Dell Alienware Aurora R6 Gaming Desktop model: AWAUR6-5468SLV

Dell Alienware Aurora R6 Gaming Desktop

Quick Description

This is a cost-effective Gaming PC capable of powering even VR Games. If you'd rather get a Pre-built PC then get one built, this machine is worth considering.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this stationary computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (36.75% of the time to be exact).

Speakerless. This stationary computer needs external speakers to play sounds. Your options are to hook it up to a TV or a monitor with built-in speakers, use external speakers or a headset.$0-$500

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members or playing with your friends online, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40-$380

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this stationary computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$115-$1700

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $290 on accessories, for a total cost of $1490.

Currently Exclusive to Microsoft for $1199

Based on 118 days of observation, the Dell Alienware Aurora R6 Gaming Desktop usually costs ~$1500 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this stationary computer is $1199.00. If you were waiting for this stationary computer to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Dell Alienware Aurora R6 Gaming Desktop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.



Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Microsoft at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Here's how the Dell Alienware Aurora R6 Gaming Desktop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck4.5/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Ease of Maintenance4.5/5

Tower Computers

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Ease of Maintenance4/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck5/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power4.5/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-7400
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 480
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB
Screen Size: No built-in screen.
Dimensions: 21.20 × 47.25 × 36.05 cm
Weight: 14.81 kg

The features

  • DVD
  • Fixed storage: 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • Analog Surround Sound Output
  • Optical S/PDIF output
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Paired Memory
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Upgradable and Maintainable
  • Backlit
  • Liquid Cooling

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Memory Upgrade8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade6/10A technician can help you with that

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 5/5
    Triple-A Video Games 3/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (8 / 8)

Texts & Numbers (7 / 7)

Drawing and Illustrations (7 / 7)

Audio & Visual medias (2 / 2)

3D and CAD (7 / 7)

Music Production (4 / 6)

Photo Editing (3 / 3)

Video Editing (3 / 3)

Video Games (8 / 10)

Enthusiast Games (38 / 38)

Triple-A Video Games (30 / 30)

In the same price range

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