Alienware’s new Aurora R13 comes with Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU

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Alienware’s caller Aurora R13 gaming desktop comes with Intel’s recently released 12th Gen Alder Lake chip and a brand-new design. You tin take thing from the Core i5-12600KF up to an i9-1200KF, arsenic good arsenic a scope of Nvidia graphics cards.

Alienware R13 Legend 2.0 case Photo by Alienware

The R13 besides shows disconnected Alienware’s redesigned Legend 2.0 chassis, which comes with an accrued magnitude of interior abstraction that’s expected to beforehand amended airflow. It besides offers the enactment of a wide broadside sheet that tacks connected an other $70 to your purchase. You tin inactive unfastened the lawsuit without immoderate tools, making it casual to upgrade components oregon commencement customizing.

On the AMD broadside of things, Alienware introduced the Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 that ships with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X spot — but the processor isn’t the lone happening that’s antithetic astir this machine. While the R13 comes successful achromatic (“lunar light”) and achromatic (“dark broadside of the Moon”), you tin lone acquisition the R14 successful black. Despite the colour difference, the R14 volition inactive athletics the Legend 2.0 case.

Alienware R13 unfastened  case Photo by Alienware

Having the 12th Gen Alder Lake spot gives the R13 entree to much hardware options erstwhile compared to the R14. For example, portion the R13 tin enactment up to 128GB of DDR5 RAM, the R14 lone supports up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM. The R13 besides gives you the enactment of installing the Alienware Cryo-Tech Special Edition CPU liquid cooler, which has a 120mm radiator with a pump velocity of 2800RPM.

The highest-rated powerfulness proviso options are 750W Platinum for some builds. Storage is besides the aforesaid connected the R13 and R14 — you tin take up to a 2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD and 2TB SATA HDD. Both the R13 and R14 vessel with Windows 11.

Alienware R13 broadside  view Photo by Alienware

The Aurora R13 is disposable connected Alienware’s tract close now, with pricing starting astatine $1,479.99. Meanwhile, the R14 is somewhat cheaper, with a starting terms of $1,249.99. But if you’re not into the flashy look of these 2 PCs, Dell has besides revealed its archetypal XPS Desktop that comes with a liquid cooling option. Like the R13, it besides comes with the 12th Gen Intel Core processor but has a overmuch much low-key look. The XPS volition go disposable sometime this fall, starting astatine $919.99.

Since RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards are successful abbreviated supply, it mightiness beryllium tempting to acquisition a prebuilt Alienware PC conscionable to get your hands connected 1 — especially since the shortage shows nary motion of stopping. Both the R13 and R14 builds springiness you the enactment to take from an Nvidia RTX 3080, 3080 Ti, and 3090. Price volition alteration depending connected the 1 you choose, of course, but it volition inactive astir apt beryllium cheaper than if you decided to bargain 1 from a scalper.

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