Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Off Topic: New Gaming System

Friends and family know that I have been salivating over the recent gear at Alienware, and I now have an absolutely sick new gaming PC heading my way. Check out the specs:

Area-51® X58 w/my custom config:
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme 3.33 GHz 8MB Cache
  • Alienware P2 Chassis: Alienware® P2 Chassis with AlienIce™ 3.0 Video Cooling - Space Black
  • AlienFX®: Alienware® AlienFX® System Lighting - Plasma Purple
  • Alienware P2 Chassis Upgrades: Alienware® Approved CPU Liquid Cooling + Acoustic Dampening
  • Power Supply: Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
  • Graphics Processor: Dual 1,792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295
  • Video Optimizer: AlienAdrenaline v1.0: Video Performance Optimizer
  • Memory: 12GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 6 x 2048MB
  • Motherboard: Alienware® Approved Intel® X-58 Motherboard- Socket 1366 Core i7 Ready, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Memory
  • Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (64-bit Edition) with Service Pack 1 plus Free Windows 7 Upgrade Option
  • System Drive: Extreme Performance (RAID 0) - 600GB (2 x 300GB) Velociraptor SATA 3.0Gb/s 10,000RPM 2 x 16MB Cache
  • Additional Storage Drive: Additional Storage Drive - 2TB (2 x 1TB) SATA 3Gb/s 7,200RPM w/ 2 x 32MB Cache
  • Optical Drives : Single Drive Configuration - 20X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)
  • Enthusiast Essentials: Dual High Performance Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Sound Card: High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
And yes, in case you uhhhm...missed it...Liquid Cooled CPU, Dual GeForce GTC 295, 12GB RAM, and more than 2TB of storage...


  1. It must have one hefty price tag. Whenever I look at systems on Alienware they end up being like $8k.

  2. I'd take the Windows 7 upgrade if I were you, it's AWESOME!!!

    And you're going to LOVE the Core i7. I have that and 12GB as well and Eve runs like butter! It's gorgeous! I don't have the SLI setup though, so you're going to be loving multiple clients.

  3. Excellent - cannot wait. I run dual clients right now, but I have to reduce the graphics settings to do so. Looking forward to having both instances running in all their glory...

  4. I would say... yes, nice hardware. But, in all honesty, Alienware is expensive, not because it is any better hardware than other places, but because of the massive hype around everything Alienware.

    AlienIce? And the purple glow in the dark keyboard and chassis is another marketing gimmis, And since it 'GLOWED' in the dark from your powersupply fire, you didn't need the gimmic anyways.

    Also, EVE or any game for that matter will NEVER need anywhere near that much horse power. 12 gigs of RAM? Why?

    I love hardware like the rest of em... but AlienHyper® is too hyped.