Aurora R4 ALX modernized build


New Member
May 21, 2020
I’m sure we have heard it before but I am really having trouble understanding exactly what I need to do to make this happen. I love my aurora R4 case...... I wanna modernize is by upgrading the motherboard and CPU but I’m afraid of losing lights and command center and cannot seem to understand the crazy registry stuff and potentially backing to an older version of command center.... can anyone tell me what to do here?


Apr 12, 2018
All you need is a micro atx motherboard and nzxt usb hub so you can connect additional usb2 pin devices like the MIO board (controls alienfx) and liquid cooling, front USB ports, etc. I used an EVGA micro z370 motherboard paired with 8700K for my now sisters Aurora R4 ALX. Only other part I changed aside motherboard, cpu, ram, and graphics card was the CPU cooler. I wanted a thicker radiator and got Corsair to cool my 8700K.