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post #41 of 1734
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I'm afraid I can't help you any further because I do not know the internals of those tall-block pumps.

Whenever I'm searching for more in-depth information on the new Hydro series, all I keep finding are my own posts.
You're in a more comfortable situation as there are threads here and resources on the Internet on the Antec Kuhler units for example, which I believe are similar in construction to yours.

Try here for example:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1243054/antec-kuhler-620-rattling-issues-are-there-antec-reps-here

I have once seen a thread, I believe it was here on OCN too, where the OP showed how to heatshrink the shaft to prevent the noise, also the magnet solution was shown.
Maybe it was in The Mod thread?
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post #42 of 1734
Thanks a lot for this fix wlw, I applied it and my case is now dead silent. It's amazing how Corsair still continues to ignore this.
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I just finally ran my H80 I got back from RMA, the new one does the same thing, so I might have to look in to this fix, I'm not paying $30 in shipping again to get back a unit that does the same thing.
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post #44 of 1734
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I think that they fully cover shipping costs on subsequent RMAs, that is if you chose to have it replaced directly by Corsair.
Having said that, well, that's exactly the problem they completely ignore that it's not a unit fault but a design fault - they must have already lost thousands of dollars on these pointless H60, H80 and H100 RMAs but they continue to give the silent treatment anyway.

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Well I just submitted another RMA request, I just feel like pushing for a full refund at this point and building a custom WC loop.
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post #46 of 1734
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The problem with H100 is that it's very close to being overpriced.
If you buy one and it works, fine.
If you however buy 4 decent fans to do p/p on it, let's say Gentle Typhoons, or you have a fault and you need to pay for the RMA, you're paying for H100 as much as for XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 kit, which is in each and every possible way superior to the H100. Then you have to say to yourself "Damn! I should've gone with that in the first place!", don't you...
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My H80 has the annoying grinding/HDD sound. It's the loudest thing in my case at idle. I tried a mate's H100 and the pump on that is practically silent compared to my H80, can only really hear it if I put my ear right up to it.

I saw your thread and decided to connect my H80 to a fan controller, but made no difference in sound, was still grinding and turned off around 1800rpm. Tried tilting case, leaving on side etc. no difference.

I might just buy an Antec 920 instead because I don't want to pay for RMA to corsair and still have a high chance the returned one will have the same problem.
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What do you mean by "turned off"?
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When i lowered the volts on the H80 when plugged into the fan controller, I could see the pump RPM in bios and when it went down to about 1800RPM it would show up as N/A, my cpu temps started rising fast and most importantly, the H80 when silent.
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Did the lights go off too? That's strange, because you can run the pump at 1700RPM and lower, maybe it's the fan controller's fault, it cut off the power completely.
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