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If you're going for the AX watch out for cap whine, I had to go through 2 of them to get rid of noise issues when stressing out components.
It's coil whine, not cap.
It's rather common on Seasonic units, annoying but it's not going to cause a problem.

It's equally as possible to happen on the AX Series from Corsair as it is from the X-Series by Seasonic (since the same internal design is used.)
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It's coil whine, not cap.
It's rather common on Seasonic units, annoying but it's not going to cause a problem.

It's equally as possible to happen on the AX Series from Corsair as it is from the X-Series by Seasonic (since the same internal design is used.)
Yeah it was just that the noise was excessive and quite loud so that was my only gripe.

What's the different between coil and cap whine?
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Yeah it was just that the noise was excessive and quite loud so that was my only gripe.

What's the different between coil and cap whine?
Well, coils and capacitors are completely different components. Coils vibrate at the frequency of the signal passing through them, causing noise unless the frequency is inaudible, or vibration is prevented. It's annoying, but not a real problem. Capacitors shouldn't make any noise at all, unless they've failed or are close to failing.
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Ah all right, thanks Phaed
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Yeah as Phaedrus said; if it was Caps squeeling they would be failing.

Considering that your unit uses mostly solid caps throughout; that'd be a very rare thing because it'd mean your primary cap or something was failing.

That and coil whine is just known to happen, and it's more susceptible to some people than it is to others. Just like some folks are color blind for a certain color, other folks can be deaf in a certain frequency range.
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