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Alienware Aurora

Boundaries Not Included.

Compact mid-tower with the latest NVIDIA® graphics. Designed for VR and engineered with optional liquid cooling and tool-less access.
Alienware R8
  • Intel® Core™ i5 8400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
    Intel® Core™ i7 8700 (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache, up to 4.6GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
    Intel® Core™ i5K 8600K (6-Core, 9MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.4GHz across all cores)
    Intel® Core™ i7K 8700K (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.6GHz across all cores)
Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Video Card
  • Single Graphics Options
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5
    AMD Radeon™ RX 560 with 2GB GDDR5
    AMD Radeon™ RX 570 (120W) with 4GB GDDR5
    AMD Radeon™ RX 580 (150W) with 8GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB GDDR5X
    AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64 graphics with 8GB HBM2

    Dual Graphics Options
    Dual AMD Radeon™ RX 570 (120W) graphics with 4GB GDDR5 each (AMD CrossFire™ Enabled)
    Dual AMD Radeon™ RX 580 (150W) graphics with 8GB each (AMD Crossfire™ Enabled)
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics with 8GB GDDR5 each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics with 8GB GDDR5X each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti graphics with 11GB GDDR5X each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)
    Dual AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64 graphics with 8GB HBM2 each (AMD Crossfire™ Enabled)
  • 8GB DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately) (Standard)
    16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    32GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    64GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz
    8GB HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    16GB Dual Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    32GB Dual Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    64GB Dual Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz
Hard Drive
  • Single Storage Drive Options
    1TB 7200RPM 6Gb/s
    2TB 7200RPM 6Gb/s
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

    Intel Optane Accelerated Options
    16GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 1TB 7200RPM HDD
    32GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 1TB 7200RPM HDD
    32GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 2TB 7200RPM HDD

    Dual Storage Drive Options
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    128GB M.2 SATA SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
  • Front
    1x Headphone 1/8" Port
    1x Microphone 1/8" Port
    3x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (two are enabled for charging)
    1x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type-C

    1x SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK)
    1x SPDIF Digital Output (Coax)
    6x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Type-A
    1x SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-A
    1x SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-C
    3x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type-A
    1x RJ-45 Killer Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet Port
    1x Full Size DisplayPort
    1x Audio-In / Microphone
    1x Front L/R surround line-out
    1x Side L/R surround
    1x Rear L/R surround
    1x Center/subwoofer LFE surround
    1x Line-in
Optical Drive
  • No Optical Drive
    Tray-loading DVD Burner
    Tray-loading Blu-ray Reader
  • 4 DIMMS
Dimensions & Weight
  • Height: 18.6" (472.52mm) x Depth: 14.19" (360.5mm) x Width: 8.35" (212mm)
    Average Weight: 32.67 lbs (14.819 kg)*
    Volume: 28.22L (The space occupied by the external surfaces of the chassis)
Sound Card
  • Internal High-Definition 7.1+2 Performance Audio
  • AlienFX Lighting Zones
    3 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 8 thousand lighting combinations

    Bluetooth 4.1

    Intel® Z370 Express Chipset

    Color Options
    Epic Silver

    Form Factor
    Micro ATX motherboard, Mid-Tower desktop

    Alienware Command Center
    AlienFX™ exclusive lighting controls
    AlienFusion advanced power management controls
    AlienAdrenaline featuring:
    - Game Mode custom game and application launcher
    - Accelerator performance optimizer
    - In-game and system Performance Monitoring
    Thermal Controls

    Alienware™ Low-Profile Smart Cooling Heatsink Solution
    Alienware™ High Performance Liquid Cooling
  • Power Supply
    Alienware™ 460 Watt Power Supply
    Alienware™ 850 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply

Features & Design

Operating System
With Windows 10 Home – Break down boundaries and immerse yourself in the game with graphics more realistic than ever before thanks to the multi-thread scaling capabilities of the new API DirectX 12.
VR-Ready for today and beyond.
The new HTC Vive and Oculus-certified Aurora was engineered to exceed today’s virtual reality requirements and was designed to create the most efficient use of space. The top of the system provides a natural place to rest your VR headset when not in use, and with a conveniently placed handle located near the top, you can organize all your wires in one place, running them to the back of the system and out of the way. With 15 USB ports, this system is more than ready to handle everything needed to attach your VR headset. And with convenient tool-less access, it offers easy upgradeability for the next wave of VR.

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Evolved, inside and out.
The Alienware Aurora features a meticulous, zero-fat design and is the first of its kind to offer tool-less upgrades to graphics cards, hard drives and memory.

Designed to keep cool: Inspired by the thermal ergonomics of the Area-51, the Aurora provides optimal air intake on the front and right panels and an exhaust fan on top for maximum airflow and cooling of internal components.

Packed with power:The Aurora is Alienware’s smallest mid tower gaming desktop ever to offer both dual-graphics and liquid cooling. To take on even the most challenging titles, the Aurora brings NVIDIA® GeForce® 16 Series and 20 Series GeForce RTX™ cards with the latest in shading advancements and NVIDIA technologies like ray tracing, DLSS, and AI-enhanced graphics.
Alienware Esports Module
Pro-level gaming starts here.
Competitive gamers and professional esports teams around the globe leverage the power of Alienware to compete at the highest level. As one of the most successful squads in the world, Team Liquid maintains its lead by designating Alienware as the team’s official gaming PCs, monitors, keyboards and mice.

Alienware machines also put the power behind competitive gaming tournaments, like ELEAGUE and ESL, because the best gamers in the world expect gear engineered with the unmatched performance and design only Alienware can deliver.
Engineered for the future.
Innovative, tool-less access: A uniquely designed PSU swing-arm keeps graphics and expansion cards safely secured and easy to upgrade – along with memory modules and up to 5 storage drives – thanks to tool-less accessibility.

Iconic & quiet design: Customizable AlienFX lighting gives the Aurora a distinct, dynamic look and its whisper-quiet operation allows you to get lost in the game without noisy distractions.
Uncompromising performance.
Engineered to overclock: The Alienware Aurora was designed to fully support custom upgrades, including factory overclocking on available 9th Gen processor options across all cores. The Intel® Core i9-9900K processor brings 8 cores overclocked to 4.7GHz and up to 64GB of DDR4 at 3200MHz. The 9900K is also enabled with a 5.0GHz maximum Turbo Boost speed to offer greater performance to single-threaded applications.

Stunning graphics capabilities: Tested and benchmarked at UHD 4K resolutions and beyond in games and synthetic benchmarks, the Aurora offers brilliant resolution and exceptional frame rates, featuring options like the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti and Radeon™ RX Vega 64 graphics option.

High-speed and hardcore: Maximize gaming performance and capacity with up to 5 solid-state drives using a mix of 1x PCIe NVMe SSD and 4x SSDs.

Killer™ Wireless: The Killer 1535 includes our ExtremeRange™ Technology with two external 5GHz signal amplifiers to improve your performance at longer distances. The External Power Amplifier and the Low Noise Amplifier work together to increase and maximize your WiFi range and to amplify your wireless signals so they cut through the noise to deliver your data as quickly as possible. The Killer E2500’s Lag and Latency Reduction Technology accelerates your highest priority network traffic, such as your game, and makes sure that it never has to wait behind less important traffic.
Access your data faster and for less.
Intel Optane M.2 Memory provides SSD responsiveness for systems with a HDD. Based on 3D XPOINT technology, it uses memory layers stacked in a 3D manner and breakthrough materials capable of performance that can switch states 1000x faster than NAND memory cells. This 3D XPOINT technology is closer to the processor, reducing lag and increasing performance over NAND SSDs or traditional fast hard drives. A perfect solution for gamers looking for SSD like performance at a fraction of the cost.
Get deeper than ever before.
Reengineered to support up to dual 300W graphics cards (600W total graphics power), the Alienware Aurora now features more dedicated graphics power than any previous model.
New Alienware Command Center
Calibrate your controls
Now you have control over your hardware and software environments. A single interface transforms your Windows PC into an enhanced gaming environment tailored just the way you like it.
View all your games in one place
Get quick and easy access to your entire gaming catalog and fine-tune settings for each title. Create unique profiles for any game in the library and maintain those preferences as you switches between games.
Customize your lighting with AlienFX
Configure themes, macros and peripheral settings. Assign your themes to games for a truly personal gaming experience. Select from up to 16.8 million colors, predefined animation effects, and brightness controls.
Ports & Slots
Front Ports
1. (1x) Headphone 1/8" Port | 2. (1x) Microphone 1/8" Port | 3. (1x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type-C | 4. (3x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (two are enabled for charging)

Rear Ports
1. (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (Coax) | 2. (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK) | 3. (1x) RJ-45 Killer Gigabit Ethernet | 4. (5x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (two are enabled for charging) | 5. (1x) Display Port | 6. (1x) SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-C | 6. (1x) SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-A |7. (1x) Rear L/R surround | 8. (3x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Dimensions & Weight
1. Height: 18.6" (472.52mm) | 2. Depth: 14.19" (360.5mm) | 3. Width: 8.35" (212mm) | Average Weight: 32.67 lbs* (14.819 kg)

Accessories & Services

Essential accessories for your Alienware Aurora.
Take your Aurora gaming experience to new levels with additional purchases like the 34" UltraSharp monitor and gaming mouse and keyboard. Look for these great products and more at checkout.
Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard | AW768
Improve your gaming ability with a mechanical gaming keyboard featuring brown switches, 15 programmable macro key functions, on board memory and a zone-based RGB backlight with AlienFX™ technology.
Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse | AW959
Count on incredible speed and sensitivity control with a 12,000 DPI optical sensor, redesigned side wings for improved grip, and AlienFX RGB lighting.
Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor | AW3418DW
34-inch gaming monitor featuring a curved display, WQHD resolution, customizable AlienFX lighting for enhanced gaming action, and NVIDIA® G-Sync™.
Peace of mind comes standard.
Alien Autopsy comes preinstalled on all new Alienware devices to provide advice and alerts so you'll know about issues before they happen and have tools to fix those issues if they arise. Alienware Respawn offers flexible, automated backup and recovery to ensure your important documents, pictures and media files remain safe. And Dell Support saves time and reduces hassle with valuable warranty information and services.
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset | AW988
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset | AW988
Lose yourself in the game with virtual 7.1 virtual surround sound, designed for the most dedicated audiophile. Lightweight design with crystal-clear communication and iconic Alienware style.
Look for these additional services at checkout
Alienware Product Support
Your Alienware system includes 1-Year Limited Warranty plus Mail-in-Service (customer provides box and Dell pays shipping) with additional extensions up to 4 years available. Also, exclusively for Alienware systems, get in-game repairs and troubleshooting.

1-4 Years 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 splits, accidental drops and falls.

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