Since the motherboard does not have any movable parts it is very unlikely that the motherboard makes that noise, it could be the processor fan, so I would recommend testing the processor and fan/heatsink in another motherboard to see if the issue follows this itmes.
this problem is quite rare to others esp you.. however i have encounter many times..
if that the case..
pls RMA the Mainboard to Intel asap.
pls tell Customer Service about the problem too..
Thanks fir the replies guys, I just got the phone with tech support and there was no problem getting a replacement board. I did a little more research found a couple more posts with this same issue. BTW, I got m board from Newegg just over a month ago. I just didn't have time to build my system until a few days ago so when I realized what the problem was, it was already too late to exchange it, thats what I get for procrastinating.. I hope I don't get another whining board lol.
ps: the whinning sound is coming out from one of the crystal fix on your mainboard. perhaps it is a faulty crystal.
Yup... It was the board. I finally got a replacement las week and noise is no more.