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Fans are easy to replace but you do void the warranty i would also take the psu out of the case and spray thru its vents with compressed air. Could be a build up of dust causing a fan to spin off balance or dirt and dust on a cap or mosfet causing it to overheat and make sounds.
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Ultra's aren't known for being rock solid though. Newegg doesn't even sell them.
Right. God knows if Newegg doesn't sell it, it couldn't possibly be good.

Good or not, the Ultra power supplies have a lifetime warranty and yours is only 8 months old. Call Ultra and have them swap it out before you open it up, void your warranty and replace the fan yourself.

That said, a clogged up fan moves little air, so as previously suggested do make an effort to vacuum up any dust bunnies that might be jammed up in the fan.. or anywhere else for that matter.
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Ultra's X3 lineup are some of the most stable and best PSUs on the market. Ultra's earlier lineups.. not so much.

If possible, try stepping up to the Ultra x3 Line when you RMA. I'm sure theyll require you to pay a difference but its worth a shot.
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