Power Supply Really Loud When Under Load

So i've a thermaltake 530 smart se 80+ power supply,i5 2500 non k,8 gigs of ram,and a gtx 960(slightly overclocked +75 +200),and when i game let's say mafia 3 it doesn't artifact,stutter or antyhing it just sounds like a literal jet engine it's so freaking loud!
i've checked if its the graphics card forcing it not to rotate for a short period of time,and stopped the cpu cooler completely ( did this for a really small amount of time,don't worry nothing's damaged xd)
and i figured it's the PSU.What should i do from here?
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  1. get a new psu before it is too late, Recommend Seasonic 520 W 80+ for ~$36, newegg
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  2. vapour said:
    get a new psu before it is too late, Recommend Seasonic 520 W 80+ for ~$36, newegg


    You think it's going bad?
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  3. Yep, no normal part can make that noise. If it goes down, it may damage many components...
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  4. Nick_221 said:
    So i've a thermaltake 530 smart se 80+ power supply,i5 2500 non k,8 gigs of ram,and a gtx 960(slightly overclocked +75 +200),and when i game let's say mafia 3 it doesn't artifact,stutter or antyhing it just sounds like a literal jet engine it's so freaking loud!
    i've checked if its the graphics card forcing it not to rotate for a short period of time,and stopped the cpu cooler completely ( did this for a really small amount of time,don't worry nothing's damaged xd)
    and i figured it's the PSU.What should i do from here?


    That is a low quality unit so I would recommend replacing it with a higher quality one.
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  5. That PSU was NOT engineered for low noise. It's inefficient, so it's going to generate more heat under load. It's rated at 25°C and the fan doesn't have any kind of "smart controller" so it's just going to spin up exponentially whenever that PSU gets anywhere near it's operating temperature upper limits.

    It's just not a good unit. If you're concerned about noise, you should get a PSU that's focused on low noise.
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  6. jonnyguru said:
    That PSU was NOT engineered for low noise. It's inefficient, so it's going to generate more heat under load. It's rated at 25°C and the fan doesn't have any kind of "smart controller" so it's just going to spin up exponentially whenever that PSU gets anywhere near it's operating temperature upper limits.

    It's just not a good unit. If you're concerned about noise, you should get a PSU that's focused on low noise.


    What would be a good,but like really budget oriented psu,that's atleast decent and a bit silent since my budged is really tight,im a college kid
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  7. Cybenetics tests sound levels and grades them from A++ to E. They don't have every PSU out there by a long shot, but they're a good start:

    https://www.cybenetics.com/index.php?option=database
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