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Whoa, wait a minute. Time to RMA my EVGA Supernova G2?

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So my trusty EVGA Supernova G2 has started buzzing at what mainly sounds like 60hz with various other frequencies. It sounds like the noise you get from crap quality switchmode supplies, which the G2 certainly is not. It is the 750W PSU, and my system is far lower than 750W, even while folding. It is audible even over my music, pump, 7 fans, and HDD (while folding at full power)

 

It is not super loud, but I can hear it and I do not like it. It might have been doing this for quite a while now, but I would have not noticed it because it had been on the floor until now. I have listened to the GPU, pump, HDD, and motherboard, and the noise is definitely coming from the PSU.

 

It still makes the noise when I stop F@H. The noise does not change. I have tried fanless mode to see if it was the fan, and this is not the case. I have had this supply for several years, and I think I have a 10 year warranty on it. Should I RMA it? Do they require the cables to be sent as well? Because I have modified some of my sata cables...

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RMA

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RMA it, EVGA will take it and do you good

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does it run hot while in operation?

 

if not, rma that thing.

 

EDIT: with hot i mean "i should probably give it more airflow" hot.

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I don't know if it can be called a defect, but you can certainly call EVGA to see what they say. Buzzing is not necessarily a cause for alarm. Annoying, yes, but may not be anything that needs to be taken care of.

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does it run hot while in operation?

 

if not, rma that thing.

 

EDIT: with hot i mean "i should probably give it more airflow" hot.

I would say it probably runs between 30-40 degrees. It sucks air from the bottom of my arc mini case. The air coming out of it is really not very warm.

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---SNIP---

 

 I have had this supply for several years, and I think I have a 10 year warranty on it. Should I RMA it? Do they require the cables to be sent as well? Because I have modified some of my sata cables...

 

I would at least email or call them with your concerns. If a power supply of mine suddenly started acting up, I'd definitely want to let the manufacturer know before it burns my house down like that guy with the DELL XPS Desktop a few years back. (Kidding, there was a lot of controversy over that, and I still don't know who's fault it really was.)

 

As for your custom cables, I would mention that in the email or phone call, as I've seen other people RMA'ing power supplies from EVGA, Corsair, and Silverstone not always have to send their cables back to the manufacturer if they're not the problem. Even then, EVGA will take care of you; it's why they offer such crazy warranties on things in the industry.

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Honestly, if something is wrong with your PSU send it the fuck in immediately.

 

If that thing were to have a catastrophic failure, it could take your hardware with it. EVGA has awesome support, just contact them.

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That is what I was thinking, as I have worked with electronics long enough :P

 

Oh btw:

 

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