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Alienware Area-51 Desktop

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The Most Upgradeable Alienware Desktop Ever!

  • Exclusive Alienware™ ATX industrial design
  • Capable of six hard drives all housed in a thermally independent and toolless storage bay
  • Equipped with the Active Venting Thermal Management System

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Alienware Area-51 Desktop - Control Your Own Destiny

Control Your Own Destiny

The new Alienware® Area-51® brings you explosive firepower in the most upgradeable Alienware desktop ever — the ideal platform for high-end PC gaming. With its mind-blowing graphics, liquid-cooled processors and new aggressive design, you'll have the edge before the game even starts. Your destiny is now under your control.

Lightning-Fast, Everywhere It Counts

Accelerate your games and digital media applications with Intel® Core™ i7 processors, featuring multi-core performance and support for overclocking up to an incredible 3.6GHz. With Intel® Turbo Boost technology, hyper-threading and an 8MB cache, you’ll be amazed by what you can do.
Alienware Area-51 Desktop - Control Your Destiny
Alienware Area-51 Desktop - Ultimate Visual Experience

The Ultimate Visual ExperienceTM

Crank up your gaming, movies and multimedia with the most powerful graphics in the world. ATI CrossFireXTM and NVIDIA® SLI® graphics deliver higher frame rates at HD resolutions, all while maxing out game settings. Choose the GPU brand that best fits your needs. Then add a second graphics card to experience a new level of spectacular performance. You'll wish everything could look this good.

ATI CrossFireX - Dominate any game with the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enhanced by the latest Microsoft® DirectX® technology.

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NVIDIA SLI - Don’t dial back game settings; crank ’em up. With NVIDIA SLI graphics and Microsoft DirectX technology, you will experience your digital media like never before.

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Alienware Area-51 Desktop - Dual Graphics Support
Multi-GPU Support - Add a second graphics card to increase your gaming performance by up to 100%, while enjoying more vivid images and faster transitions. With dual graphics cards, you can power up to four independent digital displays. Stay deep within your game on a main monitor and still keep up with your other tasks.

Unmatched Visual Immersion - Build your system with the best gaming GPUs and still have room for the other essentials of an immersive experience, including crystal clear sound and optimised networking.
Alienware Area-51 Desktop - Your Command Center

Your Command Center

Alienware Command Center provides intuitive, user-friendly access to exclusive applications, including AlienFX® lighting effects, Alienware thermal controls and AlienFusion power management. Updates and new releases download directly into Command Center, creating a constantly evolving tool for personalising your system.

AlienFX Lighting
— Choose from an array of 20 colours — up to an amazing 64 million lighting colour combinations — to customise the effects across several distinct zones.

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Alienware Area-51 Desktop - Designed for Total Domination

Designed for Total Domination

The power of the Alienware Area-51 is undeniable — inside and out. Take command immediately with Alienware's all-new, aggressive case design that includes motorised vents for managing your thermals and intimidating the competition. Available in Cosmic Black or Lunar Shadow, this sturdy desktop also offers easy access for faster upgrades.

Active Venting
— This Alienware-exclusive feature helps your system stay cooler in the heat of battle. Controlled through Alienware's Command Center, the series of motorised vents can be programmed to allow greater airflow in high-performance situations.
Alienware Area-51 Desktop - Easy Access
Easy, Lighted Access - Look inside the Alienware Area-51, and you'll see why it's easier than ever to make this desktop your own. You can access most of the core components without any tools for faster upgrades. And the chassis includes two-zone, internal theater lighting — powered by rechargeable batteries — so you can service the system even when the A/C cord is unplugged.

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Liquid Cooling - Eliminate distractions with high-performance CPU liquid cooling, which is more than twice as quiet as the standard heatsink and fans on other PCs. The efficient cooling also increases the reliability of your overclocked settings.

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Alienware Area-51 Desktop - Serious Performance

Optical Drive

  • Single Optical Disc Drive Options

    16X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)
    24X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)
    Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
    6X Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW)

    Dual Optical Disc Drive Options

    Drive 1: 16X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)
    Drive 2: Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
    Drive 1: 16X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)
    Drive 2: 6X Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
    Drive 1: 24X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)
    Drive 2: Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
    Drive 1: 24X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)
    Drive 2: 6X Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW)

Video Card

  • Single Video Card Options

    Single 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260 192 Core*
    Single 1.0GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 285*
    1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 – DirectX® 11 Enabled!
    Single 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295*

    Dual Video Card Options

    Dual 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260* - SLI® Enabled
    Dual 1.0GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 285* - SLI® Enabled
    Dual 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon™ HD 5870* - ATI CrossFireX™ & DirectX® 11 Enabled
    Dual 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295* - SLI® Enabled

Wireless

  • Internal Wireless Bluetooth® 2.1+ Enhanced Data Rate

    Internal 802.11 a/b/g/Draft-n Wireless LAN (Optional)

Ports

  • Front I/O Ports

    (3x) High-Speed USB 2.0
    (1x) eSATA
    (1x) Firewire IEEE 1394
    (1x) Microphone In
    (1x) Headphone/Speaker Out

    Rear I/O Ports

    (1x ) eSATA
    (1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
    (6x) High-Speed USB 2.0
    (1x) Firewire IEEE 1394
    (1x) Microphone In
    (1x) Line-In
    (1x) Front Left/Right Speakers
    (1x) Center Speaker
    (1x) Rear Left/Right Speakers
    (1x) Side Left/Right Speakers
    (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK)
    (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (Coax)
    (2x) PS/2 (mouse/keyboard)

    HDTV Tuners Options

    Internal PCI-e Digital/Analog TV Tuner (Optional)

Power

  • Alienware™ 1100 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply

Chassis

  • Motherboard and Chassis Form Factor

    ATX Motherboard, Full-Tower Chassis

    System Dimensions

    557.6 mm (22") - Height
    595.5 mm (23.4") – Height - Vent Open
    656.3 mm (25.8") – Depth
    277.1 mm (10.9") – Width
    15.4mm (0.6") - Deployed Rear Foot Height Adder
    Average Weight - 38 kgs (84 lbs.)

    Motherboard

    Alienware™ Approved Intel® X58 ATX Motherboard

    Processor Cooling

    Alienware™ High-Performance Liquid Cooling

Regulatory

  • REGULATORY MODEL: D01X
    REGULATORY TYPE: D01X001
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