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Hey guys, I just set up my new loop last night and there is a good amount of buzzing coming from my XSPC X20 750, and it isn't vibration, I don't think.

Is this just the way the pump is or is this just air bubbles that are still in the pump?
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post #2 of 10
try tilting your case back n forth it should help.. and uncap your res so the air bubbles can escape
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Hey guys, I just set up my new loop last night and there is a good amount of buzzing coming from my XSPC X20 750, and it isn't vibration, I don't think.

Is this just the way the pump is or is this just air bubbles that are still in the pump?
i have the first version of that pump/res. combo. I had to set my case on its back where the plugs to get it to bleed completely. It buzzed for roughly 2 days, then it made a glugging sound and went away
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try tilting your case back n forth it should help.. and uncap your res so the air bubbles can escape
Do this and it should help a bit. Usually for the first day I can tell my pump is louder then normal because of small bubbles.
post #5 of 10
should be a low burble/buzz, similar to an aquarium pump but low. it'll settle once the air has bled. make sure the water level is up to the pumps inlet.
post #6 of 10
My X20 750 buzzed because of vibration when it was in my case. It's out of my case right now, and there's no buzzing noise, Just a low hum.

I'm assuming it is the vibration you hear.
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Basically any sound emanating from your pump for the first 3-4 days can be attributed to air bubbles. Your pump should sound like this after a few days:


If it doesn't you either have a problem with the pump unit or it hasn't been properly isolated from your case.
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Hmm, if it really is vibration, and not air bubbles, what would be a good way of silencing it? I bought some rubber dampeners that I hoped would fit between the reservoir housing and the case, but the fit was so tight that it barely fit, and it scratched the inside of the case.

Is there anything else I can use? I know there is that stuff that petra's makes to sit pumps on, would that help? My dvd drive is right underneath the reservoir, so I might be able to fit that stuff between the two.
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Basically you can do anything you want. Your only goal is to make sure the pump is secure but without having a direct connection to the case anywhere. Make sure it's entirely sprung and you'll get rid of any vibration induced sounds.
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Basically you can do anything you want. Your only goal is to make sure the pump is secure but without having a direct connection to the case anywhere. Make sure it's entirely sprung and you'll get rid of any vibration induced sounds.
That's the problem though, the housing is so big that it barely fits in my 5.25" bay, so there is no way to put anything between it and the case.

I'll see what I can do though, thanks for the help!
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