ALEEF02
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Aurora-R6, upgrade 460w PSU

How would I upgrade the 460W PSU in the Alien aurora r6? I want to upgrade my 1060 6gb to a 1080, but the 460 W isn't enough.

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Tesla1856
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Re: Upgrade 460W PSU in Alien aurora r6

If your Alienware-OEM 460w PS is modular, the easiest way would be to order the Alienware-OEM 850w PS from Dell Parts. 

N1WJD - 850w Power Supply (Delta-made model)


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Re: Upgrade 460W PSU in Alien aurora r6

There is one connection that would need an adapter cable.  The Optical Drive uses 15 pin to 6 pin mini sata power.

https://www.amazon.com/Pin-Slimline-SATA-Power-Cable/dp/B0056OA8ZW/

 

Connector #7

https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_alienware_dsk/alienware-aurora...

 

You can then use a SPECIFIC EVGA power supply.

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 B1 110-B1-0750-VR

The B2 BQ G2 models DO NOT WORK.  The power supply is more than a single rail of 12v and a single spec of WATTS.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-110-B1-0750-VR/dp/B00K85X23O

 

 

R6_POWER_SUPPLY.pngAurora R6 Power Supply


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ALEEF02
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Re: Upgrade 460W PSU in Alien aurora r6

So, I installed the new parts but the computer won't turn on now. Everything is plugged in so I don't know the problem. Please help! 

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Tesla1856
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Re: Upgrade 460W PSU in Alien aurora r6


@ALEEF02 wrote:

So, I installed the new parts but the computer won't turn on now. Everything is plugged in so I don't know the problem. Please help! 


What parts did you install?

 


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Macman on Dell
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Re: Upgrade 460W PSU in Alien aurora r6

This helped clarify what I need for the 6pin SATA to Optical DVD for part# P6PFWVT-15PM thanks. I bought a EVGA 550W G3 and hope it runs on my XPS8930 as you pointed out many later models won't work on your Alienware!
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