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Getting out of water back to air.

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After purchasing a Prolimatech Mk-26 for a friend's birthday and seeing the wonders it has done, I am thinking about selling my WC loop and going with air. BIG air for that matter.

I am looking for one thing SILENCE. Everything must be below 25dB.

Currently the Mk-26 is the best gpu cooler I am aware of and since I already have one I will most likely use that one my titan. In order to reduce noise I will create two profiles in PrecisionX that allow for a temperature-regulated silent mode and a max-fan performance mode.

 

As for the CPU cooler I am thinking something along the lines of a Megahalems with some san ace fans. My only concern is that I will not be able to keep my 3930k cool without having the sound be below that of my water cooling loop. I really want to stay with water but the simple fact is that I can hear my D5 even on the lowest setting.

 

Am I crazy to leave water? Have any other ideas for extreme silence cooling? (yes I know of the nofan but it just wont work with my needs).

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post #2 of 3
Ive tried to make a kinda sorta silence build, but its not near how quite my D5 pump is on low. I didnt know it was possible to have your fans so quite that your D5 seems loud. Ive listened to my comp in the dead silence on the night with my fans completely off and my pump on low and I was unable to hear it sitting 2 feet away in my desk chair. Is it possible you have a noisy pump?

I dont blame you for wanting to back to air though. Ive been thinking about air a lot lately for my next build, but thats a long ways away.
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From what I see in your sig rig you don't actually need a D5...

I can not at all hear my MCP-35x at low speed and it doesn't really make the system run cooler when it is at a high speed. My pump is kind of floating in mid air so there are no chassis vibrations like when I used a bay reservoir but anyways...

If you go back to air I would not doubt it if you ended up going back to water.



I don't have the piece of foam underneath the pump anymore (just used it for moving the computer).

But anyways I don't know if it has much to do with it floating or not but unless your running a bunch of water blocks I really don't see why you had to get the D5 except that it is the elite pump.
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