Originally Posted by OccamRazor
Some PSU's have added 2200uF capacitors to the PCI-E connectors to reduce electrical whine/buzz which can be associated with high performance graphics cards when dynamically loaded!
I have one of these PSU's and i still have coil whine but very faint!
Dont worry, its not endangering the card, it depends on the type of capacitors the PCB has, the more solid state ones the less coil whine you hear!
Go here and punch in the card you have: http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/
Fans generally are more silent than the 290x!
This is the power supply I have:
Yes the one featured in the review (I won it..lol)
From what I know of the ASUS card it does use the solid sate ones "TO reduce noise)
But unless its some stupid menu running at 3000FPS (Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning), you can't hear the noise over the cooling fan anyway.
The Kraken X60's pump makes the standard water pump buzzing too so they match each other...lol..
My 2x Asus GTX670 Sli had no whine even in Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning, but again different card, its a shock when you first hear it though..lol
Originally Posted by JohnKimble
i have the MSI gaming one. tell me how to test for coilwhine and i will tell you how it is
Run Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning without vsync on, it will whine like anything.
Thats the only thing I've personally come across that will do it every time.