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Originally Posted by bmaverick View Post
The easiest, low cost and allows air to cool the base of the pump while reducing any noise is to pick up two rubber grommets at Lowes for less than $1.

http://www.lowes.com/SearchCatalogDi...rubber+grommet
I did this too. There is actually enough clearance between the fan blades of the 140mm fan to fit the head of a bolt. I have two bolts installed in this way, going up through the fan grill, through the rubber grommets and finally two nuts hole the pump on.

I can take some pictures of this when I get home if you are confused.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
I did this too. There is actually enough clearance between the fan blades of the 140mm fan to fit the head of a bolt. I have two bolts installed in this way, going up through the fan grill, through the rubber grommets and finally two nuts hole the pump on.

I can take some pictures of this when I get home if you are confused.
yeah id like to see that, might do the same

although i did order the gel pad already
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yeah id like to see that, might do the same

although i did order the gel pad already
This method would work great with a gel pad as well. Cut two smaller squares off the pad, and push the bolt through the middle. Basically just cut the pad into two rubber washers.
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post #14 of 21
I have the gel pad you have ordered or one very similar, it works great.
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there's always the good ole' shoggy sandwich
 
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post #16 of 21
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there's always the good ole' shoggy sandwich
^^I use one of these.

If your running 2 pumps then you can make a custom shoggy like this:

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post #17 of 21
For pump isolation I use regular old 1" 3M rubber weatherstripping. $5 a roll of 10' @ HomeDepo or Lowes. This stuff is also frekin great when building custom rad shrouds.
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post #18 of 21
I use rubber grommets attached to the bottom of the pump using silicone glue. The rubber grommets also help keep the pump + res in place (bottom of case) as I prefer a freestanding unit for ease of maintenance...






Edited by adamlau - 12/21/10 at 1:01am
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post #19 of 21
Here is the propper Anti vib pad made by Swiftec / Liang this will work fine also if you get the XSPC Acrylic top you can get Anti vibration Screws with rubber grommits in there and then you can mount it to a 3.5 " Drive bay

http://www.cool-and-quiet.co.uk/swif..._kit_P479.html
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post #20 of 21
The problem with the OEM pad (it comes with the pump) is that it works to defeats the purpose of trying to keep the bottom of the pump cool.
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