Originally Posted by Exxlir
appreciate the answer you have given me, the only time the noise happens is when a game or movie is loaded and the Gpu needs to be used I personally don't believe it's coil whine because why would a high pitched noise come from two vga psu connectors
, I did think it might be coil whine but then the fans are not making any noises I checked three times there's no dust trapped in the card or the fans but yet when the card loads anything it makes a noise like dust is hitting fans and it comes from both vga power connectors from the psu, so it got me wondering the card is working ok not getting any hotter than usual but it's becoming very loud for no reason, maybe I'm paranoid as I said before maybe the noise I'm hearing is the card drawing power from the psu and it's normal but then why would you hear it above two noctua F12s and a rad and 2 mega flow coolermaster fans and three Gpu fans spinning all at the same time that's why I'm worrying I can hear it over all those fans it doesn't seem normal to me
If it only happens when the card is loaded, then it is most likely coil whine coming from somewhere.
Is the noise coming from the connectors at the card, or at the PSU? It's possible the PSU is emitting the noise.
I would suggest altering clocks, voltages, and/or power settings with an OC utility as this can change the tone/frequency of the sound or at least reduce it.
Have you tried using different PCIe power cables? If you have extras from your current GPU. It's not wise to mix/math cables from different PSUs. This may sound silly, but it doesn't hurt to try.
How about trying different PCIe power ports from the PSU? If your rig sig is correct than you are using the EVGA 650G2, and depending on which variant it can have more than two VGA/PCIe power ports.
To answer your question as to why the noise would be coming from/near the power connectors. The area with the yellow box around it in the photo below is the heatsink covering the VRMs for the R9 280X toxic. The green boxes are around the chokes. The VRMs, or voltage regulation modules, are what convert the power from the PSU to the necessary amounts the card requires. The chokes are supposed to reduce/eliminate the noise that you are hearing, but you may have a faulty card. If your card is still under warranty you may want to contact Sapphire and see what they can do for you.