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My Power Supply making loud noise.

Hi, Recently i have noticed my computer making alot of noise. Before i could barely hear it, at first i wasn't sure what the problem was until i came to the conclusion it was my PSU. But the odd thing is, it only sometimes make's noise. It will make a grinding sound, but sometimes after restarting my computer, it goes away. So i'm not entirely sure if the Power Supply needs to be replaced, I only want to replace it if it's broke. I will try to provide as much information as possible if needed.
I should mention, i had no problem with this setup for 2 years now.
Here are my specs.

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6870

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 CPU Quad-Core @ 3.40GHz

Motherboard: XPS 8300

PSU: 460w XPS 8300 Dell Stock Power Supply
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  1. Sounds like a failing power supply.Fan bearing issue.

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $25.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 20:47 EST-0500)
  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Sounds like a failing power supply.Fan bearing issue.

    Made by the best SEASONIC.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $25.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 20:47 EST-0500)

    Are you sure? Even though it makes noise sometimes? It's not always loud. But thank you.
  3. Best answer
    If it's the fan \ bearing ,which usually causes grinding it will only get worse , replacing is up to you.
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    If it's the fan \ bearing ,which usually causes grinding it will only get worse , replacing is up to you.


    Thank you, I appreciate it.
  5. Your welcome.
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