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post #141 of 1734
Well, I have some good and bad news. The good news is that my H100 is being replaced by Corsair, the bad news is my fan controller on my 650d case went out last night, so it is on the replacement list as well. Hopefully, I will be squared away with the new cooler I will post back results.
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I'm waiting for the replacement for the 600T front panel too, but not the fan controller part actually. The controllers in these cases seems to not be able to handle their rated current and I recall quite a few reports of them blowing up.
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I'll check my newest H80 from RMA tonight when I get home for the batch number.
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post #144 of 1734
I installed my H100 on Tuesday night. It makes some noise but it's no where near some of the videos I've seen people post with their noise. I'd describe it as a hum that pulsates. It's not the worst thing in the world but I'd like it to go away. I've read that if the +12v is over that this can be the source of the problem. Mine is 12.192, also my speed is somewhere between 2000 and 3000. From what I've read, the pump becomes silent right around 1900. I've also read over at the Corsair forums that putting the pump on a fan controller can alleviate the additional voltage that is coming from my (Corsair) PSU and help to silence the noise. I need a fan controller anyway because the built-in fan controller in my Storm Trooper causes all the LED fans to blink.

I was going to get an NZXT Mix or Mesh. Would these fan controllers work for me? If not, what are some good controllers I can use? I don't want any knobs that's why those 2 NZXT models caught my eye. Well, that and the price. tongue.gif
post #145 of 1734
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Finally got the parts and getting the adapters ready smile.gif
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I've read that if the +12v is over that this can be the source of the problem. Mine is 12.192,
Not necessarily true. The voltage is a contributing factor, because the unit is poorly designed and the pump's speed depends on the voltage only and it changes and fluctuates along with the voltage. But there's more to that than just the voltage.
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also my speed is somewhere between 2000 and 3000. From what I've read, the pump becomes silent right around 1900.
Again, not necessarily true. Some pumps become silent at 1900, some at 1800, some at 1700 or lower, and some don't until the speed is as low as 1200RPM, which is of course beyond acceptable in any way.
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I've also read over at the Corsair forums that putting the pump on a fan controller can alleviate the additional voltage that is coming from my (Corsair) PSU and help to silence the noise. I need a fan controller anyway because the built-in fan controller in my Storm Trooper causes all the LED fans to blink.

I was going to get an NZXT Mix or Mesh. Would these fan controllers work for me? If not, what are some good controllers I can use? I don't want any knobs that's why those 2 NZXT models caught my eye. Well, that and the price. tongue.gif
As for the blinking, perhaps a capacitor connected to the LEDs in parallel would solve the problem.

Yes, the fan controller can be used to slow down the pump which should, hopefully, result in the noise going away.
NZXT Mix has 50W per channel, Mesh has 30W per channel, both are more than capable of running the H100, which by itself draws only about 150mA, that is less than 2W.
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post #146 of 1734
What the "recommended" speed of the pump ?

When I had it connected to the PSU it was 2150-2160 rpm, now I have connected it to my motherboard CPU's fan and give it a little less voltage so it's at 2030-2040 rpm.

I don't overclock my i3770k now so the noise is all that matter (and for now the problem are the two Corsair fans which are way too lood even at 580rpm -> I ordered two Noctua NF-F12).

I can't find anywhere a recommended minimum for a 77W TDP ?

Thanks
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You shouldn't see any difference in cooling performance until you go below 1800RPM, at which point exactly the efficiency of the pump will start to decline is hard to tell however.
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post #148 of 1734
Tremendous answer !!!

Thank you so much, I will set the voltage so it run at just more than 1800 rpm then smile.gif

Thanks you very much !!!
post #149 of 1734
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Set it to as high as it will go without making the noise, and always check what are the idle and stress temperatures if it's running slower than default.
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post #150 of 1734
I get this sometimes when with my H80 when I take the side of my case off and it moves a bit. Usually I fix it buy turning off the computer or tapping on the hose.
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