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New build , weird sound

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  1. Bigplays

    Bigplays Thread Starter

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    Hello guys , so i recently build my first pc for gaming purposes and although performance is really

    impressive ( at least compared to my old machine ) i have to deal with a very annoying sound that

    emits from inside the case. So far i have replaced the motherboard , gpu but the problem still persists.

    From what i read the only thing left responsible is the psu. But i also suspect the hard drive disc because

    the sound started when i installed it along with my previous motherboard. Do you experts think that this is the reason

    indeed or should i look into something else. System specifics are i5-3570k , Gigabyte z77x-d3h, Gigabyte

    670 windforce 2gb, Corsair tx650m , Seagate Barracuda 1TB. Thank you in advance for your help

    edit : forgot to mention that the sound comes up after like 20 minutes of use and keeps going with changing

    intensity when the screen displays change i.e. menus , stream , sites etc.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    What sort of noise is it?

    I would be inclined to think it is the fan on the graphics card being very noisy
     
  3. Bigplays

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    I forgot to mention that i ruled out fan problems on both the case , and gpu plus the cpu fan.

    Besides , the sound was there before i changed gpu too.

    It is a humming like noise, like a nag/whine
     
  4. Tanis

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    The most common causes of noise inside a PC are the mechanical / moving parts like Fans etc.

    I would open the case up and run the machine, then you can listen closely and look inside to see if you can identify the area where the noise is coming from.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    could be one of the case fans then, that is worn & whiney
     
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    Guys i forgot to mention that i checked every single fan ranging from the cpu , to case fans (nzxt 410)

    and the gpu fans. I also changed the motherboard and gpu and problem persists.
     
  7. Bigplays

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    I am quite positive it comes from the hard drive. its a seagate barracuda 1tb.
     
  8. crjdriver

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    It is pretty simple to find out. Get a long thin screwdriver and hold it against the hard drive, etc. Put the other end [the one with the handle] against your ear. Now you can hear what part is making the noise.
     
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    Thank you crjdriver will test it this way and report back.
     
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    Or if the sound is consistent after it starts even after a reboot....disconnect the hard drive and power on the computer...if the sound is gone then it's the hard drive, if the sound is still there then maybe the power supply, which also has a fan but it could also be a capacitor inside of the power supply.
     
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