Friday, March 23rd 2007

Alienware Offers Overclocked Quad-Core Desktop PCs

For a limited time only, customers will have the option of choosing overclocked quad-core processor in the Area-51 7500 desktop. Alienware increased the clock rate of the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 from the default level of 2.66GHz to 3.2GHz. This helps ensure even faster and smoother performance when running the latest games and other demanding applications independently or simultaneously. Other specs of the desktop platform are fully customizable and include NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI motherboard, standard 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz (up to 4GB), NVIDIA GeForce 7950GT with 512MB of GDDR3 memory or dual NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 video cards in SLI mode, optional AGEIA PhysX physics card, up to four 7200 or 10000 rpm hard drives in RAID 0 or 1, integrated 8-channel sound blaster or Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi, 1000W power supply and AlienIce 3.0 high-performance cooling. The new limited Alienware Area-51 7500 high performance PC starts at $2,199 USD.

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15 Comments on Alienware Offers Overclocked Quad-Core Desktop PCs

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I think we could build that, with better ocing and more stability, than what Alienware is charging. Also, why for a limited time?
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#2
KennyT772
Well the stability should be better than what any of us can create, as if a cpu wont do 3.2, they just sell it in a non oc'ed pc. Then theres also the warrenty issue, the overclock is covered and warrantied so theres no issue for the end user.
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#3
D007
by: malware
For a limited time only, customers will have the option of choosing overclocked quad-core processor in the Area-51 7500 desktop. Alienware increased the clock rate of the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 from the default level of 2.66GHz to 3.2GHz. This helps ensure even faster and smoother performance when running the latest games and other demanding applications independently or simultaneously. Other specs of the desktop platform are fully customizable and include NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI motherboard, standard 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz (up to 4GB), NVIDIA GeForce 7950GT with 512MB of GDDR3 memory or dual NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 video cards in SLI mode, optional AGEIA PhysX physics card, up to four 7200 or 10000 rpm hard drives in RAID 0 or 1, integrated 8-channel sound blaster or Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi, 1000W power supply and AlienIce 3.0 high-performance cooling. The new limited Alienware Area-51 7500 high performance PC starts at $2,199 USD.



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lol starts at 2200 dollars, what a rip off.. that means once u add the geforce gtx and yada yada your up to 4000 before you know it. If you can build one, build it, saves u tons of cash, seriously.. My specs would cost u like 4 grand if u go to dell or hp or nvidia or alien ware and all that... i paid 1400..
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#4
freeboy
Limited time offers are most of the time a gimmic, sometimes a production issue, ie we only have 10000 of item x, when its gone its gone as the plant is now making item y.
In a marketing driven culture, just look ad adv dollar stats, often teh former is true, ie the gimic. One of my favorite is.. "save up to x % off. " What does that really say? Absolutley nothing. It means u could get an increase in price.. or a decrease up to that %.
So this is a " DRIVIL" statement by the marketing department, as we no longer have the plumbline of intergrety in advertising.
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#5
D007
by: KennyT772
Well the stability should be better than what any of us can create, as if a cpu wont do 3.2, they just sell it in a non oc'ed pc. Then theres also the warrenty issue, the overclock is covered and warrantied so theres no issue for the end user.
yea but u can oc a dual core to 3 ghz.. what are you paying for? .2 ghz? lol.. eh ill run the dual til it's dead and go with the next thing that steps in it's place when the prices drop..

your processor will be out of date in around a year anyway lol. and at that price all the tech support in the world dont matter because you could afford a quad anyway for as much, or less more than likely than what their pricing it at...

may as well oc it.. well if you don't mind buying new stuff anyway.. but a good oc'r will be careful and won't push it to the brink anyway.. that's just asking for it I think.. Just give it a lil tweek.. something signifigant but not stretching it out.. going for the high score just seems to me to be screaming "hey I want my computer to break"... Well, no high scores for broken computers..lol.. :slap:
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#6
Sasqui
That's funnny - I priced it out with EVERYTHING: $10,158.00 as low as $305/mo.*
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#7
D007
by: Sasqui
That's funnny - I priced it out with EVERYTHING: $10,158.00 as low as $305/mo.*
ROFLMFAO.. Ok, I lol'd in Rl for that one.. omg..lol.. thats in-frigging-sane!! lol.. wow.. I mean can you imagine the nerve thy must have to be able to stick a pricce tag like that on something.. It's like looking someone in the face and saying "hey I think your really really dumb, buy this" lol.. :laugh: :laugh:
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#8
Benpi
by: D007
ROFLMFAO.. Ok, I lol'd in Rl for that one.. omg..lol.. thats in-frigging-sane!! lol.. wow.. I mean can you imagine the nerve thy must have to be able to stick a pricce tag like that on something.. It's like looking someone in the face and saying "hey I think your really really dumb, buy this" lol.. :laugh: :laugh:
Obviously, you've never price checked an Apple PC - You can get the same crap from newegg for 1/2 of the cost.
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#9
ex_reven
alienware customer support probably kicks ass though.
Think of it as a system for hardcore people who dont have time/dont like to mess with computer components themselves. Generally the rich. And we all know how many rich people live in this world.

Also, they do cable management, include a LEGAL os :p, and setup your comp properly so that the likelihood of your system stuffing up in its beginning stages is minimal. Which im sure heaps of you will agree can be quite stressful at times.

Theres probably a heap of other goodies in the deal too. Including 24hr support/repair.
Its still overpriced, true. But its a deal you definately would spend money on if it was more in our price range...

by: Benpi
Obviously, you've never price checked an Apple PC - You can get the same crap from newegg for 1/2 of the cost.
LOL you called the Mac crap. I agree. :roll:
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#10
Wile E
Power User
by: Benpi
Obviously, you've never price checked an Apple PC - You can get the same crap from newegg for 1/2 of the cost.
You're wrong Benpi. A new base configuration Mac Pro goes for $2500 on the Apple site. Here's a system I built on newegg with the same specs, but missing a few odds and ends, so it still doesn't have all of the Mac's features. The watermark covers up the price, but if you add it all up, it comes to $2234.32


Please stop bashing something you obviously know nothing about.
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#11
ex_reven
crappy graphics card :(

why is the mac pro a server style pc?
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#12
Wile E
Power User
by: ex_reven
crappy graphics card :(

why is the mac pro a server style pc?
It's targeted at professional environments. It's not really intended for desktop use. But you can order it with an X1900.
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#13
tkpenalty
Alienware is great for one thing, their cases = pro'est shit for cable management, its predone and it looks sleek. But the costs is a huuuge issue IMHO. The hardware is not worth it and if you can spare half an hour it doesnt seem much worth it anyway.
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#14
D007
I stand by what I said earlier.. even more so now with that crappy 7300 lol.. and one gig of ram lol.. come on now.. that thing is a total rip off..even the quad core is barely a quad core lol..and a 500 w psu.. good luck running sli.. oh but you get vista? lmao.. wow, you get a software that runs worse than xp for twice the money.. you need to let your wife shop for you lol.. women would find better deals..lol..
I don't mean to "bash" you in anyway.. but look at my specs.. 1400 dollars my comp and I bet you it'll run as good or better than that rig.. I'm just saying, I'd rather point people to my rig for a description of how to get some serious bang for you buck than alien ware who is known for higly overpricing everything they sell, even their cases.. cool they offer a quad, but it's only a 2.3 ghz quad while a nice duo core runs what ? 2.1 ghz or so, that you can OC..
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#15
Zalmann
Alienware: it's still a Dell. Just a very expensive one.
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