Alienware Aurora Gaming Desktop

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Lead the charge.

Alienware’s most powerful MicroATX desktop, Aurora delivers strategic component layout, maximizing internal cooling and upgradeability for high performance.

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An incredible gaming experience

An incredible gaming experience

The feature-packed Alienware Aurora delivers extreme performance for gamers and power users with its exclusive and innovative chassis boasting advanced thermal management, CPU liquid cooling and an easy-to-upgrade design. With the optional ALX chassis, you'll get the Aurora's unique Active Venting technology, a premium CPU liquid cooling solution, cable-free, tool-less hard drive bays and internal theater lighting for even easier upgrades.
Alienware Aurora Desktop

It’s got it where it counts.

The optional ALX chassis is a masterpiece of industrial design, packing powerful hardware into a compact, visually stunning mid tower.

Make a few special modifications yourself.
Alienware's master artisans have created a work of genius with the optional ALX chassis, but they've left it to you to put the finishing touches on your own optimal gaming rig.
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When the gaming gets hot, keep your cool.
Stay cool with Alienware's liquid cooling technologies. Just because you're burning up the battlefield, you don't have to risk burning out your finely tuned machine.
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Unlock some seriously powerful upgrades.
Gaming supremacy starts with a powerful system, but even the best soldier needs good squadmates, and Alienware puts a deadly assortment of gaming-optimized peripherals at your command.
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You've got game. Flaunt it.

You know games, and you know how you like to play them. With the Aurora, you can get a gaming experience just the way you want it.

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You're a special effects wizard.
Let your personality be reflected in your personalized gaming rig with AlienFX™ lighting controls.
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You're an audio technician. 
Don't let anything interfere with the sounds of battle. Rein in unwanted noise with Alienware's sophisticated acoustics management settings.
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High-performance CPU liquid cooling

Keeping the Aurora cool is key for component longevity and performance. All Aurora systems come equipped with CPU liquid cooling that enables reduced system acoustics, improved heat transfer and greater overclocking potential than traditional heatsinks and fans. For even lower CPU temperatures and less fan noise, upgrade to the optional Premium CPU Liquid Cooling solution (premium solution comes standard with ALX chassis upgrade).

Optical Drive

  • Single Optical Disc Drive Options
    24X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW) (Standard)
    Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
    8X Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW)

    Dual Optical Disc Drive Options
    Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW) and 24X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)
    8X Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW) and 24X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)

Sound Card

  • Internal High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio with Waves MAXX Audio Software (Standard)
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio (Optional)
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium (Optional)


  • Front I/O Ports
    (2x) Hi-Speed USB 2.0
    (1x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    (1x) Microphone In
    (1x) Headphone/Speaker Out
    (1x) 19-in-1 Media Card Reader (Optional)

    Rear I/O Ports
    (1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
    (4x) Hi-Speed USB 2.0
    (1x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    (1x) Microphone In
    (1x) Line-In
    (1x) Front Left/Right Speakers
    (1x) Center Speaker
    (1x) Rear Left/Right Speakers
    (1x) Side Left/Right Speakers
    (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK)
    (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (Coax)


  • Internal Expansion Slots
    (2x) PCI-Express x16 (electrical spec: x16/x16)
    (2x) PCI-Express x1

    Memory Slots
    4x 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Slots


  • Alienware™ 875 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply


  • Motherboard and Chassis Form Factor
    MicroATX Motherboard, Mid-Tower Chassis

    Color Description
    Matte Stealth Black

    System Dimensions
    Height: 16.77" - (426mm)
    Depth: 25.39" - (645mm)
    Width: 9.847" - (250mm)
    Average Weight: 45lbs - (20.41 Kg.)

    Optional "ALX Chassis" Features
    Alienware Active Venting (Height with top vents open: 17.59" (447mm))
    Enhanced AlienFX™ System Lighting - 8 Lighting Zones
    Slide-in, tool-less, and cable-free hard drive bays
    Internal Theater Lighting


    Operating System Options
    Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Windows® 7 Professional (64-bit)
    Windows® 7 Ultimate (64-bit)

    Alienware Command Center
    Thermal Controls

    Software Personalization Options
    AlienFX™ System Colors
    Personal Avatar

    Cyberlink PowerDVD 3D is included on all systems equipped with Blu-ray drives

    Processor and Core Architecture

    Processor Cooling
    Alienware™ High-Performance CPU Liquid Cooling
    Chipset Architecture
    Intel® X79 Express Chipset w/ Unlocked BIOS for Overclocking, CPU Socket 2011


    Recyclable Packaging Material Details

    Alienware desktop packaging is made from 68% recyclable products.

    Internal shock absorbing structures are made of 100% recyclable high-density polyethylene.
    The materials used to make these structures come from 100% household post-consumer bottles.

    Alienware Aurora direct packaging dimensions
    34.13" x 17.63" x 26.0" (866.90mm x 447.80mm x 660.4mm)

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Explore your Alienware Aurora chassis and performance options


The Alienware™ Aurora™ is a high-performance machine engineered for gaming and entertainment excellence. No matter which chassis option you choose — standard or ALX — you’ll enjoy pure entertainment power that’s sure to blow you away.
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ALX Chassis



Standard Chassis





ALX Chassis

Exclusive ALX Chassis Benefits
Active Venting — thermal controls allow you to increase airflow through specially designed, interactive vents along the top of the chassis.

Enhanced AlienFX® — Choose from over 25 billion lighting color combinations across 8 user-customizable zones and 20 color swatches.

Toolless, Cable-free, Slide-in Hard Drive Caddies — allows for easy component upgrades as you enhance your technology.

A/C Power-Independent Internal Theater Lighting — allows you to upgrade or service your system in a lighted environment, with both hands free.


Standard Chassis

Includes liquid cooled CPUs with a maintentance-free radiator. Internal chassis fans include an HDD and GPU chassis fan.

AlienFX® — Choose from up to 160,000 lighting color combinations across 4 user-customizable zones and 20 color swatches.

Toolless hard drives. Easily accessible and labeled for future upgrades.

User-friendly component layout for quick access to main system components.