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Here's my idea of a way to isolate pump vibration using a 3 LBS barbell plate, two 7 inch diameter tin cookie lids, top part of the cookie container (cut out, looks like a ring) and a piece of foam rubber cut out to this shape.

After trying it out, see bottom right picture I could feel a slight vibration in the plate but nothing transmited through to the case so I won't need the 4 rubber isolated pump bolts, see bottom left picture. These were ment to be used in place of directly bolting the pump to the plate as I did.

Conclusion this works, it will be interesting though to see for how long.

More info; looking at the bottom left picture the lid without the hole is intended to bolt to the case, next the ring looking thing fits in it. The foam rubber is cut with a indentation on the inside edge so in addition to it supporting the plate it acts to keep the plate centered in the lid. When the top lid (one with hole) is put on, see upper left picture the top of the plate souldn't be touching it also it's intended to be taped to the bottom lid.

The brass thing in the upper left picture is a flow meter - not related to this subject see my 1rst post.


pump - Swiftech MCP-650
computer case - Mountain MODS
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Are D5 pump vibrations that noticable on your case? I used the included foam pad and any vibrational noise is inaudiable from the pump. I am running a near silent rig as well.
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very creative and effective +rep
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I use a big foam pad for my D5..Here
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Here is how I did mine all most no vibration...Foam on the bottom of pump...
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Are D5 pump vibrations that noticable on your case? I used the included foam pad and any vibrational noise is inaudiable from the pump. I am running a near silent rig as well.

To answer your question I hadn't even tried using the pump before the aforementioned test and I was also interested in testing my Idea of using a weight to counteract vibration wich as I thought was somewhat helpful.
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