What's a good brand of motherboard speaker?

ZodaEX

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I just bought a new motherboard but it didn't include a mobo speaker. What are the best brands that produce these?
 

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Think adafruit sells one, it's a no-name from some manufacturer that probably makes a large portion of the ones out there, though.

I got this speaker from mouser: SM570450-1
Works fine, but it's not small and you need to solder the wires to it yourself (comes with none).
 

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The best motherboard speakers are wiring up the power LED to the speaker header instead. Unless you're playing old school dos games... but then I don't think you really need a 'best brand' because the speakers were always most generic.
 

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ZodaEX

Directron.com has one all wired up, if you don't feel like messing with solder. Just found it today. ;)
 

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Yeah. Sorry, was at work so I was in a rush to finish the post. I see they have a $10 minimum order req, though, so maybe not ideal if that's all you need/want.
Non sense, wire the $10 worth of mobo speakers in series for some serious commander keen action! You’ll be the only one with surround sound motherboard audio!
 

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You could go 'modern' and try one of these instead of the old school paper speaker.
Been years since I've bought a motherboard that still includes them though. I guess I'm old and still install them. I like hearing that reassuring single 'BEEP'
I realize this may not be helpful 2 months after you asked... better late than never?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PC-Piezo-Speaker-10-w-connector-for-MB-Ships-from-USA-/372679057181
(not an endorsment of seller, this was just the first thing that popped up on quick search)
 

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Get something that's at least five inches and has a whizzer cone! Use a ground loop isolator and small amplifier (to prevent weird noise like mouse turds getting sucked into a Garrett turbocharger and to make it LOUD enough to hear decent!). And some RGB too! ;-)
 

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Get something that's at least five inches and has a whizzer cone! Use a ground loop isolator and small amplifier (to prevent weird noise like mouse turds getting sucked into a Garrett turbocharger and to make it LOUD enough to hear decent!). And some RGB too! ;-)
You forgot the opto-isolation diodes and the 20 farad capacitor.
 

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This thread made me realize I miss computer beeps.
I'm going to buy one of these.
 

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This thread made me realize I miss computer beeps.
I'm going to buy one of these.
They're pretty great. ;)


Edit: that's from my itx am4 build. Wanted to put it in my main PC (uATX), but it has no speaker header. :(
 
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They're pretty great. ;)
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Edit: that's from my itx am4 build. Wanted to put it in my main PC (uATX), but it has no speaker header. :(
I recall right at the end of PC speakers being normal, I had a motherboard that would actually speak words out of the case speaker. I can't recall what it was, may have been an Asus slot A board...
 
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