Where are Reset buttons going!?

Zloth

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Looking around at cases, it seems like its a lot easier to find controls for LED lights than a proper reset button. Weirder yet, I could swear that cheaper cases are more likely to have a reset button than more expensive ones!?

Do people just not want these buttons anymore?
 
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Make a custom button?

Mine is on the top of the computer and i can't see it. I could use one right on the side of my case. A big glowing button that says. DON'T TOUCH! :)
 

Zloth

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I'm mostly interested in why. Most cases don't seem to be out of space. Why wouldn't they just pop a little one on there? Even the kind where you need to stick a pencil in to push the button. I guess it's starting to matter less with no mechanical hard drives or anything else mechanical for that matter, but why not if it's so trivial to do?
 
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well that is the million dollar question. Are MB's starting to come with out that as an output? I've never seen a board that didn't have a pin for it. My current board is a z77-a it has one, i have no clue about the z490 i just bought as it is not at my place atm.

My only thought is a reset switch is basically a power interrupt you can always just kill the power on the back of the PS. I have actually done that a few times when its an easier reach, i keep my comp sideways on the back of my desk so i can see inside and look at the perty lights. :p


Now you got me thinking about thism maybe i'll just mod the whole darn case, I could really use some USB ports and the power button on the side. Like you said switches are small, i could easily put that stuff in the front cover on the side. Hmmmm thanks for the idea!
 
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I remember when the STOPPED doing the reset button. Long ago back in the 1990s...

I think the 486sx2 was the first generation of processor that didnt come iwth one..

Remember the computer kid down the road crapping bricks when my mother called him to look at ours cuz it wasnt working right, and she told him shed been hitting the reset button for half an hour non stop, and he was just soooo surprised it could still turn on
 
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I definitely want one, as I've had rare game freezes in the past that just locked up my PC when gaming in full screen. CTR>ALT>DEL wouldn't work, and the only way out was a hard reset. It's always a last resort as I don't like using it, but in those rare times that freeze up happens, that reset button saves me. I wouldn't want a case without one.
 

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