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.

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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)
  • NVIDIA® 750i SLI Chipset
  • Up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
  • 4 dedicated DIMM slots for Dual Channel DDR2 Memory

Graphics & Video

  • Standard Single GPU Graphics Cards
    • 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9800 GT
    • 1GB NIVIDA® GeForce™ GTX 280
    • 2GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 4870 X2
  • Optional Dual GPU Graphics Cards
    • 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce 9800 GT
    • 1GB NIVIDA® GeForce™ GTX 280
    • 2GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 4870 X2

Storage

  • Single Hard Drive
    • 7200 RPM – up to 32MB cache and 1TB storage
    • 10,000 RPM – up to 16MB cache and 300GB storage
  • Dual RAID 0 Hard Drives
    • 7,200 RPM – up to 64MB cache and 2TB storage
    • 10,000 RPM – up to 32MB cache and 600GB 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
    • 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
  • Optional 1200-watt Multi-GPU-approved power supply
  • Tool–less front and side panels
  • Height: 19.01”
  • Width: 9.97”
  • Depth: 25.02”

Source: TechConnect Magazine

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