Alienware celebrates its 25th birthday with a redesigned flagship gaming desktop

Alienware was founded 25 years ago in a garage close to Miami. The Dell-owned company is celebrating this milestone anniversary by releasing a sleek gaming PC. The new Aurora system features a revised chassis with more internal space and better airflow. It should also run quieter.
Alienware claims that the open-air Legend 2.0 chassis has a 50 percent increase in internal volume compared to Aurora R12 and R10, without causing major changes to overall machine size. The shell will be easy to open, and you won't need tools. An optional transparent side panel allows you to see inside the motherboard and view up to eight zones with AlienFX lighting. Alienware also offers an optional magnetic cable cover that will protect the back of your system.


Alienware aimed to improve the airflow as part of its redesign. Each system includes two 120mm fans, an intake as well as an exhaust. Alienware can include up to two fans depending on the configuration. A first intake, then a second intake, and finally, if necessary, a top exhaust. There are liquid cooling options available because this is an Aurora system.

Alienware claims that the fans can keep your system cool when you run high-end games. The new Aurora system is quieter than the previous generation and can be used for CPU-intensive tasks up to 9 percent less. The PC can produce up to 15% less noise when you are overclocking. Alienware claims that the PC offers a five percent improvement in graphics performance over the Aurora R12.

The Aurora comes in two colors: Lunar Light or Dark Side of Moon. Also, there are two color options for the Aurora: Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon. Later in the fall Alienware will release more information about specifications, pricing and availability.