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Hi all,

I've got quite the confusing issue and I was wondering if anyone has hit this before and knows a solution....

A quick rundown of my setup:

6700K @ 4.7ghz
16GB Gskill 3200 DDR4
EVGA Hybrid 1080
Asrock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6
EVGA 850 G3

So basically, my computer has constant "buzzing" noise coming from it, no matter the load. The buzzing doesn't vary in volume, it's just always there. I originally had a Gigabtye Z70 Ultra Gaming motherboard in there, but I actually swapped out for the Asrock as I am giving the Gigabyte board to a friend for a buid. I was hoping that the buzzing was just a leaking cap or something on the motherboard, but swapping made no difference. I originally had a 1070 in my system, but that went to my girlfriend when I got the 1080. The build with the 1070 buzzed too, but the buzzing with the 1080 seems to be increased. I actually RMA'd the first 1080 I got because of the buzzing, but the second one made no difference either. Next, I tried a different power supply, and no luck.

Now I just noticed something last night that really got me thinking. When I'm wearing headphones and the playing a game, if I move my head close to the PC, I hear buzzing in the headphones and it gets louder the closer that I get. The buzz sounds like "60hz hum" to me (not sure if that phrase is universal, but I play bass guitar, and 60hz hum is a problem that happens with active pickups sometimes in that regard). Thinking it might be a grounding issue, I have tried the PC in different outlets throughout my apartment, but that hasn't made a difference either.

At this point, the only thing I can possibly think of trying is to take my PC over to my parents' house or something and plug it in there to see if the buzzing happens there, in case it is a grounding issue with my apartments wiring.

Has anyone else faced an issue like this? Or any ideas on other things to try? The buzzing is only annoying if I'm in the room late at night with my headphones off and there is no other noise in the room. So, it's not the biggest deal, but I thought I'd see if anybody had some input.

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post #2 of 17

So, this is a sound that's coming through your speakers and headphones?

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post #3 of 17
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Sorry, I should have specified. The constant sound is coming from my PC itself, and the volume never varies or changes (like coil whine). But, when the system is under load, if I move my head, with headphones on, near the PC, I then hear buzzing through headphones too.

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post #4 of 17
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Sorry, I should have specified. The constant sound is coming from my PC itself, and the volume never varies or changes (like coil whine). But, when the system is under load, if I move my head, with headphones on, near the PC, I then hear buzzing through headphones too.

Thanks!


Weird. So you can hear it fairly easily just sitting in your chair; you're not having to put your ear right up to the computer?

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post #5 of 17
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If the side panel is open, it is very obvious. With in closed, I can hear it if there aren't any other noises in the room.
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post #6 of 17

I'm stumped. I don't know what would cause this. If you had described this as being impossible to hear until you like, put your ear up to the PSU, then I'd say it's fine - but being able to hear it that easily, I dunno why.

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post #7 of 17
Have you checked the fans? Maybe disconnect them one at a time and see if the noise goes away.
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Have you checked the fans? Maybe disconnect them one at a time and see if the noise goes away.

 

Would that cause the noise to also occur in his headphones when he gets close to the computer?

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post #9 of 17
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Would that cause the noise to also occur in his headphones when he gets close to the computer?

Not sure. Just thinking it may be some sort of reverberation going on somewhere.
post #10 of 17
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Not sure. Just thinking it may be some sort of reverberation going on somewhere.

 

I thought so. This is electrical because it's also interfering with the audio in his headphones.

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