Summary: So far it runs really quiet, I haven't even heard a fan turn on since I've installed it. Came with plenty of wiring, way more than I would ever need. Also the whining/squeaking sound people have been mentioning on the reviews, haven't materialized. So far I am very happy with the product, I'll post an update if that changes. Oh and according to the model number/packaging, this is the gold version.
Summary: I've had two of these - the first was great, the second would turn on for a half a second, then shut down. I went to the Corsair site, followed their instructions to perform a "paper clip test" (which the unit failed), then followed the on-site instructions for requesting an RMA number and returning the part, which I sent Fed-Ex, and which they received last Wednesday (the 2nd).
Summary: Good looking unit, nice layout, flexible wire harnesses. Unfortunately it failed on day 70, and I must now begin the process of dealing with Consair to obtain a replacement unit. Fortunately I had a trusty old Antec 500 unit lying around, so I can still operate my computer during the RMA process.
Summary: A very efficient power supply. Runs cool, nice cabling options. The fan is quite, smoothly controlled, and more than adequate. They spent some money on this, it must be the heaviest 650 supply I've seen ( this is good) The only permanent cables ae the ones you always want anyway. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for, and in this case, a little more.