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Meet Alienware 4.0GHz Quad-core Monster Desktop PC
Published by Strider
23-05-2008
Cool Meet Alienware 4.0GHz Quad-core Monster Desktop PC

When it comes to Alienware's desktop computers, more is always better. That philosophy holds true with the relaunch of the company's Area-51 ALX desktop system.

The Area-51 ALX is now offered with a quad-core, Intel Extreme Edition QX9770 processor overclocked to a whopping 4GHz. The Area-51 ALX uses an efficient water cooling system with a rear-mounted radiator to keep heat levels in check at 4GHz. Alienware also uses innovative cable management to keep the case interior free of obstructions and provide proper ventilation for the internal components.



"The performance packed into the Area-51 ALX desktop is flat-out unheard-of," says Marc Diana, Alienware's Product Marketing Manager. "Alienware has always been committed to building only the fastest, most powerful systems available, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the new ALX."



"By enabling the Area-51 ALX to operate at blazing speed with a great mix of performance and energy efficiency, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 is the heart of a system sure to excite any Alienware user," added said CJ Bruno, Intel VP and GM of Americas Sales and Marketing.



While the 4GHz quad-core processor is no doubt impressive, it comes at price -- an extremely hefty price. The Area-51 ALX starts at a "mere" $4,599 with an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor, but you'll have to fork over $5,509 to even get your foot in the door with the overclocked QX9770 processor. That price will get you a 1GB ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card, 2GB of Corsair Dominator DDR3 memory, 1TB of storage space (two 500GB HDDs in RAID-0), dual-layer DVD burner, 1200W power supply and Windows Vista Home Premium.

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Operating Systems
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Windows Vista® Ultimate
Processors, Chipset & Memory

  • 45nm Intel "Penryn" CPU architecture
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Quad (12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme (12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme (12MB Cache, 1600MHz FSB)
  • NVIDIA® 790i Ultra SLI Chipset
  • Up to 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
  • 4 dedicated DIMM slots for Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
Graphics & Video

  • Standard Single GPU Graphics Cards
    • 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9600GT
    • 512MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 3870
    • 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800GT
  • Optional Dual GPU Graphics Cards
    • 1GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 3870 X2
    • 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9800 GX2
  • Optional Ageia PhysX Physics Processing Unit
  • Connectivity
    • 2x Dual-Link DVI and S-Video Outputs
Storage

  • Single Hard Drive
    • 7200 RPM – up to 32MB cache and 1TB storage
    • 10,000 RPM – up to 16MB cache and 160GB storage
  • Dual RAID 0 Hard Drives
    • 7,200 RPM – up to 64MB cache and 2TB storage
  • Optical Drives
    • 20x Dual Layer DVD Burner (CD-RW/DVD±RW)
      • Lightscribe technology
    • Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
    • 4x Dual Layer Blu-ray Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW)

Networking

  • Wired Connectivity
    • Dual Integrated Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45
Audio

  • Standard 7.1/5.1 Digital High-Definition Audio (8 Channel)
  • Connectivity Front and Rear
    • 2x Auto-sensing headphone jack
    • 2x Auto-sensing microphone jack
  • Optional Enthusiast Audio Options
    • Sound Blaster X-Fi High Definition Surround Sound Audio
Peripheral Connections

  • 8 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 IEEE 1394b (9-pin) port – Powered
  • 1 E-SATA port
Case & Chassis

  • Exclusive Alienware chassis design
  • AlienIce™ 3.0 high-performance cooling
  • Standard system lighting
  • Optional AlienFX System Lighting
  • Standard 750-watt Multi-GPU-approved power supply
  • Optional 1000-watt Multi-GPU-approved power supply
  • Tool–less front and side panels
  • Height: 19.01”
  • Width: 9.97”
  • Depth: 25.02



More Details Descriptions and a cool flash demo visit:
http://www.alienware.com/ALX

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By Chef on 24-05-2008, 08:08 AM
Re: Meet Alienware 4.0GHz Quad-core Monster Desktop PC

That machine still doesn't beat the HP Blackbird 002 peformance/price ratio!
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