Thank you all. Please do not quarrel.
ANY contemporary PSU may whine.
Please, you may freely choose whichever PSU that let you feel more comfortable with, but saying that any PSU but Corsair RM whines is just sort of meaningless gossip.
I get it. And it is precisely where Corsair is putting its efforts. It ensures that its RM series does not whine. Period. Whether it is lying, I do not know.
Or an obnoxious result of some marketing effort, if you may rather (did you hear about Samsung's practices on smartphones? This would look like almost similar).
I did not. What does Samsung practice on Smartphones?
Rectius: you probably see just them
Nay, give a look to MikeC review: «...The very low level of electronic noise achieved in this sample is nice to see. Seasonic reps assure me that the issues which caused the higher than expected electronic noise in the original sample have been resolved...».
It may worth to mention that Seasonic said they adopted a continuous monitoring assured for the future of the winding process: and that's about what Corsair claims for the RM-series, isn't it?
I did not know that. For me, this is great news.
Any PSU can whine, regardless of whether it is fanless, semi-fanless, fanned. Regardless of brand, manufacturer, etc.
Agree with quest_for_silence, you can get any PSU you want, but don't categorically say that a fanless PSU will whine. Because that is not true.
We are not saying that what does a PSU whines or does not is whether or not it is fanned or fanless. No matter how it will be cooled. It may whine, and Corsair speak about that:http://www.corsair.com/pt/blog/there-is ... -supplies/
Sadly, RM Series is a kind of crap, but what matter me is whether it can stably supply my PC and does not whine. And fortunately it is not too expensive.
Our brazilian friend seem to say: "Seasonic whine, Super Flower whine, Rosewill whine... while Corsair do not whine". There's no evidence, no proof of that, period. In the quoted phrase «saying that any PSU but Corsair RM whines is just sort of meaningless gossip
» there isn't any praise for Seasonic nor I intended any.
And, as you yourself quoted this thread
, can you name who speaks critically about Seasonic? I think there may be a little surprise.
So all those user reports about coil whine and buzzing = meaningless gossip?
It's just you to say that. IMO it's a meaningless gossip that ingenuosly repeating what Corsair's marketing department says (please take note that I'm a Corsair's customer for several type of hw).
Broadly speaking reporting bad cases is just reporting real life experiences: so, there are several bad experiences, but there are also much more of good ones, this is why Seasonic sells lots of units of their platforms.
This is the reality, and not the gossip.
Said that, do you still want to be extremely cautious? You're welcome, but nonetheless the vast majority of Seasonic (and Super Flower, Rosewill, et c) PSUs do not whine or , if you may rather, usually Seasonic (and other brands) PSUs don't whine, but sometimes they do (and above all, any PSUs can whine, regardless of what any Marketing Dep may say).
It may worth to mention that, as said by JonnyGuru, these days it happens more than in the recent past due to new electrical regulations.
Does the recently launched Corsair RM-series perform better than any other platform, noise wise?
It might be, but up to now it's far from certain: now there are just lots of marketing claims, and we'll see in the future (a year, at least) how close to them our experiences will be.
I may add that personally I'm quite dubious about, due to my experience as a Corsair customer, but I'd be very happy if those RM units should live up to the highest expectations.
Remember that several people might not have heard coil whine due to many reasons (other noise sources, auditory acuity etc.) but it might be there.
What you must understand is that I am not saying that all power supplies on the world will whine except Corsair.
But apparently it is a lottery. And Corsair guarantees that RM does not whine. No, I do not trust blindly in its marketing, but so far have not heard a report that an RM has been whining.
Sorry for my English. My native language is Portuguese. I have never studied your language, but I really want to learn it.