Incredible deals: Save $1,000 on Dell RTX 4090 Alienware Aurora gaming PCs

Alienware Aurora R15
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If you're looking for top-notch gaming PC power without compromises, gaming desktops will be right up your alley. Towers from Dell's Alienware Aurora collection specifically are some of the best pre-built gaming PCs on the market, and currently, you can get a rig with an RTX 4090 GPU in it for a massive $1,000 off. That bargain drops the cost of the PC down to $3,000 — a full 25% less than the regular $4,000 price.

In addition to the 4090, the PC also comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU, 16GB of 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB NVMe SSD. Overall, these are some of the best specs you'll find right now, so this system will definitely run the best PC games on the best settings without issue. If you want one with even more power and storage, there's a pricier Intel variant with a 13th Gen i9-13900KF, 32GB of DDR5, and a 2TB SSD that's on sale for $980 off as well.

The Alienware Aurora 15 was unveiled by Dell last September, and since then, it's  proven to be one of the best desktops available. Like earlier Aurora systems, there are multiple SKUs of it outfitted with the best hardware that Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA have to offer. All of it comes packaged in a snazzy curvaceous case with plenty of RGB, along with a glass side panel that shows off the components within.

Alienware Aurora R15 (AMD): was

Alienware Aurora R15 (AMD): was $3999.99 now $2999.99 at Dell

Equipped with an RTX 4090, a Ryzen 7 7700X, 16GB of DDR5 memory, and a 1TB SSD, is gaming PC packs all the power you'll need into a gorgeously unique case bathed in glorious RGB.

Pros: Incredibly powerful, best option for just gaming due to lower price

Cons: Worse for intensive productivity workloads

Alienware Aurora R15 (Intel): was

Alienware Aurora R15 (Intel): was $4,679.99 now $3,699.99 at Dell

If you plan to do a lot of hardcore gaming and tackle intensive productivity tasks with your PC, you might be better off with this Intel variant that features an i9-13900KF, 32GB of DDR5, and a 2TB SSD. Be aware that it's $700 pricier, though, even with a $980 discount.

Pros: Best power, ideal for both high-end gaming and intensive productivity workloads

Cons: More expensive

Alienware Aurora R15 Specs

Alienware Aurora R15

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Price: $2999.99 (AMD) or $3,699.99 (Intel)
OS:
Windows 11 Home
CPU: 
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X OR Intel Core i9-13900KF
CPU Cooler: 240mm AIO water cooler
GPU: 
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
RAM: 
DDR5-4800, 16GB (AMD) OR 32GB (Intel)
Storage: 
NVMe SSD, 1TB (AMD) OR 2TB (Intel)
Fans: Five 120mm fans

These particular rigs are notable for their inclusion of the mighty RTX 4090, a behemoth of a GPU that costs $1,500-2,000 to purchase standalone and delivers the best gaming performance money can buy. Most pre-built systems that feature it generally cost at least $4,000 or more, so the fact these ones are discounted this much is a big deal (literally).

We recommend going with the more affordable AMD system if you're planning to use your new PC for gaming and not much else, as the Ryzen 7 7700X has plenty of processing power for the 4090 and you'll be served well with 16GB of DDR5 and a 1TB SSD, too. However, if you want to use your PC for video editing, 3D animation, or other intensive productivity tasks in addition to gaming, the Intel system may be the better option since the extra cores and 16GB of RAM will improve performance in those situations.

Note that regardless of which of these beasts you choose, you'll definitely want to pair it with one of the best gaming monitors, as the 4090's power will be bottlenecked by anything that doesn't have a high refresh rate and isn't 4K (or, at the very least, ultrawide). They are on the pricey side, but it's important to get one if you want to take advantage of the full potential of these PCs. Also, with all the Prime Day deals coming up, there will no doubt be plenty of heavily discounted 4K displays available soon.

These deals are fantastic, but $3,000 or $3,700 is still a lot of money. If you'd prefer something more affordable, consider this $1,100 deal on an RTX 3080-equipped Alienware Aurora R13. It's not as capable as these systems, but with its RTX 3080 GPU and 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900F, you're still getting a ton of horsepower for $1,800.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.