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HELP with super silent custom loop oc I7-8700k/2080ti

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superhero

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actually I like the look of my ek waterway, only the DDC pump is the issue. I am more to finding an alternative DDC pump or some kind of adapter DDC to d5 pump, or in case I need to change all the waterway I go back and use my old Phanteks evolx case with an alphacool d5 pump and reservoir that already know is super silent.
 

Voodoo Rufus

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I ran a 10W DDC on a sponge for near 10 years mostly 24/7 duty with zero issues. I used a Shoggy Sandwich one.

Couldn't tell it was even on inside the case sitting on it. A 6W pump I really can't tell if it's working or not aside from watching water flow or feeling for vibration. I wouldn't run an 18W DDC without a heatsink housing like Alphacool's.
 

Zerileous

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I was looking for that, I don't think such a method will work since his pump is connected to an acrylic panel reservoir. You could try to decouple the reservoir from the case itself however by using o-rings.
 
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yes exactly, maybe I can just put a sponge around it, but i dont it really help
 

Voodoo Rufus

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The best way is to completely isolate the pump using a sponge. If it's attached to any hard object, it will transmit more vibrations to the case. Rubber or o-rings would not be as helpful. Your only other tuning device would be the pump speed. Probably want to keep it 3600rpm or less.
 

Zerileous

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The best way is to completely isolate the pump using a sponge. If it's attached to any hard object, it will transmit more vibrations to the case. Rubber or o-rings would not be as helpful. Your only other tuning device would be the pump speed. Probably want to keep it 3600rpm or less.

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His pump is integrated into this acrylic panel, the pump is on the reverse side, circled in red. I don't see how that would be possible since the panel mounts using fan mounts of the case.