Alienware Aurora R4

The Alienware Aurora R4 is a veritable gaming powerhouse — albeit an expensive one, starting at $2199. That money will get you some serious hardware though — the Aurora packs a liquid cooled six-core Intel i7 processor, support for dual graphics cards as powerful as the AMD Radeon HD 6950, and supports up to a whopping 16GB of RAM and up to a 2TB hard drive.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Dec. 13, 2011
  • Price at launch: $2,199.00

What You Need To Know

  • Alienware's most powerful machine
  • Comes with customizable external lights
  • Has a highly customizable chassis with lots of room for upgrades
  • Has controllable vents on the top and liquid cooling inside in order to keep the internals cool

Basic Specs

Desktop type Gaming PC
Operating system Windows 7
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Base CPU model Core i7-3930K
Graphics type Discrete
Base discrete GPU brand AMD
Base discrete GPU model Radeon HD 6870
Base RAM size 8 GB
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Optical drive Yes
Wi-Fi Optional

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Desktop type Gaming PC
Case Dimensions (largest) 25.39 inches
Case Dimensions (middle) 16.77 inches
Case Dimensions (smallest) 9.85 inches
Weight 45 pounds
Color Black
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Base CPU model Core i7-3930K
Cores 6
Clockspeed 3.2 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.8 GHz
Factory overclocked speeed 3.9 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i7-3960X
Cores 6
Clockspeed 3.3 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.8 GHz
Factory overclocked speed 4.2 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Discrete
Base discrete GPU brand AMD
Base discrete GPU model Radeon HD 6870
Dedicated VRAM size 1 GB
GPU (max)
Discrete GPU brand AMD
Discrete GPU model Radeon HD 6950
Dedicated VRAM size 2 GB
SLI / Crossfire Yes
Memory
Base RAM size 8 GB
Max. config RAM 16 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
Slots 4
Storage
Options HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD), Hybrid Drive, RAID 0 (HDD), RAID 1 (HDD), Raid 0 (SSD)
Base storage type HDD (7200RPM)
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Max. config HDD 2 TB
Max. config SSD 512 GB
Max. config hybrid 2 TB
Card reader Optional
Optical Drive
Optical drive Yes
Drive type Slot-loading
Optical disc support DVD+-R/RW, BD-ROM, BD Combo
Ports
USB 6
USB 3.0 2
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
VGA 1
DVI 1
DisplayPort 1
HDMI 1
3.5mm line-in / microphone 2
3.5mm surround sound 4
Slots
PCI Express x16 2
PCI Express x1 2
Audio
Discrete audio card Yes
Discrete audio brand / model Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Optional
Bluetooth Optional
Bluetooth version 2.1
Power
Liquid cooling options CPU
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