Alienware Area – 51 ALX Extreme Gaming Desktop

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The Most Powerful Alienware Desktop Ever!

  • Exclusive ALX anodized space black chassis, featuring a motorized drive door
  • Complete domination standard includes Alienware™ TactX Keyboard, TactX Mouse and TactX Headset
  • Equipped with the Active Venting Thermal Management System
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Alienware Area-51 ALX Gaming Desktop

Alienware Area-51 ALX Desktop


Alienware Area-51 ALX Desktop


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Alienware Area-51 ALX Desktop

Let the Bragging Begin

The new Area-51® ALX is Alienware's most powerful desktop, giving you the most bone-shaking, body-quaking performance in the universe. With the highest overclocked CPUs, the most extreme graphics and new aggressive design, you'll be the deadliest force that’s known and feared by all other gamers. Go ahead — the bragging rights are now yours.

The Fastest Speeds Possible

Accelerate your gaming speed to heart-stopping levels with Intel® Core™ i7 975 Extreme processors, pre-overclocked by Alienware's experts for ultimate power. Get the advantage of CPUs pushed up to two or three additional bin speeds — as high as 3.86GHz. With the highest overclocked speeds around, you'll be amazed by what you can do.
Alienware Area-51 ALX Desktop - Ultimate Visual Experience

The Ultimate Visual Experience™

Conquer and destroy any competition with the most powerful graphics in the universe. ATI CrossFireX™ 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 — all of it cooler and quieter, thanks to the liquid-cooled configuration.

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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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 optimized networking.
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Alienware Area-51 ALX 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 personalizing your system.

AlienFX Lighting —
Choose from an array of 20 colors — up to an amazing 64 million lighting color combinations — to customize the effects across several distinct zones.

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Alienware Area-51 ALX Desktop - Designed for Total Domination

Designed for Total Domination

The power of the Alienware Area-51 ALX is undeniable — inside and out. Take command immediately with Alienware's all-new, anodized aluminum case design that includes motorized vents for managing your thermals and intimidating the competition.

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 motorized vents can be programmed to allow greater airflow in high-performance situations.

Easy, Lighted Access - Look inside the Alienware Area-51 ALX, 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 ALX Desktop - Serious Performance


  • 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)


  • Alienware™ 1100 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply


  • 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.)


    Alienware™ Approved Intel® X58 ATX Motherboard

    Processor Cooling

    High-Performance Liquid Cooling

    Exclusive ALX Chassis Features

    Anodized Aluminum Chassis Finish
    Motorized Front Door

Regulatory Compliance