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Closed loop CPU Water cooler with silent pump noise.

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June 25, 2014 11:25:07 AM

Hi all!,

Im looking to move away from a large but silent Noctua CPU cooler the D14.

Reason is; I have a dual 780ti SLI setup and the heat sink, I feel is keeping too much heat in the center of the case.

I have tried the Corsair H55 but i can hear a grinding (Harddrive reading) noise coming from the pump. Which leads me to ask for advice on a closed loop, off the shelf, AIO cooler that is silent in terms of water flow/Pump noise. I understand bubble in the loop can result in noise, but i still would like to hear the advice from the community on a silent Water Cooler.

BTW Fan noise not an issue as I have loads of Noctua 120mms laying around that i can slap on the radiator.

Im looking at the Kraken X60 right now, how is the pump noise on that? Other suggestions welcome.

Thanks

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June 25, 2014 11:39:51 AM

I really don't like any of the aio coolers to be honest, The corsair and nzxt pumps are relatively loud, but they don't move their moneys worth of water throughout the system. My personal favorite if I ever recommend an aio to anyone is the swiftech h220, it has a pump that is 3-4 times stronger than corsairs, and nzxts pumps. It is also a lot quieter despite the fact that it has a really strong pump. In sound tests the swiftech pump only goes up to about 46 db
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June 25, 2014 12:32:43 PM

With pumps you will always hear a little bit of the pump noise. Pumps will always make a bit more noise vs an air cooler that just has a couple of fans attached to it. But I keep all of my fans at 1200 rpm and I can't hear anything and I have 2 of the pumps that come with that kit.
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June 25, 2014 1:16:56 PM

lfkfkfkffs said:
With pumps you will always hear a little bit of the pump noise. Pumps will always make a bit more noise vs an air cooler that just has a couple of fans attached to it. But I keep all of my fans at 1200 rpm and I can't hear anything and I have 2 of the pumps that come with that kit.


Ok thanks, good to know. Maybe sticking with the air cooler is best as this is my HTPC/Gaming PC. Unfortunatly the pump noise during quiet movie scenes will drive me insane. Just going to drop a few more fans in the case to move the heat away from the GPUs. Also might try to compartmentalize the case seperating the CPU and GPU.
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