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I just put together a new build for a friend, its a asus 870 evo with a 965 3.4ghz and a 6850 Windforce factory overclocked.

Anyway it is booting up and installing windows fine right now but there is a low squealing that can be heard from somewhere in the case.

I am not sure if it is the video card or the power supply. I have heard video cards squealing before due to lack of a power cable being plugged in but the squealing is not that loud and everything is plugged in.

Thing is the power supply is an older 500 watt, that doesn't have 80 plus certification but does say 80% efficiency. I gave it to my friend a year or so ago because his broke. It once was enough to power my sig rig but I cannot be sure of how he stored it.

Could this be capacitor squeal? I just don't want this breaking down in a month and him coming back to me without me telling him he should buy a new PSU now before anything bad happens.

Update: I just looked up

and this is exactly what I am experiencing. It is most likely the power supply but it is not as loud as this video. I think it should be alright from what I've read the capacitor should still last a long time.
Edited by james_ant - 3/14/11 at 8:16pm
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probably the bad psu
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probably the bad psu
Should I tell him to get a new one? He will probably ask me to order one for him with my credit card and then when I say no just leave it and not do anything.

Edit I put my ear close to it and I think it is the PSU. But its not constant, sometimes its quiet and sometimes it goes away.

If it was the video card not getting enough power would come and go and only be quiet? I mean if I put the sides back on I don't think I would be able to hear it much.
Edited by james_ant - 3/14/11 at 6:20pm
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