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irken004

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At about the size of the original PS3, and starting at $699, this seems like a decent option for pc gaming users.

Some specs (from IGN):
Measuring at just 13.5 inches tall, 12.52-inches deep and 3.74-inches thick, the X51 is comparable in size to the original PlayStation 3. With a slot-loading disc drive, it can stand both horizontally and vertically, making it suitable for both desk and entertainment center use. As you would come to expect from Alienware, the chassis sports black matte casing, alien-themed accents and customizable LED illumination.
In terms of performance, the X51 will come in eight different SKUs, with the entry-level model starting at $699. The baseline model will come with a dual-core 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120, 4GBs of RAM, 1TB hard drive and NVIDIA's GeForce GT545. More expensive variations will include quad-core 3.0GHz Intel Core i5-2320 and 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600 CPUs, up to 8GBs of RAM, as well as NVIDIA GeFore GTX555 GPUs. Additionally, the top tier model, which will retail for $1,199 will offer a Blu-ray drive.
Unlike other Alienware desktops, the X51 will be easily upgradable with a custom-built chassis that makes swapping out the video card, motherboard, RAM or CPU simpler than ever.
In terms of connectivity, all models will offer integrated 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, as well as six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output and optical audio output.

I'll need to buy a computer later on, so this could be a nice option for gaming/video editing for me.

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Malkeor

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So basically it's just bringing back the slim form on desktop towers, but with gaming specs....sounds pretty cool.

Not for PC gaming enthusiasts though.

It's actually already available on the website, all pretty strong specs except for the video card. (from a gaming perspective)

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shingi_70

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huh. all i can say is that's probably the best thing ive seen from them which is saying alot.

why not three usb3 and three usb2 port's. also no thunderbolt.

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LordTendoboy

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What happened to slim PC towers? They were popular a few years ago, then suddenly everyone went back to the giant box-shaped towers.

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Mr_Trill281

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its look nice price tag is not bad too "word"...

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Xkhaoz

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Eh, seem pretty decent, but not really great. You could easily find an i3 rig and a cheap gpu and have the total be around $100 less.

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Tasuki

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LordTendoboy wrote:

What happened to slim PC towers? They were popular a few years ago, then suddenly everyone went back to the giant box-shaped towers.

The box shaped towers are easier to work with when upgrading parts. Personally I dont like having 5 pounds of stuff crammed into a 2 pound box.

As for the Alienware PC thats not bad to bad that its a Dell though.

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Classclown

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if i win over $2,000 like say with a lotto ticket i will get me both a Wii U and Alienware gaming console

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GameLord08

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Bloomin' heck, they sound pretty nice. Starting at $700, that's not bad at all. I'd rather have me something portable though, but I might look into one.

EDIT: Oh, I just realised they are portable. Yay, looks like another option for me.

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Tasuki wrote:

LordTendoboy wrote:

What happened to slim PC towers? They were popular a few years ago, then suddenly everyone went back to the giant box-shaped towers.

The box shaped towers are easier to work with when upgrading parts. Personally I dont like having 5 pounds of stuff crammed into a 2 pound box.

As for the Alienware PC thats not bad to bad that its a Dell though.

Alienware is owned by Dell now?

What about Voodoo PC? What happened to them?

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This is what I wanted to see- make it easier to swap out things.

$699 is not too bad either.

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@LordTendoboy: Alienware has been owned by Dell for probably at least 5 years now, maybe a little less. I've never heard of Voodoo.

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@LordTendoboy: Alienware has been owned by Dell for probably at least 5 years now, maybe a little less. I've never heard of Voodoo.

Voodoo is another computer company something like Alienware that is owned by HP, THey are pretty much like Alienware was before they were bought out by Dell.

http://www.voodoopc.com/

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KoMiCtUrTlE wrote:

This is what I wanted to see- make it easier to swap out things.

$699 is not too bad either.

It's designed to easily swap out parts though, according to IGN's description.

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Is Gateway still a major company? I know they're owned by Acer, but are they still a big brand?

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Well, hm. Why don't you let me Google that for you...

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LordTendoboy wrote:

Is Gateway still a major company? I know they're owned by Acer, but are they still a big brand?

Yea they are still around. They closed up their brick and mortar stores years ago but you can still get them online or at places like Best Buy.

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niiiice, I have a gamine laptop I custom ordered two years ago, otherwise I'd be looking at this

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As long as the parts are swappable, I'm happy. I hate Dell for their non-swappability, and I haven't so much as looked at an Alienware since Dell bought them up :P I'm hoping they didn't pick up too much off of them.
I'd probably do this, but I'd need a damn good processor. Mine is bottlenecking the hell out of my current PC, and it's the hardest part to swap out, so I'm looking to future-proof :P

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Kriedler wrote:

As long as the parts are swappable, I'm happy. I hate Dell for their non-swappability, and I haven't so much as looked at an Alienware since Dell bought them up :P I'm hoping they didn't pick up too much off of them.
I'd probably do this, but I'd need a damn good processor. Mine is bottlenecking the hell out of my current PC, and it's the hardest part to swap out, so I'm looking to future-proof :P

Dell PC's aren't customizable? Isn't that the whole point of owning a PC?

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