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Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop Review

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Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop Review

Alienware Aurora R9

It’s the Alienware Aurora R9 is the latest version of the company’s top gaming computer for gamers. Starting at $969.99 it is possible to get the Aurora R9 that doesn’t cost you much, but when you’ve got more money to spare, it’s upgradeable. It’s possible to configure it using the most powerful hardware currently in the market, such as Nvidia, Intel, and AMD choices. Its case comes with some cool characteristics and design cues in addition.


Alienware Aurora R9 Performance

Alienware Super-High Performance Liquid Cooling and Overclocking are guaranteed Alienware Aurora is a liquid cooling system that guarantees: Alienware Aurora was created to fully support custom-built upgrades, such as the factory liquid-cooled overclocking feature on 9th Gen across all cores.


Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop Product Details

  • Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop, 9th Gen Intel Core i7 9700K
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB DDR6
  • 256GB SSD
  • 2TB Storage
  • 16GB RAM
  • AWAUR9-7674WHT – PC
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition


Alienware Aurora R9 Alluring LED

A very striking highlight can be the circular LED that’s on one of the panels on the side. Similar to the overall design the LEDs are reminiscent of Alienware’s new laptops. The lighting can be customized and, therefore, you don’t have to stick with blue if it’s not your style. This differs from that of the Dell G5, a budget gaming tower that Dell unveiled along with its Aurora R9 that can only be lit by its darker blue hue. It’s a minor thing, but it’s definitely one of the things that differentiate the premium Aurora from its less expensive equivalent.


Alienware Aurora R9 Lunar Light

The right-hand side of the case houses the etched logo, and the Alienware logo LED that lights up towards the rear. My opinion is that it’s a more elegant way to put the company’s logo on the case at least in comparison to the other more extravagant designs I’ve seen in the past. It is important to note that Alienware illumination of text only comes in the light white “Lunar Light” color. It’s not present in the color option, which is the gray “Dark Side of the Moon” color selection. The beginning price applies to the Dark Side of the Moon since you can see that the Lunar Light adds a price increase for this additional adjustable lighting zone.


Alienware Aurora R9 Function-First Interior

The process of removing the door from and opening the door to access Aurora R9 is easy, but what’s under it is quite a surprise. If you’re looking for a better desk, this one of the machines is subpar and even messy. It’s more similar to Dell’s Dell Inspiron Gaming that puts the function before the form, with a boring interior. Even the more affordable Dell G5 offers an optional window with a clean and tidy interior.

To be honest, this is logical considering the size of the chassis. This system is supposed to purchase the components, plug them in, and then enjoy while admiring the outside as well as the performance. There are some innovative elements inside the interior. The silver box houses the power source, and it opens so it’s possible to access the components underneath. We’ve seen it before but it’s an effective method to reduce space and is very simple to use.


A Wide Range Of Power

If you move the arm and swing it out, the other parts are reachable. Dell has a broad selection choice for configurations. As I said you can select the basic Aurora R9, but it is also scalable to include the top of consumer electronics.

In terms of graphics there are two options for graphics: Nvidia or AMD but there are a variety of choices for AMD. The Nvidia GPUs span from GTX 1650 all the way to the very expensive RTX 2080 Ti with five choices. There is also the option of twin RTX 2080 graphics cards. For AMD you have the option of two fairly recent Radeon GPUs that include that is the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT. The CPU part is Intel offering a wide choice of choices including the Core i3-9100 up to the top-of-the-line Core i9-9900K, which comes with Core i5 and i7 choices between.

You can pick every storage option starting with a single or huge SSD and HDD to a dual-drive solution that can accommodate up to 2TB M.2 SSD, and an equally massive HDD. The memory also scales from 8GB up to 64GB and includes Intel Optane accelerated options.


Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop Front Ports

Within the shimmer that is the LED ring is the vital Front panel port. Due to the layout of the system that they’re all vertically oriented. There are two USB 3.1 ports as well as a USB-C port and headphones Jacks. It’s not a lot but it’s convenient to have USB-C available. In the back, you’ll find a standard set of USB ports on desktops, but there’s a ton of them. They include a USB-C port as well as 4 USB 3.1 ports as well as five USB 2.0 ports as well as an Ethernet jack and an Ethernet jack, a DisplayPort connection, as well as audio lines.



Alienware Aurora R9 Modern Gaming Desktop

In general The Aurora R9 is an attractive and contemporary gaming desktop at least from the outside. I like the design however whether you’ll like to have this in the living space is dependent on your personal taste. It’s still compact and offers an array of choices for components which could result in wildly different rates of performance and costs. We’ll need be patient until the review models become available for us to put the components to the examination, so keep checking back.


Alienware Aurora R9 PROS

Attractive design

Great airflow

Port options are endless.


Alienware Aurora R9 CONS

A bit pricey

Big, massive tower

There isn’t a window to view components


Final Verdict

A high-quality prebuilt computer, however, it is not the most affordable. With a unique design, only Alienware is able to pull off and the Aurora R9 is a futuristic-looking prebuilt computer with lots of value, but also there is a little more cost. If you are a fan of Alienware or the style of the R9 it’s not an option to avoid however it’s not the most affordable.

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