Gurgling noise from the CPU during a file operation (Dell XPS 8700 desktop with Windows 7)

Hello everyone,

My Dell XPS 8700 desktop is about 1.5 years old and has been fairly stable all this time.

I did a fresh install of Windows 7 with a new Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB SSD last week. Since then, whenever there is a little file operation such as opening a picture or opening a page on Google Chrome, the the CPU seems to gurgle and once it's done gurgling, the file operation is complete and I can see the picture, etc.

I'm wondering what seems to be the issue because the computer has Core i7 4770, 8 GB of RAM (would soon be 16 GB of Kingston HyperX FURY) and 500 GB of SSD with two other internal drives.

I'm suspecting that the sounds are from the internal drives.

Is anything that I do to avoid this gurgling noise (for lack of better term)?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot for your time.
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
If you suspect it's the internal drives then remove them one-by-one and see which one if any is making the noise.  Or open up the case and with a piece of flexible tubing use it as a stethoscope and try to pinpoint where the sound is coming from.
I take "gurgling noise" as mechanical in nature.  It won't be the SSD because it's solid state. Perhaps bad cooling fan(s)?
can you post the sound here, for a better idea what it may be?
i never came across a gurgling noise in any pc, or laptop
what i did hear was fan blades touching, - spires vibrating, disk or fan rotation noises (caused by bearings)

you can record it with a microphone - then post the file here

what i do for determining what part is the cause, is open the bow, and hold a screwdriver against the bone near my ear, then touch the parts one by one

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arise5Author Commented:
Many thanks for your responses and so sorry for not responding sooner.

After cleaning the interiors of the CPU using compressed air cans, I'm not able to notice the sounds that much.
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