First off I'd like to say something that a lot of people on here will hate me for.........but I think premade kits aren't as bad as most people say. Yes, it is true that the kits can never be as good as a custom made WCing system, but for people making their first dive
into WCing, prebuilt kits are a great start. I wanted to go WCing, but was never sure just where to start so I went out and bought a kit. It was a pretty crappy one...so crappy I don't even remember what kind it was. But it showed me what I wanted and didn't want, what I needed and didn't need. I was also a lot more confident in putting water inside my case with a prebuilt kit. So to all those out there that are new to WCing, I won't give you crap if you buy a kit. But I will give you crap if you stay with a prebuilt kit! Ha!Ha!Ha!
Originally Posted by vwgti
Alright guys, any ideas how to silence the pump? My ears are very sensitive to high pitched noises, and my pump emits this ear piercing to me noise. I used the foam pad that it came with, any other suggestions?
So do you think this high pitched noise is because of vibration or just the normal noise the pump makes?
I took a peek at your pictures and it looks like the foam padding is doing its job, but in the last picture you posted it looks as though the right side of the pump (the side closest to the front of your case) might be touching your hard drive "wall". Just make sure the pump isn't bumping up against anything.
If your pump is "isolated" from touching anything then it might just be the normal noise emitted from the pump. I guess the only way to quiet that noise would be to encase the pump in some kind of foam box. The only bad thing with doing that is that the pump will get even hotter which in turn will just add more heat to your water.