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Hi everyone. I know what you're thinking, one of these threads again...

Well, I thought I'd better ask for tailor-made advice rather than going with advice from elsewhere. The thing is, I'm installing the MCP655 into an XSPC bay reservoir and I would prefer to set the speed and not have to change it (changing it if I find it too loud would mean draining the loop and starting again bla bla, which I obviously don't want to do).

I have an 800D case, with the standard case fans and three GT AP-15's at around 1200RPM on my radiator. I want the pump to be quiet but also perform well enough to run my loop properly.

It's not that restrictive of a loop, there's a CPU and GPU block in there, 7 45-degree fittings and a pair of Koolance VL3N quick disconnects.

Basically, I want the pump to be quiet in comparison with the radiator fans. Making a quick guess, I would think 3 would be sufficient enough? I don't really know the noise difference between the steps so it'd be nice if an MCP655 owner could comment on this for me!

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 24
I set mine at 4. I honestly didn't see any temps difference between 3-5.
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post #3 of 24
I have two of the same set up in pump and res as you do. I have both on 5 and cant hear them unless I put my ear on the res
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post #4 of 24
Speed 4. 5 only gives a bit more flow when you look at the graph.
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post #5 of 24
I have the 655-b that is set to speed 4 in a xspc bay cant hear it once all the bubbles are gone.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
I have the 655-b that is set to speed 4 in a xspc bay cant hear it once all the bubbles are gone.
MCP 665-B isn't speed adjustable. They're set at 1 speed.
    
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post #7 of 24
I use 5, I noticed slightly higher temps with my setup on the lower settings, probably because I rotated the inlet on my xt.
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jingiko View Post
MCP 665-B isn't speed adjustable. They're set at 1 speed.
no, it's hard wired at setting 4, not one, if you look at the graphs of flowrate and headpressure
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post #9 of 24
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Seems like 4 is the overall verdict.
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by jNSK View Post
Seems like 4 is the overall verdict.
Didn't know it was set at 4 for the 655-B, I should of just went with that then, since I set mine at 4.
    
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