seems strange they would make a case with a speaker then. So why do they have it?
January 28, 2007 12:00:09 AM

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Am I mistaken that the POST beep comes from the motherboard?


it usually comes from the mobo thru the audio connect.
Yes the sound comes from the mobo and your case came with a small speaker so you can hear the post beeps.

I took a picture from my system. Case: TT Kandalf it came with a small speaker which you connect to the mobo system panel connector (20-8 pin panel).

January 28, 2007 12:07:48 AM

that reminds me.

my msi mobo came with lights in the back.

thats one thing i dont miss.
January 28, 2007 12:09:30 AM

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I thought so... seems strange they would make a case with a speaker then. So why do they have it?


you can also set an option in the bios so beep sounds play through the onboard soundcard through your speakers, well atleast my bios has the option lol.
January 28, 2007 12:33:06 AM

I have a Centurion 5, and I can confirm that it does not have a speaker. The POST beep (barring any weird routing through the soundcard or whatnot) comes from the motherboard itself, no case speaker needed. Some cases, notably those produced by 1st tier OEMs, do have internal speakers; yours does not.
January 28, 2007 5:14:20 AM

My case came with a speaker, but since mine is on the mainboard I didn't hook it up. However there is a spot to plug in the speaker
January 30, 2007 3:29:20 PM

So my CAC5 Centurion does have a tiny little speaker -- it was hidden until I started to assemble this morning.

Thanks for the photo -- I might not have recognized it as a speaker otherwise!
January 30, 2007 4:46:22 PM

Huh? News to me...can I get a copy of that photo?
January 30, 2007 5:00:04 PM

The photo I referred to was the one posted above, albeit from a different case. I was expecting a large speaker, not that penny-sized object.

It was installed (poorly) next to the front fan, marked on the backend of the wire as "Speaker". In the manual, it's referred to as "buzzer", part F2

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January 30, 2007 5:23:31 PM

Some mobo have speakers built into them, so you might not need to connect the tiny case speaker to your mobo. My GA-8N SLI Royal got one and annoys the crap out of me during overclocking freeze ups.
January 30, 2007 5:52:19 PM

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Am I mistaken that the POST beep comes from the motherboard?


it usually comes from the mobo thru the audio connect.

No, this is sometimes an option but most motherboards have a separate connector than the on-board audio just for the speaker.
January 30, 2007 6:10:46 PM

Most cases have a tiny speaker for the POST beeps (Red and Black wire). Some motherboards does not have a speaker but all motherboards have a speaker connector the same place as the power button, HDD LED etc connectors are which is usually the lower right corner of the motherboard. The Speaker connector on the motherboard is two pins separated by two pins like this .... First pin is speaker + then comes the 2 center pins that are not used and then the speaker - pin.
January 30, 2007 7:08:28 PM

back in the dark ages of the 8088 IBM PC-junior up through 80286, 80386, 80486 and pentium (ones and twos) computer cases had internal speakers and in almost all instance there were no speakers on the mobo. programs were even written so you could play tinny tunes on the little 3 inch case speaker, heck, even the bios (cmos) battery was separate from the mobo.

in recent years mobo makers have been putting speakers (piezo buzzers) on the mobo (probably because not everyone could figure out how to connect the case speaker).
January 30, 2007 7:38:08 PM

As for my speaker in my Kandalf, I tool it out, so I could use them space underneath to hide them extra cables and wires.
January 30, 2007 8:30:57 PM

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As for my speaker in my Kandalf, I tool it out, so I could use them space underneath to hide them extra cables and wires.

:D 

Same thing here but the lil speaker is not in the way of any of the cables.
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