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Old October 5, 2011, 02:06 PM
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I still can't see the point. A good PSU should ALWAYS be cool and silent. If my PSU was loud at any load I wouldn't have bought it, same if it would be hot. The fact that the fan can also be controlled by the PSU itself just kill a dead idea to me.
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Old October 5, 2011, 02:18 PM
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I still can't see the point. A good PSU should ALWAYS be cool and silent. If my PSU was loud at any load I wouldn't have bought it, same if it would be hot. The fact that the fan can also be controlled by the PSU itself just kill a dead idea to me.
Fair enough. The point is to take it one step further and have zero sound for lower loads and temperatures rather than "quiet".
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Old October 5, 2011, 02:33 PM
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I still can't see the point. A good PSU should ALWAYS be cool and silent. If my PSU was loud at any load I wouldn't have bought it, same if it would be hot. The fact that the fan can also be controlled by the PSU itself just kill a dead idea to me.
I would think that it's more of a confidence feature for the end user. Seasonic had a lot of return issues with their semi passive units simply due to the fact that the fan wasn't spinning. So they released some of the best units on the market but they weren't selling accordingly due to the fact that the market had not accepted this new design. With their upcoming platinum units, they decided to add a very similar feature to their units, a switch to go between semi passive and always active cooling.

If these units are the same in that aspect, they should run perfectly fine at the lowest setting. The fan control is merely a feature and confidence booster for better market acceptance.
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