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Thread: Is Magnetism in Old Case-Speaker OK ?




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    Default Is Magnetism in Old Case-Speaker OK ?

    My new case is an Antec P150. It has no case speaker. (Well, I've looked all over the place, and I don't see one.)

    But my GA-MA78GM-S2H mobo has 4 pins for a case speaker. And I have scavenged a 57mm case speaker from an old chassis. It looks like it would do the job; it has a 4-pin connector and it's rated (on the back of it) as
    8 ohms
    0.5 watts

    BUT it has a pretty hefty little magnet, about the equivalent strength of a fridge magnet. It snaps itself onto the fridge from maybe half an inch away.

    Is this thing safe to place close to my motherboard or hard drives? I know it was made for a computer, but it is a lot older than my brand new system.

    Thanks.
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+
    Gigabyte AM2+ GA-MA78GM-S2H ver 1.1. BIOS (newest) F11
    NB: AMD780G. SB: AMD SB700
    RAM 8GB (2 kits @ 4GB each) G.Skill DDR2-1000 (F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 x2 CL5-5-5-15) running as DDR2-800
    Case Antec P150
    PSU Corsair HX520W. (PSU calc by Corsair + NCIX; tested by TT Dr Power.)
    Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink (Arctic Silver 5); 6 fans
    HDDs usable 1.7 TB (4 Seagates—3x 500GB SATA ST3500320AS w/SD1A + 1x 320GB PATA ST3320620A)
    Floppy
    Opticals (3): Pioneer SATA DVR-212D; LiteOn/Sony PATA CRX230AE; external USB Samsung SE-S204S DVD Writer
    Video ATI Radeon HD4670
    Monitor 22" LG W2242TQ w/Belkin DVI-D
    Sound Altec Lansing 5.1
    Mouses (2) Logi MX620 + Logi V220
    KB Simple Perfection backlit USB
    XP64
    No gaming; heavy simultaneous use of big programs
    System built Nov 2008




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    Default Re: Is Magnetism in Old Case-Speaker OK ?

    It should be just fine... and if you're that concerned with the magent, then just use the higher hard drive bay(s) for your system drives.
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    Default Re: Is Magnetism in Old Case-Speaker OK ?

    Thank you, Darthtanion.

    —I took a look at your toys (in your signature). Nice toys.

    I have Altec Lansing speakers too. Not the same model, but likely the same beautiful sound. I have the bass turned almost off, and yet they still give out a lovely sound.

    Maybe a bit more surprisingly, I also have the Saitek keyboard. I've had it for about six months now. I like it for the obvious things, but I do find it a bit "tinny"—I'd prefer it felt more rock-solid. I also have a couple of keys starting to lose their markings. I'd still recommend the keyboard, but cautiously.

    Thanks again for your help.
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+
    Gigabyte AM2+ GA-MA78GM-S2H ver 1.1. BIOS (newest) F11
    NB: AMD780G. SB: AMD SB700
    RAM 8GB (2 kits @ 4GB each) G.Skill DDR2-1000 (F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 x2 CL5-5-5-15) running as DDR2-800
    Case Antec P150
    PSU Corsair HX520W. (PSU calc by Corsair + NCIX; tested by TT Dr Power.)
    Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink (Arctic Silver 5); 6 fans
    HDDs usable 1.7 TB (4 Seagates—3x 500GB SATA ST3500320AS w/SD1A + 1x 320GB PATA ST3320620A)
    Floppy
    Opticals (3): Pioneer SATA DVR-212D; LiteOn/Sony PATA CRX230AE; external USB Samsung SE-S204S DVD Writer
    Video ATI Radeon HD4670
    Monitor 22" LG W2242TQ w/Belkin DVI-D
    Sound Altec Lansing 5.1
    Mouses (2) Logi MX620 + Logi V220
    KB Simple Perfection backlit USB
    XP64
    No gaming; heavy simultaneous use of big programs
    System built Nov 2008




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