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Quick question about Corsair H100 cooer

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June 10, 2012 11:03:36 PM

Ive had my new system up and running for almost 3 weeks now. And when I have the H100 on the lowest fan settings I can hear a definate clicking coming from the pump. Is this normal? The reason I as is, it just started making that noise this week. and I hope its not the pump bearings or something going out.

I have to leave my fans at the medium setting as the ticking just about drives me nuts.

Thanks guys,

Jerid
a c 150 K Overclocking
June 10, 2012 11:12:13 PM

Tilt the case back and forth while you have the system running, it sounds like an air bubble.
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June 11, 2012 1:47:36 AM

Thanks Ill give it a try tomorrow. Its just an annoying ticking sound. hopefully that will fix it.

Ill post if that fixes it.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
June 11, 2012 1:56:19 AM

Sounds like the H100 curse to me, its documented on the net and Corsair are replacing noisy pumps, contact customer service if you think yours is defective
Moto
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a b K Overclocking
June 11, 2012 8:00:35 AM

i had 6-7 Corsair H100's, rma'ed like 4 of them, 3 of them still make loud noises from the pump.

The Rasa 750 RS360 is even more quiet, and it's like 3x larger if you count the reservoir lol.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
June 11, 2012 5:00:45 PM

^I advise the Xspc EX series if space is a problem, or the RX if you have room, but yes, real water is way better obviously
Moto
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June 12, 2012 1:19:57 AM

What about the Swiftech products? they look really nice.
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a c 330 K Overclocking
June 12, 2012 1:29:27 AM

Most of Swiftech's gear is typically pretty solid. Some might argue that much of it's very pedestrian in design, but that's mostly personal opinion.

It's up there with several other manufacturers that are trusted for good design, reliability and performance. (EK, XSPC, AquaComputer, Koolance, HeatKiller, DangerDen, Phobya, etc)
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June 12, 2012 2:53:47 PM

I was looking at some of the XSPC stuff last nite. It some great looking pieces
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a c 190 K Overclocking
June 12, 2012 5:00:13 PM

They make solid gear, the only reason I advise against the Rs series is that the Ex is the same price and much better, although at the slight cost of faster fans (usually noisier unless your fans are silent/well maintained)
I use mostly Xspc gear with some EK Copper blocks and a couple of extra resses from FrozenQ,
if you are interested in going wet, draw up a budget and we'll see whats possible
Moto
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June 12, 2012 9:27:50 PM

I was shopping around last nite and came to about $350.00. I figure if Im going to do it, I might as well do it right the first time.

Something else I realized also is by building it your self, you are not limited to the few configurations like you are with the Corsair unit.

What about pump/tank combos verses separate units?
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a c 190 K Overclocking
June 12, 2012 9:52:54 PM

I have no preferences over respump or separate res although I use two Xspc 750 respump combo's in my own loop, the D5 versions they do are nice and if I was starting out I'd probably go for a D5 or DDC pump
If you are going to go for it, then check out the sticky up top for some guidelines like how to calculate Tdp, why aluminium is bad and other hot issues :-)
Decide on a max budget and we'll go from there
Moto
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a c 330 K Overclocking
June 12, 2012 9:54:30 PM

Pricey for a CPU-only loop.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
June 12, 2012 10:40:54 PM

Depends on what shinies he picked out though Rubix, phobya 1080, couple of T-Viruses, gold block, goodbye budget hehe :-)
Moto
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a c 330 K Overclocking
June 13, 2012 1:22:43 AM

I agree- I'm quite confident that I could piece together all sorts of goodies for a well-priced (read: extravagantly accessorized) shopping cart bonanza, but as it stands now...I'm the one paying so I opt for more frugal choices or save up my clams.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
June 13, 2012 1:34:04 AM

rubix_1011 said:
Pricey for a CPU-only loop.

About 320 for my loop. :/ 
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June 13, 2012 2:00:14 AM

Again, Like i said If im going to do it Ill go ahead and get the best i can now. Ididnt skimp on my system so why on W/cooling. I did however find out today my corsair h100 is not whats causing the ticking noise. Its actually the fans attached to my case fan controller. Im quessing it regulates the fan speed by cutting the power on and off many times a second and thats what im hearing. I figured it would control the speed by Raising or lowerering the voltage or pulse width.

Im new at building computers, so I dont know any different unless Im told or read it somewhere.

Im going to go back on frozen cpu and get me a cart together and see what it comes out to andthe run it by you guys.

Thanks very much for the help.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
June 13, 2012 2:23:42 AM

Aah, lfs, or loose fan syndrome :-)
Get into the habit of gently pushing the fanblades onto the housings periodically to make sure they are sat on the bearings correctly,
Np on the water front though, we're always glad to help/advise/steer in the right direction :-)
*edit, try some other sites as well, Frozen is a tad expensive anyway iirc
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a c 330 K Overclocking
June 13, 2012 2:31:16 PM

FrozenCPU is a bit more expensive than most, but typically has a larger selection of more components.
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June 13, 2012 5:19:42 PM

Frozen CPU was a site listed by XSPC. So I haven't looked anywhere else. Going to try to tonite.
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June 13, 2012 5:20:04 PM

Best answer selected by Blackhawk95.
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June 13, 2012 5:21:00 PM

What are some good sites I should check out here in the USA?
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a c 330 K Overclocking
June 13, 2012 5:49:41 PM

I have several vendors listed in the watercooling sticky towards the bottom.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
June 14, 2012 2:22:16 AM

svc.com is a good place too :) 
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