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    well im new at watercooling but i have had pumps for fish tanks. you have to get the air out but once thats done its all quiet and purring. the pump on my boreas rattles to no end and its driving me crazy. its that ball bearing sound and when i tap the pump it goes away for 3 seconds.
    what do yalls think? am i crazy or is that how it is? maybe coolits pumps are the craps?
    i took it in once already and they assured me that it is a new pump now and that the coolant is topped off 100%. they cant figure it out but are willing to put another one on there. i dont know what to do. they will even mod up another "mini pump" which is supposedly better but itll cost me. im leaning towards a pump/res combo maybe eheim but would need a list of parts. also thinking about the Heatkiller 3.0. i really could use some advice and then some help on choosing what to order. Dr. Death is the boreas master no question but hes super sick and i dont want to bug him too much. so maybe get some more ideas till he gets better. im surprised that with all his creativity he hasnt figured out a way to hook a boreas up to himself! i told him to try and take some of that crazy orange coolant of his to lower HIS temps!
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    Hi Jay

    You could always try taking it back to CoolIt one last time. Request a pump with a fill plug, and have them add the mini pump, they cannot charge you that much for a mini pump, it's worth a try. I would try this first before moving forward with the pump / reservoir combo, it may just solve your problems. Ask to her your unit running before you pay for the work.

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    Jay it doesnt sound right when u say that the sound goes away for 3 seconds after you tap it
    i bet there wasnt any sound the day you installed the pump?

    I would definately bring it back and have them replace it...

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    Bully, he's not the only person that has had this problem. This is why I told him to bring it back and have it replaced. I told him to ask to hear the unit run before paying for it. I'll email you later on this.

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    Yeah take it back, something is definitely wrong for it to rattles. Most aquarium and PC watercooling pumps have no bearing, they use magnetic field to turns the head and usually the head make out from ceramic or nylon for corrode prevention.

    Regarding to your PM and pump substitution, you shouldn't replace any pump that is too stronger than CoolIt pump because if it's too powerful then the coolant will travel too fast for the TECs to have time to chill it. Also if you increase the coolant volume to much then the TECs is not capable to chill the coolant as well. This is one reason CoolIt uses the 1/4" tubing instead of 3/8" or 1/2" tubes and they never think a reservoir is neccessary. You do need a lot of tweaking with this kind of mod.

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    They have back stepped on the stronger pump. They said they have found that it does not make that much of a difference as they originally thought. If he goes with the first 450lph I told him about, he should be fine. I used the 600Lph and the Boreas Tec banks were always cold

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    See, in conventional watercooling system you need high flow pump to give you the best performance but it's not neccessary with TEC system. If the coolant moving too fast then it don't have time to chill in the chillers.

    Jay if you do pump replacement then you should get the one with speed adjustable such as MCP655, so you can play with the flow rate to find the best performance.

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    well the first two days were quite bad. after that the sound would come and go. so thinking that maybe it needed time to work in and get warmed up i thought id give it a few days. i just got up and turned it on and now its quiet. the rattle has only come twice since ive been sitting here but it only lasts a few seconds. im going to give it a few more days. we'll see.
    btw i ordered a tube of that diamond 7 thermal compound cuz it did great on a few tests. has anyone heard of it. i heard about it cuz a PureOCer recommended it on here somewhere...

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    Yeah i bought a tube of the diamond IC7 too...i have not tested it yet though

    Pls do a test and report it back to us to see if there are some good results ya?

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    yup cant wait.. its supposed to be far better than silver. ill definately post my results here after.

    https://store.hardwarecanucks.com/pr...-Compound.html

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    I've been hearing some buzz about it as well. Let us know how it goes!

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