When people think of the best gaming computer brand, Alienware is often the first brand to come to mind. When people wonder what is the best gaming computer system from Alienware, the answer is the Alienware Area 51 ALX.
This desktop system is an incredible computer for PC gaming. However, the best is certainly not the cheapest. The Alienware Area 51 ALX starts at $3,999 (it is fantastically loaded, so you don't need to do any upgrades), so don't even consider this best of the best desktop computer if you are on a tight budget.
If that is out of your price range, Alienware does offer very nice gaming computers like the Aurora and Area-51 (non-ALX versions) starting at just $1,299. Plus they have the for Alienware M15x Laptop and Alienware M17x Laptop for mobile computer fans.
Although plenty of upgrade options exist, the base Alienware Area 51 ALX will shock and awe your friends and gaming competitors. This will start as soon as they see the bold industrial design, with the motorized front door, anodized aluminum surfaces, and the series of programmable motorized vents.
Make their jaws drop further by telling them about the high-performance liquid cooling for the CPU, and the more reliable overclocking it achieves. Casually mention that it has the fastest consumer CPUs from Intel: the quad-core Intel Core i7. This system comes with the 3.06GHz Intel Core i7 950 with 8MB of cache.
Then show them how easy the case is to make upgrades without using tools, and how it features two-zone, internal theater lighting in the chassis that is powered by rechargeable batteries. This allows you to have the lights while you make changes inside your computer case even if the power cord is unplugged.
Load up the latest 3D game to show them how the Area-51 ALX totally flies in high-resolution, high-details settings due to the included Dual 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon HD 5870 CrossfireX Enabled graphics cards. This impress dual video card solution is actually part of the starting configuration.
Perhaps your friends' computer still have 800MHz DDR2 memory. This system blows that away with 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory in a tri-channel configuration. It also have 1.2TB of RAID 0 storage for extreme hard drive performance.
Plus this system comes with the highly rated, and extra-speedy 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. It also has cool accessories including the Alienware TactX keyboard, TactX mouse and TactX headset.