In need of a souped-up gaming rig? Maybe you’re looking for a video-editing PC instead. Either way, Alienware has just relaunched its Area-51 ALX desktop, and it is darn near guaranteed to meet your horsepower needs. Unless you’re running Crysis, maybe…that one’s a beast.
The new Alienware ALX desktop PC is the first and only desktop to offer the 3.2GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 CPU overclocked to 4.0GHz. Yes, 4.0GHz. This setting is essentially the QX9770’s maximum stable output, and with that horsepower, it’s not surprising to hear that the new Area-51 ALX comes standard with ALX High-Performance Liquid Cooling.
The graphics output isn’t exactly a slouch either, with users having the choice between NVIDIA Quad SLI featuring dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 cards or an ATI CrossFireX configuration with dual ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 cards.
Need RAM? That’s not a problem either: you can order up to 4GB of Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz memory.
We don’t mean to sound like drooling fanboys, but this system truly is incredible. Of course, this power comes with a price: the system starts at $4,599. But hey, if you’ve got money to blow and are a serious gamer or video editor, the setup is ideal. You can learn more about it here.