View Full Version : Alienware Goes Full Bore With 4.0GHz Quad core

05-22-2008, 01:13 PM
While the 4GHz quad-core processor is no doubt impressive, it comes at price -- an extremely hefty price. The Area-51 ALX starts at a "mere" $4,599 with an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor, but you'll have to fork over $5,509 to even get your foot in the door with the overclocked QX9770 processor. That price will get you a 1GB ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card, 2GB of Corsair Dominator DDR3 memory, 1TB of storage space (two 500GB HDDs in RAID-0), dual-layer DVD burner, 1200W power supply and Windows Vista Home Premium.


Does anybody else find this WAY overpriced for what you actually get? I was hoping for a super duper machine, not something that's 40% faster then my current system.

05-22-2008, 01:28 PM
That's actually pretty state of the art right there. Only the onboard memory could be a bit better, but the graphics card more than makes up for it. Were you hoping for IBM's Deep Blue?

Just wait 9 months; the price will drop and it will ship with Duke Nukem Forever.

05-22-2008, 01:32 PM
I'ld love to play duke nukem again , new age style

05-22-2008, 01:34 PM
oh it's coming: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Nukem_Forever


...along with Axl Rose's Chinese Democracy

05-22-2008, 02:26 PM
Release Date: "When It's Done"

05-28-2008, 01:32 PM
If your holding your breathe waiting for this game to release, your long dead...