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I'm one of those people who class the EK DCP 4.0 (and the Phobya variant) as noisy at full speed. I've run them fully decoupled apart from the tubing and even used softer tubing to to try to reduce the transmitted noise. I find them annoyingly 'buzzy' and could certainly hear them over 4 of the old style AP-15s.
At 5v though they're both very quiet albeit with significantly reduced flow rates although still suitable for a simple loop. The specs say that 8v is the minimum start up voltage but I used one of them for over a year at 5v without problems.

Any experience with other pumps? Pumps have a different sound then fans so it might be that you are reacting to the sound/pitch and not necessarily the sound level.
post #12 of 28
Also use D5, 355 and 35X. I'd say that the 35X is probably the loudest at full speed by a small margin, not helped by running an unsynchronised pair. However the ability to use PWM to run them at slower speeds making them extremely quiet when the system is not under load makes them my pump of choice.
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post #13 of 28
How does the EK 4.0 compare to a D5 @ setting 5 in terms of noise?
post #14 of 28
D5 is a lot quieter. I can hear a faint whine at setting 5 but setting 3 and under it's very quiet.

When I said above that the 35X was the loudest I was comparing it to the D5, 355 and not the EK DCP 4.0 which is way louder.
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I love my mcp 355..
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post #16 of 28
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D5 is a lot quieter. I can hear a faint whine at setting 5 but setting 3 and under it's very quiet.
When I said above that the 35X was the loudest I was comparing it to the D5, 355 and not the EK DCP 4.0 which is way louder.

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post #17 of 28
With a simple loop though you wouldn't need it to run at full speed and the EK DCP 2.2 would be enough.
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post #18 of 28
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Don't make me sad. sad-smiley-002.gif

Hook it up to a fan controller (it comes with a 3pin) and turn it down, that way you have the option to turn it up if you upgrade your loop or need more flow.
Power consumption is only 18W so a 20 or 30W should be fine.
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Hook it up to a fan controller (it comes with a 3pin) and turn it down, that way you have the option to turn it up if you upgrade your loop or need more flow.
Power consumption is only 18W so a 20 or 30W should be fine.

I've got a Scythe Kaze Master Ace, would that be OK? It is currently hooked to the 3x AP-181 intake fans from my RV02.
    
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post #20 of 28
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I've got a Scythe Kaze Master Ace, would that be OK? It is currently hooked to the 3x AP-181 intake fans from my RV02.

Unfortunately no, it's only rated to 12w per channel. I do have a Lamptron FC5 that can deliver 30w per channel that i could mail you, but it's a silver front so it's up to you.
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