PC Speaker for POST codes

If
1. Your motherboard/case don't have a built-in speaker (btw most do not have one)
2. You don't have a Soundblaster card that will pipe POST codes to your speakers and
3. You want to be able to take advantage of the great diagnostic tool that are POST codes and
4. Your motherboard speaker is a 4-pin connection

Then
You need one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chassis-Case-System-Speaker-2-Wire-4-Pin-FREE-SHIPPING-/370576161591?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56480f7b37

$4.99 with free shipping in the US. Great customer service from this company and fast shipping. I haven't asked, but I'd be willing to bet that they could put together a 3-pin version for mobos pinned that way.
 
they cost 2 quid at my local pc store...
most of the lower end motherboards have am built on to em... i know my old asus and 2 gigabyte 1s did. the only 1 that i have had that doesnt have 1 is my current x58, but it has an led display...
 
My Asus A8R-MVP and MSI 870-G45 don't have either the speaker or led...kinda sucks when trying to TS. None of the local PC shops have them where I am, BB GeekSquad gave me a dumb look before I walked away in disgust, and radio shack had the piezos, but no connectors or anything assembled.

I'm going to tuck this puppy in a nice corner of my PC tools box.
 

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Then
You need one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chassis-Ca [...] 56480f7b37

Thanks! The picture was handy. I didn't realize my Rosewill case actually did come with one, I just didn't know what it was. :oops: They don't document it at all.

I've never seen a PC speaker that just sticks up off the motherboard, but that's what you do: attached it to the "speaker" header pins, right behind the Reset SW pins (Asus mobo.) Then you can leave it, or remove it and keep it in a safe place.