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Possible HDD or PSU Failure?

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The past day or so, possibly a bit longer, I have been hearing a faint but noticeable repeating chirping (yes, like a bird.) noise occasionally coming from my desktop. When I have noticed it, it would be short but repeating. Noticed it again around 10 or so minutes ago while in the middle of a Battlefield 4 session while experiencing intermittent lag spikes. Decided to go ahead and reboot my PC while I went to grab a drink and as soon as I came back my computer was on but had a black screen. After hitting the reset button on my case there was a message saying that the computer had failed to boot 3 or more times, or something like that, which will happen during an unstable overclock (currently running at stock settings aside from a lowered vcore that has not given me problems since I've built the PC). After resetting it and successfully booting I noticed that my mouse briefly froze after opening four or five tabs in Chrome.


Anyways, what do you guys think the problem may be and how would be the best approach for me to go ahead and diagnose the issue.



P.S. I did think it was possibly one of the case fans at some point, however this occasionally happens and isn't consistent so not so sure it is a fan now. Also doesn't appear to be making the noise at the moment.
Edited by CS14 - 10/4/13 at 4:22pm
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What are your specs for your computer?
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They're in my sig under "First Born".


I heard it consistently throughout today and I think it is coming from the PSU. Possibly the fan? If it ends up being the fan, would it be okay to leave it or should I just get another PSU (not going to replace it myself and I probably voided the warranty on it when cutting off some of the sleeving so RMA is out of the question)?
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You could try and replace th3 psu fan yourself
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Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit ACER AL1716 Microsoft Keyboard Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 550W 
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Coolink SWiF2-80P 80mm PWM Cooler Master Sickleflow 120MM Gigabyte G-Power 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit ACER AL1716 Microsoft Keyboard Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 550W 
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