Alienware Aurora gets Ivy Bridge-E and graphics refresh

Gaming gets more power

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While Dell showed off its new Alienware laptops a few months back, it has now announced that its flagship Alienware gaming desktop Aurora has been given an upgrade with new processors, new graphics and a new optional ALX chassis.

Alienware Aurora is now equipped with Intel's Ivy Bridge-E 4000 series Core i7 processor, which comes with either four or six cores and overclocking speeds up to 4.3 GHz.

You can also choose Nvidia's latest GeForce 700-series graphics or AMD 8900-series GPU.

The desktop also comes with quad-channel DDR3 memory support and four internal drive bays for upgrades.

Alien chassis

Along with the internal refresh, you can also upgrade its shell to a new ALX chassis, which Dell says now has an "intelligent thermal management system" for better heat dissipation.

The Alienware Aurora entry configuration comes with a 2TB Raid 0 hard drive, 8GB memory, Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX760 1.5GB DDR5 graphics card.

The starting price for this configurations is $1399 (£1,099 and AU$2,699).