There is a certain pucker factor there...Makes cleaning the bin out... interesting...
Loudest thing in the rack is the UPS. Normal Ops = 1x R320/8c/48GB/4x4TB/16VMs + a SuperMicro D525/4x4TB storage barge + 1x Nortel 5520-48PWR with upgraded fans + Synology 2disk + (router.r.pi.thingies). I usually have the radio up loud and the TV on to the security cams, ebay auto refreshing, or the Playmate Party at 0930 on channel 780.What's with the TV next to the rack? Can you even hear it over the fan noise?
Yeah, there is some concern there, but so far so good (fingers crossed).Aren't you guys worried about pump-mtbf?
An air-cooled gpu will not spin below 60C, which reduces the load, slightly. But a gpu-aio solution, the pump will spin all of the time.
Ofc, "modern" pumps are rated at 5 years mtbf at 50c, from what I could gather.
A failed pump, would cause the gpu to overheat - shutdown/bsod the system. Worst case senario, I don't want to speculate this.