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    Computer Case Speaker


    My new computer case that came in a couple of days ago didn't include one and I didn't notice it until first boot with the newly built system. Needless to say, with no case speaker, there weren't any BIOS post code beeps produced, so I was a little alarmed at first. Now that I've gone a day without this little speaker, I'm getting used to not having one and might even prefer it that way.

    What about you guys... is a working computer case/system speaker mandatory, or are you past all that?
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    Hi use the system beep only to have some signal when there's a main hw failure ...
    I think one can live without it

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    I think I can live without system speakers. I would prefer it that way for some machines so that the beeps don't disturb others.

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    not like those BIOS beeps are that helpful anyways when you're system's hardware dies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    What about you guys... is a working computer case/system speaker mandatory, or are you past all that?
    It's generally one of the first things I unplug when I build a new PC. Unless I'm diagnosing memory or motherboard issues, it's just an annoyance to me.
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    I haven't had a PC with case-mounted system speakers in about six years. I have seen those little onboard speakers on the motherboard and I think I may even have one now.

    To be honest I turn them off anyway, they're a nuisance . It's rare that I'd rely on them anyway; only something like an unseated DIMM would be something I'd need to hear. Anything else would likely pop up on screen or I'd already be aware there's a problem.

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    Cases are proceeding at a glacial pace in redesign. Don't encourage them about retrograde features. If we're really lucky, Taiwan will decide to remove the floppy drive compartment by 2025, and remit the space for hard drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonbased View Post
    If we're really lucky, Taiwan will decide to remove the floppy drive compartment by 2025, and remit the space for hard drives.
    Welcome to the forums!

    Yeah, this new case didn't have any floppy drive bays, either, but that's fine because I was ready to give them up as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    Yeah, this new case didn't have any floppy drive bays, either, but that's fine because I was ready to give them up as well.
    my goal is to go caseless

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    But how will I know when to press F8 to go into Safe Mode? ... Oh, wait, right.



    OAN, caseless has and can be done. It's something us techs play with when we want a hardware testing station; bloody case just gets in the way.

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