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Aurora R10, upgrade of CPU, GPU, and power supply

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition​ R10

Hi All,

I need a little bit of advice. I wish to upgrade my Ryzen 5 ro a Ryzen 7 and upgrade the GPU and power supply. In terms of the power supply, can i buy say a Corsair one, for example (see link) would this be ok?

Does Dell sell power supplies, as ordinarily, I'd like to just buy the required upgrades part from Dell. However, I don't see any place for that option on their website. Not to worry

And secondly, the Ryzen 7 cpu, I assume I can just buy one of those from Amazon. 

But the GPU, the Alienware case seems kinda smaller than most, so I am assuming I need a "smaller" GPU card?

Any advice would be great and thanks for taking the time to read my post,

Hope you are all well out there and take care.

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4 Tellurium
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The Aurora R10 PSU is standard ATX format . . . which is 150mm wide, 86mm tall, and the length will vary. The length of the OEM PSU is 140mm, and I suggest you replace with the same length or cable management will become an issue. Consider a fully modular PSU so the cables you do not need can stay in the box.

The graphics card can be up to 274mm long and 124mm wide to install without chassis modifications. The nVidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition will fit without any modifications. The nVidia RTX 3080 Founders Edition will fit if the front fan is replaced with a 15mm fan.

For the CPU upgrade, if you do not already have the AIO liquid cooling . . . you should consider adding that for your new processor.

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Hi Prof,

 

Many thanks for your brillant advice. I've printed this off to help me choose on what I need. I was going for this module power supply - what you reckon? No pressure !

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Connectors-Low-Noise-Operation-Capacitors/dp/B097DWPF7W/ref=sr_1_1_...

Or this one 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Certified-Optimised-Japanese-Capacitors/dp/B08HN48G5T/ref=sr_1_2_ss...

Thanks dude

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5 Iridium
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Never assume anything when it comes to upgrades for these systems.

The following CPU's are supported on the R10 Ryzen edition: supported CPU's 

 

 

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@LoveGaming 

@steadler 

@ProfessorW00d 

@Vanadiel 

Which CPU depends on which board you have.

Validated OEM CPU =

Aurora R10 motherboard NWN7M Pegatron 69M10HT00B01 released on December 9, 2019 is supported by Dell with these OEM CPU =
* HXPR2 AMD R5-3500, 6C, 65W
V7JDD AMD R5-3600, 6C, 65W
2HCV8 AMD R5-3600X, 6C, 95W
VF3FD AMD R5-3600XT, 6C, 95W
XNKFV AMD R7-3700X, 8C, 65W
4GX0G AMD R7-3800X, 8C, 105W
VJ84G AMD R7-3800XT, 8C, 105W
CHMWG AMD R9-3900, 12C, 65W
6KJC4 AMD R9-3900X, 12C, 105W
2F53D AMD R9-3900XT, 12C, 105W
1MHH5 AMD R9-3950X, 16C, 105W

Aurora R10 motherboard TYR0X Pegatron 69M10HT20A01 released on January 11, 2021 is supported by Dell with these OEM CPU =

ALSO NOTE APU Versions like 5600G and 5700G DO NOT WORK.

R7 5700X does work and is recommended over 105W units due to more efficient power use.  VRM heatsinks and the 1000W psu as well as the liquid cooler are OPTIONS.


* HXPR2 AMD R5-3500, 6C, 65W
VVDNW AMD R5-5600X, 6C, 65W
NTMXC AMD R7-5800, 8C, 65W
P0M7X AMD R7-5800X, 8C, 105W
MCW0T AMD R9-5900, 12C, 65W
KGKW8 AMD R9-5900X, 12C, 105W
MMX5C AMD R9-5950X, 16C, 105W

 


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4 Tellurium
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The Aurora R10 PSU is standard ATX format . . . which is 150mm wide, 86mm tall, and the length will vary. The length of the OEM PSU is 140mm, and I suggest you replace with the same length or cable management will become an issue. Consider a fully modular PSU so the cables you do not need can stay in the box.

The graphics card can be up to 274mm long and 124mm wide to install without chassis modifications. The nVidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition will fit without any modifications. The nVidia RTX 3080 Founders Edition will fit if the front fan is replaced with a 15mm fan.

For the CPU upgrade, if you do not already have the AIO liquid cooling . . . you should consider adding that for your new processor.

682

Hi Prof,

 

Many thanks for your brillant advice. I've printed this off to help me choose on what I need. I was going for this module power supply - what you reckon? No pressure !

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Connectors-Low-Noise-Operation-Capacitors/dp/B097DWPF7W/ref=sr_1_1_...

Or this one 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Certified-Optimised-Japanese-Capacitors/dp/B08HN48G5T/ref=sr_1_2_ss...

Thanks dude

670

I'm not sure to what CPU and graphics card you will be upgrading . . . but the 850 watt PSU will give you more options. Unfortunately, that one is 160mm long. It will fit in the R10 PSU swing-out contraption, but the length will use up some of your cable management space. The 3rd party PSU cables are long to accommodate much larger cases than the R10. This is what a 140mm long PSU looks like, You would lose 20mm of space where the cables are rolled up. Still workable.

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5 Iridium
660

Never assume anything when it comes to upgrades for these systems.

The following CPU's are supported on the R10 Ryzen edition: supported CPU's 

 

 

4 Tellurium
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If you are going to the effort to upgrade your processor, I don't understand why you would get anything less than the maximum supported CPU . . . but maybe that's just me.

3 Argentum
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R10 gen 1 or gen2. Not the same mobo, not the same agesa. So cpu replacement would depend.

 

637

Good point . . . they currently have a Ryzen 5; does that help at all?

3 Argentum
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R10 gen 1 is mobo 0NWN7M, right now that would be the 3XXXX series. unless they give the new bios with higher agesa. As far as I know the 5XXXX series won't work on gen1 . The link https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-us/alienware-aurora-r10-desktop/alienware-aurora-ryzen-setup...

gives the impression it all compatible. Can't find any mention of mobo version or model.

To find out  utilities like speccy  or cpu-z give the mobo board info.

 

604

thanks very much, I may increase the CPU then ! 

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