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PSU making squealing noise, did i connect something wrong?

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New power supply, corsair TX650M. Gigabyte EX58-UD5 MOBO, 2 Western digital HD's, caviar green and velociraptor.

The psu makes a squealing noise only when the hard drives are working...and the sound in the psu kind of follows the sound
of the hard drives.

I really dont want to have to deal with sending the psu back...and i want to make sure i didnt connect something wrong. I tried different sata
power connectors, and i also tried different sata ports on the MOBO.

thoughts?
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This is coil whine, a common problem in the capacitors used in graphics cards and PSUs.
I have talked to several electrical engineering MIT grads about this and they all say that the lifespan should not be effected and that nothing is really wrong.
Unfortunately for you that means you have to deal with it. You do have a chance that corsair will take an RMA on the product and ship you a new one, so i would send them an email and find out.
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RPI Compy
(14 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
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Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
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