Summary: I wish I could say this computer does what it's built to do and does it well, but so far we haven't had the chance to find out. The first computer to arrive gave us a beep code of 6 when turned on for the first time and went no further; two visits from two different technicians couldn't get it working, so we arranged an exchange. Fired up the new computer today...and beep code of 6.
Summary: I cannot recommend that product. The desktop began freezing and giving random bsod around 4 months after buying it and it is now unusable; it doesn't even post. The motherboard and power supply have been replaced with refurbished parts (twice), I can only expect a shorter life for the system if they ever fix it before the warranty runs out. It was a very good system for the first 4 months, now I am billed every month for a product that I cannot use.
Summary: Receiving the Alienware Aurora R4 was a pleasure and a surprise to the care and details. The care was extraordinary. My first surprise was the overclocking The CPU benched at 3.60 on all my tests (I used to be VP of engineering for an old brand Magitronic)Th rintel [performace showed the overclocking kicks when needed which is a great design that should be explained someplace.
Summary: I have purchased the Aurora R4 and have had no end of difficulties so far. It is the top of the line machine - 32 gig RAM, supposed overclocked 4.2ZGHz processor (a lie), with 2 Nvidia 680s SLI.
Summary: To say the Aurora R4 has a commanding presence is an understatement. It looks unique and with the AlienFX and vents in full flow gets a lot of attention. It's certainly not 'just another desktop'.
Summary: Pros- No bloatware, looks cool, fairly quiet, liquid cooling works pretty well keeps cpu temps below 70C when at full load, fastest desktop cpu on the market (i7-3960x), 16gbs of quad channel memory pretty much future proof, cool lighting effects
Summary: Hi. This review is for an Aurora R4 w/ALX chassis, 16GB RAM, and GTX 560 Ti graphics card that I recently purchased. The machine arrived w/a corrupted RAID 0 (2x1TB drives w/striping) and would not boot, had to reseat HD0, recreate the RAID array and reinstall the OS! Tech support was a bit clueless as to how to help me, kept ignoring my comments that the raid controller was reporting errors w/HD0. Anyways I got it all figured out.