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Old November 22, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Default Sound dampening enclosure for pump?

Since I am still new in the watercooling area, I understand that pumps generate sound. The MCP655 from what I have read along with posts from others appear to generate more noise than a Noctua NFP-12S at speed 3 or higher.

Martin Labs seem to confirm this. If so, then is there a sound dampening enclosure solution out there to put the pump inside? Alternatively, what have others come up with to get rid of sound emanating from the pump?
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Old November 22, 2008, 11:47 AM
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my mcp655 is barely audible.
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Old November 22, 2008, 12:45 PM
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Yeah I wouldn't enclose it as the heat it would generate would have to go somewheres right.
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Old November 23, 2008, 01:59 AM
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hmm yes the sound of MCP655 is not i do not know how to describe to you anything of mass concern its a verry faint noise when you have yer enclosure closed and i have both Noctua Nf-p12's 6 of them as well as the pump. If it matters soo much get the pump with adjustable flow but really i doubt yull need a sound dampening kit. Just make sure to use the pad as it stops vibration and yull be fine.
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Old November 23, 2008, 08:55 AM
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I have the MCP655-B and it is quite loud. Fortunately I have been able to hook it up to a 3 pin connector on my motherboard which seemed to slow down the pump and thus reduce the noise. It is now inaudible above the rest of my case fans (excluding the fan on my 9800GTX which is damn loud, replacing the stock cooler with a T-Rad2 as soon as it comes in the mail).
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Old November 23, 2008, 07:11 PM
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did you buy the pump recently? i jsut gont mine a couple of months ago maybe its revised as i dont find it loud at all. The only time i could hear it was when i first hooked it up as the bubbles inside the loop was making it noisy but after 1-2 days it was gone. I mean you can hear it if you open the case and put yer head to it but its nothing that bothers me i can sleep peacefully at night.
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