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I recently built a new PC and went with the EVGA 850 Watt GQ because, from what I could find on it, it is a Tier 2 PSU made by FSP with good reviews and a solid build.

I recently noticed a slight coil whine on my EVGA GTX 1080 SC and have read that this may be due to a whole slew of factors, including the PSU.

My GQ is still returnable to Microcenter, so I was wondering if it is worth moving to either the EVGA 750/850 G2? I'd say the likelihood that it actually impacts the coil whine is minimal, but is it enough of an upgrade to pull it out of my computer (a pain), drive the 30 minutes to microcenter and do the exchange (followed by reinstalling the new one), or is the GQ plenty good?

Thanks for any help
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Are you saying that there's a coil whine on the GQ? If so, return it and get the G2.
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Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post

Are you saying that there's a coil whine on the GQ? If so, return it and get the G2.
He said the coil whine is coming from the GPU. Either way, returning it for the G2 is what I would do for two reasons:

1. The G2 is a higher quality unit, if the coil whine is in fact coming from the PSU instead of the GPU, you shouldn't get any with a G2, I don't even get any with my GS.
2. If coil whine is still experienced after getting the G2, it's probably coming from the GPU and there isn't much you can do about that.
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I'm not sure about Nvidia but I know Coil Whine is RMA-able on AMD cards. Might want to check with EVGA.
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Originally Posted by FallenFaux View Post

I'm not sure about Nvidia but I know Coil Whine is RMA-able on AMD cards. Might want to check with EVGA.

It is definitely coming from the GPU. The noise is there, but it is not really that loud / annoying. I doubt it it worth going through an RMA process and being without a GPU for however long...plus these things are sold out everywhere otherwise I would just swap it out for a different one at MIcrocenter.
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Originally Posted by seabiscuit68 View Post

I recently built a new PC and went with the EVGA 850 Watt GQ because, from what I could find on it, it is a Tier 2 PSU made by FSP with good reviews and a solid build.

I recently noticed a slight coil whine on my EVGA GTX 1080 SC and have read that this may be due to a whole slew of factors, including the PSU.

My GQ is still returnable to Microcenter, so I was wondering if it is worth moving to either the EVGA 750/850 G2? I'd say the likelihood that it actually impacts the coil whine is minimal, but is it enough of an upgrade to pull it out of my computer (a pain), drive the 30 minutes to microcenter and do the exchange (followed by reinstalling the new one), or is the GQ plenty good?

Thanks for any help
What else do you expect with a fast card and high fps? Especially with the EVGA. Of course it will whine. Sure to some degree it's a combination of parts but when you have a very fast GPU it's almost a given. You can try mixing up the parts by getting different PSU but all in all it's GPU's fault.
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