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PSU making clicking noises

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March 18, 2011 4:33:25 AM

This is my first build and thankfully everything seems fine, except for this one thing.

Everything seems to be going fine with the PC. Was able to get it booting without any trouble. Installed the OS, updated drivers, installed a few games, but all this time there has been a clicking noise coming from my pc from the very start. After removing the side of the case, I am 99% sure it is coming from the PSU and although I really haven't noticed anything visually on my monitor or with the fan lights, it's beginning to worry me. Please help me out.

Computer specs are as follows:

XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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March 18, 2011 6:06:30 AM

Probably a fan wire in the fan blades. Normally happens with the CPU fan, so I'd start there. With a pen, gently stop the CPU fan from spinning. Did the sound go away? If it did, try the same procedure on the PSU fan(s). Don't stop any fan for more then ~5sec. If its the CPU fan, you should be able to route it away from the blades. If it is a PSU fan, you'll need to RMA it back to XFX/whoever you bought it from. DON'T open the PSU as it will void your warranty.
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