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Okay, so when I start doing any gaming my case makes a clicking sound, it only does that a few times then its fine. The noise isn't coming from the fans, HDD, or PSU like I'd expect. It sounds more like the metal expanding and contracting due to the temperature change under load. Is that normal? It mainly happens on the side of the case behind the motherboard, which has a really tight fit because of the cable management. I had to force the case's panel behind the motherboard in when I first upgraded the power supply and re-did the cable management.
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I have that too but it was GPUs but it has gone after fitting water blocks to my GPUS
might want to check the Gpu coolers as mine had become loose after time the expansion noise became louder over time
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Originally Posted by feznz View Post

I have that too but it was GPUs but it has gone after fitting water blocks to my GPUS
might want to check the Gpu coolers as mine had become loose after time the expansion noise became louder over time

I don't think its coming from the GPU, it really sounds like the metal from the case. Then again it could be the GPU. I mean I saw some guy on Reddit who has the same GPU as me and the heatsink and fans on his GPU actually fell off. Yeah I don't think I'll be buying any Sapphire video cards when I upgrade next year.
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I've had this happen to me before and found out the screws on the motherboard weren't tight. re-torqued screws and no more clicking.
    
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I don't think its coming from the GPU, it really sounds like the metal from the case. Then again it could be the GPU. I mean I saw some guy on Reddit who has the same GPU as me and the heatsink and fans on his GPU actually fell off. Yeah I don't think I'll be buying any Sapphire video cards when I upgrade next year.

Sapphires aren't bad cards. Just check the cooler and maybe re-apply some thermal paste... a smart thing to do every now and then anyway.
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Originally Posted by ducktape View Post

I've had this happen to me before and found out the screws on the motherboard weren't tight. re-torqued screws and no more clicking.

I might try that when I clean the dust out of my PC, the clicking isn't a problem right now but I'm afraid it could be a sign of a worse problem.
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Sapphires aren't bad cards. Just check the cooler and maybe re-apply some thermal paste... a smart thing to do every now and then anyway.

I heard they had high RMA rates though, I like how silent their cards are though,
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