Tuesday, November 18th 2008

Alienware Intros its Fleet of Core i7-based Systems

Alienware introduced its fleet of high-performance gaming PCs based on Intel's newest Core i7 processors. The range is branded as Area 51 X-58. Its range starts from US $1,349, with the base model using the Core i7 920 processor, which is configurable to Core i7 940 and the Core i7 965 Extreme Edition. Memory options go up to 12 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, and base graphics card being the ATI Radeon HD 4870, configurable up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 SLI or Radeon HD 4870 X2 CrossFireX.

There are options for up to 2 TB of storage, or the option to pick performance over storage, with two WD VelociRaptor 300 GB drives in RAID 0. Parallel to this brand is Alienware's other brand, the ALX X-58. The ALX comes with the same base CPU and memory, but ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 or two GeForce 9800 GTX, 2 TB of storage, along with the option of a Blu-Ray burner. The ALX X-58 starts at $3,699. These systems come equipped with 700, 1000 or 1200W power supplies depending on the hardware opted for.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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56 Comments on Alienware Intros its Fleet of Core i7-based Systems

#1
Katanai
Well as I see it on their page the range actually starts from 1600$ not 1300$. Can you downgrade something or how did you came up with that price?
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btarunr
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by: Katanai
Well as I see it on their page the range actually starts from 1600$ not 1300$. Can you downgrade something or how did you came up with that price?
From the source. ~1300 is the base system price w/o any peripherals.
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#3
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
wow they are still advertising battlefield 2142 with their systems.
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#4
Jakl
2142 is da bomb!
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#5
TRIPTEX_CAN
by: DrPepper
wow they are still advertising battlefield 2142 with their systems.
I was going to say the same thing. :wtf:
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#6
cool_recep
Put an Alien from Crysis Warhead...fits better IMO :D
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#7
KBD
their systems are overpriced, yes, but 1 thing that is awesome about them is those alien head cases, in fact they are selling them on ebay and one dont have to buy the sytem to get the case anymore. i'm thinking of grabbing one :D
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WhiteLotus
agreed with you there KBD, those cases look stunning, and yes they are overpriced. But hell if i had the money i would.
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KBD
by: WhiteLotus
agreed with you there KBD, those cases look stunning, and yes they are overpriced. But hell if i had the money i would.
even if i have the money i wouldn't buy their system. I enjoy building my own, plus i think i can do a better job at it. And like i said, no need to buy it for the case no more as one can buy the case for $134 on ebay directly from alienware. Plus other folks are delling their cases as well.
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#10
BOSE
$150 for a case that costs $5 to make. Yeah, real smart purchase right there.
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WhiteLotus
by: BOSE
$150 for a case that costs $5 to make. Yeah, real smart purchase right there.
tell that to everyone that has bought a lian-li or coolermaster whatever.

Just checked my emails and the alienware i7 is in the uk too.
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#12
BOSE
by: WhiteLotus
tell that to everyone that has bought a lian-li or coolermaster whatever.
What? Why?




I still have the same Lian Li PC6070 case for 8 years now, and its in perfect shape and condition. paid $200

That Alien pos case that's made out of dog food tin cans and cheap plastic, wont last half that long.
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#13
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: WhiteLotus
tell that to everyone that has bought a lian-li or coolermaster whatever.

Just checked my emails and the alienware i7 is in the uk too.
my thoughts exactly its like omfg sol look at my md sweet lan li....cool i like alienware cases they look kinda neat dude w/e their cases blow...dude your lan li aluminum brick with power button cost more money than my TT armor and atleast mine looks cooler if i want the soda can look ill take all the cans out of my MD 12 pack
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WhiteLotus
by: BOSE
What? Why?




I still have the same Lian Li PC6070 case for 8 years now, and its in perfect shape and condition. paid $200

That Alien pos case that's made out of dog food tin cans and cheap plastic, wont last half that long.
IMO a case is a case. It has six sides and enough room to fit a whole load of electrical equipment in it. If i can get a nice looking case for 150, over a nice looking case for 200. I'd pick the cheapest. If the case allows everything you want to put inside it, then i'd go for the cheapest. I never really see the point in overkilling your budget to fit a 200 case in. IF however money was no object, i would, but it isn't and that's life.
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BOSE
by: Solaris17
my thoughts exactly its like omfg sol look at my md sweet lan li....cool i like alienware cases they look kinda neat dude w/e their cases blow...dude your lan li aluminum brick with power button cost more money than my TT armor and atleast mine looks cooler if i want the soda can look ill take all the cans out of my MD 12 pack
The looks are only half important in a case. What your case lacks, is quality. You got plastic tabs to hold cards in place. Not a smart design at all. Then you got two flaps in the front that do nothing, and are made out of cheapest metal you can find at the junk yard. The inside of it, is sheet metal that is steel, not aluminum.

So you the one that got a soda can buddy.
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#16
WhiteLotus
by: BOSE
The looks are only half important in a case. What your case lacks, is quality. You got plastic tabs to hold cards in place. Not a smart design at all. Then you got two flaps in the front that do nothing, and are made out of cheapest metal you can find at the junk yard. The inside of it, is sheet metal that is steel, not aluminum.

So you the one that got a soda can buddy.
Does the case work? yes

So why pay more for something that wont really do anything at all?

If it aint broke - don't fix it. If it is broke and you can't fix it, mod it.
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#17
BOSE
by: WhiteLotus
IMO a case is a case. It has six sides and enough room to fit a whole load of electrical equipment in it. If i can get a nice looking case for 150, over a nice looking case for 200. I'd pick the cheapest. If the case allows everything you want to put inside it, then i'd go for the cheapest. I never really see the point in overkilling your budget to fit a 200 case in. IF however money was no object, i would, but it isn't and that's life.
You missing the point; its the value you get per dollar you spend on something.

A house is a good investment, because the price always goes up on it. A car is a bad investment, cause the minute you drive it out of dealership, the price goes down.

Dont they teach you this in school now days? Or is the educational system that bad??

After 8 years, you can still buy my case, but for around $130.

But hey, if a case is a case to you, then some people just have no taste in anything, i understand. You would rather buy ford taurus for $150, instead of toyota cammry for $200.

Im sure youll be happy with your ford 8 years from now, i get it dude, its cool.
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#18
BOSE
by: WhiteLotus
Does the case work? yes

So why pay more for something that wont really do anything at all?

If it aint broke - don't fix it. If it is broke and you can't fix it, mod it.
Quality of metal and craftsmanship.

Why buy your gf a wedding ring for $1000, instead of getting one on e-bay for $20 if it wont do anything??
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#19
WhiteLotus
by: BOSE

A house is a good investment
Unless the housing market crashes ;)
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#20
BOSE
Even if it crashes, it will still go back up. The price of land it self, always goes up, even if there is no house on it, or was a house at some point.
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#21
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
@Bose

Pretty much all cases cost $5 to build. They charge so much because they are "stylish" PC cases are like handbags to a women as a case is to a geek.
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#22
mlee49
I'll never touch AW again, even if I have thousands of dollars to blow. But if I did have hundreds of thousands of $$'s to blow then a Cray would be choice! :D
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#23
WhiteLotus
I always have and always will go for the best "bang for buck". It has nothing to do with taste (I have no idea where you got that from). An Alienware computer is by far not the best bang for buck, they offer great computers to those that can afford them. Those computers belong to those that have enough money to not want to build a computer but rather get a top notch one from the internet site. No worries about building it, they just sit back and order what they want.

Same with a car, I would get a car that is really economical and cheap to run. I would never go out and buy a hummer that does 0mpg, because I see no point in wasting money on something that isn't worth it when there are better alternatives around.

You love your Lian-li case, that is absolutely fine. You wanted to spend the extra money on it, fine. I would however would not, I wouldn't be able to justify it.
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#24
BOSE
See, then you would buy Cammry instead. Its a better choice then Ford even though Cammry costs a little more.



But back to the cases.

Why wouldnt you able to justify it? Honestly, im trying to understand your point of view.
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#25
WhiteLotus
by: BOSE
See, then you would buy Cammry instead. Its a better choice then Ford even though Cammry costs a little more.



Why wouldnt you able to justify it? Honestly, im trying to understand your point of view.
Because it's a case. A six sided metal box.
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