Originally Posted by Falmod
Tried shaking the rad ?
Yes I have.
Originally Posted by BranField
as far as i am aware i just have the 2 fans connected to the mobo using the y splitter and the usb into the usb port on the the mobo (i think you need to make sure the black cable goes on the right side of the port). I think thats what powers the pump.
As for the noise. Everytime i remount my cooler (for any reason) and detach the rad all the water goes into the rad and away from the pump. so when i turn on the system the pump runs at max for a couple of secs and sounds like your one, then my system shuts down. The solution i have found has been to lie the case down on its side (with the mobo facing up so on its right side) so that the water runs from the rad and into the pump. that sorts out the noise for me.
I am not sure what you mean with "black cable goes on the right side of the port". My cables are all black and which port do you mean?
I have also let the PC run for a while while on its side so that the air could rise out, it did not change anything.
Originally Posted by Intel3770K
Try this for the noise - I mounted the pump where the hoses exit the top instead of the recommended bottom. The air went out of the pump and is absolutely quiet. It was noisy for two weeks before I tried this, it has been quiet for dour days, being turned off at night.
The photo may be upside down - don't know why but the fans are on the top of my machine.
I've heard about this but that would mean the noise should have disappeared when I ran it on its side right?
Originally Posted by M3TAl
What I don't get is his pump ran perfectly fine when using the case's fan controller. That's the only thing that changed. So not sure what the deal is. As long as the pump is getting 12v it should be fine.
Yes that is what I don't understand as well. The only thing different is that it is now connected to the CPU_FAN port on the motherboard instead of the case cables.
Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed
You always got the stock cooler...
I knwo it is a pain but...you best off having a fully functional unit.
I'm only saying this as OTHER people reported it, and they RMA'ed it and had no problems afterwards.
Now that's a question indeed.
Maybe trying a different USB outlet?
Maybe it isn't getting enough power....which would mean RMA'ed the board....as it isn't drawing correct power
Sadly I do not have the stock cooler.
I did not change the USB port at all so I doubt that is the cause, but I guess I'll try a different one anyway.
I have also sent a support ticket to Antec but I have yet to receive a reply.