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post #11 of 38
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I guess it all is in how much cash and work you put into your system. I couldn't say I spent my $120 badly. If the temps do anything like I think they should (coming from stock cooler)I don't know how I'll handle the excitement. I got a fairly sexy system for almost nothing, and reusable parts for future builds. I may one day look into building a system all out, but I guess you get what you pay for in a $120 kit, though I still say I got more than I paid for in value. Thanks all for your excellent advice and words.
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post #12 of 38
If your looking for an extremely quiet water cooling system, get lower speed fans and look into pump decoupling.
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post #13 of 38
I went for a seperate pump as i wanted to make it silent, with some gel under the pump and some quiet fans all i can hear is the water trickling through my res. When things get going and i crank all the fans to 100% its as noisy as any other machine without a 480.
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post #14 of 38
Well, your pump isn't that quiet. For a quiet pump maybe get an MCP655 with variable speed controller. I have it set on 2/5 and it's fairly quiet, the HDDs are the loudest thing in my system, and my fans are on a fan controller. For an even quieter pump you can get an Aquastream XT, people report that it is inaudible.
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post #15 of 38
I have my pump mounted on just a layer of foam that Manyak included in the package when i purchased it through him and I can't even hear the pump with it all the way up. I also have a layer of some gel like stuff he sent with the package too I didn't even use because this was so quiet. So I guess I'm saying insulate the pump from the case with some foam or velcro?
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post #16 of 38
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I have found my pump/res makes no extra noise mounted in the drive bays. I have however seen some voltage mods to quiet it similar to any other pump. I may just buy a fan controller for it eventually as funny as that sounds (20 amp one just to be safe). I'll try the quick molex swap and let you know how that goes.
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post #17 of 38
Try going passive cooling on those rads.. (LOL it's like driving without doors)

Like said before.. those rads are gonna need fans, that's if you wanna really get quiet, mount a single fan and .. well, let's see.
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post #18 of 38
You did purchase a kit. It is not going to be the best in the world.
My set up two rx480 rads two Mcp 35x pumps in series.8 gentle typoons.
My set up is not loud at all in my opinion.
Getting a bigger rad and better fans will help.greatly
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post #19 of 38
If you water cool your graphics card then it's a lot quieter.

My computer is barely audible with better performance then top air coolers on full blast.

Liquid cooling IS really quiet, you just have to do it right
post #20 of 38
I have the standard pump/res from the xspc kits, and I can't hear it. Right now I had to revert to an air cooler temporarily and I'm hating life. Get bigger rads, 90% of the time I can turn my fans off and just run passively
     
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