To commemorate Alienware on over twenty great, gaming years, they’re bringing out the big guns.
Before October 15, 1996, gaming PCs were just an idea…a dream. The gates opened for gamers to have the option of the best PC gaming experience in ’96. Alienware wants to highlight their progress by remembering why they started the project of building the first gaming-centric PCs we all love and know to this day: the gaming community.
So, Alienware has been working on a brand-new Aurora that defines what the modern gamer thinks about when considering their PC build. They have brought the new Aurora with the smartly designed, Legend 2.0 chassis. Its redesigned look was intended to increase internal space for more customisability, better thermals, easier cable management and, most importantly, overall performance and efficiency. Also, this is the first model to offer the option of having a see-through left-side panel that many gamers love to include for great aesthetics to show off their internal components and customisable lighting. It comes in two colours: Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon.
The Aurora provides users with detachable rear and right-side panels. The rear cover is an optional addition to hide any extra cables and ports located in the back. Every model of this PC does alternatively have a removable right-side panel (behind the motherboard), that’s also meant to prevent fewer wires and cords showing on the front of the motherboard. Ultimately, it’s every PC enthusiast’s dream in terms of having a clean-looking build. By separating the wires, it also helps with thermals because fewer objects are obstructing airflow throughout the entire PC.
Speaking of thermals, the overall performance and efficiency upgrade comes down to the structure. The team at Alienware implemented a strategy to have a more open concept from the front mesh intake to the three main exhaust areas in the back. Every Aurora also contains two pre-installed 120 mm fans (one at the front and one in the back); however, higher-end builds can come with up to four fans—one more in the front and one at the top.
With better airflow, brings a quieter sound experience. The new Aurora boasts “up to 16% quieter at idle, up to 9% quieter during CPU intensive tasks, and up to 15% quieter during overclocking.” It was also reported to have a “5% increase in graphics performance” because the graphics card has more room to breathe, allowing it to stay cool and run without lag. This allows gamers to grind in the night without worrying about waking up their loved ones or roommates with the thunderous whirring of fans.
Pricing and date of release has not yet been announced, but Alienware encourages everyone who’s interested in the new Aurora to join their Twitch livestream event at 3pm ET today to see their latest innovation in action.