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    Unhappy Case Buzzing :@

    my case always makes a noisy buzz, when i touch it i feel some kind of low frequency vibration in it, i have put the HDDs on rubber supports to eliminate their vibrations from getting to the case, i have no extra fans running (only the processor's and the GFX and the PSU) this vibration is very irritating and is making me crazy, please someone has a solution?
    CPU: Pentium 4 530J, 3.0, 1MB Cache, 35/55c
    RAM: Spectek 2048MB (512x4), DDR2-533, Dual Channel, 4-4-4-12
    MB: Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G, Intel 945P
    GFX: XFX XXX 6800GS PCX @485, 256MB @1100, 40/60c
    HDD: WD 160GB, SATA2, 8MB Cache, 7200 RPM, 55/60c
    OS: Windows XP Pro SP2, DX 9.0c
    PSU: Task International 450 Watt PSU, Dual Auto Speed Fans, 12v/26A, 3.33v/28A, 5v/32A

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    First guess would be a broken fan, perhaps in the power supply?
    (Ie, a cable is brushing the fan and makes a buzzing noise).

    Happened to me three times, twice due to fans, once due to a bad hd.

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    thanks very much for your reply, i have checked all the fans r good and the HDDs don't immit any more vibes, and it's not a very audible sound, it's more like a low but irritating sound, i don't know how to describe it, but it's like as if someone is operating a motor or vacuum cleaner in another apartement, u know very low but irritating !
    CPU: Pentium 4 530J, 3.0, 1MB Cache, 35/55c
    RAM: Spectek 2048MB (512x4), DDR2-533, Dual Channel, 4-4-4-12
    MB: Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G, Intel 945P
    GFX: XFX XXX 6800GS PCX @485, 256MB @1100, 40/60c
    HDD: WD 160GB, SATA2, 8MB Cache, 7200 RPM, 55/60c
    OS: Windows XP Pro SP2, DX 9.0c
    PSU: Task International 450 Watt PSU, Dual Auto Speed Fans, 12v/26A, 3.33v/28A, 5v/32A

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    Have you tried simply opening up the case and pushing against various components to narrow down the cause of the vibration? Only the moving parts of your comp can cause vibration, so it should be easy to narrow down the culprit. For instance, if you don't have your motherboard screwed down tight enough, its possible that the CPU fan could be causing it to rattle very slightly. Since its attached to the case this would become very noticeable as it causes the whole chassis to vibrate.

    I know you checked the fans, but did you check the fan inside the power supply like lightstorm suggested? It is very plausable that this could be causing the problem you are suggesting. Because power supplies are only screwed on in the front, they are prone to vibrating against the rail or plate that they rest on.
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    Are you sure it is not comming from something else, like the monitor or speekers. Fans can cause quite a bit of vibration. My Antec Tri-Light 80mm fan I use on my SK-7 heatsink was vibrating very slightly, but it was enough to make the side of the case shake. It also vibrates things on my desktop. I narrowed it down by stopping the fans with my fingers (by touching the middles, not the blades). I took it out an oiled it with some House Hold 3in1 Oil. Works every time.

    This was the first time I didn't just have a fan start to grind. Of course they normally do this only on a cold boot and I have only actually turned my computer off about 1 time in the last 4 months.
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    i checked everything guys and found that it was the Samsung HDD vibrating very hard against the case floor, i think it's getting old or something!!! thanks anyway.
    CPU: Pentium 4 530J, 3.0, 1MB Cache, 35/55c
    RAM: Spectek 2048MB (512x4), DDR2-533, Dual Channel, 4-4-4-12
    MB: Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G, Intel 945P
    GFX: XFX XXX 6800GS PCX @485, 256MB @1100, 40/60c
    HDD: WD 160GB, SATA2, 8MB Cache, 7200 RPM, 55/60c
    OS: Windows XP Pro SP2, DX 9.0c
    PSU: Task International 450 Watt PSU, Dual Auto Speed Fans, 12v/26A, 3.33v/28A, 5v/32A

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    hey harddrives do have a place in cases you know

    and yeah dont touch the blades on a fan, my new panaflo 120mm snapped a blade when i stuck my finger in it, i didnt even feel it its like it just fell off damn thing

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    come on man i know the HDDs have a special place, but this place is connected to the case !!!!! it will transfere the vibrations from the HDD! i tried it already, anyway thanks.
    CPU: Pentium 4 530J, 3.0, 1MB Cache, 35/55c
    RAM: Spectek 2048MB (512x4), DDR2-533, Dual Channel, 4-4-4-12
    MB: Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G, Intel 945P
    GFX: XFX XXX 6800GS PCX @485, 256MB @1100, 40/60c
    HDD: WD 160GB, SATA2, 8MB Cache, 7200 RPM, 55/60c
    OS: Windows XP Pro SP2, DX 9.0c
    PSU: Task International 450 Watt PSU, Dual Auto Speed Fans, 12v/26A, 3.33v/28A, 5v/32A

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    Take about a 1" think chunk of foam rubber and set the hard drive on that. Hold it in place with a rubber band if needed.
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