I could use some advice on making a 290 as close to silent
as possible when idle
. Is it possible? Are stand alone water cooling pumps audible?
Of course I can accept noise when I am gaming or mining coins.
I installed a Arctic Accelero Hybrid (all in one watercooler) and when it is working well there is a constant low humming which stops if I unplug the pump. I also get random water sounds that come and go.
I am really disappointed and I will be returning the Accelero unit but I am unsure what to replace it with and I am a bit fed up buying gear that reviewers claim are silent only to discover within seconds that this is not true at all.
Any experiences are most welcome. Would going to a full water cooling setup be the answer to the silence that I seek? What sort of budget would it require to buy pumps and whatever else that don't hum or buzz click knock rattle etc?