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Please Help. PSU fan very noisy even after RMA

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June 28, 2013 12:22:43 PM

Hi all,

I've finished my first build now and everything is great except, to m disappoint, when I turn my computer on it's really loud -- even with a Fractal Define R4 case.

I have Seasonic m12ii 750 W, which I purchased on Newegg cause it was on sale ($60). I don't need all that power, I have a 4th gen intel chip, a GTX 660 and some hard drives and I don't OC.

And here's the tricky part = I returned my first m12ii cause of the noise and now the second has the same noise. What's happening?

Thanks,
Brian

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June 28, 2013 12:49:57 PM

Brian_W said:
Hi all,

I've finished my first build now and everything is great except, to m disappoint, when I turn my computer on it's really loud -- even with a Fractal Define R4 case.

I have Seasonic m12ii 750 W, which I purchased on Newegg cause it was on sale ($60). I don't need all that power, I have a 4th gen intel chip, a GTX 660 and some hard drives and I don't OC.

And here's the tricky part = I returned my first m12ii cause of the noise and now the second has the same noise. What's happening?

Thanks,
Brian


Who did you return it to and how do you know that they didn't send the same PSU back to you?
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June 28, 2013 12:52:41 PM

Good thinking. Sorry I should have specified. I did it through new egg and the replacement was forward shipped. (I've yet to return the first one, so ya it's a new one).

Ugh. This is so frustrating.
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June 28, 2013 1:06:50 PM

Brian_W said:
Good thinking. Sorry I should have specified. I did it through new egg and the replacement was forward shipped. (I've yet to return the first one, so ya it's a new one).

Ugh. This is so frustrating.


Sometimes it takes more than three replacements before you receive one that isn't defective especially if they're from the same manufacturing batch.
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June 28, 2013 1:16:09 PM

I think I'll return it and get a new PSU altogether.

Any suggestions? I have a 4th gen it, GTX 660, 4 HHDs, 1 SSD and I don't OC or SLI and won't in the future. I want something quiet and cheap.
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June 28, 2013 2:02:01 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 660 (non-Ti) graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the critical factor.

What is your budget range?

Does the PSU have to have modular output cables in addition to being Haswell compatible?
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June 28, 2013 2:11:59 PM

Yes, it needs to be modular, or semi-modular.

Thanks for the reply.
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