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Aurora R11, Heat/Noise concerns

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Hello,

I have a few questions about the Aurora R11 and the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super temperatures in Aurora R11. I know there's a liquid cooled version but what if I go without it? Will I have a problem with temperatures going 85C and up? Is there any after market AIO for this GPU? Also what about the noise? I've heard many things about previous versions of Aurora having noise and heat problems. Thanks for your time!

Here are the specs: 

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700K (8-Core,16MB Cache,up to 5.1GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)

16GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)

1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

Lunar Light chassis with High-Performance CPU Liquid Cooling and 1000W Power Supply

Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1

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Re: Aurora R11- Heat/Noise concerns

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@ECJoker19   Also what about the noise? I've heard many things about previous versions of Aurora having noise and heat problems.

The fans in the Aurora R11 are the same industrial grade server fans with 20th century ball bearing technology that were used in previous Aurora models. They are easy to swap out with better quality, more quiet fans.

I know there's a liquid cooled version but what if I go without it? Will I have a problem with temperatures going 85C and up? Is there any after market AIO for this GPU?

Your CPU is liquid cooled, so that is good. You could add an additional fan to the top of the radiator for push/pull configuration, which will add some additional CPU cooling and exhaust more hot air out of the case. The R11 GPU liquid cooler is new and results regarding performance are yet to be substantiated. Personally, I would not get that GPU liquid cooler. If you find your GPU temps are too high, your could release  The Kraken  but you would need to find a suitable place to mount the radiator, which can be done, but presents a challenge in the Aurora nano-case. Alternatively, you could liquid cool your graphics card with a water block and an open loop with external radiator.

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@ECJoker19   Also what about the noise? I've heard many things about previous versions of Aurora having noise and heat problems.

The fans in the Aurora R11 are the same industrial grade server fans with 20th century ball bearing technology that were used in previous Aurora models. They are easy to swap out with better quality, more quiet fans.

I know there's a liquid cooled version but what if I go without it? Will I have a problem with temperatures going 85C and up? Is there any after market AIO for this GPU?

Your CPU is liquid cooled, so that is good. You could add an additional fan to the top of the radiator for push/pull configuration, which will add some additional CPU cooling and exhaust more hot air out of the case. The R11 GPU liquid cooler is new and results regarding performance are yet to be substantiated. Personally, I would not get that GPU liquid cooler. If you find your GPU temps are too high, your could release  The Kraken  but you would need to find a suitable place to mount the radiator, which can be done, but presents a challenge in the Aurora nano-case. Alternatively, you could liquid cool your graphics card with a water block and an open loop with external radiator.

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I just received essentially the same configuration described (except with 32gb RAM, and I put in my own NVMe SSD, with OS installation cloned over from the 1TB HDD that came with mine).

I'm finding the system quite quiet, including for games tested so far. And the highest the GPU has gone is low 70s. (I was accustomed to my prior GTX 1070 running around 81-82). Don't think I've caught the CPU higher than 60s.

It's working beautiful, as far as I'm concerned.

 

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@QD9X    It's working beautiful, as far as I'm concerned.

That is awesome news. There are not many Aurora R11 units available and not many reports because it is so new. Keep us posted as to your performance assessment. Post some photos of the inside if you don't mind sharing.

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I just got mine R11 last week, i7-10700 + rtx 2080 super + 512 SSD + 16gb

Honestly pretty disappointed. The graphic card is loud <profane> when I play Red Redemption 2. My ear could not bear the sound and I had to take a break every hour maximum. Graphic card is constantly 84 C and I updated to latest driver already. I will be returning the unit soon I think there is either defective with the case air flow or the graphic card itself 😑

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@RoyRen    the graphic card is loud ASF

CPU is liquid cooled . . . correct?

Are you sure it is the graphics card making all the noise? It could be the top exhaust fan, which is easy to replace with a better quality, more quiet fan. If your CPU is air cooled . . . yes, send it back.

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Hey,

I was thinking about purchasing high quality and creating a push/pull configuration for the top CPU cooling. What fans would you recommend as I am fairly new to the gaming computer world. How do I know if a fan is high quality or the best for air flow?

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@ECJoker19    How do I know if a fan is high quality or the best for air flow?

The R11 is very new, so there is not a lot of user information in the forum. . . yet. However, based on user information for the Aurora 7/8/9; if you replace the OEM Dell radiator fan, you must have at least one Corsair ML120 Pro (no LED, no RGB) in order to avoid the BIOS start-up error. The second fan for a radiator sandwich can be any quality, quiet 120mm fan. Also, any quality, quiet fan will work for replacing the lower front intake fan. Links to the Corsair fan and some other examples below.

Corsair ML120 Pro 

Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM 

be quiet! Silent Wings 3 

Corsair with lighting 

These are just some examples.

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So if I were to do a push/pull configuration for the top fan, do I exhaust or intake? Also, can I replace the bottom fan with the Corsair ML120, so a total of 3 Corsair ML 120.

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@ECJoker19    So if I were to do a push/pull configuration for the top fan, do I exhaust or intake? 

Exhaust . . . hot air out the top.

Also, can I replace the bottom fan with the Corsair ML120, so a total of 3 Corsair ML 120.

You can use three ML120 Pro fans, but only one is required to be connected to the TOP FAN mobo header. The other two fans can be more quiet (Noctua) or include LED or RGB (optional).

Again, to be clear, this 'requirement' is based on Aurora R7/8/9 experience, and may not be necessary for the Aurora R11, which has a different BIOS.