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Alienware Area 51 R2 System Specifications

Alienware Area 51 R2 System Specifications

Table of Contents :

  1. System Specifications
  2. Unique Features
  3. Need to Know

This article provides all the technical specifications for the Alienware Area 51 R2 as well as the supported features and important information

Supported Systems:

Alienware Area 51 R2

1. System Specifications

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Haswell)

  • Intel® Core™ i7-5820K Six Core (15MB Cache, Overclocked up to 3.8 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-5930K Six Core (15MB Cache, Overclocked up to 3.9 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-5960X Eight Core Extreme Edition (20MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.0 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

Intel® X99 Chipset (Intel® DHX99 PCH)

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Note: Some of the features described on the link above have been disabled and are not available on your system due to design and technical limitations.

DD4 Dual and Quad Channel

  • DDR4-2133 PC4-17000

Minimum: 8Gb
Maximum: 32Gb

4x 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM Slots for use with the following configurations:

  • 8Gb (2x4 Gb DIMMS)
  • 16Gb (2x8 Gb DIMMS)
  • 24Gb (2x8 Gb + 2x4Gb DIMMS)
  • 32Gb (4x8 Gb DIMMS)

5x SATA III 6Gb/s Ports

Following configurations can be used:

  • 3x 3.5" SATA I/II/III Hard Drive
  • 2x 2.5" SATA I/II/III Solid State or Regular Drives

RAID Support

  • RAID 0 — Stripe
  • RAID 1 — Mirror
  • RAID 5
  • Only the 3.5" Hard Drives are enabled for use in RAID

1x Internal Drive Bay for SATA III Slim Type Slot-Loaded Optical Drives

  • Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW)
  • Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW) - Can read/write CD and DVD but can only read Blu-ray Disks.

Killer™ E2200 Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card

  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 and Bluetooth Combo Card

Integrated Creative Labs Sound Blaster Recon3Di

  • 5.1/7.1 Support
  • Digital S/PDIF

1 Optical S/PDIF 2 Coaxial S/PDIF
3 Front Speakers (Headphones/Stereo Speakers) 4 Center/Subwoofer
5 Rear Speakers

Note: You can add a PCIe Audio card. This is not possible if you have Dual Video Card Configuration with Titan Z or Triple Video Card Configurations.

Video card support is defined by the following technical considerations:

  • Bus Support
    • Two PCIe™ x16 Slots
    • One PCIe™ x8 Slot
  • Dual and Triple Video Card Support
    • AMD Crossfire
  • Supplementary Power Connectors
    • 6x Modular 6 to 8 pin power cables

    These modular cables allow you to turn all 6 pin cables into 8 pin cables

Supported Cards



Note: Use of non-Dell hardware may result in damage to your system and will not be covered under warranty. Visit for more information.

1 Hard-drive activity light 2 USB 2.0 (4)
3 USB 3.0 (4) 4 Optical S/PDIF
5 Audio Jacks 6 Coaxial S/PDIF
7 LAN Network

Dimensions and Weight

  • Height: 22.411" / (569.25mm)
  • Depth: 25.156" / (638.96mm)
  • Width: 10.736" / (272.71mm)
  • Starting Weight: 61.73lbs / (28 Kg.)
The weight of your desktop will vary depending on the configuration and the manufacturing variability.

Motherboard Form Factor

ATX Motherboard

  • Alienware™ 875 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
  • Alienware™ 1500 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply with modular cabling

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2. Unique Features

AlienFX system lighting

Customize your lighting experience with AlienFX across nine independent programmable lighting zones, and with over 20 colors to choose you can create up to 512 trillion color combos.


The new Alien Adrenaline performance monitoring app lets you view detailed graphs that tell you real-time details about the CPU, memory, graphics card, and network adapter.

Overclocking Controls

Manually tinker with the settings of your CPU to raise performance even beyond the stock settings.

Alienware Thermal Controls

Alienware’s Thermal Controls allow you to control the thermal and venting behavior of your Area-51. You can also create and save multiple thermal and venting profiles for different usage scenarios.

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3. Need to Know

Rear I/O Accessibility Lighting is powered by two AA batteries in the Battery module. These AA sized batteries are covered under warranty for one year only from the date of invoice.

The Alienware™ Area-51 R2 is equipped with a Security-cable slot latch to prevent unauthorized movement of your computer. Also, the side panels cannot be removed when the Security-cable slot latch is in lock position.

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Article ID: SLN296972

Last Date Modified: 06/30/2016 03:28 PM

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