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Hi guys.
I am probably going to do a build on a case that only has space for a 120mm rad.
I was thinking about the Eisbaer 120 with the 45mm deep radiator.
But then I thought about another option.
If I just got the Eisbaer Solo and then get a UT60 120mm radiator, how much better cooling performance would the 60mm deep radiator vs the standard 45mm one?

Cheers!
post #152 of 157
So I have had my 360 for about a year - and now the noise is a nightmare with the pump - has anyone else had this? Know any good fixes? To stop the noise - I guess as I added the extension tubes that made it worse as well as I can't fill fully - also the fill caps dents way to easy - can you get replacements?
post #153 of 157
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Originally Posted by djjohnnmerry View Post

So I have had my 360 for about a year - and now the noise is a nightmare with the pump - has anyone else had this? Know any good fixes? To stop the noise - I guess as I added the extension tubes that made it worse as well as I can't fill fully - also the fill caps dents way to easy - can you get replacements?

Yes me.. I had the same issue and i even made an video of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCMqqniIsnc

The problem is that air gets trapped behind the impeller which makes the noise. Its very hard near impossible to get rid of the air that is trapped behind the impeller but i found an solution.

My first unit was making an terrible grinding/gurgling noise as you can hear in my clip. I refilled the unit several times outside of my case and hold it upside down, tilt it and did everything in order to get rid of the air and finally it worked. After i installed it again the noise kept coming back...

Send Alphacool and email about this and after a few weeks i finally got an replacement with "a new design" according to ALphacool rep here.
Its the same pump DC-LT2600 low noise and reservoir and it wasn't more quiet than the first one.. When i tried to install the tubes including the quick disconnect fittings i discovered that they were very poor quality and the threads on the quick disconnects were completely stripped and i couldn't use it anymore as its poor quality plastic.. I send an email about this issue and that the pump is still making high pitch noise. He replied that that is not possible and that he picked the pump right of the assembly line in order for me to get an working and "better" pump.
I said that its the same pump but he kept claiming that its an different unit.. I told him about the broken quick disconnect fittings too this was his response:

"it is not a pump design fault, we are selling hundred of Eisbaer AIOs every month an we are producing a lot of OEM products for other brands, the car industrie is using this pump without issues.

I know that the pump is well, because you got a Eisbaer Solo from our testing line. The only issue you can have are small or micro bubbles inside the pump or if you have not enough water inside the reservoir. If yu can, try to run the pump with 7V, than with 12V, and again with 7V, maybe that helps.

Sorry, i`m not sure what you mean with "stripping the plastic threads".

I explained to him what happened but i never got any answer back unfortunately so i had to come up with my own solution. I am not using the quick disconnect anymore, here is what it looks like before and after:
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I also discovered that the tubes were too long in my case and that the one with the quick disconnect is hitting my exhaust fan. I had to use tight bend in order to make it fit but the metal spring around the tube is making it harder to bend and is causing a bad indentation in the hose which overtime has the possibility to leak..

Anyway, i don't use the quick disconnect anymore and i got higher flow and the air is more easily to remove because of the higher flow rate. Now the pump is fairly quiet and i can't hear it above my other fans. Sometimes i still have this grinding/gurgling noise but i play with the pump rpm a bit and its gone pretty quick.

Hope this helps, if you have any questions feel free to ask and i will help where i can thumb.gif
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post #154 of 157
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Originally Posted by Gdourado View Post

Hi guys.
I am probably going to do a build on a case that only has space for a 120mm rad.
I was thinking about the Eisbaer 120 with the 45mm deep radiator.
But then I thought about another option.
If I just got the Eisbaer Solo and then get a UT60 120mm radiator, how much better cooling performance would the 60mm deep radiator vs the standard 45mm one?

Cheers!

Sereously don't go for an Eisbaer - not even for the solo version. The design is totally broken - also see the post below yours.
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Originally Posted by djjohnnmerry View Post

So I have had my 360 for about a year - and now the noise is a nightmare with the pump - has anyone else had this? Know any good fixes? To stop the noise - I guess as I added the extension tubes that made it worse as well as I can't fill fully - also the fill caps dents way to easy - can you get replacements?

I had mine for 8 months and the noise was unbearable! I returned it for a full refund and am now waiting for the final parts for my custom loop. Alphacool sereously needs to redesign the Eisbaer.
The general idea is good and at the beginning I was really excited and happy but the unit is impossible to refill once one makes use of the extension capability. The location of the fill port is just mental and personally I no longer trust the idea of having the pump on the CPU block due to vibration transmission to the mainboard...
Could you still go for a RMA/refund?
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post #155 of 157
The design of it is so bad, you have a hard time getting all the air out, the inside part of the top is dug in, so shaking the air out does not work, why can't they make the top inside flat flushed with the tube outlet/inlet so the air can be easily side into the tubes and get removed.
post #156 of 157
In my case I will get some parts to reuse what I got a make a small loop. Regarding the pump u will get a replacement since is only 30 usd and I will get naother rad latwr. For me is School since getting that for rma is very expensive. I do not mind I will get the parts during the weeks ahead. But I will go flexible I am not ready to hard line yet
post #157 of 157
What an complete and utter nightmare company is ALphacool...

I contacted them a couple of months ago about my 360mm Eisbaer and haven't got any response from them...

The pump makes terrible grinding noises and the quick disconnect fittings are completely broken.. Send ALphacool rep emails about this on here and on my personal mail but no response..
I never had such a bad experience tbh..
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