Alienware offers Core i7-equipped Area-51 systems

alienware Area51Happily embracing Intel’s first Nehalem processors, Alienware has just introduced the Core i7-powered Area-51 X-58 and ALX X-58 gaming systems. Starting at $1,349, the Area-51 X-58 can be equipped with one of three (920, 940 and 965 EE models) Core i7 CPUs, a X58 motherboard, up to 12GB DDR3 1066 MHz memory, at least a Radeon HD 4670 graphics card (up to GeForce GTX 280 SLI / Radeon HD 4870 X2 CrossFireX), 2TB of storage (or two 300GB VelociRaptors) and even a 4x Blu-Ray writer.


Kicking off at $3,699, the ALX X-58 has the same CPU and memory options but comes with at least one Radeon HD 3870 X2 or two GeForce 9800 GTX cards, 2TB via two 7,200 RPM drives or 600 GB through two 10,000 RM HDDs, and a Blu-Ray burner.

Both systems can be equipped with liquid cooling systems and 750, 1000 or 1200-watt power supplies.

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Tech Spec

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista® Home Premium – 64 Bit
  • Windows Vista® Ultimate – 64 Bit

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)
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