VU Meters for the PC! Cooler Master Musketeer 2 from 2004

4 wrz 2020
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Remember the CoolerMaster Musketeer II System Dynamics Detector? Heh, I don't. But I absolutely *DO* remember 2004 when these kinds of case mods and 5.25" drive bay add-ons were all the rage! Featuring dual backlit VU meters with 7 LED colors, stereo volume sliders, and a hard disk activity indicator with a dancing needle indicating drive activity. Wonderful.
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  • Cousin of the circlefire

    EZ2ACTuxEZ2ACTux5 dni temu
  • I still have one of these in an old case I built, the case is all oak and I added an oak faceplate to the meter, though I never really ended up using the VU meters as I found they impacted audio quality too much, but the HDD meter still works fine to this day.

    Sandra PayneSandra Payne7 dni temu
  • I had a Musketeer in my CM Stacker:p

    David RobertsDavid Roberts8 dni temu
  • Yessss ! @8:25 the old school LGR Foods theme song. Love it

    lee constantlee constant10 dni temu
  • I recall lots of these things coming out in the 90s, after the MPC standards became a thing, and they were all crap and useless. The HDD indicator would work better if it functioned on the PWM principle, but that'd require actual electronics to convert the on/off signal into an analogue curve

    SteelRodentSteelRodent14 dni temu
  • I don't know if you can actually buy it, but I found a listing for the musketeer 3 that seems to be in stock.

    maxie fuquamaxie fuqua23 dni temu
  • One day when I reach the age of 35 ish I'll be bumbling around with my hobbies and not being distant due to work.

    JoshJosh26 dni temu
  • That case and fascia were used on several items--you mention these around 3:30 - 4:00 Crazy. I remember going to Fry's I think it was, and seeing dozens of these things. Also on the old school NewEgg.

    Adam LawsonAdam Lawson26 dni temu
  • A small capacitor on the HDD meter would smoot it out. Many retro amplifiers with analog meters had capacitors to make them "slower".

    BadAndUglyBadAndUgly27 dni temu
  • 13:48 ah the memories 😄

    PhunkBustAPhunkBustA27 dni temu
  • That Musketeer 3 reminds me of a board AOpen made for P4s that had a vacuum tube in the audio section. I still kinda want one of those for the novelty of it.

    rcjtprcjtp29 dni temu
  • One of the biggest regrets i had in life was not getting a lian li pc-60. I got a lian li a couple of years ago, but it's not the same. Also lian li make garbage cases now. These days you're better off getting a fractal design case.

    Atlas NetworkAtlas NetworkMiesiąc temu
  • Those actually look really classy on that rig. I dig it.

    KevinKevinMiesiąc temu
  • The early 2000s was the wildwest for computer parts

    Martin ManeMartin ManeMiesiąc temu
  • to make the hdd meter work better you could put a 100uf capasitor or more on it to make it more smooth

    FirenadoFirenadoMiesiąc temu
  • That is really cool. I'd love that on my computer.

    Charlotte DashwoodCharlotte DashwoodMiesiąc temu
  • 13:05 was that dust or an orb. You decide. In all seriousness great video.

    Jeremy HinkleJeremy HinkleMiesiąc temu
  • Haha, obviously the product name refers to those flying "swords" (needles) :D

    Meri LundströmMeri LundströmMiesiąc temu
  • God this guy needs to lose his virginity fast

    Wang DongWang DongMiesiąc temu
  • 10:10 When you see it...

    dustisdeadbodies85dustisdeadbodies85Miesiąc temu
  • Dartagnan disliked that!

    Anderson SilvaAnderson SilvaMiesiąc temu
  • I had an Apevia I think case with 3 VU meters built into the front of the case

    iceman0124iceman0124Miesiąc temu
  • I brought this case second hand and use it in my modern PC, like you say in this video, such a great case easily modifiable

    LukeAkAscooterkidLukeAkAscooterkidMiesiąc temu
  • Why does Mr. Roger's Porno music play when he's installing the equipment?

    AtherialAtherialMiesiąc temu
  • Whoever thought having two separate volume controls for left and right can f*ck right off lol

    BØLTBØLTMiesiąc temu
  • Ah addons that were form over function. Glad to see not all that much has changed in gaming PCs over the last decade and a half or so.

    Natsume-HimeNatsume-HimeMiesiąc temu
  • CTRL + ALT + SHITFT + F7 /fuzz ENTER CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + F7 /nodamage ENTER

    cpuguy2001cpuguy2001Miesiąc temu
  • These devices are about as useful as a chocolate teapot mate. I think if there is another one. I'll pass on the video.

    LowKey LowKeyLowKey LowKeyMiesiąc temu
  • As for the front 3½ bay - vs pci LED controler: You could be out of front bays and thus be forced to use the back...

    K LarsenK LarsenMiesiąc temu
  • Can anyone tell me anything i should know about The Number Nine Revolution IV GPU? I have done some research on it, and it was said to be a rare card, and I have found one.

  • Honestly, so many of these drive bay accessories are such garbage. I'm sure plenty are NIB in garbage dumps.

    Matt CooperMatt CooperMiesiąc temu
  • As much as I love the functional minimalism and cable management of modern cases my heart still pines for the wanton impracticality of the early 2000s.

    Andrew MacKinnonAndrew MacKinnonMiesiąc temu
  • Commenters with $200 of rgb lights, rbg fans, and rgb mouse pad with a touch screen fan controler: "This is useless"

    Lee FireLee FireMiesiąc temu
  • Man, it has been a long, long time since I've seen Molex connectors.

    RastislavRastislavMiesiąc temu
  • Oh man that Vaccum Tube addon is gloriously unnecessary. Want

    Todd HarrisTodd HarrisMiesiąc temu
  • Also I wonder if you could mod this with a capacitor to smooth the HDD LED indicator. I.e. so that it only maxes out when the LED is on all the time, and otherwise it only goes for some part. And it's really mysterious why the left VU meter is lagging...

    root42root42Miesiąc temu
  • I wonder what that mystery LDV07 IC is. Nothing to be found on the internet about it. The bigger IC is a LM324N quad op amp.

    root42root42Miesiąc temu
  • You can't really read the numbers using the red light. I think I like the lighter blue the most, green looked pretty clear and good as well

    Terry LeeTerry LeeMiesiąc temu
  • your intro is the LGR equivalent of what happens when you turn on bloom and use SmoothDoom in GZDoom

    dustboxednorthdustboxednorthMiesiąc temu
  • The audio VU meters are doing the Night at the Roxbury head bob.

    Joel HinsonJoel HinsonMiesiąc temu
  • Fuuu, that is cool

    Monostripe ZebraMonostripe ZebraMiesiąc temu
  • This is just peak 2004 aesthetic.

    literarylottieliterarylottieMiesiąc temu
  • Dang you're a fast unscrewer!

    Eric SillsEric SillsMiesiąc temu
  • I like how it doesn't look pretty inside nobody did that in the old days haha

    Stephen kempeStephen kempeMiesiąc temu
  • Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but you're using an SD card(w/ a SCSI adapter) for your main drive right? It's possible that the very sharp on/off reading of flash storage like an SD card is why the meter is going up and down so fast. If you feel like it, try testing the meter with Win98 installed on a regular HDD, and see if that makes a difference. Would be interested in knowing the results, even if you don't make a whole vid about it.

    Jonas VilanderJonas VilanderMiesiąc temu
  • Looking at the inside of your Lian Li I just now realize that my pretty expensive intertech case which I had in the 2000s must have been a Lian Li. It had a different, more expensive looking face plate, 2× 80mm out blowing fans, 2× 92mm fans in front of the HDD cage. A fan at the top and more childish stuff a twenty something at that time would dream about… like an Aerocool 2 bay LCD fan control, of course. Good old times when modders and enthusiasts soldered most crazy LED lights themselves. In the past years I started covering all excessive lights with black tape. :-)

    LiveWireBTLiveWireBTMiesiąc temu
  • hey, i just figured out what my family's first computer was when i was around 5 or 6, it was an old DOS with windows 3.11 loaded on it and it was an old compudyne, can't remember what cpu it had but i remember it was a model that had a green triangle below the power button. the only game we could play was rodents revenge because we did not have a mouse and you could not find a seriel mouse anymore in my area. man i miss that computer

    Kudo ShinichiKudo ShinichiMiesiąc temu
  • maybe adjusting the pots on the inside might fix the delay and sensitivity too?

    Kudo ShinichiKudo ShinichiMiesiąc temu
  • i love these types of things, i want to get a big massive fan controller set or something like that

    Kudo ShinichiKudo ShinichiMiesiąc temu
  • Can someone please tell me where Clint gets his chill jazz music? I want the LGR soundtrack.

    anamnesisanamnesisMiesiąc temu
  • Make a review of the sims 4 star wars

    Ŵiñx ŁøvęrŴiñx ŁøvęrMiesiąc temu
  • I have played this game that he's playing I can't think of the name of it what is the name of the game you're playing with the car

    Charles KinderCharles KinderMiesiąc temu
  • It is actually pretty nice of them to include that back slot color knob. If you only had 1 floppy slot and needed it you'd be out of luck. I appreciate the thought CoolerMaster

    Benny BenjamanBenny BenjamanMiesiąc temu
  • You could slap a capacitor on that HDD meter to slow the needle rebound down. That would give it a more "I'm doing something productive" look. LOL!

    Kentucky RangerKentucky RangerMiesiąc temu
  • Will you ever review old classic gem games?

    Dam SenDam SenMiesiąc temu
  • When are you uploading the Sims 4 Star Wars review?😁😁😁😁😁😁

    Rochelle TollemacheRochelle TollemacheMiesiąc temu
  • 15:30 ..tell me I wasn't the only one who was very pleased and got to dancing right away! ;) .. chick 🧲 boys. Hold my beer....

    Not PublicNot PublicMiesiąc temu
  • those were the days. I used to have have a similar one, but in my car, with the middle meter showing the battery voltage. There was a time where anything with analogue meters just looks cool.

    knite000knite000Miesiąc temu
  • Having separate volume sliders for left and right channels would trigger me to obsess over keeping them at the same level.

    Heated Pool and BarHeated Pool and BarMiesiąc temu
  • Next time, PLEASE consider showing and commenting the red arrows movement with non-red highlight :) honestly I only saw the arrows when you'd started toying with colour change button

    Mikołaj P.Mikołaj P.Miesiąc temu
  • “Just passing things through” ...reminds me of Office Space when they have the job review scenes 😅

    Giovanni CamporelliGiovanni CamporelliMiesiąc temu
  • what about the know/potentiometer inside it? could that fix its insensitivity?

    HardwellHardwellMiesiąc temu
  • I could see if the hdd led vu meter had some form of built in math so that each tick of the light added something to the display, and it was constantly subtracting down to 0. That way it'd spike up and fall down in a more organic faction instead of being all or nothing. I'm not sure why they'd split volume controls between left and right though. That would annoy the ever loving shit out of me.

    Innocent_BystanderInnocent_BystanderMiesiąc temu
  • i like them! not for any serious use (its useless) but its so aesthetic! i'd put one in my modern rig just for a giggle!

    metallicarabbitmetallicarabbitMiesiąc temu
  • Wait for The Sims 4 Star Wars Batuu Review hehe

    Rozan Ibnu MuammarRozan Ibnu MuammarMiesiąc temu
  • I bet the on-board potentiometer is for when whacking the 12V into it, you adjust that a bit, until it all stops smelling of warm electronics and when the needles aren't locked at "high"

    Rust DavyRust DavyMiesiąc temu
  • Is it a bad thing that I still use an original ibm model m from 1990 as my daily keyboard in 2020?

    LinuxDailyLinuxDailyMiesiąc temu
  • Plz lgr I Know the pack is dog shit but please review it also I wan't you thoughtz on the sims are you burned out and are you excited for paralives and are you done with the sims

    Grand watGrand watMiesiąc temu
  • A hell of a lot nicer then that thermaltake crap

    SamburgerSamburgerMiesiąc temu
  • Red needles with red lights? Yeah, right. Very ez to see.

    codenamematicodenamematiMiesiąc temu
  • you wouldn't pay $50 dollars back in 2004, neither would I, I hope it cost less in 2020!

    badjoojoo85badjoojoo85Miesiąc temu
  • 7:36 - typo on the board?!? "USKETEER II"?

    talz13talz13Miesiąc temu
  • Midtown Madness 2 FTW!!!

    Michael BattagliaMichael BattagliaMiesiąc temu
  • I still have this sucker but in black!!

    JayZxJayZxMiesiąc temu
  • What was this supposed to do anyways ?

    Lizard KingLizard KingMiesiąc temu
  • Before the days of "gamer grade" hardware...

    digi owldigi owlMiesiąc temu
  • Can't wait for your review on the new Sims 4 star wars pack😂😂

    VicenVicenMiesiąc temu
  • You may already know but there’s a new dlc for the Sims 4 and it’s Star Wars themed here we go again.

    Dez DezDez DezMiesiąc temu
  • Will LGR have the courage to review The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu? Stay tuned to find out.

    Lord Athus WilkeLord Athus WilkeMiesiąc temu
    • I think he’s not going to review it, which tells you how bad it is. However he has donated to the patreon of upcoming life sim game, paralives - which looks leaps and bounds better than the hot trash that is The Sims 4

      Alfie MitchellAlfie MitchellMiesiąc temu
  • While it looks gimmick with all it’s fancy colors, but it’s not something you would look at the whole time, it’s not that you would testing things with it contstandly, In fact you will still spend more time watching to your monitor then watching those spinning meters, but if you have roomates, you can watch those glowing meters once in a while while you do your work on the pc. So in general it’s not worth the whole installing process, i rather would have an external one with very huge huge huge meters on it to make it look more appealing.

    johneygdjohneygdMiesiąc temu
  • CoolerMaster are so shit these days. Even their thermal compound is outdone by standard grey goo, I never buy their stuff any more.

    HappyDeuxHappyDeuxMiesiąc temu
  • Wonder what other products that pcb was used in seeing as it has a lot of marked but unpopulated areas on it

    Magna RyuuMagna RyuuMiesiąc temu
  • L and R needles don't sync possibly because the discrete BJTs used to drive the coils are generic models and they don't match.

    Yvon CuiYvon CuiMiesiąc temu
  • Cooler master mice are fantastic, theyre no joke and they put in real design into them. Theyre better than razor mice both in software and hardware and quickly approaching logitech

    Kommando KodiakKommando KodiakMiesiąc temu
  • 2004 fifty bucks for an un useful gimmicky meters. There was a reason I never bought any of these bay "utility" items.

    R LemmonR LemmonMiesiąc temu
  • Im just waiting for youKNOWwHAt

    Leia JiangLeia JiangMiesiąc temu
  • 10:13, hehe, the funny stare

    Youssef SaabYoussef SaabMiesiąc temu
  • Still have my Stacker case, it’s awesome (and heavy).

    ArunehArunehMiesiąc temu
  • I can't wait for you to rip The Sims Star Wars: Journey to Batuu apart.

    Seven EllenSeven EllenMiesiąc temu
  • I spent more than I'm willing to admit with bullshit for drive bay. If there was one vacant i had to fill it up... Yes the early 2000 was awesome.

    epalvesepalvesMiesiąc temu
  • wow! He is from Taiwan. Really make me proud!

    銀絲卷Sam 0w0銀絲卷Sam 0w0Miesiąc temu
  • It’s a known fact...VU meters make audio sound better. Psychoacoustics at work!

    Williston Audio LabsWilliston Audio LabsMiesiąc temu
    • Psychoacoustics?More like audiophiles

      Kiddo1Kiddo1Miesiąc temu

      XxTravdamanxX !XxTravdamanxX !Miesiąc temu
  • Looks cool, but not very useful... anyway, cool gadget! I think another colour would've been much better for the video, red is kinda' blends in with the needles, I could hardly see them moving. Oh, and I really loved Midtown Madness! Too bad my modern computer can't really run it, I've just read the 1st one was still in 16bit! Damn, that's old... maybe in DOSBox, I haven't tried that.

    MetalTrabantMetalTrabantMiesiąc temu
  • 2004? But it seems like yesterday 😳 I'm getting old...

    ledzpgledzpgMiesiąc temu
  • Damn i had one of those!

    Alejandro RobertAlejandro RobertMiesiąc temu
  • as an electrical engineer who designs and manufactures circuit boards (industrial controls, not hobbyist stuff), I'd love to take this thing and make a new board to put right into it to make it not suck. Send it to me and I'll do it haha. Thinking damped and auto gain audio meters and make the HDD meter actually move slowly and average out the LED pulses to give an actual %. Pretty easy to implement if you do this stuff for a living!

    RickBaconsAdventuresRickBaconsAdventuresMiesiąc temu
  • I still wanna try putting two magic eye tubes in my PC. Still trying to figure out the best way to do it

    José IslanioJosé IslanioMiesiąc temu
  • When everything, no matter how trivial or useless, was new, cool & exciting!

    Impulse 311Impulse 311Miesiąc temu
  • I had these and they fucking OWNED. Bought them from a Goodwill tech store when I was stationed on Kadena AB.

    AirPhforceAirPhforceMiesiąc temu
  • I just want a full tower loaded with the coolest 5.25" bay accessories from the mid 2000's.

    Andy KimAndy KimMiesiąc temu