Originally Posted by wlw wl
bandook - I measured around 140 - 150mA on the H100 without the fans, the pump draws around 100mA, the rest is the fan controller. Even with two fans you're well within the 1A limit.
Thanks wlw wl. I tried today to hook everything right to the fan header, but it's not working like i thought. Typically, the h100+fans will go 100% then idle down, and it's doing that, but as soon as windows loads the pump and fans run at 100% and won't throttle back. I can turn them down with the Asus AI suite, but it's only allowing manual adjustments and for some reason the fan controller on the h100 is being over ridden. Strange. I should be able to just leave them at 100% and the corsair controller take over. Oh well, i can say that at 890 rpm, there is no noise
Edit: ok, I got it working right. Just had to restart a couple times for settings to stick. As I reduce power, the pump gets progressively louder. Then when I hit 72% on the motherboard controller, all noise suddenly stops and the pump spins at 1375 rpm. I honestly forgot how quiet my system is until now. Nothing like paying good money for a high quality cooler and being forced to run it at 3/4 performance! I got an idea now.... maybe i'll downclock my 3570k to 900mhz and install an old ide hard drive! Woohoo! This is extreme computing folks!Edited by bandook - 6/3/12 at 3:35pm