<em>AlienWare,<\/em> 'Dell's subsidiary has revamped one of their gaming desktops, the <em>Aurora R9<\/em>. This new gaming machine follows in the footsteps of the of Alienware's "Legend" design that debuted with the <em>Area-51m<\/em>. The <em>mid-tower PC<\/em> is on display at the AlienWare <em>Gamescom 2019<\/em> booth in Cologne Germany.\r\n\r\nOne of the highlights of the Aurora R9 is aesthetics. Just like Area-51m, it looks like something out of this world, probably an extra-terrestrial gadget seen only in the Sci-Fi movies. There are two color options; Luna Light (white) and Dark Side of the Moon (black). The former has three unique programmable RGB zones while the latter has two.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=k7dctBP2-tg\r\n\r\nThe <em>Aurora R9<\/em> boasts an <em>Intel Z370 chipset<\/em> and a <em>micro-ATX<\/em> motherboard. While there are several CPU options, this particular gaming powerhouse comes with the latest <em>9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900k<\/em> processor. It has been overclocked up to 5.0 GHz on all cores courtesy of <em>Intel Turbo Boost.<\/em> The Alienware-badged closed-loop liquid cooling system and airflows keep the overclocked processors cool during those long gaming sessions.\r\n\r\nGraphics is an integral aspect of any gaming PC, and here again, AlienWare 'didn't disappoint. The <em>Aurora R9<\/em> can be configured with either <em>AMD Radeon RX GPUs<\/em> or the <em>NVIDIA GeForce GTX\/RTX<\/em>. The high-end models feature a single <em>GeForce RTX 2080 Ti<\/em> GPU or two <em>GeForce RTX 2080<\/em> cards to take on the GPU-hungry titles.\r\n\r\nThe processor is backed up by a <em>64 GB of Kingston HyperX DDR4-3200<\/em> memory. When it comes to storage, Aurora R9 features an <em>M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD<\/em> of up to 2TB, and better still, you can take advantage of <em>Intel's Optane Memory<\/em> caching SSD. To ensure the system runs optimally, the rig has an <em>AlienWare 850W<\/em> power supply.\r\n\r\nWith <em>7.1 channel sound<\/em>, the <em>Aurora R9<\/em> is ready offer an immersive gaming experience when playing the audio intensive games. As for connectivity, it includes a Killer E2500 controller GbE port, Wi-Fi 5\/Wi-Fi 6, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and Type-C connectors. There is also a <em>DisplayPort 1.2<\/em> output.\r\n\r\nAs for the peripherals, the <em>Aurora R9<\/em> can be paired with the new <a href="http:\/\/happygamer.com\/dell-reveals-the-price-and-release-date-for-the-alienware-aw5520qf-55-inch-oled-gaming-monitor-at-gamescom-2019-23228\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>AlienWare AW5520QF<\/em><\/a> or the <a href="http:\/\/happygamer.com\/dell-announces-the-alienware-aw3420dw-34-inch-ultrawide-gaming-monitor-with-g-sync-and-120hz-refresh-rate-23378\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>AlienWare AW3420DW<\/em><\/a> gaming monitors which are also at Gamescom 2019. Dell also recommends the AlienWare AW988 gaming headset, AW510K mechanical keyboard, and the AW610M gaming mouse.\r\n\r\nThe <em>AlienWare Aurora R9<\/em> is available for purchase starting from $1000, but of course, the high-end model will cost you more. Even if you get the entry-level model, there is room for upgrades courtesy of the tool-less access design.