High end gaming PC’s are the pinnacle of desktop computing power. The race to be the best of the best, to occupy that pinnacle has heated up with Dell announcing the immediate availability of the new Alienware Aurora ALX. Faster than a speeding bullet and able to leap server towers in a single bound the Aurora ALX is a gamers Superman suit. With options including the Intel Core i7-3960X, NVIDIA GTX 590 and Raid SSD’s the Aurora is technological tour de force with all of the leading edge technology available as part of the customization options. Prices start at $3,099, from there the system can be customized to match the depth of your pockets. The fully customized Aurora ALX setting you back $6,999 for the highest specification Über gaming machine.
Every aspect of the Aurora ALX has been designed with no compromise gaming in mind. Dell could have used air cooling for the Extreme Edition CPU but that would be a cost compromise and frankly far too normal, instead the Alienware uses integrated water cooling to allow extreme CPU speeds. The top end processor option includes the Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU that is factory overclocked to 3.9Ghz and 4.2Ghz turbo mode, for a 6 core CPU that is blistering fast. Even cooling the Aurora’s case has been taken to the extreme with the Active Cooling System, a series of vents that run along the top of the Aurora ALX which open when extra cooling is required.
Graphics cards options include the ATI 6950 in the base model, while the top end model includes the outrageously quick dual GPU NVIDIA GTX590 dual GPU video card with 3GB DDR5 memory. Dell also includes the incredibly clear and bright Dell 30″ IPS LCD Panel as part of the $6,999 Elite Gamers Bundle. This is the next generation display panel capable of 2560×1600 resolution and 30 bit color –1 billion colors -. 16GB of RAM is standard on all but the base model.
Every aspect of the Aurora can be customized, the options available will keep the most dedicated gamer happy. Steam, EVE and WOW can be pre-installed ready for you. Alienware TactX mechanical keyboard and TactX gaming mouse are also options along with Logitech G13, Nostromo Gaming pad, and Logitech gaming pads, these are parts that appear on every gamers dream list..
The Aurora ALX is obviously being marketed at gamers that want the ultimate, this is really only part of their potential. The fully equipped Aurora could easily be considered a workstation class computer. Demanding application such as Premiere, Photoshop, Lightwave will all benefit from the power that Aurora affords it’s users. In time critical demanding jobs the Aurora pays for itself by getting your work done faster.
With exotic aesthetics and the top end hardware to back it up the Aurora ALX is a gamers ultimate tool belt. Giving gamers an unfair advantage the Aurora ALX pushes hard on the performance limits of PC’s. If speed is your priority the Aurora delivers in spades.
Source: Dell Alienware Aurora