Windows 10 available now. Learn More
|
 
 
intel-core

Alienware Area-51 Gaming Desktop

Superior gameplay. Unstoppable performance.

Unstoppable gaming desktop with a powerhouse CPU and support for dual graphics cards. Featuring a triad chassis and liquid cooling.
Alienware Area-51
Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7 7800X (6-core, 8.25MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Max 2.0 Technology)
    Intel® Core™ i9 7900X (10-core, 13.75MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.5GHz)
Operating Systems
  • Windows® 10 Home (64-bit)
    Windows® 10 Pro (64-bit)
Memory*
  • 8GB Channel DDR4 at 2667MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2667MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    32GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2667MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    64GB Quad Channel DDR4 at 2667MHz
    8GB Single Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    16GB Dual Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    32GB Dual Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
    64GB Quad Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz
Hard Drive
  • M.2 SSD Support
    1x M.2 22x80 PCIe x4
    Single Storage Drive Options
    2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Standard)
    256GB M.2 PCIe SSD
    512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
    1TB M.2 PCIe SSD

    Intel Optane Accelerated Options
    16GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 1TB 7200RPM HDD
    32GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 1TB 7200RPM HDD
    32GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 2TB 7200RPM HDD

    Dual Storage Drive Options
    128GB M.2 SATA SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    256GB M.2 PCIe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    512GB M.2 PCIe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
    1TB M.2 PCIe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Video Card
  • Single Video Card Options
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5
    AMD Radeon™ RX 570 (120W) with 4GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
    Liquid Cooled NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB GDDR5X
    AMD Radeon™ RX 580 (150W) with 8GB GDDR5

    Dual Video Card Options
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics with 8GB GDDR5 each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics with 8GB GDDR5X each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)
    Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti graphics with 11GB GDDR5X each (NVIDIA SLI® Enabled)

    Triple Video Card Options
    Triple AMD Radeon™ RX 570 (120W) graphics with 4GB each (AMD Crossfire™ Enabled)
    Triple AMD Radeon™ RX 580 (150W) graphics with 8GB each (AMD Crossfire™ Enabled)
Dimensions
  • Height: 569.25mm (22.411") | Depth: 638.96mm (25.156") | Width: 272.71mm (10.736") | Starting at Weight: 28 Kg. (61.73lbs)*
Optical Drive
  • Slot-Loading Dual-Layer DVD Burner (DVD±RW) (Standard)
    Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc™ Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
Ports
  • External Chassis Connections

    Front Ports
    2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x Headphone 1/8" Port
    1 x Microphone 1/8" Port
    1 x Media Card Reader

    Rear Ports
    2 x RJ-45 Killer Networks E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Port
    2 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0
    6 x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    1 x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C w/ 15W PowerShare technology
    1 x SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK)
    1 x Line-In (blue port)
    1 x Front L/R / Headphone (green port)
    1 x Center Channel / Subwoofer (orange port)
    1 x L/R Rear Surround (black port)
    1 x L/R Side Surround (white port)

    Internal Expansion Slots
    Slot 1: PCI-Express (mechanical x16, electrical up to x16)
    Slot 3: PCI-Express (mechanical x16, electrical up to x8)
    Slot 4: PCI-Express (mechanical x16, electrical up to x16)
    Slot 5: PCI-Express (mechanical x16, electrical up to x8)
    Slot 6: PCI-Express (mechanical x4, electrical x4)
    Slot 7: PCI-Express (mechanical x16, electrical up to x8)
Slots
  • 4 x 288-Pin DDR4 UDIMM Slots
Chassis
  • Alienware Command Center
    AlienFX™ exclusive lighting controls
    AlienFusion advanced power management controls
    AlienAdrenaline featuring:
    - Game Mode custom game and application launcher
    - Accelerator performance optimizer
    - In-game and system Performance Monitoring
    Thermal Controls
    OC Controls

    Chassis Lighting Features
    9 unique programmable AlienFX zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing 512 billion lighting combinations
    Rear I/O Accessability Lighting
    Internal "Theater" Lighting

    Chipset
    Intel® X299 Chipset w/Unlocked BIOS for Overclocking*, CPU Socket R4 (2066 pins)

    Color Options
    Epic Silver

    Form Factor

    Full-Tower Chassis

    Motherboard
    ATX Motherboard

    Power Supply
    Alienware™ 850 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply with modular cabling [80 Plus Bronze Efficiency]
    Alienware™ 1500 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply with modular cabling [80 Gold Silver Efficiency]

    Processor Cooling
    Alienware™ Advanced CPU Liquid Cooling
Sound Card
  • Audio and Speakers
    Internal High-Definition 7.1 Audio (Standard)
    Alienware Sound Center
Power
  • Alienware™ 850 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply with modular cabling [80 Plus Bronze Efficiency]
    Alienware™ 1500 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply with modular cabling [80 Plus Gold Efficiency]
Regulatory
 

Features & Design

Available with Windows 10 Home: Gaming is better than ever on Windows 10, with games in 4K, DirectX 12, and streaming your gameplay.*
Unearthly power. Unbeatable performance.
Unearthly power. Unbeatable performance.
The new Alienware Area-51 is a marvel of engineering, outfitted with the nonstop performance of Intel® Core™ X-series processor family paired with the best from NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX and AMD Radeon graphics cards in NVIDIA SLI or AMD Crossfire. Killer power, awesome graphics and an up to 10-core Intel® Core™ i9 CPU that’s unlocked for overclocking make this machine the ideal platform for serious gamers and pro streamers who require the best.
Obsessive attention to detail.
Obsessive attention to detail.
Gain entry to the fortress: Your desktop was built for easy access and overall strength and rigidity with a door crafted from a single, structural panel designed to protect internal components from debris and radio interference. The door, crafted with a machine-stamped metal skeleton, houses electronics and AlienFX™ RGB LED lighting, and adds extra protection to help avoid interference with other components.

Engineered with intention: Your chassis is the result of detailed precision. The largest available Alienware desktop cavity is outfitted with efficient cable management clamps plus four independent HDD cable clips, graphics brackets and locks to keep your cards securely fastened. Even the wireless antennae housing is optimized for the very best reception and placed at the highest point of the system.

Iconic architecture: The triad design is forged from an internal carbon powder-coated metal skeleton and features solid, staked-in rubber grommets. A large surface area holds an internal, stamped-metal panel with cable management ports and 5 storage bays, all illuminated by internal CPU theater lighting. Additionally, the bottom positioning of the PSU (using modular cables) avoids the obstruction of airflow, while drawing the center of gravity to the bottom of the system.
Triad chassis. Intelligent design.
Usability perfected.
Usability perfected.
The Area-51's three corners are built to support 5 times the system's weight. Pivot the machine to gain easy access to the rear ports when connecting or disconnecting cables. A button on the back of the chassis turns on the rear accessibility lighting – no flashlight required.
Carry on.
Carry on.
Transport your ultimate gaming rig anywhere. The rugged handles make the Area-51 more natural to carry. The shape and internal component layout are designed to have a low center of gravity to avoid the system from tipping when being lifted.
Media management made easy.
Media management made easy.
The angular shape is designed with painstaking attention to detail. Every architectural element serves a specific function and provides the ideal spot for each gaming component. The I/O ports are front and center, making connecting a USB device, headphones, or even a media card reader easier than on a traditional rectangular chassis design.
Your system stays cool when your game is on fire.
Your system stays cool when your game is on fire.
Don’t just beat the heat. Annihilate it: The brand new Alienware Advanced Liquid Cooling is a revolutionary cooling solution made with high-quality cold copper plates. Plus, the chassis uses a 120x120x27mm radiator—built large enough to guarantee your system stays cool under pressure.

Epically efficient: Area-51 is designed with a critical fan attached to the radiator, which cools the liquid that flows from the Split Flow Copper CPU block. It also features Alienware’s quietest pump, using a double ceramic bearing, super durable dark gray nylon tubing and a 2850RPM pump cycle.* Alienware engineers know that cooling is critically important to your system. That’s why even the voltage regulators and chipset include passive heat sinks so you’ll never overheat – even when you’re overclocked.
Ridiculously awesome – inside and out.
More storage than you need.
More storage than you need.
Your machine includes support for an all-new M.2 class drive enabling PCIe SSD drives into the mix of storage options—the very fastest drives available today. The storage bays support up to five drives of either SSD or HDD. Enjoy the pure speed of solid state and the big storage of hard drives – allowing for quick boot and massive archiving capabilities.
Connect with confidence.
Connect with confidence.
The Ethernet assembly was built by Killer™ Technology. It prioritizes streaming video and gaming packets for the smoothest possible performance when you need it most. It comes fully equipped with 802.11ac – the latest wireless protocol with 2x2 antennae for lightning fast, best-in-class signal and range. Plus, you get dual Killer NIC gigabit Ethernet ports for extra connectivity options.
Start at the source.
Start at the source.
The power supply, with available 850W and 1500W of modular cabling, will ensure revved-up performance that is impressively reliable and efficient.
Unreasonably powerful
Unreasonably powerful
Powerhouse performance: The Alienware Area-51 delivers unbeatable performance with Intel® Core™ processors. Choose between an i7 processor or an i9 7920X processor with Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology, which directs your critical workloads to your fastest cores. Master insane, intensive megatasking like playing 4K games while following the action on your livestream.

Unrivaled PC gaming: Take your gaming performance to the next level with heavy-hitting Intel® Core™ processors, overclockable, liquid-cooled CPU cores, up to 44 PCle 3.0 lanes and support for quad channel memory for gaming, image processing, video editing and other creative tasks.

Graphically superior: With room for dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX or triple AMD Radeon graphics cards, you’ll have professional-grade graphics capability whether you need it or not. Create music, develop games or design models for a 3D printer – the Area-51 lets you easily edit and render high resolution 4k, 12k and VR video and effects.
Access your data faster and for less.
Access your data faster and for less.
Intel® Optane™ memory is a smart, adaptable system accelerator for your new Intel® Core™ processor-based computer. It provides uncompromising responsiveness for systems with mega storage drives, making everything you do faster, smoother, easier. Everyday tasks are up to twice as responsive with 16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory. Games launch up to 67% faster with 16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory. A hard drive plus 32GB Intel® Optane™ Memory performs up to 21 times faster than just a hard disk drive. The perfect solution for gamers looking for SSD like performance at a fraction of the cost.*
Overclock your expectations
Overclock your expectations

Super-powered and stable: Your machine is built to support two Alienware-defined overclocking modes available in the BIOS and has been tested by our engineers to ensure quality and stability.

Personalize profiles: You get five slots of user-created-profiles, and the ability to modify CPU and RAM or dial in specific MHz, offsets and voltage. Plus a one-time validation process is built-in to ensure stability and ease-of-use.

Multilayer protection: Area-51 overclocking features are engineered with five layers of protection to prevent hardware failure, including pre-populated values to speed up the validation process and real-time monitoring to detect any problems.
Experience the full color spectrum.
Experience the full color spectrum.
Customize your lighting experience with AlienFX across nine independent programmable lighting zones. With over 20 colors to choose from, you can create up to 512 trillion color combos.
Ports and Slots.
Ports and Slots.

Rear ports:


1. Rear accessibility lighting button | 2. SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with 15W PowerShare | 3. SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (x6) | 4. L/R Side Surround (white port) | 5. SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK) | 6. Front L/R/Headphone (green port) | 7. SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A (x1) | 8. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x2) | 9. Dual RJ-45 Killer Networks E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Port | 10. L/R Rear Surround (black port) | 11. Center Channel/Subwoofer (orange port) | 12. Line-In (blue port )

Front ports:

 13. Headphone 1/8" | 14. Microphone 1/8" Port | 15. SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (x2) | 16. Media Card Reader
Dimensions and Weights
Dimensions and Weights
1. Height: 569.25mm (22.411") | 2. Depth: 638.96mm (25.156") | 3. Width: 272.71mm (10.736") | Starting at Weight: 28 Kg. (61.73lbs)*
 

Accessories & Services

Essential accessories for your Alienware Area-51
ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR ALIENWARE AREA-51
Complete your Alienware purchase with extra gaming headsets, a wireless touch keyboard and more. Look for these great products and more at checkout.
Alienware  Pro Gaming Keyboard | AW768
Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard | AW768
Experience iconic Alienware aesthetics, n-key rollover on all keys and a zone-based backlight.
Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse | AW958
Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse | AW958
Bring precision to every click with optical 12,000 DPI, 250 ips, 50g, an on-the-fly DPI Switch and 9-11 programmable buttons.
Alienware Gaming Palm Rest | AW2518H
Alienware Gaming Palm Rest | AW2518H
Game comfortably with a supportive palm rest that attaches magnetically to all Alienware gaming keyboards.
Alienware Monitor | AW 2518H
Alienware Monitor | AW 2518H
This 25-inch monitor features clean, fast-moving graphics with a 240 Hz refresh rate for lag-free gaming and a 3-sided narrow bezel.
.
.
All of the support. None of the hassle.
Premium Support Plus
Premium Support Plus
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a rookie gamer, Premium Support Plus gives you a better gaming experience with 24x7 support*, PC optimization, predictive issue detection*, and more.
Premium Support
Premium Support
Count on 24x7 help from Dell Premium Support. With experts at the ready, you can expect quick and easy issue resolution with less time on hold.
Accidental Damage Protection
Accidental Damage Protection
You can’t prevent surges, drops and spills, but Dell Accidental Damage Service helps simplify recovery from them.* Dell can get you up and running again quickly and easily.
 

Ratings & Reviews

 

Drivers, Manuals & Support

Product Support
Product Support
From drivers and manuals to diagnostic tools and replacement parts, Dell Product Support has you covered.

Get Started
 
 You can only compare up to 6 products. To compare this item, uncheck one of the other 6 products.
close
 
 
P61-CS06