22GREEN
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Aurora-R7, is it liquid cooled?

I see threads on people wanting to change cooling and ordering liquid cooling and finding out it didn't come that way. I bought mine in March and was able to custom build and know I selected liquid cooling with the 850 PSU. (Alienware™ High Performance Liquid Cooling) My spec sheet below. Anyway to check the PC w/o opening the case to confirm its liquid cooled?? Thx

 

Premium Support, 1 Year Premium Support with Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis, 1 Year Alienware USB Optical Mouse Alienware Standard USB 2.0 Keyboard (English) Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Initial Year Dell.com Order US Power Cord None Required Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial No FGA No Option Included Additional Software Inte(R)l Core(TM) i7 Processor Label Shipping Material Aurora R7 Placemat Safety/Environment and Regulatory Guide (English/French Multi-language) Regulatory Label CMS Essentials DVD no Media Thank you for Choosing Dell DW1820 Wireless Driver Dell Wireless Card (802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1) Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD) 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage) 512GB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2X8GB) NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB GDDR5X 850W EPA Bronze PSU Liquid Cooled Chassis Windows 10 Home (64bit) English OC Controls Intel(R) Core(TM) i7K 8700K (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache, up to 4.7GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology)

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22GREEN
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

AWCC lists "CPU Pump" right from turning the PC on does that mean water cooled? I probably should assume so but wanted to dbl. chk

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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

Yes cpu pump = liquid cooled

22GREEN
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?


@PentatonicSteel wrote:

Yes cpu pump = liquid cooled


Thx meng! 

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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

No worries.

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mp_108
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

Remove the panel and look inside, there should be two hoses coming out of the pump that sits on top of the cpu, else you see a fan on top of a finned heatsink. 

Jamemamone
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

May I please ask, where exact do I have to go in the command center to see where it would say "CPU Pump"?

 

Thank you very much in advance for your time and help

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Jamemamone
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

I selected Liquid Cooling when I bought it but I have a feeling it didn't come with it.

I opened up the computer and I didn't see the thing with the Alien head?

How can I make sure it has it?  That's why I'm trying to find out where it would say "CPU Pump"

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amstel78
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?


@Jamemamone wrote:

I selected Liquid Cooling when I bought it but I have a feeling it didn't come with it.

I opened up the computer and I didn't see the thing with the Alien head?

How can I make sure it has it?  That's why I'm trying to find out where it would say "CPU Pump"


Once you have the side panel off and swing the PSU out of the way, it's very easy to tell.  If you have a block with an alien head logo and two rubber tubes coming out of it, then you've got a water cooled CPU.  If you have something like a heatsink with fan on top, then it's an air cooled processor.

You can also use a flashlight and look through the grills on top of the computer.  If you see a radiator through the slats, then you've got an AIO closed looped cooler installed.

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Jamemamone
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Re: I have Aurora R7 how does one tell if its liquid cooled?

Thank you for such a fast reply, I really appreciate it.

I'm not sure what the CPU looks like and I don't want to start moving things around. I will be posting a picture soon , maybe you can tell me what to move?

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