Question What is the quietest AIO in regards to the pump? (SOLVED)

Phaaze88

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You won't get far worrying about pump noise, as the vast majority of them are made by the same manufacturer; Asetek.
Asetek makes the pumps, ships them to the AIBs, they slap their own branding on them, and then ship those to retailers.
Have you not tried to set a pump curve through bios? Cam software?

I don't know your PC's specs, but if you have anything high end(ditto, if overclocking), replacing the AIO's fans with silence focused fans isn't a great idea; the cooler's performance is going to take a nice hit.

What are your PC's specs?
What case is it in?
 
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You won't get far worrying about pump noise, as the vast majority of them are made by the same manufacturer; Asetek.
Asetek makes the pumps, ships them to the AIBs, they slap their own branding on them, and then ship those to retailers.
Have you not tried to set a pump curve through bios? Cam software?

I don't know your PC's specs, but if you have anything high end(ditto, if overclocking), replacing the AIO's fans with silence focused fans isn't a great idea; the cooler's performance is going to take a nice hit.

What are your PC's specs?
What case is it in?
i have an i5-7600k with OC to 4.2ghz. the max temps on stress test is 70.
have you heard of the celsius s34? apparently they have sound dampening material.
my kraken cooler makes a really horrible pump noise, not a normal noise...
 

MxzsyXII

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Most AIO's have the same pump. So they all sound similar.
If you're not dead set on an AIO, I recommend getting a Noctua NH D15. Much more silent and will outperform almost all 120mm and 240mm AIO's. Or a Dark Rock pro 4.
Less chance of leaks and pump failures, and quieter.
 
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Most AIO's have the same pump. So they all sound similar.
If you're not dead set on an AIO, I recommend getting a Noctua NH D15. Much more silent and will outperform almost all 120mm and 240mm AIO's. Or a Dark Rock pro 4.
Less chance of leaks and pump failures, and quieter.
I heard a sound clip from the d15 and it sounded very loud. also with an AIO, you don’t have the ramp the fans up as much as the water holds a lot of heat.
 

Phaaze88

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i have an i5-7600k with OC to 4.2ghz. the max temps on stress test is 70.
Whoa, that doesn't sound good at all... you sure the pump's actually working correctly? What's your idling on the desktop temp?

have you heard of the celsius s34? apparently they have sound dampening material.
Did you mean the S24? https://www.fractal-design.com/products/water-cooling/celsius-s24-2/black/
Or the S36? https://www.fractal-design.com/products/water-cooling/celsius-s36/black/

The sound dampening seems to be a load of crap:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnXIA-Sxf68



You may have a failing pump. May be a good idea to get that checked out with NZXT customer service...
A 7600K @ 4.2ghz doesn't even put out 150w of waste heat, so a 240mm AIO like the X52 shouldn't have to put in any effort with that cpu...

It also sounds like you'd be better served with an air cooler anyways.

I heard a sound clip from the d15 and it sounded very loud.
I have to question how reliable that is, when you're not actually hearing it in person...
 
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Whoa, that doesn't sound good at all... you sure the pump's actually working correctly? What's your idling on the desktop temp?


Did you mean the S24? https://www.fractal-design.com/products/water-cooling/celsius-s24-2/black/
Or the S36? https://www.fractal-design.com/products/water-cooling/celsius-s36/black/

The sound dampening seems to be a load of crap:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnXIA-Sxf68



You may have a failing pump. May be a good idea to get that checked out with NZXT customer service...
A 7600K @ 4.2ghz doesn't even put out 150w of waste heat, so a 240mm AIO like the X52 shouldn't have to put in any effort with that cpu...

It also sounds like you'd be better served with an air cooler anyways.


I have to question how reliable that is, when you're not actually hearing it in person...
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Idling temp is 35-40 C
I meant the S24 sorry lol
I may contact their customer support but i had one with the same loud pump that i got a replacement through Amazon. Thats the one I have now. Same problem.
 

Phaaze88

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From what I've managed to find, the Celsius S24 does indeed use the same Asetek Gen 5 pump as the Kraken X52, so the whole sound dampening thing appears to be marketing BS.
So good luck with getting one whose pump operates below 30dBA...

35-40 C also seems a little warm considering the cpu, cooler, and the very slight overclock.
Do you perhaps live in a warm climate?

In bios, are you:
-Running Multi-core/All Core Enhancement when it should be disabled?
-Running a stupidly high Load Line Calibration setting? It shouldn't be any higher than the medium setting. Any higher is for liquid cooled VRMs and LN2.
 

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