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rriipptt
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Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

Hi All,

As noted above, I'm going to upgrade my PC's stock 460W psu to an 850W which I ordered and received from Dell.  However, the new psu didn't come with any cables or anything.  Can I use the ones from the 460W psu?  I was under the impression that I could not.  Apologies if this is a stupid question.

Thanks in advance!

Josh

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Cass-Ole
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Re: Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

No u can't use the 460 cables (they're hard-wired), u need the 850 cables, contact Dell

Tip: search 'alienware Aurora 850' on eBay, make contact with vendor / person who has one with cables:

  • negotiate for just the full cable set (worth about $50 - $75)
  • if no, buy their chassis + cables ... keep cables / re-sell chassis at discount (or hold chassis as a spare)
  • do the above (buy chassis + cables) & return your Dell chassis back to them

ProTip: Delta N1WJD is better than Huntkey 48Y6D

Buyer Beware: do not purchase or confuse 'Area-51 850w cables', only buy Aurora case harness cables which are sized for your smaller computer case

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edit speedstep‌ > top of your post has incorrect Aurora R1-R4 875w power supply / case harness, bottom of post has incorrect Area-51 R2 850 cable set (see 'buyer beware' above); correct pics / info relative to Aurora R5 R6 is above & below

*R5 R6 share the 51-R2 power supply but get their own unique cable set

*R5 R6 will have either one of the shown cable versions, paired to Delta N1WJD or Huntkey 48Y6D

*It's because N1WJD is modular they shipped just the chassis w/out cables - in error, on purpose or @ a price

Tesla1856
6 Gallium

Re: Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

I've never seen a 460w PS in person, but I thought someone said the wires were hard-wired in (non modular).

 

I don't think there is "a standard" for modular cables so I would get the proper Dell ones. If would be bad if something burned-up when you turn it on the first time.

 

Yeah, as Cass-Ole‌ says, you definitely want the Delta N1WJD 850w over the HuntKey (see my Bookmarks).


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rriipptt
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Re: Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

Thanks to both Cass-Ole and for the quick replies!  

I actually lucked out and the PSU I received is the Delta N1WJD.  I also spoke with a customer service rep who stated that they will be shipping the required cables!  Otherwise I will use Cass-Olé's suggestion and just try to purchase them on eBay or elsewhere.

Thanks again, loving my new machine!!!!!!

speedstep
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Re: Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

The N1WJD is a modular power supply with many wires not a harness.

NRHJ9 Dell Alienware Aurora R2 R3 R4 56-Pin Power Supply Harness Assembly Wiring Cables is a big Square

T5500 T7500 power supply 875W Alienware Precision Power Supply W299G J556T U595G 

http://www.memory4less.com/dell-data-and-power-cable-nrhj9

nrhj9

Dell Precision J556T T5500 875W Power Supply

Dell J556T Alienware Aurora R4 875W Power Supply H875EF-00 D875E001L w Bezel | eBay 

N1WJDV2

AREA 51 power supply


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rriipptt
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Re: Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

Very interesting! I'm waiting to see what Dell support says about the cables. Prior to purchasing I specifically asked if they would be included with the 850w PSU and was told they would be (they weren't).

Would you happen to know the Part # for cables that are compatible with the R6? Have been searching online without much luck.  Found a few used PSUs with cables so worst comes to worst can reach out to the sellers if Dell cannot help me out. 

Thabks again, this forum has been very helpful so far. Proud to be a fellow Alienware owner

rriipptt
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Re: Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

So I was just informed by Dell that they no longer carry the cables and aren't sure if they will ever be carrying them again (have the chat transcript for my records).

I will be returning the N1WJD to Dell.  Terrible customer service.

Tesla1856
6 Gallium

Re: Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

rriipptt wrote:

1. So I was just informed by Dell that they no longer carry the cables

2 have the chat transcript for my records).

1. They have plenty in Mexico or where-ever they assemble the Aurora-R6.

 

2. Call Dell Parts on the phone. They might not be free, but they should have them.

Then again, I don't think it's too hard to find an aftermarket one that will fit. There are threads here about R5/R6 swaps.


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rriipptt
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Re: Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

A call to Alienware Tech Support proved to be most helpful (thanks Tesla1856).  I am now being shipped the following cables:

QtyPart #Description
1MD63VASSY PCIE Power Cable, 8 Pin, (850 Watt, For Alienware Aurora R5)
1JX68GASSY 2nd GFX PCIE Cable, (850 Watt, For Alienware Aurora R5)
1GP6MVASSY CPU Power Cable, 4 Pin, (850 Watt, For Alienware Aurora R5)
1G2GX9ASSY HD+HD Power Cable, (850 Watt, For Alienware Aurora R5)
1G9Y40ASSY 1st GFX PCIE Cable, (850 Watt, For Alienware Aurora R5)
1654MTASSY Main Power Cable, 24 Pin, (850 Watt, For Alienware Aurora R5)
14NT8RASSY HD+ODD Power Cable, (850 Watt, For Alienware Aurora R5)

Although it has been a frustrating experience, each Dell representative that I spoke with was extremely apologetic, understanding and patient.   I recommend anyone having issues with spare parts/upgrades to contact Alienware Tech Support directly via telephone.  

Jameron4eva
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Re: Alienware Aurora R6 - Upgrading PSU from stock 460W to 850W

I'm not a Alienware user, but i do have the Dell Inspiron Gaming 5675. I was told by a dell rep that the N1WJD would be the proper Dell supply, replacement for my system, currently it's has the awful (according to every Dell page) D460AM-03. It seems what they did to the R5's they also did with the new Inspiron 5675's, nice way to launch a product, shitty psu's. The 460 isn't even 80 plus. I'm just check to make sure. I want a stable, PSU, that wond crap out on me, and allow the upgrades i want, eventually switch the Ryzen 7 1700X (Apparently with proper cooling we can get xfr boost to 3.8, yay), for a zen2 or zen 3 chip a few years down the road, since AM4 will last for a bit, and expand my gpu, currently the RX 580 8GB, or crossfire with another 580 8GB, maybe add liquid cooling, once i figure out what the Dell special cooler is, H60 won't work as case fan size is 90mm, deffinitely add more hdd, i'm fine with the 256 sata m.2 ssd as boot, but the 1tb mass needs a brother.

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