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EVGA hybrid AIO Kit mod?

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First off.... before they custom loop people come in here all high and mighty, yes I know a custom loop would possibly do better, yes I know it would cool a bit better, yes I know it would possibly be a bit quieter.

But...

I needed a lower cost solution (still paying off credit cards biggrin.gif )

I needed something that didn't require maintenance

I needed something that would still allow me to easily transport my tower

Eventually I may look in to custom loops... but for now this is what I have


So I was looking in to Silencing my system some more and already was incredibly happy with the H110 I had on my CPU. I seen that EVGA made separate kits for the Titan X to add a AIO unit to it. My goal was to make the system dead silent on Idle and web surfing, and much much quieter while gaming, along with the obvious benefit of keeping my dual Titan Xs cooler. While the system was pretty silent at idle... I still wanted it to be quieter.

Since the Titan X versions of this AIO never came back in stock after waiting for a month and half I read around and found out the 980Ti version was the same thing just with a different shroud. Since I planned on modding the shroud anyway I looked around and found amazon had them for $74.99 each... to boot I applied for their CC and got an extra $10 off and 6 months interest free.

First le me say I am very happy with the cooling performance of these coolers. I dropped 30c right off the bat and my titan X no longer throttled back down anymore.

However:

The stock fans are very noisy. I swapped them out with some corsair SP 120 fans I had and things are much quieter now... however the pump buzz is bad. At idle I really think this system is louder now than it was. Granted while gaming the system is a hell of a lot quieter... but idle I really don't like the pump noise. This seems to be pretty common with this and apparently a lot of other AIO coolers. I think some people say they don't hear it when possibly they either have the PC further away, or other fan noise or etc.

I started reading and found one person post a thread here:

http://forums.evga.com/980-ti-hybrid-buzzing-noisy-pump-SOLVED-m2417352.aspx

so I though since I have a few 3 pin fans laying here why not give this a try...

I'm just curious though if anyone else has tried this at all and if so what was your results? I hope to plug this in to my motherboard and be able to control the pump RPM there.

If no one else has done this then I suppose when I get time to try this mod out I'll post my results smile.gif

I do have some video I have captured of the temps before and after, and then the pump noise but I still have to go over the vid to see if it shows up.
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I made the modification today and got everything running. I am indeed able to now control the pump speed. However I am at work with a noisy server room behind me so I can not see if this will indeed help the pump noise at all yet.

I plan to some how run the radiator fans off straight power since they are damned near silent at full speed. But I wanted to leave them hooked up for now the way they are and do some testing first. The lowered pump speed does also lower the fan speed, so separating that should keep thigns cooler even when the pump is running a bit slower.

I plan to run a temperature probe for my Rampage VE and put it on the back of one of the GPUs, this way I can setup the custom curve for the pump(s) and front fans to increase as the GPU heats up.
post #3 of 7
If the EVGA pump is that loud, why not return it and use a NZXT G10 with a good AIO?

That modification is not recommended by EVGA and why risk the pump failing or losing a very expensive card? My thoughts.
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So far so good on the mod smile.gif not dead silent but a hell of a lot quieter than it was before. I have a pretty aggressive curve setup so when I start playing games things ramp up quickly.

I put a temp sensor on the back of the top most Titan X and have based the fan profiles and pump profile off of that.

I don't see why it might be a problem to adjust the pump yet...yet.... lol but if it is based off the H75 pump it should work fine. I have the pump(s) at a minimum of 1400 RPM

I almost have to wonder with the size of the shroud on the pump if it would hurt to put some foam or other sound dampening material in to further quiet things down.

I'll be monitoring this system closely for the next few weeks lol just to make sure all is good.

I am able to overclock pretty well so far too, and with the curves it stays just as cool biggrin.gif


Now to finish the OCD side of things, get cables tidy, put in a few more cosmetic mods to the case and I'm close to done! ok who am I kidding I am never done.




Edited by nintari - 2/8/16 at 10:19am
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If u add pictures use the picture upload tool not the file upload tool so everyone doesn`t need to download em, but can just click on them to see the pictures, otherwise good job thumb.gif
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Yeah I was tired and in a rush when I posted lol I'll change it in a bit. Thanks smile.gif

Before you read the following please keep in mind, I am a tinkerer, this is my hobby, I enjoy this and enjoy seeing how things work and improving them, always striving for exactly what I want.

I had this thing apart on my bench and was looking at quite a few things. I may still hook this thing up to a oscilloscope to take a look but I'm leaning toward an issue with the way power is handled on this pump / circuit. I took the pump apart and was trying some different rubber o-rings and washers to see if I could dampen the sound more and I quieted it down a tiny bit but at the pumps full speed it still is like a drill in my ear. I noticed that even when I hook a fan to this pump... not attached to the radiator just holding the fan the fan took on an odd ticking sound.... it may be nothing but the sound wasn't there when I hooked that same fan up to 12V and a controller to lower the speed.


Since I am close to paying off some credit cards... I may still yet explore a full custom loop (but at the same time I found a killer deal on a nice big HDTV to replace my aging set lol). I actually have plans for these coolers to use elsewhere if I do that, so nothing lost either way.

I'll be making a post in the main water cooling forum to get my thoughts and ideas out and have some people give some feedback smile.gif
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I'll be making a post in the main water cooling forum to get my thoughts and ideas out and have some people give some feedback smile.gif

You wont get anything but hate and lectures if you post about AIOs in the water cooling section.
   
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