Question Cant figure out what this clicking is.

Dec 1, 2020
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It's not wires; that's really all I have to say. It has been there ever since I built this system, but It never did this until I switched cases. No case fans. Only GPU and CPU rad. 2060 and Ryzen 5 with 16gb of DDR4. SSD and HDD. It used to only click when I played certain games, and it wasn't hard to run games in particular.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQlOJ23WRIE
 

ex_bubblehead

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That's absolutely the sound of something rotating or vibrating. It gets louder as your mike approaches the motherboard and back of the case. To narrow it down hold the cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels or toilet paper to one ear and probe around. At the point that the sound is loudest you've found it.
 

7r1bb1e

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It does sound like a vibration. Try maybe running the system without the case. You did mention you switched the case. Maybe something in the case is loose...
 
It's a fan. Which one is easy to find. The sound is louder closer to the fan doing this sound. Take your head and put it beside the PSU. Is the sound coming from that or a case fan? Can't be the CPU or GPU you tested them.
 
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No like I said: I stopped the cpu fan and the noise continued. But here's and interesting discovery; I just got done playing WoW, took my headset off, and realized the sound was gone. But once my system started to slow down because I closed the game. The sound returned.
 
No like I said: I stopped the cpu fan and the noise continued. But here's and interesting discovery; I just got done playing WoW, took my headset off, and realized the sound was gone. But once my system started to slow down because I closed the game. The sound returned.
I know you said the CPU and GPU fan is not what is causing the noise but you don't only have CPU and GPU fan on your system. You have case fan, psu fan, radiator fan etc. One of them is doing that noise. Just find out which one.
 

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