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Alienware Aurora R8 Desktop: i7-9700K, Liquid Cooling, 32GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe SSD, RTX 2080 Super, 850W PSU, Win10H @ $1565 + F/S

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  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Core i7-9700K 8 Core with Liquid Cooling
  • 32GB DDR4 (16GBx2) 2666 MHz DDR4
  • 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 Graphics
  • Dual Band 802.11ac (1x1) + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Alienware 850W Power Supply
  • 32.67 lbs
  • PORTS:
    • FRONT:
      • 1x Headphone, 1x Microphone
      • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C
      • 3x USB 3.0 (2 are enabled for Charging)
    • BACK:
      • 1x RJ-45 Killer gigabit Ethernet
      • 8x USB 3.0 Gen 1 Type-A(2 are for charging)
      • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A 10 Gb/s
      • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C 10 Gb/s
      • 1x SPDIF Digital Output (Coax)
      • 1x SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK)
      • 1x 7.1 Channel Audio Out
      • 1x DisplayPort (Motherboard)
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Last Edited by Suryasis January 4, 2020 at 11:47 AM
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The Ram I have chosen is 32GB 2666 MHz Ram over 2933 MHz 16GB DDR4 because Coffee Lake performance gain for higher speed ram is not that big.
The Liquid Cooling and Power Supply details can be found once you add this into the cart and click on View Full Spec.

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2nd picture made it look like has 2 2080 SUPER in SLI.
the 2080 is 699 or 799 depend on when BB has in stock, so you pay 800 for the rest which i guess it is okay but could be better?
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2nd picture made it look like has 2 2080 SUPER in SLI.
It is for showcasing that despite being a Compact PC, it can accommodate two full sized cards in SLI or CF.
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I Have last years R7 with A GTX 1080 , wish I had just built my own PC , the R7 is a major pain in the ass to upgrade later , everything is proprietary . The motherboard will not work with any other ram , the PSU cannot be upgraded , I took the video card out to upgrade the HDD to SSD and put the card back in and now no video so Had to go spend another $600 to replace it with RTX 2070 super , I have built Systems in the past and never had this happen .
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I Have last years R7 with A GTX 1080 , wish I had just built my own PC , the R7 is a major pain in the ass to upgrade later , everything is proprietary . The motherboard will not work with any other ram , the PSU cannot be upgraded , I took the video card out to upgrade the HDD to SSD and put the card back in and now no video so Had to go spend another $600 to replace it with RTX 2070 super , I have built Systems in the past and never had this happen .
I don't think that Video Card issue is related to not supporting it and probably something got damaged. I do have the R8 with RX 5700XT and i7-9700K; basically same model with different card and I have added SSD and another 16GB of Ram and everything works fine.
However, the motherboard and PSU is custom made and yes, switching to a different chassis is very hard.
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nevermind......
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I Have last years R7 with A GTX 1080 , wish I had just built my own PC , the R7 is a major pain in the ass to upgrade later , everything is proprietary . The motherboard will not work with any other ram , the PSU cannot be upgraded , I took the video card out to upgrade the HDD to SSD and put the card back in and now no video so Had to go spend another $600 to replace it with RTX 2070 super , I have built Systems in the past and never had this happen .
This is the R8, I got mine from the Dell outlet. No issues with Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3000 MHz DDR4 DRAM on it. PSU is 850W GOLD POWER SUPPLY, good enough for me.
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Bad timing. $240 off $1200 I had from Amex Offer was only good last month. Or maybe it's good timing, I don't need another computer right now.
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Why is getting downvoted? Seems to be a good deal...
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Why is getting downvoted? Seems to be a good deal...
It may seem like a good deal but try upgrading anything in a year or two and you SOL on most parts as they are proprietary, even the MOBO won't work with most other memory out there .
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It may seem like a good deal but try upgrading anything in a year or two and you SOL on most parts as they are proprietary, even the MOBO won't work with most other memory out there .
The motherboard works with every DDR4 memory and what you have faced is probably a faulty motherboard. There is not a single Pre-Built PC out there which restrict people for adding different brand or Ram. I have added more Ram to mine and another person also confirmed the same.
When you are saying the motherboard is custom, the custom part is the propriety form factor and the power connector. Understand how a motherboard and CPU combination work first. It still uses the Intel Z390 chip-set and support for memory up to 3000 MHz. Basically any DDR4 memory within that range, will work out of the box. Now if you try to use a much higher clocked memory, say 3200 MHz, then either the board has to use XMP profile for the memory to automatically adjust the clock multiplier or user needs to manually configure that in BIOS. But even without that, it will still run at the max supported speed by the motherboard.

From what you have described in your previous posts, I am pretty sure that you have received a damage mobo or somehow it got damaged and you did not probably understand. Otherwise, removing Graphics card and adding it back destroyed video card, is a very far fetched compatibility issue
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Thanks for the $50 off coupon.

Bought it yesterday. Cancelled today. Bought it again with the $50 off coupon.

Saved $50.
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Tempted. How loud is this PC?
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The motherboard works with every DDR4 memory and what you have faced is probably a faulty motherboard. There is not a single Pre-Built PC out there which restrict people for adding different brand or Ram. I have added more Ram to mine and another person also confirmed the same.
When you are saying the motherboard is custom, the custom part is the propriety form factor and the power connector. Understand how a motherboard and CPU combination work first. It still uses the Intel Z390 chip-set and support for memory up to 3000 MHz. Basically any DDR4 memory within that range, will work out of the box. Now if you try to use a much higher clocked memory, say 3200 MHz, then either the board has to use XMP profile for the memory to automatically adjust the clock multiplier or user needs to manually configure that in BIOS. But even without that, it will still run at the max supported speed by the motherboard.

From what you have described in your previous posts, I am pretty sure that you have received a damage mobo or somehow it got damaged and you did not probably understand. Otherwise, removing Graphics card and adding it back destroyed video card, is a very far fetched compatibility issue
Just search alienware R7 Ram compatibility
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