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Currently, I have the XSPC pump+res combo unit and have been using it for over a year. Over this time, I found that this unit is a bit hard to isolate the vibrations. It already fits pretty sung in the bay and not much of room to put a gasket or some sort of rubber pad. I am going to give another go to isolate it using some silicon gasket maker, but trying to think of some alternative. I am thinking separate res and pump will work better as I can only worry about isolating the pump. Any good bay mounted res and a quietest pump recommendation?

In my current setup, rads are at the top of the case and the water gets pumped there first. If I get a separate pump, it may have to be installed at the bottom of the case and will have a longer way to pump the water...unless I reverse the flow.
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post #2 of 6
The XSPC single bay res is one of the best IMO, I'd go for one with some some internal structure to stop the bubbles getting sucked down the outlet which the XSPC has - otherwise they take a while to fully bleed. If your rads are in the top and your concerned about vibrations you can hang the pump off the rad with the tubing, it's the best isolation you'll get. Both my D5's are doing that and I have to touch them to make sure they're spinning.
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This is the X20 dual bay res with pump inside the res. Believe me, if the pump was separate from the res, it would already been hanning or rubber mounted to no end.
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Originally Posted by Darren9 View Post

If your rads are in the top and your concerned about vibrations you can hang the pump off the rad with the tubing, it's the best isolation you'll get.

This. I have my PMP 400 (DDC 3.25) with XSPC Res hanging by the tubing under the rad. I cannot hear it, even on full speed, which is how it always is.

I wouldn't worry about top to bottom. First of all, it isn't that far. As well, it is a closed loop, so the water "falls" back to the pump. It's not the same as pumping water up hill to be let out of the line. There is a lot more to it than that, of course, however, I am not a physicist, so I'm not going to go any further. Better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and prove it.
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post #5 of 6
The problem with rez/pump combos is that the pump is harder to decouple.
I dont tie down my pump to anything. It just hangs by it's two hoses. Minimizrs vibrations and noise to a minimum.
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post #6 of 6
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I checked the PMP 400 along with a single bay XSPC res. It is out of my budget right now with all the other Christmas shopping I have to do. Guess I will deal with my X20 for now and change the setup later. X20 is pretty good - don't get me wrong - just does not work out great for isolating vibrations.
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