Corsair GS700 buzzing and causing HDDs to emit annoying noises

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Dunno7, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Dunno7

    Dunno7 n00b

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    I've put a new system together and used my old Corsair GS700 and the HDDs. In the new system the power supply makes a buzzing noise and causes the drives to make an annoying sire-like noise that's barely hearable. No noise was present in my old rig. I think I have no choice but to buy a new power supply, do I? I dug through Corsair forums and found lots of threads with the same problem. Apparently the GS series is crap.

    The most important question is - is the power supply causing any damage to the system or to the drives or just nothing more than noise?
     
  2. Spartacus

    Spartacus [H]ard|Gawd

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    >>The most important question is - is the power supply causing any damage to the system or to the drives or just nothing more than noise?

    Yes, a bad PSU could damage the drives.
    Strange/funny noises from the drives is not good.

    Shut it down!

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