MSI Core Liquid K360 pump noise

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I have purchased an MSI Core Liquid K360 AIO water cooling system. This has an Asetek pump installed. The AIO is new and has been running for about 14 days, but it has a loud pumping noise that can't be normal. At first startup, the AIO had some air in the pump, which I was able to quickly direct into the radiator. The system has been running for quite some time with the radiator up, but that has not brought any change in this noise. At least I have not heard such a noise with any other AIO. My system is very quiet, only the pump is always loud to hear!
Here is a short video:


This can not be normal, besides it is a premium AIO!?
 
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Also, the noise only gets louder or quieter when I change the pump speed.
There is a VRM fan above the pump, but it does not cause the noise because the noise does not change when the speed is changed. It changes only in connection with the pump speed.

Nevertheless, I unplugged all fans and the noise is now much more audible. Do not misinterpret the picture and sound in the video, I had to hold the bottom of my mobile towards the pump, of course you can not see the pump in the picture!
Videos about it:
 

flobelix

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Quite an odd sound. Make sure the pump is properly seated and fixed. If the sound stays the same you probably need to rma the cooler
 
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Hi, I agree with Flobelix here. I think you should RMA that AIO. I also have the k360 and it's generally very quiet.

Here I recorded what my entire system sounds like under heavy load (not quiet, but no sound other than air/fans):
 
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Hi,

I was very dissapointed, since my coreliquid 360r brokes after a few months and the k360 was too loud.
Meanwhile i have got my money back and switched to another AIO with which I am very happy.
 

h_bardak

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This is exactly the same noise I've been hearing and it drives me crazy. Can it be bubbles inside the pump unit?
 
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