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Cooler Master V700 Buzzing Noise

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Hello

So I have a new Cooler Master V700, it's about 3 months old.
Just tonight it has started making a buzzing noise which I haven't heard previously. It's not super loud, with headphones I can't hear it but if I take my headphones off I can hear it. It has never made this noise before.

Over the last few days I have been changing graphics cards a lot. I started a with a Sapphire R9 280X dual-X, that had issues with artifacing so I replaced it with another Dual-X 280X that one also had issues with fan noises so then I changed to an Evga GTX 770 XCS which also had fan and coil whine problems (it's been sent to the factory for repair/replacement). Now I'm using a GTS 450 temporarily, 99% of the time this PSU has been running a ASUS GTX 560.

The rest of my specs:
Intel i5 2500K @ stock
Corsair H60
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600Mhz
Intel 330 120GB SSD
Corsair Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Some random 150GB old HDD
LG DVD Drive
EVGA GTS 450 currently

I have never heard this buzzing before so it's completely new and it has only started tonight, the buzzing occurs even when I'm idling on the desktop.
Also if I unplug the graphics card it doesn't make a difference the PSU still makes a buzzing noise.

Does anyone have any ideas on what is causing the buzzing and how I can fix it? Or should I just return the PSU to the store I bought it from?

Also I can upload a video of the noise if wanted, it's not the clearest though.

Thank you for any help!
Edited by RussSki - 4/23/14 at 12:07am
post #2 of 4
This is simply the coils vibrating inside the PSU. If it becomes far too loud, an RMA should be authorized by Cooler Master. Coils tend to reduce in noise over time anyway. Just so you know, the buzzing does not pose a threat to the health of the PSU.

The best way to prove it's the coils is to stick a pencil into the fan to stop it from spinning. If the buzzing persists, it shows the fan is healthy and the noise is being emitted from within the PSU and not the fan.
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post #3 of 4
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Ok thank you for the help, I left my computer off overnight the the buzzing seems to have stopped but it's good to know that the buzzing won't affect the health of the PSU.

If the buzzing returns then I will stop the fan with a pencil like you said just to make sure that it's not the fan that is buzzing.
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No problem. If you require any more help, let me know. smile.gif
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