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2017/02/24 09:56:21 (permalink)
Hello! 
I have a strong sensitivity toward high pitch sounds and I wanted to know what kind of noise level and pitch I could expect? I've never owned a liquid cooling setup, but I have done the research. So I have a basic idea. What kind of sounds could I expect from this specific cooler? 
 
If the EVGA CLC was running by itself in a confined silent space with nothing else running, would I hear the pump? Does any amount of sound escape its casing?
 
Thank you for your time. :) 
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Re: Average EVGA CLC Pump Noise 2017/02/24 20:30:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Ribboz 2017/02/25 09:50:01
Hello,
 
the pump on the CLC is very quiet and controllable through software.
 
I do not think you would hear the pump outside of the case, especially not over the case fans.

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Re: Average EVGA CLC Pump Noise 2017/02/25 09:49:57 (permalink)
Thank you for commenting, MDecker.
 
My system is inside an Evolve ATX and I can hear every detail inside it. This cooler would be competing with a NH-D15 with two NF-A14 IPPC set at 30% (≈650rpm) when idle. Also four more NF-A14 IPPC (≈650rpm) for the case fans. Yes I took a chance on their industrial model vs their standard. But it paid off well. They're very pleasing at 30% but have plenty of power if needed. The loudest parts of the system are the two hard drives.
 
My two hard drives cut through the sound of six NF-A14 IPPC all running at 650rpm. Both with just normal hard drive sounds. So what I'm really worried about with this cooler is the pitch of the sound. Even if it's quiet, if its pitch is too high, I may hear it over everything else. If that were the case then it could be a deal breaker for me. 
 
But I've always been curious about liquid coolers. And I thought since I have an all EVGA build that if it leaked they would actually be able to replace everything since they made it.
 
I think I'm a bit too hesitant. I'll wait and see if it ever comes to Micro Center and then give it another consideration. Thank you for your input, MDecker. :)
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Re: Average EVGA CLC Pump Noise 2017/02/25 10:13:37 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Ribboz 2017/02/25 10:20:02
Even thought the pump is "quiet" you will still hear it. I have owned several aio coolers and to some degree they all make noise.
It will be a distant gurgling if you get a good pump, other times it will be audible for sure. I'm extremely sensitive to noise and the clc 280 inside my nzxt s340 elite case is noticeable. My fans are running at very low settings and the 1080ftw 2 is sitting idle while not gaming and the only noise I hear is the pump. During gaming the fan noise will overpower the pump noise. Custom loop is the only way to eliminate pump noise as those are much higher quality.

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Re: Average EVGA CLC Pump Noise 2017/02/25 10:22:24 (permalink)
Awesome. Thank you for your comment, MVanden Berghe. That is about what I expected, but I wanted to see what people experienced. :)
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Re: Average EVGA CLC Pump Noise 2017/02/25 18:06:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Ribboz 2017/02/25 18:08:19
while i have not used the evga one yet i have used several other and they were all made by astek, the pump noise can vary but the tear down video i seen did show there is padding inside to help dampen the noise. the thermal take i have has no padding and is noticeable whith no fans running but barely with typical fans running, my corsairs you can hear when no fans but not at all with the case fans running. Sometimes it just comes down to luck, you could get a noisy pump 

                               
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Re: Average EVGA CLC Pump Noise 2017/02/27 04:05:59 (permalink)
Just ordered the CLC 280, can't wait as my current Corsair H115i is giving my 6700k temps of 90+ 😨

What are your full load temps like?.

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Re: Average EVGA CLC Pump Noise 2017/02/27 04:33:54 (permalink)
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Just ordered the CLC 280, can't wait as my current Corsair H115i is giving my 6700k temps of 90+ 😨

What are your full load temps like?.



Hi Duppex77,
 
in Germany it is out now in very very small numbers.
I had have problems yesterday to install it. Runs over 100C° with i7-4790k @4.5Ghz@1.20V.
Today i have to check why the backplate is not holding the cooler correctly.
If i have fixed my Problem i will tell u my temps under idle and load.
 
It would be nice if u can also give details after installing. I don`t think that ur temperatures will change a lot.
I thought about a pull setup, but i dont know ift his is possible with these designer cooling fans. :-)
The fans have a bad quality in my eyes. U can bend the plastics very easy.
 
I wish good luck and experience with ur change!
 

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Re: Average EVGA CLC Pump Noise 2017/03/17 21:11:54 (permalink)
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Duppex77
Just ordered the CLC 280, can't wait as my current Corsair H115i is giving my 6700k temps of 90+ 😨

What are your full load temps like?.



Hi Duppex77,
 
in Germany it is out now in very very small numbers.
I had have problems yesterday to install it. Runs over 100C° with i7-4790k @4.5Ghz@1.20V.
Today i have to check why the backplate is not holding the cooler correctly.
If i have fixed my Problem i will tell u my temps under idle and load.
 
It would be nice if u can also give details after installing. I don`t think that ur temperatures will change a lot.
I thought about a pull setup, but i dont know ift his is possible with these designer cooling fans. :-)
The fans have a bad quality in my eyes. U can bend the plastics very easy.
 
I wish good luck and experience with ur change!
 


sounds like the cooler is not fully seating, i had the issue with my corsair h100i, the theaded post that the screws go into were to long and protruding through the MB, it seems the newer boards are just a bit thinner than my x58 was, i talked to corsair and the sent a new backplate but it made no difference since they were exactly the same, i ended up putting small washers between the MB and back plate so it would fully tighten down and temps dropped to were they should be. 

                               
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Re: Average EVGA CLC Pump Noise 2017/03/20 09:12:42 (permalink)
Throwing my 2 cents in.  I have a CLC 280 and, aside from the first few minutes of initial running with the case open, I do not hear the pump at all.  Initially there was a quiet bubbling noise which I assume was just the liquid and any air settling as the system spun up.  With the case closed?  Nada.  I have the rad mounted on top of the case with the fans above the rad pulling air out of the chassis.  The fans are 100% of the noise in my PC case, a phanteks enthoo pro.  I'm actually going to swap out the clc fans for more phanteks, as I think they're quieter.
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