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post #1 of 6
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Hey all,

lately i've been getting quite frustrated with my config.
It was my goal to achieve a somewhat quiet PC, which it is in terms of decibels but the following problem occurs:

whenever my pc is on there is this hard disk rattling noise the whole time, it's much more silent than a normal hard disk rattling noise but it's exactly the same type of noise. It's just there constantly. I tried to stop every fan individually by hitting the center of the fan (can this do any harm btw?) and it's not a fan making the noise.

I already tried to unplug my Samsung HD Drive (my windows is on an intel SSD) but that also didn't work. The only thing that could be it is my power supply.

I already tried to listen very close to it but I won't notice the sound then, I can only notice it from a bit further away from the PSU, but then again i'm not 100% sure it's the PSU.

I'm getting kind of desperate. Going back to the shop with the PSU would cost me a lot of money because it isn't very close to my house, and even when they don't find any problem they will even charge me a fee for investigating.

Now my question is quite simple: is there any other hardware component that COULD cause a sound like a rattling HDD noise the whole time?? Something like in the motherboard or SSD? I don't know, I just want to fix this problem since it's getting me really really frustrated.
post #2 of 6
well it shouldn't be the ssd as there's nothing to hit and i doubt it's the motherboard. I had a similar problem and I think its most likely one of your fan blades hitting something, maybe the edge of a filter? the edge of some wires? the edge of your case? it could also be that its blowing a loose wire against the edge of your case?

try tying down all wires if possible and run it with your case open, see if the sound persists and report back
   
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post #3 of 6
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Thats what i pretty much did. Used zip ties sort of everywhere i could use them. Only fan which still could cause some noise is the one coming from the psu...


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post #4 of 6
How about a pic of your rig? Lots of pics, preferably.

Sometimes fans rattle in their mounts. Sometimes an out-of-balance fan can transmit vibration that causes other things to rattle.

Rather than grabbing your fans, unplug them individually.

If you think it's your psu, dismount it from your pc, put it on a pillow, reconnect the wiring and listen for noise. Then put the psu on a solid surface and listen for noise.

Don't forget your video card - it usually has a fan. Paper might get in it.

Then you can remount your HD's in something non-rigid. Here's what I do:



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Ok. Ill take some pictures today and try out the psu outside the case. Ill also boot up the pc without any case fans. If i still cant find the problem ill try another videocard and psu. If the noise is still there ill kill myself.


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Litlle update: seems like it is the psu making the annoying noise. To be 100 percent sure ill try out another one


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