Rebuilding an Alienware Aurora R1


New Member
Aug 7, 2014
Hi all, new to the forum - joined looking for help. :)

I searched a little bit on the forums and came across bits and pieces of information that may help. I'm a bit of a hardware novice so just ended up more confused.

Essentially I bought (what I think is) a R1 in 2010 with:

i7 920 @ 3.2Ghz
6G @ 1333 Mhz DDR3
Radeon 5870
875W PSU
(Not sure what the mobo is)

I'd like to get my machine up to:

i7 4930
GTX 780 or R9 290X
32GB of Ram @ 1800ish Mhz

So the question is, can the Aurora be upgraded (if yes, then how), or should I spec out something new that seems to end up at the $3,000 mark.

Help appreciated.