Question Can anyone tell me what component is making this annoying noise?

Dec 20, 2020
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Here is a video on the noise: View: https://imgur.com/gallery/FJjFo2i
I can only describe it as like wind going through a tube. I know it’s not the fans because I turned them off and still heard the noise. I also unplugged my two hard drives power cables and still heard it. It’s like a pulsating wind even when the fans are off. I also have a good psu, the evga g2 so I’m pretty sure it’s not that. Could it be the ram? It’s louder than it sounds in the video as I can hear it when my headphones are on.
 

LolaGT

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Oct 31, 2020
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Coil whine or some other component on a board making that noise possibly. Very hard to track down without a electronic(mechanics) stethoscope or at least everything on a test bench set up so you can inspect a lot easier.
 
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Coil whine or some other component on a board making that noise possibly. Very hard to track down without a electronic(mechanics) stethoscope or at least everything on a test bench set up so you can inspect a lot easier.
I thought coil whine was supposed to be a lot higher pitch?
 

LolaGT

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Those coils can make all kinds of weird noises, from the high pitched squeal to dolphin clicky sounds, and so can some capacitors.
From outside the case it is just a guess what it could be.
 

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