Comments about Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop, 9th Gen Intel Core i7 9700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 OC 8GB GDDR6, 512GB SSD +1TB HDD, 16GB RAM Single Channel HyperX DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz, AWAUR9-7506WHT-PUS

Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop, 9th Gen Intel Core i7 9700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 OC 8GB GDDR6, 512GB SSD +1TB HDD, 16GB RAM Single Channel HyperX DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz, AWAUR9-7506WHT-PUS

Alienware Aurora R9 AWAUR9-7506WHT-PUS 9th Gen Intel Core i7 9700 16GB single Chan Hyper DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz 512 SSD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 OC 8GB GDDR6

Comments about Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop, 9th Gen Intel Core i7 9700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 OC 8GB GDDR6, 512GB SSD +1TB HDD, 16GB RAM Single Channel HyperX DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz, AWAUR9-7506WHT-PUS
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The system does not come with an 850 watt p/s and liquid cooling as the product bullets state. Very disappointing, you would think Amazon could do a better job verifying product specs especially when the specs are listed on the box. The product does not deserve a low rating, it's not Dell's fault. I returned the computer and I purchased another Aurora R9 at a local retailer. I even got a better deal. I paid an additional $50 and got 512GB PCIe and a 2080 RTX super. The new computer is air cooled but a corsair H60 will drop right in.

Great computer...good performance, cool looking. I read some reviews that the cooling fans were loud, and I do not find that to be true at all, even with it sitting on top of the desk next to me.

Putting this thing through its paces has been enjoyable. Alienware has been a key name in high end gaming PCs for a long time now, and while some longtime followers became skeptical of them once they became a Dell brand, as someone who built his first PC in the 1990s, I’ve been pleased with my initial experience.

So first and foremost, I tested this with a 27” Acer monitor (previously reviewed on Amazon) and a 50” HDTV. I did installations of Steam, GOG Galaxy, and several others, as well as Launchbox. Launcher and game installations went to the D drive so as to keep the C drive nice and clean.

Inside the box are the bare bones basics to get you up and running: the already assembled tower, some cables, and a rudimentary mouse and keyboard 99.9% of gamers will immediately toss aside. (They’re junk.) Grab a monitor (sold separately), plug in, and you’re ready to go. Super basic, super easy.

Setup was your standard Win10 setup routine. You’ve probably done it before.

I’m glad to say the machine was NOT pre-configured with a bunch of junk software you’ll have to spend time removing. Aside from Dell’s SupportAssist, it was just the basic Windows 10 stuff.

So, performance? Boot-up is lightning fast, total night and day when compared to my other desktop (which is also a Dell). Steam loads FAST, too. GOG Galaxy 2.0 is a little slower to load, but that’s in part because I have my libraries from Steam, Epic, Origin and others imported into it. Launchbox boots quickly but scrolling through the library is still slow – likely the software is the culprit, not the PC.

Games launch fast, and once in game, performance is excellent. I had sessions with Civ 6, Eastshade, a heavily modded Skyrim, Subnautica, Galactic Civilizations III, and Black Mesa. In all cases, no signs of stutter, frame rate drops, chugging, or other performance hits. They performed great on my TV, too, with no motion blur or other issues. In all cases, I was able to crank the settings to the max (except for the resolution on the TV, obviously) and saw no difference in game performance.

I’d like to have tested it with something beefier, such as Red Dead 2, but I only own the console version.

Speaking of consoles, I also tried the Xbox’s Play Anywhere feature on this, playing Halo Reach and Crackdown 3 on it. I was happy to discover loads of graphical settings appear that aren’t an option in the console versions, with the ability to boost resolution, texture quality and more. Game performance was GREAT. Butter smooth, with graphical fidelity that far outmatches the console versions.

Overall, I’m very happy with this as a gaming rig.

A few things people should know: This tower is HUGE. It’s 3-4x the size of my horizontal compact tower and 4-5x the size of an Xbox one. It’s about 19” high (with a curved top, not flat), 15” deep (not counting cables), and 9” wide at the widest. No ability to lay it horizontally. It’s actually too large for my desk.

The tower design is nice, with a startling blue lighting scheme, though it doesn’t feel like it can take much punishment. Much of the shell is molded plastic that feels like it could crack is this is tipped over or bashed into too hard. Put it somewhere where it will be out of harm’s way!

Three USB ports, along with headphones and a mic jack, are on the front and easily accessible Everything else is on the back, with an easy and comfortable layout that I found a breeze to work with when trying different components. Plenty of A/V options, too, from HDMI to DVI and others.

Again, the mouse and keyboard are throwaways. If you’re a gamer, presumably you already have a preferred set. If not, be prepared to replace the ones that come with this system. They are here only to get your system running. If you plan to game with this, you’ll want to upgrade them.

Oh, and finally, I find that this runs much quieter than I expected. There’s a slight fan whir, as expected, but it’s quieter than my existing desktop and my Xbox, and is about on par with my PS3. No complaints. I expected something much louder!

Overall, I’m really happy with this system. Performance has been great, it looks like a beast, and thus far I haven’t run into any tech options I want that it doesn’t have. The very few niggles mentioned above aren’t enough to detract me from recommending it, assuming it’s in your price range and you’re not the type to build your own system.

Because tech is an ever-evolving thing, I’ll update this review if I run into any issues people should know about, but so far after playing with this for the last week, I’ve been quite happy with it. It’s re-invigorated my love for PC gaming!

I have always built my own PCs, so I feel a little dirty using this prebuilt Aurora R9. However, that feeling has gradually gone away as I appreciate the design more and more with time. If you are willing to pay more for the convenience, this is going to make you happy.


The huge box arrived at my house with a signature request, and I was happy to find that it was packaged very securely -- a box within a box. Surprisingly, a keyboard and mouse were included, but both are basic. If you are buying an expensive Alienware PC, it is very unlikely that you will stick with these. Still, they are better than a lot of stock accessories and I could see programming with them.

With a shipped computer, there is always the possibility of cards or connectors coming loose. I had no issues with this one, which started up right away.

As with any Windows PC, nothing operates completely smoothly until Windows updates finish, requiring some resets. I also downloaded the newest NVidia drivers. Other drivers were automatically downloaded and installed.


For the most part, the R9 feels like a DIY install, with no junk installed and no spamming about buying an antivirus. There are a couple custom aspects, including desktop themes. Importantly, they include some basic overclocking and custom lighting tools, plus phone mirroring software.

The overclocking is not going to blow away anyone that is into tweaking things at the micro level, but allows for some quick profiles to be set. The lighting is totally worth playing with, since it gives custom light colors and intensities to a few sections of the PC, including the alien power button. There are also strobing and breathing patterns, which I found annoying as usual. Some other more subtle patterns with smoother transitions would be nice.


One thing I was really happy to see was that inside of this unique shell was basically just a standard PC case. That means easy upgrades and fixes. The airflow also seems good, with very quiet fans. I was surprised to see that the color of the shell is not glossy white like I expected, but a retro beige. You know that color of every PC made before the mid 90s? The "white" part of the case, which is plastic, is that color. It somehow makes the whole thing seem more legit.

There are a variety of ports, including the most modern USB variants. It is unfortunate that we don't yet have USB 4.0 for Thunderbolt 3 support, but that's life. There are high speed ports on the front that are perfect for VR and both front and back USB-C.

The only thing I don't like is that the power button breathes in yellow when the computer is asleep, which I am not sure how to change. That is not great for a bedroom PC. I may just need to dig deeper into the settings.


Booting up the computer after all the initial setup stuff is fast, but not as fast as my similar PC build. I think part of that is having a spinning disk hard drive, which always slows things down as it initializes. It is not slow enough to be an issue. Because of this, I usually don't use internal hard drives, keeping the internal storage to solid state.

The SuperPosition benchmark at 1080p Extreme settings was 7061 with no optimizations. That fits well into similar builds that were not prebuilt. In practice, this computer can handle any Steam game I have thrown at it. It is not the absolute top of the line, but comes close. The front ports and speed make this a pleasure for use with VR. The Intel CPU also does well with Matlab computation, which can be further optimized with Vulcan calls.


So, I still feel odd using a prebuilt computer, but it is a good kind of odd. The clean cable management is certainly superior to anything I have done. If you want something fast, reliable, and ready to go, then the Aurora R9 is a good choice.

A couple of my favorite games demand a lot of power to get the high rendering graphics I enjoy. My current machine is powerful but with the continued updates my machine could no longer give me the performance I need using ultra high graphic settings so it was time to upgrade.

When I came accross this Alienware Aurora R9 and started reading the specs of what it had to offer I found it had the exact major components of what I had been researching and getting ready to purchase. I was instantly excited to find what I wanted already built in a cool looking RGB Alienware case.

First thing I did when this machine arrived is download my favorite game that's 185Gigs. I figured this would give me a good first test for the performance of the network port. It only took about 1.5 hours and that includes going over my 1GB internet link so no let down there. I loaded my game up and set the graphic settings to the highest setting Epic on everything and started. Here goes the moment of truth... Click play. WOW this is so amazing!! I am so impressed. This thing renders the graphic detail with ease, my game looks so amazing and the game play flows so smooth. I'm in heaven.

I'm an NVIDIA fan and this RTX 2080 is proving to again be a very powerful video card. It offers 3 displayports and 1 HDMI which I am using them all driving 4 monitors at 2560x1440.

I also prefer an Intel CPU and this 9th Gen Core i7 9700K is performing amazingly quick. I thought my previous machine was still quick but this new one has enough performance increase for me to notice things happening quicker.

Another interesting thing I found when I hooked up my 7.1 surround sound speakers is my sound actually sounds better. I had the same setting on my previous machine but this new one is giving me a crisper, fuller, stronger sound and the surround is better segregated giving it a more real affect. I am really big on good sound so this is a big bonus for me.

It has RGB which goes great with my other RGB peripherals. The case has 3 segregated RGB areas (A big oval ring that covers most of the front, The Alien power button icon towards the top of the ring, and a big "ALIENWARE" on the right rear side. They can individually be customized with different colors or patterns using the Alienware command center.

It has lots of USB ports. The front panel has 4 Gen 1 ports, 3 x 3.1 Type-A and 1 x 3.1 Type-C that all provide Powershare. The rear has 5 x 2.0 Type-A, 3 x 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C.

Here are a couple other plus's this machine offers that I have already taken advantage of.
- 2 x 2.5 hard drive bays on the bottom with a dual sata power cable tucked in one of the bays ready for use. I moved over my SSD drive to give my larger games quicker loading as the included 2TB drive is a spinning disk.
- 4 Memory slots. I was able to move over my XMP ram to easily expand to 32GB. One thing I noticed looking at the memory configuration options in the manual is that it shows only being able to use 16GB modules in slots 3 and 4. I used my 4 8GB ones in each slot and it is utilizing them all just fine.

The only thing I was hoping it had which it does not is a Thunderbolt 3 port but not a big deal.

 Alienware brand always known for them reputable gaming system so got this for my son. With the latest hardware any homework or gaming this machine can handle with ease for many years to come.
Booting up was very fast same with shutting off the pc. It is running on basic Windows 10 and they didn't install any bloatware even though Dell has taken over the brand.
I was able to run Bluestack software to install many of the android apps that my son use without major issue. I did notice a little lag here and there for some games but very minor that is not too noticeable for average users.
The box doesn't come with anything except a wire mouse and keyboard. It's basic ones which you will probably will replace with wireless mouse and keyboard or even upgrade to gaming keyboard and mouse. With that said for $2k that doesn't include a monitor I would think Dell would at least include a wire or wireless gaming keyboard and mouse. After all Alienware are purchased mostly by gamers so what is the point throwing in a keyboard and mouse the buyers will have to replace.
There is plenty of USB ports in front and back of the system. You can plug headphones, speakers, hdmi and pretty much any major extras you need. There is no internal speaker so you do need to get your own sound system. I just plug mine to my tv with hdmi cable so I can at least test out the everything with sounds.
The cooling fan you can hear when it's running but not loud that it bothers me. It does come with overclock software if you need to adjust the ram to speed up the processor. But I won't mess with it unless you know what you are doing. The pc is pretty heavy so becareful trying to lift it by yourself.
Overall it is perfect pc for my son that will be able to use until he get through high school.

Okay, I ordered this computer for my son; he now has a much better computer than I do and I do graphics for a living. So, what do I like about this computer? LOTS! It's powerful, relatively easy to set up for those who aren't tech savvy (fortunately I am), and it's fast!

However I did experience a few minor issues with setup. This system comes with Windows 10, but it does not automatically activate the OS; so, if you aren't tech savvy you may be shocked when an alert pops up that you need to enter a Product Key that you don't have. When that happens don't panic, just click on the troubleshooting button and the OS will activate for you.

My second issue was with sound. The description for this computer really isn't clear as to what comes with this computer, that's why I took the photo above; what you see (aside from my very cluttered kitchen) is everything that comes in the box you will receive. You receive this really awesome tower, a plain (no frills keyboard) and a plan (no frills mouse)....but no monitor and no speakers, and the tower does not have speakers built in. In order to have sound you will have to hook up a headset or your own speakers ;-)

I recommend purchases a good sound system to go with this computer, a gaming mouse, and a gaming keyboard to really outfit this computer well.

Got this out of the box set up configured activated all within 45 minutes. Was able to customize the colors of the LED on the front and the back, adjust overclocking settings, and get a few things installed and customized relatively easily. Ran geekbench 5, and scored 6419 out of the box. Attached a pic of the back to help others identify what ports are there.

It was great overall, the value of it was more than the price on which was 849.

Looks cool haven't bought it yet but I will soon!

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