1) you installed the pump wrong or there is still air in the pump. I had air in my D5 and it made quite a bit of noise. Once the air was gone, I don't hear it.
i am 100% sure there is no air in the pump. When there was still air in my loop, the pump was making 10 times more noise
and i don't understand how i could have installed it wrong... I only had 4 screws to screw and 1 o-ring to install (actually i had 2 o-rings but i didn't know what to do with the other one, and the instruction manual told me to only use 1 o-ring)
It's not necessarily a problem with the pump, they do vibrate a bit and I've seen a bay res amplify that by a very large amount. Anarchoi, if your pump came without the top, which is what you see the two fittings attached to there, you'll need to buy an aftermarket top to use it outside of the res, and you'll definitely have to get a new res as that one can't be used without a pump there. This is one such top, this is a little cheaper, as is this one. You'll need 2 more fittings, as well, just match whatever you're using.
Thanks for the info.. but oh well, a brand net Swiftech MCP655-B with the top costs $90 so i think i'll buy that instead of spending $60 for a top...
I got the XSPC raystorm kit the dualbay res/pump too.
it came with two O-Rings.
One of the O-Rings didn't fit too comfy so I just used the other comfier one.
When I tried the uncomfy one, it didn't seem to close in tightly and felt that it would leak.
Try that out?
both of my o-rings are the same size, and the one i used fits very tightly
Does anyone know if Switftech can do an advanced RMA ? In other words, ship a brand new pump BEFORE receiving mine, so i don't have to wait 2 weeks without a computer ? I can give a credit card number for their safety... I've done that with Western Digital, Netgear and some other companies