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new silvertone 650w making a buzzing noise

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just put my first build together and noticed a noise and it seems its that the psu is making it. Soon as I start it up it makes a buzzing noise not too loud but kind of annoying, im wondering if I tightened it good enough. The noise kind of sounds like putting a baseball card on a bicycle tire.
post #2 of 7
It sounds most likely to be reverberations from the fan inside the PSU. Did the PSU come with rubber mounts to go between the case and the screws when fitting?

You get the same problem with normal fans if you forget to put the rubber mounts on before fixing them to the case.

If it sounds louder than just normal vibrations from the fan then it could be that the fan inside the PSU is faulty and not mounted correctly or has been damaged in transit and is therefore rotating off axis or something.

I would try mounting it on rubber soles if it isn't already and if that doesn't then consider sending it back.
 
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I honestly don't know if it came with rubber mounts or not
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The only thing the psu came with were skrews, no rubber mounts. Has anyone else had this problem? I have read that some say it will make noise when its a full load but this one just seems to stay stationary as soon as I turn it on (I did a stress test last night and it didn't flinch). As far as the psu itself im guessing its fine since it is working (and brand new) but that fan is very annoying.
post #5 of 7
If it is brand new and you suspect it of making a noise that is not normal then send it back.
 
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by GerroffMe View Post
If it is brand new and you suspect it of making a noise that is not normal then send it back.
im starting to wonder if it even is the psu making that noise, it sounds like a spinning noise maybe from GPU fan or HD?
post #7 of 7
This noise could be from either of them, but sounds to me more likely a HDD than a GPU from the sound you described, backup all your files just incase because chances are if it is your HDD then it hasn't got long left to live before the sweep arm inside it dies.
 
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