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I just put together a system and everything is running great. Except when I run a graphic intense program such as 3DMark or Rainbow Six Vegas. Anytime I run these I hear this strange noise coming from what sounds like around the video card. It sounds almost like a clicking hissing noise. I tested every fan from the processor to the graphics card to the case fans. These are not the issue, the sounds remains when I tap the fans or do anything to them. Anyone have any ideas on what else can cause a noise?

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Capacitors, harddrives, CD drives all make noise.

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It's a normal electronic noise that happens in every computer I've ever used. There's nothing you can do about it, but thankfully it's usually fairly quiet.
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sure it's not a problem with your video cards fan when it speeds up? could be a slight imbalance in it or something that's not noticeable while idle...but when you start to heat up that GPU with games it'll crank up the fan and the imbalance will become noticeable.
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The last time I noticed a hissing noise in my system, a capacitor in my power supply was steaming. The unit died shortly after that.

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