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So you don't hear that noise while system is under heavy load? but more obvious when you are simply moving files between HDDs? Are you certain that is coming from the PSU and not those drives? Try disabling some of the power saving features in BIOS and see if there will be any improvements. See link

If the noise becomes more frequent and it gets worse and to the point that the noise is unbearable, then I would take advantage the PSU's warranty.You can always get that unit replaced via RMA.

It isn't coming from my drives.

Since this case has the vent for the PSU on the side, I can put my head right next to it and know where the sound is coming from. It's the PSU.

The reason I'm not hearing it under load is because the sound of my speakers cover it up.

Yea, if it becomes an issue I'll look into RMA'ing it. Though, I'm not going to sit around for weeks without a PSU, which means I'd have to replace it with something.

Thanks for the help.
     
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Yea, if it becomes an issue I'll look into RMA'ing it. Though, I'm not going to sit around for weeks without a PSU, which means I'd have to replace it with something.

Thanks for the help.

Totally up to you, I just don't want you spending money on a new PSU where you can simply take advantage of your warranty..

You can always request an Express RMA to avoid down time. That's where we send out the replacement first.
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Totally up to you, I just don't want you spending money on a new PSU where you can simply take advantage of your warranty..

You can always request an Express RMA to avoid down time. That's where we send out the replacement first.

Yea, I might look into that because this thing is making some awful sounds. It isn't constant, only when the fan turns on, but it sounds really bad when it happens.

After thinking about it, I've heard it before, but I always thought it was something else such as, GPU coil whine, or air passing oddly through my case. I'd notice it, and then it would stop. It wasn't until I got this case that I really heard it, and isolated it to the PSU.

*Do you know if it's possible to get a replacement for the metal inserts that secure the front panel of the 540? When I was fighting on the front, the top right hand one bent and I wasn't able to properly fix it. I noticed that it screws in, and should be easy to replace with the proper part.

I don't mind paying for one, though it's because of the poor design of the drive bay that I ended up bending it. You shouldn't have to fight these things on. My $80 Rosewill case, and $35 Antec case didn't have this issue. (Both of those cases together cost less then the 540 =)
Edited by Chargeit - 4/16/14 at 8:02pm
     
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It isn't coming from my drives.

Since this case has the vent for the PSU on the side, I can put my head right next to it and know where the sound is coming from. It's the PSU.

The reason I'm not hearing it under load is because the sound of my speakers cover it up.

Yea, if it becomes an issue I'll look into RMA'ing it. Though, I'm not going to sit around for weeks without a PSU, which means I'd have to replace it with something.

Thanks for the help.

Hey thought I'd tell you corsairs advance rma works well.. Well as long as you have a credit card of course
. I did it for my hx1050 a few months back
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Hey thought I'd tell you corsairs advance rma works well.. Well as long as you have a credit card of course
. I did it for my hx1050 a few months back

Thanks.

Yea, that's what I'm going to do. The sound this PSU is making just doesn't sound healthy, and is really annoying when it happens. Best to get it taken care of now before it becomes a real issue. thumb.gif
     
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This case is a big disappointment. Of all cases I've owned since 1994 this one is the most expensive (129€) and the worst quality. Sure those old grey boxes didn't have as any features but they will sure as hell last a life time. I feel like I've made a downgrade from a almost half as expensive FD R3. I chose this case mainly because of two things: room for my Tri-X cards and it will fit into a 19" rack sideways. Kind of already looks like it was made for sideways use. I didn't like the looks but it looks better IRL. The reason a traditional rack case won't work is they are all too deep and there has been no innovation in decades in that market.

when I picked it up and had to carry it home I was glad it was so light but also thought it can't be of very high quality since there can't be thick steel used. The packaging was very minimal, hard foam and a polyester bag. When I open up the side panels a broken off plastic piece falls out. didn't find where it was from and got everything installed without it. I notice the IO panel doesn't look right and leaves a gap even though I had the mobo properly installed. When I install a graphics card I have to push the back of the case in so that the screw holes line up. The steel used is so thin the whole back is bent! The HDD trays are the same one used in other Corsair cases and obviously not designed for the hot swap setup that's in this one. Like many others I managed to break one of them. The "ears" are there for locking in place, not pulling. What you want to do is pinch them just enough and then use your other hand to pull the drive of the headers. Also I managed to pinch the hot swap cables behind the PSU enough to lose the connection so I had to route the cable under and around the PSU. The PSU side looks roomy for all those cables but damn it fills up fast. Instead the more traditional slide-in type the side panels are wedged in and then pressed on. The up side is no more struggling getting it right but the down side is that they don't stay on without the screws. The side panels are ridiculously thin so if you have a lot of mechanical moving parts you might want to consider some bitumen. Well, there's a window on one side. I can't get the SSD cages off. Already broken so much I'm not going to try harder. I'm not a big fan of power switch. It's more like what you'd find on monitors with shallow action.

I'm going to RMA a HDD and change the fans to something less noisy before it goes into the rack. More pics to follow.

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I can honestly say I've yet to have any complaints about the Corsair 540, I've had both better quality cases and much worse,
I honestly use the case because it's easier to move it back and forth between my house and my brothers apartment,
and the only times I really ever hear any fans in my case is the first 10 seconds my computer is on or whenever my GPU warms up (that that is my GPU's fans.
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Yeah I have had a number of cases (in my sig) and this is one of the best. SSD mount cage is easily removable for me.
This first thing I do with any case since my first build is trash all stock fans they are just...ew
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That looks ace! Awesome job and great color choice!
A sheet of acrylic or aluminum.. Really whatever you feel more comfortable working with.

In one word SICK!!!!!!!! thumb.gif
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Here is my rig
pretty plain but it works
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3-120 mm noctuas up front

1-120 mm noctua up top

all pulling air in

1-140 mm noctua out back exhaust
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