Hi guys, I am a first-time builder and I'm very happy with being able to make something by myself but I'm always concerned that I can't troubleshoot problems. A month after completing my build, there has been probably 3 times when I hear this flickering noise. I'm not quite sure if it's my PSU or not but it would only last about 3-4 seconds before stopping. I managed to pull out my phone in time to catch the end of the noise on video (so sorry for the portrait video).
Thanks jimthenagual, I did not know how terribly unrecommended Apevia's were and will try to replace it ASAP, but would the PSU have caused any damage to my other components (hence the noise)? What is the danger of using this PSU in the meantime?
If the system is running fine now, then nothing has been damaged. The danger is typically when they get hot, they can pop taking other components out with them. If you NEED to use the computer in the meantime, I'd refrain from straining it too hard (gaming for example). Assuming that popping sound is coming from the PSU, I personally wouldn't use the system until I got a new PSU in there.