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Why don't these motherboards have Speaker and Power LED connectors?

In the last month I've built two computers - one with an ASUS motherboard, the other with an ABIT.  In both cases, there was no motherboard conncector for the front panel Speaker wire or the Power LED.  I'm going to check the manufacturer sites but was wondering if anyone had an opinion as to why this is.
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CallandorCommented:
I would hazard a guess that they have their own onboard speaker (sometimes with a voice chip) and  they have motherboard LEDs that tell you it is getting power.  External ones would be redundant (unless you can't hear the onboard speaker or see the LEDs).
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battlepigeonsCommented:
I've got an ASUS P4P800Dx.  The speaker connection and Power LED conncections were both on the bottom right of the MB.  A black collection of pins that aren't seperated from one another.  Just a line of pins.  Kind of hard to determine which is which, but if you look in the tech book that comes with it, and look at the white markings on the MB, it spelled it out.

Are the MBs ATX?
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
What's r the specifications of the 2 motherboards?
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Here's something related to your problem Next to the number 8/4/97
http://www.daileyint.com/hmdpc/mqcpu.htm
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tom12gaAuthor Commented:
I have the ABIT here.  In the case of the sound, Callandor is right.  I turned on the PC with no RAM and got plenty of sound right out of the motherboard.  However, the power indicator in front is not on - how could it be if it's not connected to the motherboard.

The ABIT is a VA-20 Rev 1.0.  The Asus is no longer around (it's at my customer's office).
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CallandorCommented:
Does the motherboard itself have a power indicator LED?  I have an Abit IC7-G that does (displays red or green).
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sciwriterCommented:
The reason they have gone away from these "front connectors" is because the new cases do not have them.  Asian manufacturers are super efficient -- why waste 25 cents on extra wire (but maybe $1.50 on extra motherboard logic) if there is not the front connectors on the case to support it?  Good question.  Since all these manufacturers know what each other is developing, they are keeping up with the times.

I can't see this is a serious impediment to system building.  If it is crucial, let me know why....
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