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Seasonic X Coil Whine 'Evolving' - Should I RMA?

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I've purchased four Seasonic X Series PSUs, but I wouldn't recommend them to anyone because of how noisy they are.

I don't know why I kept buying them after my first one was so noisy. I became some kind of inadvertent fanboy - I guess I just really liked the fan control concept. But what is the point of a silent fan that stops spinning at idle, when the electronics in the damn unit make more noise than any other component in the computer?

Anyway, my latest unit (an X-660) was the quietest one I've had. In fact there was no audible whine during operation, only a faint, very high pitched squeal (like a cheap CRT whistle - the type old people can't hear) while the PC was powered down (standby). I was going to let that slide, but recently the unit has started buzzing while the PC is on. The buzz doesn't fluctuate with load. It's not there when the machine is first powered up. It just starts after a non-specific period of use. This is the first time I've had coil whine that has 'evolved'. In past PSUs/GPUs etc. the whine has either been there or it hasn't, and it's never changed over time. Do you think it could be a sign of impending failure?
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Most people can't hear the whine. You are one of the unfortunate people. I have the same problem. I could hear the whine from the LCD screen on the LG-VX10000 Voyager. I can hear the whine on my Asus GTX-670 DirectCUII. I can hear the whine on the seasonic psu I bought for my wifes computer and when CRTs where around back in school I was the only one in the class that could hear the damn things.

I personally do not think it is a sign of impending doom I also doubt that seasonic will RMA a PSU for coil whine.

I would try to RMA if the shipping is reasonable or see if the store you purchased it from will swap it out for you. I usually get my way from Tiger Direct, Fry's, Best Buy and Micro Center. Any online retailer probably wont do that for you though. I have even made Best Buy ship in warranty things to the manufacturer on my behalf. So see if there is a way to get it exchanged without you forking out money for shipping. Otherwise it is up to you whether it is worth the money to RMA it coil whine.
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