Alienware Aurora 6 Core Gaming Desktop

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Alienware's most advanced desktop.

Enter the game world with this advanced desktop featuring Windows 8 and up to 2GB performance graphics and Intel® Six Core™ 3000 series CPUs, all in a compact and expandable chassis.

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Alienware Aurora Gaming Desktop

alienware aurora desktop


alienware aurora desktop


Alienware Aurora Desktop


Available with Windows 8.1 – designed for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
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.
Go beyond the limits

Go beyond the limits

The Aurora is now available with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors including an Extreme Edition option, processors with as many as 6 cores and 15MB of cache and overclock speeds up to 4.3GHz with Turbo Boost technology. These new options are part of Intel’s new IvyBridge-E 4000 series family of processors. With more cores, almost double the cache of previous generation Haswell processors and quad-channel DDR3 memory, you'll tear through your most demanding games and applications at lightning-fast speeds.

Key Features of IvyBridge-E Family of Intel® Core™ i7 4000-series processors:
  • Improved CPU performance
  • 40 lanes PCI-Express Gen 3.0
  • 4 Channels of DDR3 at 1866MHz
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Unlocked processor options to Overclock 

Win the battle against heat

Win the battle against heat

The Aurora chassis features a sophisticated system of thermally monitored and controlled air chambers that allow you to monitor your system's internal temperatures. The optional ALX chassis features the addition of automated Active Venting for on-demand heat dissipation during intense gaming sessions.

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High-performance CPU liquid cooling

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).

Gaming you have to see to believe

Bring your games to life with the latest NVIDIA and AMD multi-GPU graphics options. All graphics options on the Aurora utilize GDDR5 graphics memory, the fastest and most advanced type of graphics memory available. Plus, transform your gaming experience with advanced 3D technology. The Full HD 3D capabilities from NVIDIA and AMD will blow away your expectations as you blow away the competition. Aurora also supports up to 500 watts of dedicated graphics power that enables dual graphics and multi-GPU configurations for the most intense and demanding gaming sessions. Paired with the latest Intel Core i7 processors, you'll not only have the extreme performance required for the most immersive gameplay, you'll have enough power to even create the game. And with multi-display support, you can create an immersive experience across multiple screens. It all adds up to gaming like you’ve never seen it before.

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Advanced technology to boost your gaming performance.

 High performance memory  Advanced hard drive options
High performance memory
Quad-channel memory gives you the power you need for high-performance gaming and so much more, including multimedia applications, home and home office applications, professional design simulating software and video editing.

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 Advanced hard drive options
Take full advantage of Aurora's massive storage capacity with new 3rd generation SATA technology and options for 7,200 rpm hard drives, solid state drives and RAID combinations for higher performance and security. 

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 Enhanced entertainment and storage  Increased wireless capability
 Enhanced entertainment and storage
Options like DVD burners, Blu-ray Disc™ combo and Blu-ray Disc burning drives elevate your entertainment and can boost your storage options from 740MB to 50GB for media backup.

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  Increased wireless capability
With optional 802.11n Wireless-N connectivity, Aurora opens up greater placement possibilities. Additionally, you can share your home network capabilities with visiting friends to share data.

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Connect to your gaming ecosystem

Connect to your gaming ecosystem

The Alienware Aurora offers easily accessible input and output ports for all your accessories and multimedia needs.

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Ultimate control. All from one place

Make it your own and change how you experience the game. The redesigned Alienware Command Center 3.0 lets you monitor and manage your system's thermal controls, customize lighting and special effects, accelerate your gaming performance, record in-game performance, and more — all in one hub.
 AlienFX™ Alienware Thermal Controls 
AlienFX™ is Alienware’s exclusive lighting control system that allows you to create your own custom lighting and special effects for a truly unique and personalized look.

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 Alienware Thermal Controls
Alienware’s Thermal Controls allow you to control the thermal and venting behavior of your Aurora. You can also create and save multiple thermal and venting profiles for different usage scenarios.

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 AlienAdrenaline  AlienFusion
AlienAdrenaline features a custom game and application launcher, a system performance optimizer and a performance monitoring tool.

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AlienFusion power management controls give you the freedom to decide when you need maximum performance for resource-intensive tasks and hardcore gaming or when to scale back for less intensive daily tasks.

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Accessories & Services

Accessories & Services

Essential accessories for your Alienware Aurora

Complete your Alienware Aurora with any combination of Alienware TactX™ accessories and Alienware Vindicator bags designed to enhance and protect your gaming experience. Look for these great products and more at checkout.

Alienware TactX™ Keyboard
Alienware TactX™ Keyboard
Prepare for battle with the TactX Keyboard featuring programmable macro keys, an anti-ghosting WASD cluster and exclusive Alien FX™ customizable lighting for two zones.
Alienware TactX™ Mouse
Alienware TactX™ Mouse
Get pinpoint accuracy from a mouse made for premium gaming. Plus, you can customize and save macros to its onboard memory for true plug-and-play performance.
Alienware TactX™Headset
Alienware TactX™Headset
Hear your enemy’s every move. The TactX Headset features a custom-engineered soundscape that gives you the ability to single out key in-game sounds for the competitive advantage.
Dell UltraSharp Monitors
Dell UltraSharp Monitors
Immerse yourself in rich colors and razor-sharp details. Our Full HD monitors offer a virtually borderless window into a lifelike world, and give you exceptional control and flexibility.

Your Alienware Aurora comes with Alienware Basic Support

One year In-Home Service after Remote diagnosis*
Have a technician and/or part dispatched to your home following remote diagnosis if the issue is covered by Dell’s Limited Hardware Warranty*.

Dell Cloud Data Tools, now standard on all PCs
Never be without your data, no matter where you are. PCmover, Dell Backup and Recovery and PocketCloud all come standard so you can securely store, share and access files..

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Alienware Enhanced Support
Includes In-Home Service after Remote diagnosis*, plus Premium Phone Support, offering 24/7 access to dedicated Alienware advanced support technicians for hardware and software assistance, including in-game repairs and troubleshooting.

Accidental Damage Service*
Let us repair or replace your system in the event of an accident. Accidental Damage service covers surges and screen breaks, liquid spills, accidental drops and falls.

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.