The advantages of a PWM fan is that you can actually control their speeds. This allows you to configure different speeds for modes eg. Silent, standard, and/or turbo mode. I personally think Corsair PWM fans are definitely worth it, as I have a liquid cooling loop and sometimes I don't need as much cooling, and I live in an apartment, so I try to keep the noise low, but other times eg. OC'ing and benchmarking/gaming I need them to cool better, so I raise my fan speeds. It all depends on how controllable of a fan you want.