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Bart believe it or not this could be one of the problems is the fan controller if it is not working completely right and depending on how they do the circuity this can cause the fans to make noise and also they will get hot and eventually burn up because of the controller... Just some words of wisdom from a maintenance electrician.. you will never get them to admit to this. but i have see this in lots of applications.

Well I've already heard one of my D5 pumps stop / restart while being connected to this controller. Now I had 2 D5 pumps running off one channel, but still. Maybe this controller is the problem. I have a good mine to rip it out and go back to the 30W x 3 cheapo one and try running the CM fans off that thing. I made so many changes it could be anything: fan controller, power distribution PCB, new power cables to run stuff off the controller, etc. I think I'm going to stop trying to control the D5s and just let em run full bore all the time. Rather not risk burning out 2 $80 pumps on a $40 fan controller. smile.gif
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Well if you are going to get a bigger case I would look at the Case Lab cases. You can not beat the customer service. They sent me pictures of my case being painted!!!! And from what i have read the quality. I can it is easy to configure it to be what you want!!

Well good luck and enjoying your build!!
Missed this post somehow! I LOVE Case Labs boxes, but getting one shipped to Canada is $$$$$. I'd be looking at around $130 just for shipping. Their products are amazing, but it's much more economically viable for me to pick up a 900D when it's released. That will run me about $360 + tax. A similar Case Labs box would be almost $600 with shipping. frown.gif
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Bart,

I know power distribution PCB seem easy but i have never liked these. I have looked at them before and something is just not right with the ones i looked at. could not put my finger on what it was. but i know i did not like the readings i got using a analog multimeter and I wish i had the money to buy a nice O-Scope so i could see the noise they generate.

I don't know if you understood anything I just said but the main thing is the power distribution PCB could cause noise, the fan controller if it also has leds and pretty things can put noise in the power. best Fan controllers are simple rheostat type. these are the ones that have a knob that you turn left and right to control the power.

When you don't know what you are doing the best rule is just K.I.S.S. it.... keep it simple stupid.. rolleyes.gif

The stupid part is easy for me LOL. No not really as i want to overthink and over engineer.. I need to learn just because i can do something or it is possible in theory that doesn't mean i have to do it!!!

Well have a good night. My day is starting now. it is almost 6am here... Going to have to get to work so I can keep ordering computer parts i don't really need!! biggrin.gif

Have not seen a real female carbon life form in over 3 weeks and I am starting to want this more than Computers wubsmiley.gif
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Just to share another newb water coolers new build. I share the kiss model.
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You and I share some parts. How cool is your loop running?

UPDATE: I removed the NZXT fan controller, and did a lot of playing around with fans / y-splits, etc. After much noise testing, I went back to the $20 Sunbeam ghetto-rigged 3 channel fan controller, and my original Cooler Master Sickleflow fans. I connected them directly, one fan per channel. I could probably still daisy chain 3 off a single channel, but now that I'm not voltage controlling the D5's anymore, it doesn't really matter. That controller can run those at half speed, and it's perfectly silent. I also did the PWM connecting with my motherboard, and set up a custom fan profile in Asus Fan Xpert tool. It works as it's supposed to, but I'm not sure I see a need for it. Fun way to ensure my PWM control works though.
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You and I share some parts. How cool is your loop running?

UPDATE: I removed the NZXT fan controller, and did a lot of playing around with fans / y-splits, etc. After much noise testing, I went back to the $20 Sunbeam ghetto-rigged 3 channel fan controller, and my original Cooler Master Sickleflow fans. I connected them directly, one fan per channel. I could probably still daisy chain 3 off a single channel, but now that I'm not voltage controlling the D5's anymore, it doesn't really matter. That controller can run those at half speed, and it's perfectly silent. I also did the PWM connecting with my motherboard, and set up a custom fan profile in Asus Fan Xpert tool. It works as it's supposed to, but I'm not sure I see a need for it. Fun way to ensure my PWM control works though.

Sounds like you're having fun learning. So the corsair fans made more noise than your other fans?
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Sounds like you're having fun learning. So the corsair fans made more noise than your other fans?
No, the Corsair quiet editions are VERY quiet. But they don't push much air, so the temps were a fair bit worse when the system was stressed. My 3 top fans are intake, pulling air through the rad. With weaker fans, the GPU wasn't getting the usual airflow from above, so GPU temp was up, VRM temps were up, etc. 3 of these monsters are in the mail: smile.gif

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ok Makes sense... So you dont mind some noise just dont want anything out of the ordinary like one fan motor making a different noise or one screw loose making noise. As long as it is a constant and unchanging noise and not real loud it doesn't matter to you?
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ok Makes sense... So you dont mind some noise just dont want anything out of the ordinary like one fan motor making a different noise or one screw loose making noise. As long as it is a constant and unchanging noise and not real loud it doesn't matter to you?
That's hard to explain for me. smile.gif I hate anything that sounds like a whine, so any high-pitched noise is bad. At full power, the Sickeflow fans make a low whirring noise. Every one of them does this. This noise changed somehow when I went to the NZXT controller. It got a lot more whiney (ie the pitch of the noise got higher). That's when it became intolerable. Now, I only crank up the fans when stress testing, and it's very quiet. Quiet to the point where I now notice one of my D5's is making some sort of slow oscillating noise. It's been doing that for a while now. confused.gif Might have to narrow that noise down and find out which pump it is, or if it's just a slight case vibration with the bay reservoir. If it's not one thing, it's another. smile.gif
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No, the Corsair quiet editions are VERY quiet. But they don't push much air, so the temps were a fair bit worse when the system was stressed. My 3 top fans are intake, pulling air through the rad. With weaker fans, the GPU wasn't getting the usual airflow from above, so GPU temp was up, VRM temps were up, etc. 3 of these monsters are in the mail: smile.gif


Guess I missed the ordering of these 38mm bad boys, what fans are those ?
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