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Alienware Launches ‘World’s Fastest Gaming Desktop’

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  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Alienware has just launched what it is claiming to be "the world’s fastest gaming desktop." The Area-51 ALX CFX comes equipped with a quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme processor, overclocked from a stock speed of 3.0GHz to 4.0GHz with the aid of liquid cooling. It also features an Intel X38 Express chipset, up to 4GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz, the option of dual Radeon HD 3870 X2s running in CrossFireX and a range of hard drive capacities up to 2TB (including two 64GB solid-state drives), all powered by a 1000W PSU. To get maximum performance you’ll need to spend a minimum of $7,488, but if you want a few extra bells and whistles such as acoustic dampening, system lighting and a better keyboard you could easily surpass the $10,000 mark.

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    interesting, but wheres the fun in buying a prebuilt? :(

    custom rig 4tw
     
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    Thanks to Solaris17 for sending this in.
     
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    Its for those with alot of money and not wanting to build their own. Im sure half the folks on here (if not more) could build this exact system for about 3g's.
     
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    and to put it in perspective it would still struggle with crysis.. he he

    nice thow.. for pop stars..

    trog
     
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    These do look good. I like the styling of Alien Ware computers. Of course one can built a similiar system for a lot less!!! But some other people just don't want to build their own pc, but stile want to have top notch equipment.

    I would build a system like that in a Cosmos S case.

    I Find the Alien ware case attractive, but I really don't like to have a front door to open to acces my optical drive. It does look better, but it is just annoying to use.

    The cosmos S looks pretty sweet, and is filled with top notch features, plus there are no doors on the facia!!

    Could any one tell me what chipset is best for crossfireX applications? I like the spider platform concept, but feel that AMD's CPU are just not where they should be. Don't get me wrong, I am not bashing AMD, I actually run a X2 5600 + right now (She is clocked faster than a stock 6000+ and is stable as stock) But the phenom family has had more than it's share of mishaps and performance issues.

    Franck
     
  7. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    how asinine... i'm sure any of us could build the exact system(sans the ugly case) for half that.. at most...
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I build anyone a custom dual Quad setup for 10 grand that will out run that perbuilt machine.

    It will have

    Dual Quad
    Quad Video
    Raid- O
    All watercooled
    plenty of ram

    PM if interested.

    11 Grand for 8 GPU setup(Very RARE)


    YER YET there's more
    For anothoer 5 grand

    You'll get 8 24' monitors, and would be able to play Microsfots Flight Simulator X in all it's glory.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3jpG3rv4zI
     
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    no one should EVER be able to justifiy 10 grand USD or 5 grand GBP for a PC no matter what its specs are. in a few months' time it'll get superceded anyway.
     
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    hey damulta im interested, just cant afford it ;)
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    i jsut went on newegg...got the most expensive (sort by highest price) and matched it perectly...most exp x38 mobo most exp 3870 x2 (x)2 2 64GB solid states and 2 1TB drives all the most expensive components......


    i got
    $6200 USD
     
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    And thats without budget shopping! I guarentee you could get that stuff for under $5k easy. :toast:
     
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    sod that, for £50K in cash I'll build you a quantum-hyper computer, that can fart out crysis-like games and is sooo powerful it may actually rip open a hole in space-time and bring your games to life kk.. sarcasm over :)
     
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    Less than that if we compare real OC'ing, as oppose to Alienware half-Azz OC'ing.:laugh:
     
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    What a F'ing rip off!!
     
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    I have a Cosmos 1000 as my HTPC case in my living room and its much better than the Cosmos S and quieter. But the only downside to it is the case, before the components are installed, already weighs like 20lbs. Its not a problem for me because I weightlift every other day, but with your typical weakling geek, they might get a hernia. :laugh:
     
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    And the worst thing about all this....in the end....its still a DELL!!! A $10K+ DELL!!!
     
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    just wait a fiew months and you can get a 16 threaded rig..
     
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    If I can't screw in the back seat at that price forget it. :D
     
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    YES we could...Actually planning on building another real soon using all AMD components...with a new model lian li case (the A70b) and swiftec water cooling and dual X2's, a Gateway 24" monitor, 1200 watt Tuniq psu, and whatever "high end" Phenom proc is available in 6 months, plus whatever odds and ends I always end up having to buy...I've estimated it at about 3700 bucks . :toast:
     
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    I like the mixed ART DECO meets H.R.Giger design. Only thing is, is will scare the wife and kids. LOL
     
  22. I really like the case. But that's about it, I would never in my life pay that amount of cash for a prebuilt...
     
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    I'll take 3.
     
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    agreed. however, you must admit thats one excellent system.
     
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    they should sell empty cases for us imo...they look pretty good..but those prices are for rich kids whose daddy pays it all ...and people who NEED power for gaming but dont know shit building computers
     

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