Alienware Aurora R11

Alienware Aurora R11 Review: A Look at the Cooling Technologies, Ports, Memory and Speed, AlienFX, & More

The R11’s design is a mainstream PC, but it can be anything you want it to be. There are many models, and the cheapest one runs games at 1080p and comes with a single drive. There is room for upgrades to get more out of this PC. The more costly versions of the Alienware Aurora R11 can have a dual drive solution.

There are many USB 3.1 Generation 1 & 2, USB 2.0, USB-C Generation 1 ports located on this tower. Many of them are on the front panel. There are a headset and microphone plug-in on the front as well. Everything on this chassis is convenient and flexible. The power supply delivers, and it does so while saving power. Both air-cooling and liquid-cooling solutions are available. You can get them with either a 1000-W or 550-W power supply, depending on the customization.

The Aurora is a great looking machine with a cylindrical design and a clean internal layout. AlienFX RGB LED lighting gives it an iconic look. On the “Lunar Light” model, there is a front-facing light ring unique to this brand’s engineering. The other tower option for the Alienware Aurora R11 is “Dark Side of the Moon”. Regardless of the choices of color, the desktop has a smooth, satin finish.

More performance-enhancing features include optimal over-clocking and Enhanced AlienFX. The user can get extra performance out of the system by utilizing the over-clocking module. The AlienFX technology consists of software and hardware that support full RGB, going all the way up to 16.8 million colors.

Alienware Aurora R11 Processor Choice

The processor choices are all 10th Generation Intel Core, i5, i7, and i9. The higher-end i9 models come with Thermal Velocity Boost. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Super – 4GB GDDR6) is the dedicated graphics card in some of the cheaper models. GTX 1660 Ti (6GB GDDR6) is available for those who want a VR experience.

The Aurora may have up to 64GB of memory with available memory speeds of 2933-MHz and 3200-MHz. You can customize the Alienware Aurora R11 with a dual-storage solution like other Alienware PCs. Or, to save money, a single 1TB SATA drive comes with the cheapest model.

The new R11 models have a PSU swing-arm. The swing-arm provides many benefits such as easy-to-access expansion bays, tool-less graphics, and a compact tower size. The graphics card(s) connect to the motherboard in a position that allows optimal airflow.

Anybody who has at least $1,000 to spend on a gaming desktop should consider the Alienware Aurora R11.

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