Alienware Aurora Desktop Owner's Lounge

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  1. OlderBint

    OlderBint Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sometime over the next couple of days I'll post the specs on this 'ancient' AW {& yeah, its an Aurora ALX Desktop (built September 2009)}. If I understand the terminology then this is a legacy AW as its that old the R1 was still on a drawing board...

    Also when I find some reasonable photos... am not that good using a digital camera so often my photo's are a tad naff.
     
  2. Zero989

    Zero989 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Bump.

    New Alienware product, Alienware Aurora 2016.
     
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  3. Cass-Olé

    Cass-Olé Notebook Consultant

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    @|Zero > tri-SLI 1080's for A-51 (= ... If you like to spend an extra $700 just to bench! You're due soon to be X-Fired 480's?, sweet, I need to sell my HD5000s, load up the whole house with 480s at that price. Here's an AlienClub R5 starter thread for anyone interested: Aurora R5 SkyLake Debut: Community Discussion ... I captured the SkyLake Cpu Prices as listed on Aliens.com. Click my link above if you'd like to see the math, rationale & basis for the estimated prices below:
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    Day One SkyLake CPU prices in US dollars
    i5 6600k $350 6700 $400 6700k $550​

    K-option cpu gets a liqwid-kooler, accounts for $100 estimated
    example 6700k = 450 + 100 = 550 >< MicroCenter 6700k $290
    non-K cpu is air-kooled with an old-timey heatsink

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    new motherboard is decidedly not an MSI gaming Z170
    model IPSKL-SC (or 1PSKL) ... is it a Foxconn?
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    certainly a Dellienware​
    From the two photos I see a weak Pentium4-type 4pin CPU power & a 6pin placed into what looks like GPU-aux 8pin power. Reduced cable-count for this 'gamer' board. Anyone think they know who makes it? Z170 chipset? Low-performance B150m?
     
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  4. Zero989

    Zero989 Notebook Virtuoso

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    That has to be a mistake. They shouldn't be offering 3way sli.

    Just like mentioning 490X.
     
  5. Game7a1

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    It seems like you can configure the Aurora with up to 16 GB of HyperX Fury RAM.
    Too bad it has a big price markup.
     
  6. Zero989

    Zero989 Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'm pretty much done with alienware. 2400mhz is a joke. Their stock 2133 overclock to 2400mhz. I bet it could go higher.

    The prices aren't that good either.I see they plopped their 460w from the amplifier into the Aurora.
     
  7. einsteinchen

    einsteinchen Notebook Geek

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    Hey,
    can someone tell me the size of the fans the Aurora R4 has build in? I do not care for the one above the memory slots. I have an aurora myself, but am currently not at home to check this and would like to order matching fans.
    • Radiator: 120 mm
    • HDD cage: ? mm
    • PCIe: ? mm
     
  8. einsteinchen

    einsteinchen Notebook Geek

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    I got an answer from @Cass-Olé
     
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  9. einsteinchen

    einsteinchen Notebook Geek

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    So, I have replaced the stock fans mentioned earlier with Noctua ones. However, there is still a really noisy fan in the system. After unplugging all fans while the system was running and stopping the GPU fan for a bit, I came to the conclusion that the power supply in my Aurora R4 is the source of noise.

    Since I now plan to swap the PSU, can anyone recommend me a good one that fits the Aurora R4? I think I will go with something at least 80 PLUS Gold starting from 700W. Is it a lot of work to swap the PSU?

    EDIT: I have looked up some PSUs and the Seasonic X-Series X-850 seems to me OK. I do not plan to run SLI in the Aurora. I also searcher for a new AIO liquid cooler and came up with the Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2. Are those good choices?
     
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  10. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    So, now the retards have put the case LED controller on the motherboard?!?!?!?!?!?! What in the world is wrong with the idiots designing this throw-away filth? Customers deserve to know these things before they blow cash on a money pit that doesn't play nice with upgrades. Now they officially have nothing for sale that even remotely interests me. Can't be spending money on proprietary trash.
     
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