hi, can anyone help me find out what makes the following sound, i just cant find it, it's more a low hum type of sound and it's the last noise to start after i turn my pc on, the vibration seems to the front of the case im thinking possibly hard drive, i have to and they just sort of rest in place. when i turn the pc on the hard drives click, fans start up then this very low mmmmm starts up, i think it's always been there but my problem is the case rests on a metal cage under my desk, its annoying me! various upgraded noisy bits: ocz gamextreem 700w akasa evo 120 am2 akasa 60 exhaust fan nexus 90 case fan 8800gtx bog standard hsf 80 gb hitach deskstar 120 "" tia adam as i say it's the last thing that powers up.
I'm getting a similar sort of sound at the moment. Mine's caused by the PSU sitting flush against the top of the case. If I push down a bit over where the PSU is then it stops. I'm still working out how to fix that.
cheers guys, the psu has a big rubber washer to stop any contact with the case, pc is on a teatowel:), and the screws are in the hard drives but they just slot in and a nasty plastic clip sort of holds them in place, i can move them about 5 mm in any direction and i added the 160 gb hdd, which is longer than the 80gb. is it ok to wedge them in? i am sparticus, you can get these rubber rings from most pc supply shops and they come with a lot of bigger ones. i have a pc in a thermeltake case and its very quiet but they cpu idles at 49c and the sli idle @ 74c and 91c without clocking, im letting a mate have it, i dont think it will last too long! so i have got mine cool, im happy with the spec and temps i just wish i could get it quiet, so should i wedge the hdds in you think?
i'll try that then, they dont rattle, it just seems a cheap case, mind you it had onboard graphics and a super quiet asus hsf when i bought it, sadly the hsf wasnt quiet up to the dualcore, failing that i suppose i may try a new case, they're all just to big for my desk though! thanks for the replies.