I dunno, I wouldn't say that I'm overly sensitive to sound in my immediate environment; or get easily bothered from it either. I will say I am very audibly aware of my surroundings, and surprisingly enuff I do have very good hearing - considering I've always had loud car audio systems ever since getting a drivers license, the obscenely loud & distorted bars, clubs, & parties I once frequently attended; not to mention the troubles I had as a kid w\ ear infections, having tubes placed in my ears, etc. However the oscillating pitch that comes from my pc (presumably from PSU) just becomes so overwhelming to me that I either get overly annoyed or physically ill from headaches it induced. That said, others in the room aren't irritated or even acutely aware of the slight high frequency pitch that sorta slowly shifts up and down. But for me, it is plainly heard like a ringing in my ears, that isn't even "loud" like I may have made it seem to be. All I know is it's gotta go, I've had to hear it for quite a long while now and interferes w\ creative ambitions and basic use of the pc. It's not always overwhelming & audibly noticeable to me, but most the time it is! But anyways, . . . enough about that.
A few have mentioned PSU's that are available thru online shopping, and while I don't have problems shopping online; I'm most likely gonna buy from a local retailer most likely microsinner. And unfortunately the units that have been suggested thus far are all brands not carried in their stores. So maybe some suggestions regarding PSU's found in common computer & electronics retail stores.
Which brings up, if I can find a power supply that fits, what are the important things I need for the unit to be compatible w\ my system?
Would an OCZ StealthXStream 500 Watt PSU (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0276315
) have the appropriate MOBO plugs
Coolmax CM-300 300 Watt mATX http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0278958
I don't understand this ATX compliance, and what my system requirements would be w\in this classification. I realize I'm like the whiny noob pester'n everybody for answers & attention. And truthfully I generally understand electronics & computers & their hardware w\o much problems, but PSU, & all the features, sizes, compatibilities all becomes quite daunting after researching a few possible interests; which lead to more researching, then the confusion returns! So please know I do appreciate those who've commented offering help & suggestions! Thank You
btw: loimlo, no worries - i didn't want to come off being snotty or a 6th grade grammar teacher trying to call you out on improper terminology regarding the topics. I just wanted to take the accidental ambiguity outta the way for better understanding.