Powerful Alienware Aurora R13 review

Hello, Guys welcome back with the Powerful Alienware Aurora R13 review. The Alienware Aurora R13 remains stunning, with one of the most gorgeous designs in a mainstream gaming PC. However, the cooling cannot keep up with the silicon within, preventing high-end setups from providing their full value.

Powerful Alienware Aurora R13 review

Prebuilt gaming PCs like the Alienware Aurora R13 are becoming increasingly crucial, especially as the PC components required to make their own PC become increasingly pricey. However, as we’ve seen over the last year, Alienware’s PC pricing haven’t been affected as much. That means that more people than ever are going to look at this gaming equipment to see if it’s a viable option to building a PC, which it is – but it’s not quite that straightforward.

This new Alienware tower does have some visual upgrades, including a glass side panel, which has been missing from Dell’s top gaming PCs for a few years now. However, some things should be reconsidered in order for this machine to function properly.

For the most part, the CPU cooler. The Alienware Aurora R13 is utilizing the most recent Intel twelfth age Intel processors, and the model we have before us is utilizing the Core i9-12900K. It’s a power-hungry chip that yields a ton of hotness when it’s put under load, however, Alienware has chosen to furnish it with a 120mm AIO fluid cooler. While that would be enough for perhaps a current Core i7 processor, it truly doesn’t cut it for a processor as eager for power as Intel’s leader.

This by itself precludes the PC from being the go-to for gamers that additionally need a PC that can fill in as a workstation. The second you attempt to do any weighty video altering or delivering on this PC, you will run into issues with warm choking.

But since the centre motivation behind the Alienware Aurora R13 is PC gaming rather than innovative jobs, this is to a lesser extent no joking matter than it could be with different machines. You’re not going to maximize a Core i9-12900K in a Call of Duty match, all things considered. On the off chance that you’re simply a PC gamer, this will be a fine PC.

It’s only that toward the day’s end, when you’re paying an incredible $4,379 for the design evaluated here, it would be great to realize that you could push the equipment inside as far as possible without influencing the life span of the PC.

Price and availability 

The Alienware Aurora R13 is accessible now, beginning at $1,399 in the US. That arrangement will get you an Intel Core i5-12600KF, 8GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650. In the UK the beginning cost is somewhat higher, at £1,749, which is equivalent to the US adaptation, simply beginning with an RTX 3060 all things considered.

Be that as it may, assuming you’re in Australia, you’re checking out a cost of at minimum AU$5,499, and you’ll get an Intel Core i7-12700KF, 16GB RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 – a top of the line arrangement for the passage model.

Since it’s an Alienware rig, you can get it redesigned with the best quality parts available, at this moment. In the event that you need the specs leaned to one side, you’re taking a gander at a sticker price of $4,729/£4,999/AU$9,349. Despite the fact that it ought to be noticed that the Australian rendition of this arrangement accompanies an extra 2TB hard drive.

You can likewise twofold the RAM up to 128GB, which will bring the cost up considerably further. In any case, due to how dull the CPU cooling is here, we wouldn’t suggest getting that much memory. All things considered, any responsibility that will put all that RAM to utilize will simply wind up making your CPU choke – favouring that later.

Be that as it may, contrasted with other comparable gaming PCs like the HP Omen 30L, this truly is certifiably not an awful cost. That PC will begin at $1,599/£1,699/AU$3,299, however, it begins with all the more very good quality parts.


Assuming you’ve seen any Alienware work area PC throughout the most recent few years, the Alienware Aurora R13 will look recognizable. It has a similar Legend plan language the organization has been utilizing for a few years at this point, and is even accessible in the equivalent “Lunar Light” or “Clouded Side of the Moon” colorway choices – essentially dark or white.

Anyway, there is one tremendous change here over the Alienware Aurora R13 – and that is the sideboard. Rather than having strong plastic boards on the two sides of the PC, the left-hand side currently has a glass sideboard, which allows you to see the parts within. Certainly, on the grounds that it’s an efficiently manufactured PC, it’s not quite so wonderful inside as a Maingear apparatus or anything, however, Alienware caused things a little prettier now that you’ll to be seeing inside the situation.

The centre contrast there is that the metal arm component that housed the power supply in the Alienware Aurora R12 is gone, and that implies you can see straightforwardly down to the CPU cooler without moving anything far removed. In addition to the fact that this looks more pleasant, it likewise implies that this PC will be a lot more straightforward to update sometime later.

To open it up, there’s a little force tab on the rear of the PC simply over the back exhaust, got by a Philips-head screw. Basically, slacken that screw, take out that tab, and the sideboard will deliver for evacuation. From that point, you can get to the CPU, RAM, illustrations card, and NVMe SSD without expecting to move anything.

It’s a way more open plan, and we extol it, however there are a few waiting issues here.

Specifically, on account of the manner in which the skeleton is planned, there isn’t space for a bigger AIO fluid CPU cooler to be introduced. All things being equal, on the off chance that you truly do settle on the water cooling choice, you’ll just get a 120mm AIO. That is fine for low-to-mid reach CPUs, however, it’s a significant issue assuming you have something like the Intel Core i9-12900K inside.

Under load, this implies that the fans need to stay at work longer than required, and it winds up being very clear. This won’t be a PC you will need to get assuming you need your game meetings to hush up – however, truly will not be an issue on the off chance that you’re wearing a gaming headset while utilizing this apparatus.

However, every one of the extraordinary things about the R12 case is back. Around the front, you’re getting two USB-A ports and a USB-C, alongside some extremely appealing RGB lighting around the middle board. Then, at that point, around the back, you’re getting an enormous assortment of ports, which you would anticipate from a work area gaming PC. The main thing that is truly different here throughout the last-age model is that the power input has moved from the upper passed on the corner to the base right. That aligns it more with other gaming PCs, however shouldn’t sensibly change how your arrangement will look.


Since the Alienware Aurora R13 shipped off us for survey is tied with an Intel Core i9-12900K, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, and 64GB of DDR5 RAM, there’s essentially no game that will not be totally destroyed with this thing. This gaming PC has positively a walk in the park playing any game available at 4K with each setting maximized, and ought to stay that way for a long while.

We have it in our lounge room, sitting close to our diversion focus, and we’ve been utilizing it a considerable amount to partake in a touch of gaming in our personal time. Cutting edge games like Guardians of the Galaxy and Cyberpunk 2077 run like a flat out dream here, particularly when you use advances like DLSS and FSR. What’s more, the benchmarks inclined to the right recount basically a similar story.

The issues emerge when you attempt to push this PC outside of gaming. At the point when we originally got this machine in, we were really busy working with Alder Lake interestingly, thus we stacked up Blender, essentially to witness what might.

While execution was great, it didn’t take some time before we saw CPU digits hitting temperatures above 100C, prompting some huge warm choking. We took a stab at reseating the cooler, and it didn’t prompt any considerable contrast in the temperature. The CPU cooler here is definitely not adequate for this processor. Indeed, even in our own testing of the Alder Lake lead, we are seeing temperatures around 86C under full burden on an outdoors test seat with a goliath 360mm AIO cooler – so the 120mm AIO in the Alienware Aurora R13 is definitely not going to cut it.

This will not be an issue with setups with somewhat less strong CPUs, in any case. Our recommendation is, assuming that you need this Alienware rig, stay with an Intel Core i7-12700K or underneath. Everything being equal, gaming execution on that processor will be close to the same as the 12900K. It’s simply going to endure a piece longer.

It wouldn’t be as large an arrangement assuming there was space in the suspension to fit a bigger fluid cooler, however there isn’t, tragically. On the off chance that top of the line processors continue to be however hot as they seem to be ok now – and we figure they will – Alienware will have to return to the planning phase for its work area PC plans. Ideally it can do that without forsaking the delightful Legend plan language it’s developed in the course of the most recent couple of years.

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