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post #1 of 21
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I am currently using the laing ddc 1 with XSPC acrylic reservoir top and it is too loud because the pump is directly contacting my case. I notice in the martinsliquidlab noise test, he used just a giant sponge. Is there something more subtle I can use? I feel like a sponge would ruin the look of the paint job on the case and sleeving.

If i were to use a sponge, what do you use to glue the sponge to the case and the pump to the sponge?
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post #2 of 21
u can try using thin Rubber Grommet in between. i use a small piece of foam that hides under my dual pump top. it does the job.
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post #3 of 21
my pump mounting bracket came with a foam thing, but i use neoprene washers.
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post #4 of 21
My MCP655 is mounted in the XSPC dual bay res/pump combo, it's rather quiet, but we're not talking about the MCP655.
Does the mount come with any rubber washers or something meant to dampen the noise?
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post #5 of 21
U could use something like this, a bit extreme maybe but could look good
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post #7 of 21
As nasty as the name is it works great
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post #8 of 21
I use these type of grommets. They work great. Just find the size that works for your application and you will have isolation of the screw to the mount as well as the mount to the case.

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post #9 of 21
I tried grommets with my 35X which are a bit noisier than a DDC and although they helped remove some vibration resonance it was only about half. They may work well for lower noise level pumps. The Shoggy Sandwiches isolate the pump from every bit of vibration if they're mounted correctly and my pumps have gone from being annoyingly loud at full speed to extremely quiet with no noise from resonance despite running 2.
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post #10 of 21
None. My pump is hanging below the res, via the tube.
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