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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;12024067 
Sure it isn't your GPU fans?

I removed my physX card and isolated the noise, its definitely the power supply. My primary GPU has no fan. My radiator fans are dead silent and hooked up to a fan controller, they never change speed. I disabled the 2 other fans in my case. The only things that were running were 3 radiator fans (extremely quiet) and a pump. This is how I determined its the power supply
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post #12 of 18
use something like occt to test your power supply...every once in a while a power supply may "age" faster than it should...it's rare but sometimes it just really can't take it and outputs lower power than it should
    
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post #13 of 18
There's nothing wrong with it at all.
post #14 of 18
You'll be drawing in the region of 550W with that rig.

It is though, more than 50% load on the TX750, so if the fan gets a bit louder it's no issue.

It could also be your CPU or GPU fans ramping up.

The GTX480 ramping up is quite obvious, and definitely loud.
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post #15 of 18
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I really can't stand this noise though. Im very anal about noise level of my PC. Would a higher wattage PSU reduce the noise level?
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post #16 of 18
Or one with a quieter fan.

Consider the SeaSonic X series. Lower wattage models don't even have a fan, and the higher wattage ones have a very quiet one that only spins when the PSU is under a 20%+ load.

X400 (fanless)
X460 (fanless)
X560
X650/X660
X750/X760
X850
post #17 of 18
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I have lowered my overclocks/voltages and this has decrease the sound level of the PSU dramatically. I lowered the CPU from 4.44Ghz to 4.06Ghz and lowered the GTX 480 back to stock (752Mhz core). I also forgot to mention I had my GTX 480 overclocked to 925Mhz core clock. Maybe that was drawing a lot of power?

Anyways its all back to quiet now when I game. I will keep it at these speeds for a while
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post #18 of 18
The GTX 400 series is known for eating a lot more power when overclocked, so that probably made a big difference. The i7 930 is no slouch either. I'm not sure if its power consumption is linear or exponential as you increase its clock speed, but it's up there either way.
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