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Lupy314
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Anetc 500w PSU sounds like a plane taking off

Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:27 pm

I recently built a new computer. As you can see from the title, the power supply fan sounds like an airplane when I'm gaming!
Here is the build:
  • Phenom II X4 955 @3.72
  • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
  • 4gb ram kit
  • 1tb Caviar Blue
  • EVGA GTS 450

It's in an Antec Sonata III with the included 500W PSU. A calculator on Newegg said I only needed 430W, so I figured I would be okay with that PSU. Do I need a better PSU? If so, what should I get?
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Re: Anetc 500w PSU sounds like a plane taking off

Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:11 pm

What size is the fan in that PSU? If it's small, and you're subjectively sensitive to airflow noises, I suspect that is normal. It's also probably a "tight fit" as far as the automatic fan-speed-up-routines go in PSUs.
 
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Re: Anetc 500w PSU sounds like a plane taking off

Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:12 am

Are you sure it's the PSU? The AMD stock cooler is an egregious offender when it comes to noise, especially if you have your CPU overclocked.
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Re: Anetc 500w PSU sounds like a plane taking off

Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:09 pm

Voldenuit wrote:
Are you sure it's the PSU? The AMD stock cooler is an egregious offender when it comes to noise, especially if you have your CPU overclocked.


That's by far the loudest thing in my system. I'd replace it, but I'm just too lazy to take everything apart right now.

Or the PSU could have a bad fan.
 
Lupy314
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Re: Anetc 500w PSU sounds like a plane taking off

Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:16 pm

Problem solved. I'm not sure why, but it's gotten much quieter since a few days ago.
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Re: Anetc 500w PSU sounds like a plane taking off

Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:03 am

Maybe the bearings needed to run in. In any case, I'm glad things worked out!
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