Thermaltake CircleFire: Mid-2000s PC VU Meters

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Thermaltake's Circle Fire 5.25” Professional Multimedia Kit is from the “anything goes” era of PC case mods. It’s got backlit VU meters, an integrated speaker, LED peak indicators, and a fiery hot rod paint job. Ahh, 2004.
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  • Those light and meters and stuff is a *Gamer's Wonderland* _(Especially Linus')_

    Adrian MardiantoAdrian Mardianto13 dni temu
  • Those FCE speakers in the circlefire are used in old lcd monitors back then.Mostly BenQ or shop monitors you would normally see in mcdonalds.

    Prod. JacobProd. JacobMiesiąc temu
  • I swear, in the early 2,000s, you needed a whole other pc case just to hold all of the expansion drives you had.

    squidudsquidud2 miesięcy temu
  • The PCB came with the Xpeaker. I would have much rather have had a signal port that hooked up to AC97 than a CDRom.

    Ry S.Ry S.3 miesięcy temu
  • Where do you find this awesome stuff?? I've been looking for hours online for cool 5.25 bay devices and nothing exists in 2020.

    JinJin3 miesięcy temu
  • 0:59 Isn't that the cigarette lighter, top row in the middle? And it says "expending your PC life"? EXPENDING?? I mean, "expanding" wouldn't make much sense either, how should a cigarette lighter expand the life of your PC. But how on earth is "expending your PC life" supposed to be a selling point?

    Traugott MüllerTraugott Müller3 miesięcy temu
  • This is a PC addon for the people whose cars looked like something out of Need for Speed Underground 2.

    twotailedavengertwotailedavenger3 miesięcy temu
  • i seen it litterally today at Chinase shop!!!!!!! the same!!!!

    DarkLordDarkLord3 miesięcy temu
  • Deploying smooth jazz in 3..2..

    sea greensea green5 miesięcy temu
  • It undoubtedly sounds shite 😁

    233kosta233kosta5 miesięcy temu
  • Its fun because my gaming PC has that same X-Fi Card and front panel on it. I love them :3

    RoÆtherRoÆther5 miesięcy temu
  • This is the fore bearer of RGB lighting.That's some corny crap, so glad I didn't buy into these lighting stuff. I wasted my money on fan and heatsinks.

    MK25MK255 miesięcy temu
  • You can totally replace that speaker for something actually decent, and the LED can be tested and replaced. the VU meters are definitely missing capacitors. I'd love to recreate this

    WalczykWalczyk5 miesięcy temu
  • Thermaltake weird.

    Jason C.Jason C.5 miesięcy temu
  • I like the idea. If there were good quality VU meters and the like, I would be interested. PS Can you tour your hi-fi set-up.

    ApplecompuserApplecompuser5 miesięcy temu
  • Hey, it's an LG. Like my phone, the LG Stylo 4.

    TG5455TG54555 miesięcy temu
  • Why are you not using Winamp?

    Yu bokaYu boka5 miesięcy temu
  • After hearing how bad that speaker was, I've got to go listen to something GOOD! Like Vocaloid!

    Joey The CP GamerJoey The CP Gamer5 miesięcy temu
  • I love this PC

    CNR_07CNR_076 miesięcy temu
  • 5:02 The cutouts in the bracket and the real placement on the board are mirrored. The only way you could line the connectors with the cutouts would be FROM THE OUTSIDE. So, their fail.

    securitycounterchecksecuritycountercheck6 miesięcy temu
  • Dude this thing rocks

    Ali Bekir KılıçkayaAli Bekir Kılıçkaya6 miesięcy temu
  • 03:07 I'll guess why. I bet the PCB was ment to be a PCI slot with the 5 1/4 being a breakout box, but something happened. Some one screwed up and made it and enclosed unit in production with a backing plate made too and was not needed. So rather than make a specific plate with a 3.5mm female connector to male that then attachies to the drive bay they just went "Screw it, Just use the back plates we have" rather than make new ones upping the production cost VASTLY.

    ElectronicPleasureElectronicPleasure8 miesięcy temu
  • Me 25y ago: Coooooooooooooool!!!! Me 24y and 364d ago: o.O What a f....!

    NihiliusNihilius8 miesięcy temu
  • I'm surprised that there are no comments saying: "aRe YoU sUrE tHiS dOeSn'T gO iN a CaR? cLiCkBaIt!1!1" on this video...

    korbitrkorbitr8 miesięcy temu
  • That's cool, a meter to let you know you're hearing sound.

    TregetaTregeta8 miesięcy temu
  • you could set up the stereo mix cloned audio source and have everything go through the meters and your regular DAC or digital speakers. In order to do this you may have to hard disable the speaker on the unit as there will be a delay. And of course this doesnt fix the issue with the meters themselves being shit, it just gives you a way to enjoy them at all for their novelty.

    ----8 miesięcy temu
  • Question. How do we know if this isn't some knockoff that decided to use the TT branding?

    Tae HerTae Her9 miesięcy temu
  • This is something I expect Linus Tech Tips to put in a PC for some gimmick build.

    Branson StevensBranson Stevens9 miesięcy temu
  • Do you have a DigitalDoc you can feature? It's quite useless. You will love it!

    1kreature1kreature9 miesięcy temu
  • absolutely crazy! If they're limited with such a small space, why didn't they go for two speakers and one "VU" meter? It wouldn't be any good still, but at least they would increase the power handling!

    Sion JonesSion Jones9 miesięcy temu
  • Back then, I had a Matrix Orbital LCD drive bay screen that among other functions, had VU meters on it lol. It was driven by the serial port too!

    FrontSideBusFrontSideBus9 miesięcy temu
  • 👌

    indio rojeteindio rojete9 miesięcy temu
  • 5:20 Look, I know this is awful, and I ain't gonna question that but... I still find the sound kind of charming on a way. Specially the song is oddly fitting for that awful quality sound.

    Ice ColdIce Cold9 miesięcy temu
  • Out of curiosity, did you run any audio checking if the L/R meters work independently?

    antagonist9000antagonist90009 miesięcy temu
  • I was always a sucker for a drive bay accessory. I remember this thing. I wanted it. Fortunately, that inexplicable desire never translated into a purchase. I must have been mentally ill in 2004.

    Mr ScreamerMr Screamer9 miesięcy temu
  • I remember those gadgets from back then. Fortunately I opted for a thermal readout and fan controller instead. Still works and yes it too had the funky multi colour LEDs.

    Red River ScoutRed River Scout9 miesięcy temu
  • Thermal Take the Trash

    RobertRobert9 miesięcy temu
  • 6:40 makes total sense - loud = good therefore the more loud = more green

    Mathy DonMathy Don9 miesięcy temu
  • I have to say man, I really believe these are meant more for automotive type of setups, but compatible with PCs

    Brandon JohnsonBrandon Johnson9 miesięcy temu
  • I came from the cigarette lighter vid

    Captain FlopsCaptain Flops9 miesięcy temu
  • I'm loving these horrible drive bay peripheral videos! Any interest in finding one of these car-stereo-style cassette tape dealies, the Plusdeck 2c? I coveted this for a long time but doubted it'd be any good.

    briandemodulatedbriandemodulated9 miesięcy temu
  • 5:20 was what the mastering engineers were looking at during the peak of the loudness wars.

    Anona MouseAnona Mouse9 miesięcy temu
  • Hahahaha! A "stereo speaker" mono speaker.

    MrCaliforniaDMrCaliforniaD9 miesięcy temu
  • If it didnt had that crappy flames it would actually be pretty cool🤔

    FullFledged2010FullFledged20109 miesięcy temu
  • 4:30 I did a legitimate spittake of my drink

    JoshiewowaJoshiewowa9 miesięcy temu
  • I had this. It literally burst into flames.

    Neo_182Neo_1829 miesięcy temu
  • I read the back of the box in 2004. It teleported me to a present-day cheap chinese amazon product listing. What you're looking at is the future, people.

    ErinErin9 miesięcy temu
  • You need a xaser case to go with that PC for the perfect early-mid 2000s OTT cheese. I just put my back out digging my old one out of the attic for my 98SE PC, though I did get mine fairly late, back in early 2007.

    DED DOADED DOA9 miesięcy temu
  • What i like best is the meters are stereo by the sound is mono

    DED DOADED DOA9 miesięcy temu
  • LOL

    Daniel28021991Daniel280219919 miesięcy temu
  • How about a video on the Plusdeck 5.25" drive bay compact cassette player? At some point the recording function was dropped because at the time the manufacturer of the mechanism they used quit making it with recording capability.

    greggv8greggv89 miesięcy temu
  • Hashtag underwhelming but great vid

    NineEyeRonNineEyeRon9 miesięcy temu
  • Junktastic! BTW: At the moment of this writing, there were 1337 comments - Leet!

    GaniscolGaniscol9 miesięcy temu
  • its trash

    Alt TAlt T9 miesięcy temu
  • 你需要一台黑色机壳8086XT兼容机。 重新接线,Adlib/CMS与PCspeaker合并到一起连到中间扬声器。

    GuestMKIIcnGuestMKIIcn9 miesięcy temu
  • How to make Techmoans Mat cry...

    Connor MaddersonConnor Madderson9 miesięcy temu
  • I like the aesthetic of it. Shame it sounds bad, and is a flawed idea. It at least lets a PC have an internal speaker the way, say, Apple's towers have always had. The problem with that is, of course, that no one would opt to use a crappy internal speaker in a Mac tower when they can use external speakers or headphones. It would make a little more sense in a desktop form factor, where the speaker would be right in front of you, but having the sound coming out of a tower to the side on or below your desk is just a terrible idea.

    Eric WoodEric Wood9 miesięcy temu
  • early 2000s were wackier times

    KamilKamil9 miesięcy temu
  • I remember being 13 and wanting this. Cringe.

    Jesse ProctorJesse Proctor9 miesięcy temu

    Forest WhispersForest Whispers9 miesięcy temu
  • Clearly I asked to see it because I clicked the related video that was recently made from ThermalTake... the cigarette lighter/cup holder and while that product was actually quite useful and decent... this one, just sucks all the way around!

    John BeckerJohn Becker9 miesięcy temu
  • help i need more 5.25" bays

    comicsansgreenkirbycomicsansgreenkirby9 miesięcy temu
  • Would buy a modern take of this thing, if it looked like one of those aftermarket shift indicators on cars / Ferrari's shift indicator steering wheel.

    Gage HeibeckGage Heibeck9 miesięcy temu
  • “The problem, is that everything sucks!” Love it.

    Mad Jack ChurchillMad Jack Churchill10 miesięcy temu
  • Only cool thing I had on my box back then was a cig lighter.

    fishfuxorsfishfuxors11 miesięcy temu
  • I was hoping this would be a cpu temp gauge

    this account isn't realthis account isn't real11 miesięcy temu
  • I find the combination of one of the most high-end consumer sound cards of the time with that horrible thing on top of it to be rather offensive.

    eddiehimselfeddiehimself11 miesięcy temu
  • Always wanted one of those!

    TularisTularis11 miesięcy temu
  • I wouldn't mind modding one of these to make it work properly. I like that "anything goes" look of silly things like this

    jameswalker199jameswalker19911 miesięcy temu
  • That case though!

    épinards & caramelépinards & caramel11 miesięcy temu
  • It got them Guy Fieri flames dude.

    The JAXKing904The JAXKing90411 miesięcy temu
  • "Stereo Speakers?" There are two things wrong with that claim. Hmm...

    Andy BAndy B11 miesięcy temu

    The Major Spike 9000The Major Spike 9000Rok temu
  • I used a very basic, no flames, 2 speaker modern day version of this for my retro box to save space and forego stand-alone speakers. I plan to add Bluetooth capability to it, so I can have Bluetooth headphones in DOS and windows 98

    infamousacidraininfamousacidrainRok temu
  • Thermal Take should just stick to computer cooling systems not do this dollar store crap! >.

    PinBallReviewerPinBallReviewerRok temu
  • 0:49 Wait, "2 W speaker built-in stereo music"? Is it built in stereo music or built in stereo speakers? Either is demonstrably false.

    Captian MorganCaptian MorganRok temu
  • Those things were crap then and crap now.

    Wakko WarnerWakko WarnerRok temu
  • I think this video and a LinusTechTips video inspired me to build a “tacky” mid-2000s-esque PC with modern components.

    SolidSonicTHSolidSonicTHRok temu
  • Had one of these on the 2nd computer I built in high school.

    Brian JohnsonBrian JohnsonRok temu
  • lo amo. Gracias por enseñárnoslo.

    marco bazanmarco bazanRok temu
  • Great taste in music!

    Benjamin *Benjamin *Rok temu
  • Wow, they actually thought anyone would be okay with that crap.

    BaboonLoveMonkeyBaboonLoveMonkeyRok temu
  • This definitely belongs in the Oddware category. I never knew these things existed 15 years ago and one quick look at the packaging is enough to explains why.

    Jim HendricksonJim HendricksonRok temu
  • It's painful to watch someone making fun out of a device you always dreamed about, but I have to admit, Thermaltake managed to screw up something unscewupable. How do you even make such a cool device so bad?

    RomanRomanRok temu
  • I always dreamed for a set of VU meters for my PC! But honestly, I'd expect such a device to be a pass-through, not a terminal. Which is all kinds of stupid.

    RomanRomanRok temu
  • boy looking at that xp and wmp brings back warm memories

    R RR RRok temu
  • I miss that era 😢

    DjAle1DjAle1Rok temu
  • can you do a video on the Creative front panel controller

    MsJinkersonMsJinkersonRok temu
  • i rather like it when he gets snarky about a product like this.

    EvilKabukiEvilKabukiRok temu
  • I like the ''stereo speaker''. I doubt it's a two-cone speaker at 2W of power. :D

    Martin H.Martin H.Rok temu
  • You should definitely check out more pc stuff from the early-mid 2000s. Some of it has aged pretty badly lol

    The Dream TravelerThe Dream TravelerRok temu
  • Hello. I have a idea if you have the knowhow. The speaker could be used for PC beep (yes the motherboard error beep speaker even useful on modern PC's) and. Rewire the dB meters to your sound system so that it functions with the correct audio sound system... :-)

    Morgan SedgeMorgan SedgeRok temu
  • That windows XP startup with those speakers legitimately sounds like the Earrape version used in memes...

    Ugly BastardUgly BastardRok temu
  • Windows xp starts to get a lot less retro and nostalgic when you get a temp job updating the software on petrol station (gas station) point of sales terminals.. xD

    Klax0nKlax0nRok temu
  • I’m setting you a challenge...up grade the circle fire

    Rondo MacheteRondo MacheteRok temu
  • Note: that's 2 Watts PMPO, not 2 Watts RMS for the speaker

    YAUUNYAUUNRok temu
  • Does that pc case get good air flow?

    Maho IwataMaho IwataRok temu
  • I definitely like the idea of a VU meters add-on to stick into one of my empty DVD drive slots, but this fart gun in the middle would clearly need to be amputated and a pass through soldered in. I have somehow never seen a PC with this sort of audio accessory panel stuck in the front. I could even 3d print something like this but with a standard front panel audio connector and usb ports. They do have to come out somewhere anyways and my case has physically broken front USB ports so I'll have to replace them at some point but the new PCB probably won't fit in the old bracket.

    Krzysztof CzarneckiKrzysztof CzarneckiRok temu
  • CircleGarbage?

    F. MillerF. MillerRok temu
  • thanks I love it

    A WA WRok temu