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The fan on my PSU has started rattling and it's quite irritating. It's also on and off, not there all the time. But I can hear it over my gentle typhoons and through my headphones. It's not like I leave my computer on 24/7 but this rattling is annoying and I'd rather not have to replace the fan or psu because the fan is failing or going to stop entirely. So anyone with the strider plus series, please share your input on rattling fans, and how you fixed it, or how you stopped it or something.

Here's a video:


The clicking noise is the fan, the whooshing noise is just the typhoons. You can clearly hear it clicking, rattling or whatever. I'd really like to not have to RMA this thing. Oh and the loud clicks are just me fumbling with the camera, they aren't from the psu.
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poor quality build PSU fan...

either rip apart the PSU and replace the fan, or get a new PSU, depending on what you feel comfortable with
    
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That's not really an option as I'm just about broke. I hear the fan is an ADDA which is not really all that good. Anything I can do without voiding warranty? Eg pushing the fan in, etc
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Sounds like the bearing is shot. I had the same issue with my 750w thermaltake psu after 3 years. It isn't because it's a "poor quality fan", bearings go bad. Sleeve bearings tend to go bad quicker than any other bearing, so I especially wouldn't be surprised that the fan is noisy if it's an older PSU with a sleeve bearing fan.

Your only options, as stated above, are to replace the fan or buy a new PSU. TBH, some people care about warranty way too much. If it's a ~$50 piece of equipment, it's usually much easier to just replace it then pay shipping costs to ship it to the manufacturer, wait, and get a probably used PSU (your own maybe) back.
    
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The thing cost me $111 AUD shipped. Not exactly cheap... but that's how it goes.

PCCG have already authorised an RMA for me which should not take more than a week in total... just I won't have a computer after just getting my GTS 450

Ah well... means I might actually focus on my studies.

Or I can just leave the thing until the fan dies and continue with the RMA. Love the PSU otherwise. The fan is behaving itself now... it knows
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