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post #9421 of 13812
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Originally Posted by ilikebeer View Post

Two quick questions:
Should I be using rubber screws to affix the fans to the rads? I'm still getting annoying harmonic vibrational sounds even though my fans have built-in dampening.
Second: running my fans at full blast (over 2k rpm) and absolute minimum at 7v (less than 1k rpm) results in only 1c temp drop on all the cpu cores. Is that normal? It's a cpu only loop atm. Thanks!
The noises are driving me mad, i'm half wondering if its the cases fault.

Rubber screws? As far as I know you cannot use rubber fan fitments to attach them to radiators. What you can do is buy a rubber gasket that will fit inbetween the fan and radiator to reduce vibration.

What kind of fan are you using? Some fans have a hum that is impossible to get rid of. I am not particularly fond of the noise AP-15's make although they perform amazingly.

The fan speed and temp is all depending on your radiator and it's fpi. Lower fpi rads are optimized for lower fan speeds while higher fpi requires high fan speed/static pressure. In my loop I get zero temp difference between 50% fans and 100% fan speed.

It's definitely not the cases fault.
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I wanted to post, but I only have one picture! Sorry! More to come when I return home!
post #9423 of 13812
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Originally Posted by ilikebeer View Post

Two quick questions:
Should I be using rubber screws to affix the fans to the rads? I'm still getting annoying harmonic vibrational sounds even though my fans have built-in dampening.
Second: running my fans at full blast (over 2k rpm) and absolute minimum at 7v (less than 1k rpm) results in only 1c temp drop on all the cpu cores. Is that normal? It's a cpu only loop atm. Thanks!
The noises are driving me mad, i'm half wondering if its the cases fault.

Are you using 120 or 140 fans? Either way, unless you are using NB Multi-Frame fans ($$$$), I have found the "built in sound/vibration damping" on fans to be, well, sub-par to say the least. Some are better than others, but it's actually extremely difficult to design a fan that is truly decoupled right out of the box, not to mention expensive.

I personally think that for water-cooling fan-silencing, the Phobya 120x120x7mm (or 140x140x7mm) Fan Shrouds/Decouplers are the way to go. They are inexpensive, fit standard fans quite well (140's work well with: Bgears Blasters/NZXT FN140RB/NZXT FX140RB/XSPC Xinrullian 140mm/Koolance 140x25 non-LED/BitFenix Spectre Pro/Rosewill Hyperborea/Akasa Apache & Viper 140x25 fans, and 120's work well with: Koolance 120x25 and 120x38/XSPC Xinrullian 2krpm/NMB-MAT 120x38/Delta 120x25 and 120x38/Panaflo 120x38/Scythe Slipstream/Scythe UK3k/Kingwin Ultra-Silent 800rpm/BitFenix Spectre Pro/Rosewill Hyperborea/Akasa Apache & Viper/Rexus 120x38/Masscool 120x25 (have to remove fan grill)/Foxconn 120x25 (12V 0.98Amp)/Nidec 120x25 (12V 1.16Amp/0.75Amp/0.80Amp)/Gentle Typhoon AP15+AP29+AP30/Arctic Cooling F12/etc.
I am sure they will fit more, but those are all I've had the opportunity to test them with (as far as fit goes; I've only used them with the Bgears, Koolance 120x25, and NZXT fans).

They work exceptionally well for a $4 part as far as noise/vibration isolation is concerned, and as a bonus they do seem to work well as shrouds.
   
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Originally Posted by ilikebeer View Post

Two quick questions:

Should I be using rubber screws to affix the fans to the rads? I'm still getting annoying harmonic vibrational sounds even though my fans have built-in dampening.

Second: running my fans at full blast (over 2k rpm) and absolute minimum at 7v (less than 1k rpm) results in only 1c temp drop on all the cpu cores. Is that normal? It's a cpu only loop atm. Thanks!

The noises are driving me mad, i'm half wondering if its the cases fault.

No normal. You should see more preformance than that. Sounds like your fans are set up properly. Too many going exhaust or something...
post #9425 of 13812
Placed an order for a full water custom loop at frozencpu. I was wishing for free shipping for black friday and my wish came true. biggrin.gif Not only that but I got a full set of compression fittings for 20 cents a piece. Saved myself $60.

This will be my first time water cooling. I can't wait for my package to arrive this week.
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post #9426 of 13812
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Placed an order for a full water custom loop at frozencpu. I was wishing for free shipping for black friday and my wish came true. biggrin.gif Not only that but I got a full set of compression fittings for 20 cents a piece. Saved myself $60.
This will be my first time water cooling. I can't wait for my package to arrive this week.

.20 cents a piece?? eek.gif What kind are they? Some of my Bitspower 90's are as much as 19 dollars each!
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Here is an odd question.

I'm thinking of putting an optical drive in one of my Switch 810's and while the second from the top 5.25" bay has a very nice snap in front panel bay cover for optical drives, and you can remove it and put it 1 slot down, when you put an optical drive in the bay, then put the front cover on it, the holes do not seem to line up so you can screw the optical drive in.

Short of whipping out the drill, am I just missing something easy?

The reason why I need to put the optical drive in a lower bay is because I'm fitting an RX360 radiator in push pull up top and you can't do that and have the optical drive in the upper 5.25" drive bay.

It's not the end of the world if I have to drill 4 holes, but the less I mod my case, the better I feel.
post #9428 of 13812
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.20 cents a piece?? eek.gif What kind are they? Some of my Bitspower 90's are as much as 19 dollars each!

Here is the answer to that:

post #9429 of 13812
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Here is an odd question.
I'm thinking of putting an optical drive in one of my Switch 810's and while the second from the top 5.25" bay has a very nice snap in front panel bay cover for optical drives, and you can remove it and put it 1 slot down, when you put an optical drive in the bay, then put the front cover on it, the holes do not seem to line up so you can screw the optical drive in.
Short of whipping out the drill, am I just missing something easy?
The reason why I need to put the optical drive in a lower bay is because I'm fitting an RX360 radiator in push pull up top and you can't do that and have the optical drive in the upper 5.25" drive bay.
It's not the end of the world if I have to drill 4 holes, but the less I mod my case, the better I feel.

I think you are correct, if you put the optical drive in the lower bays you cannot use the nice cover as the drive needs to be slightly pushed back in order for the cover to snap in.

So yeah either you drill holes, or just don't use the fancy cover.

Edit:

Note to self - "Next time use Multi Quote".
post #9430 of 13812
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Here is the answer to that: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Good answer. I think they were selling a D5 for like 50 bucks as well, I wanted it.
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