The Alienware Aurora R5 conforms to the ATX form factor.
It is made of Plastic and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 360mm x 212mm x 472mm.
|Release Date||14 Jun 2016||Length||360mm|
|Motherboard Form Factors||-||Height||472mm|
|Expansion Slots||2||IO Display Panel||yes|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||1||Front USB 2.0 Slots||6|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||0||Front USB 3.0 Slots||9|
|2.5" Drive Bays||2||eSATA||no|
|Tool-less Rails||yes||Audio IO||yes|
The Alienware Aurora R5 has a the ATX form factor. ATX is the most ubiquitous of case standards, providing the largest array of compatible hardware on the market. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 360mm x 212mm x 472mm.
The Alienware Aurora R5 has two expansion slots, so there is very little room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has one 5.25" drive bays, which is enough room for an optical drive but little else, and with no 3.5" drive bays, that is a bit worrying for anyone that doesn't want to choose between having one optical drive or one hard drive. With two 2.5" bays, however, there is enough room for a laptop-sized HDD or solid-state drive. Installation of hard drives into these drive bays is made all the more easier by screwless rails that allow tool-less mounting.
Made primarily of Plastic, the Alienware Aurora R5 is built to be lightweight, but strong enough to keep your components protected. Plastic cases generally have a thin metal layer to improve protection, and are also generally fairily cheap. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.