Originally Posted by boxwunder13
It seems like a lot of people have coil whine with these PSU's. I have some as well. The only reason I know it is the PSU is because my old Antec PSU did not make any noise. It seems that it does not really need to RMA'd. What is the general consensus on this? I will RMA if I have to.
RMAing because of coil whine is just stupid quite frankly. All that happens is you have to pay for shipping, have no PSU for about two weeks, then either get your unit back because nothing is actually wrong with it or get a refurbished unit back that probably has the same issue.
If you don't mind using headphones then just get a pair that lets very little noise in. That fixed all my annoyances with coil whine and fan noise(not from my PSU.) I now no longer give a crap even when I don't have my headphones on. I guess because I don't hear any of the noise very often I have no issue putting up with it for a short period of time.
On another note, in a day or two I plan to be wrapping my X650 in some white 3M DI-NOC carbon fiber vinyl