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Old December 6, 2008, 07:08 AM
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So I've succesfully stuffed a w/c setup into an A05B (never again...) and until I make a wooden/acrylic case, I have to figure out how to get rid of the vibrations. I changed the pump to a DDCX-Pro, which is quieter, but still has vibration issues. So I went ghetto and stuffed some bubblewrap underneath it, but I'm still getting vibration transferred into the case.

Googling turns up Petra's stuff. Has anyone had any experience with it? Any good ?

OR other alternatives ? Here's my setup with the 655 pump, not a lot of room to do any rubber band tricks. (no rating my cables, not until I'm finally happy, then I'll tidy it up - want to get to the point the pumps so quiet then I can change over to noctua fans)



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Old December 6, 2008, 07:29 AM
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Did you try rubber mounts for the pump? I heard the Petra's stuff was good as well. I'm going to try these I think.

Alphacool Pumps - Eheim/Hydor/Laing Attachment Uncoupling Set 4 Dampers Products Model: 13701 [13701] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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If you're still looking to "gheto" something up I'd imagine that the Dr. Scholls gel inserts for shoes would be as good or better WRT what kind of material it's made out of. :)
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lol @ Ghetto
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Old December 6, 2008, 09:48 AM
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Get a thick layer of Thermacole its cheap. You can find thick layers at the grocery or hardware stores. I got mine from a BBQ box at work. You know the white thick stuff used for packing things. Cut a piece and stick that under the pump. I sed the sticky pad... stopped my vibrations.

The stuff in the pic lol

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IMO the best way to attach a pump to a case is with industial strength valcro you can buy it at home depot. It removes easily and will stay attached if you tip your case upside down and the best part it is it makes your vibrating pump silent.
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Hey guys, thanks for all the responses. I'm surprised thermacole would be that good at decoupling, but I'll give it a shot. Dr Scholls sounds awesome just for the comedy factory alone...

Velcro was a big fail. I tried that as one of the first things out of the box. Now I'm at 2x layers of thin bubble wrap, and 1 x medium density foam packing (1/8" thick). Will try suggestions above.
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Just for the record, the gel-stuff IS good. Can't remember what the exact chemical name is, but it's strangely bouncy/spongy, while still being solid. Have yet to come across another kind of foam/gel that's as well suited. Excellent stuff, the only caution is that you might want to think twice about using it for the DDC-type (aka Swiftech MCP350/355) pumps, since it's an insulator, and the bottom of those pumps can get rather hot, especially the more powerful versions.

That said, I'd expect the other solutions mentioned should work too.
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If you're still looking to "gheto" something up I'd imagine that the Dr. Scholls gel inserts for shoes would be as good or better WRT what kind of material it's made out of. :)
Thanks Steve I have been wondering what to use behind my 3G mount.
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I'm going to say you perhaps are getting vibrations too from your res.

Try dampening that too.
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