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My Swiftech MCP35X system is very quiet when pump is running below 2500 rpm, going over that it starts to whine a little bit. MCP655-b and Aquastream XT systems are always quiet. EK DCP-4.0 that I have as a spare pump is clearly louder than those other pumps.
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I don't just have any case fans guys, I'm using fans that run at 900rpm, and the only thing in my system that ever gets any louder than the case fans is my optical drive. I like my system to be near silent, and I would be mounting the 655 into an xspc 5.25" bay reservoir, so I wouldn't have to worry about vibrations.
I've got 2 of those bay res and they ain't quiet. Before I tried them I had my pumps floating on gel-stuff and they were silent, I had typhoons below 1000rpm and had to change out the PSU fan because it was too loud. The XSPC Pump/bay res hum compared to a free D5 and there is some vibration transmitted to the case. If you want total silence I'd try mounting one on gel-stuff.
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post #13 of 26
D5 vario with the EK pump top rev2 on setting 5 works great in my build. No sound whatsoever! Remember to decouple (sound proof) your pump! Also, your loop(s) will be noisy until most or all air is bled out.
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I've got 2 of those bay res and they ain't quiet. Before I tried them I had my pumps floating on gel-stuff and they were silent, I had typhoons below 1000rpm and had to change out the PSU fan because it was too loud. The XSPC Pump/bay res hum compared to a free D5 and there is some vibration transmitted to the case. If you want total silence I'd try mounting one on gel-stuff.
Hmm, okay, so the bay res isn't a good idea then. That's good anyways because it will probably save me some money. So the mcp 655 is a good choice then? As long as I decouple it from the case? or are there better choices?

It might also help to know what i'm running. I'll be running dual 240 rads, cpu, and gpu blocks.
     
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post #15 of 26
xspc rasa pump =)
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Res: Swiftec MCRES v2 or a FrozenQ.
    
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Nothing beats a pump floating freely properly decoupled, installation and decoupling is everything. Apart from that the newer D5 and DDCs with acetal tops work well. D5 with variable speed control works well for simple constant speed install.

Ultimate install is a PWM controlled pump setup to ramp up/down under load. My MCP35X while not the most silent at 100% is better at 30% than any pump at 100. I have it setup to ramp up/down 30-100% only when under heavy load. So 99% of the time it is running at a whispery 1200RPM.

Now THAT is quiet...I like it..
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post #18 of 26
My MCP 655 is dead silent. Even at max speed, you cannot hear it over my eer silent gentle typhoons. Love the setup! Rep+ please!
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post #19 of 26
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Hmm, okay, so the bay res isn't a good idea then. That's good anyways because it will probably save me some money. So the mcp 655 is a good choice then? As long as I decouple it from the case? or are there better choices?

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I think how well you manage to decouple it will be the important factor if your going for total silence. I had mine just free floating, just the in/out tubes holding them and resting on gel-stuff - I could run them both at 5 and not hear them though.
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So how would I properly decouple it from the case? Would mounting it on the gel stuff be enough? or do I need something else?
     
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