Weird pc noise

have you checked fans are spinning freely?

Not sure that is coil whine. that sounds like a fan to me


 
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Thanks for the reply, I have checked all fans and they are all spinning correctly, I managed to carefully stop the right fan which was the fan that was making noise but I am sure no wires are hitting the fan, It is really odd and I am still trying to figure out if it is actually a coil whine or a hidden wire that i havent noticed yet. It could really be possible as my case is really small and the gpu is very big.
 
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After investigating further, I can confirm that there is not any wires touching the fans, they are all spinning properly and they don’t seem to be acting weird… I also noticed that the noise is loudest when the fan stops spinning after load, but on idle it’s quiet and all fans are still spinning. It is indeed not a coil whine as I can hear that high pitch sound on high fps. So it might be a loose bearing after all, quite not sure though and very confused… I purchased this card like a month ago and had no problems with it until yesterday. I did have a power outage though and and it’s after that that I actually started noticing the sound but might just be a coincidence as I can’t really relate a fan to a power outage. I don’t really mind it as long as it doesn’t affect temps nor performance but it’s worrying me in some way because this card is still somewhat new.
 
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what make/model card is it?

if its only a month old they might be able to replace the fan
It’s a Zotac 3070ti, after doing some research it’s actually the shroud and the fans touching, which I temporarily eliminated by placing a spacer between them, the noise is gone now but Zotac did a very bad job designing their fans as it is really annoying.
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It also happens on the 3060 TI

Good trick guys. They getting slack, they also making cards bigger but not having enough support on brackets to hold cards up without sagging. My new card is 337mm long and it might need a crutch to stand up straight.
 
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This is a badly designed card range, it isn't exactly caused by the retention method.
cards should be designed in such a way they don't interfere with their own fans.

its not like the 3.5slot card I will be installing next week. Its so massive it has a built in brace that runs most of cards length and card came with a stand to help it not sag. its 337mm long. Good thing I have a big case
 
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This is a badly designed card range, it isn't exactly caused by the retention method.
cards should be designed in such a way they don't interfere with their own fans.

its not like the 3.5slot card I will be installing next week. Its so massive it has a built in brace that runs most of cards length and card came with a stand to help it not sag. its 337mm long. Good thing I have a big case
What i ment was that the retention method was never designed to hold big lumps of lead with massive butt sag :p and it is upp to the manufacturers to fix their own mess, which some do and some don't :(
 
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if you can find something to attach it to and make a chain of zip ties to tie it too, it might work... but I don't think it would be pretty. And I wouldn't use it on a 4090 as I think bricks might break it. My new GPU weighs 3 pounds, soon they will come with birth certificates.
 
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Guess I should work out how mine works
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It is a shame its a new design and doesn't look like 6900xt model as I can find that, not this. I have seen one person put it together on a video

Its probably not that hard. The grey powercolor piece is the base, the poles stick into it and you use the red bits to support the card. I expect I only need the short pole since gap between gpu and PSU shroud isn't as tall as long pole. Guess I could play with it and use it on old GPU - which I am sure is sagging now but i might be seeing things after a week getting my fans to work.

MY old gpu will swim in the hole the current one is in.
 
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