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New PC Build is Noisy, but Only After a Restart

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  • 20 months ago

Hello PCPartPicker community,

Just put together a new rig. The parts list is below. I plan on making a formal post about it here soon.

Anyway, onto the matter at hand. With this PC build I just put together yesterday, I made sure all parts were optimized for low noise. As in, they could cool well, but were also very quiet. I read user reviews, watched videos and the like with a very close attention to noise.

So, this build, when starting it up form it's off state, is very quiet. Even under heavy load of an AAA game, it's near inaudible, just as I desired.

However, when I do a restart (which I've had to do a lot of with installing drivers and the like), as in the copmuter is on, and turns off then automatically back on, it's like 300% louder. Even under a very light work load, or even before I open any application, it's way louder than it should be.

Turning the computer completely off then back on fixes the problem, but I'd like to eliminate the problem altogether. Do any of you have experience with this or know of any type of fix?

Thanks so much.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $238.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS GAMING WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $152.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $182.89 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY - CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $78.39 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card $199.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake - Suppressor F31 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.89 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Asus - MX259H 25.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $173.99 @ Amazon
Other Zipties $1.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1348.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-30 14:40 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd first identify the exact fan(s) causing your noise problem.

From your description, my first guess would be the PSU, but you should confirm this. There's a chance it's an issue with how CPU or chassis fan settings in the BIOS are applied as you boot.

If you're still within the return period, I'd personally go ahead and return that PSU anyways. That's one of Seasonic's older platforms and it lacks some modern protection features offered by newer units at a similar price point. For a quiet system, I'd prefer the Seasonic Focus Plus line, as they offer a semi-passive fan mode option. (Fully passive options tend to be more expensive.)

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