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Alienware 700MHz Athlon Area 51: Aurora (Page 1/10)

Posted: April 5, 2000
Written by: David "Spunk" Grampa
Estimated retail price: $2,399.99 + S&H


With the continuing PC evolution, custom computer manufacturers pop-up daily. Each struggling to find their niche in the computer market. From dirt-cheap computing to the most powerful PC experience, there is destined to be a company just for you! However, finding that manufacturer serves to be quite a weekend 'project'... Most of the viewers of this site fit into one of the following categories: hardcore tweaker, hardcore gamer, or performance feign. With that in mind, we reviewed a system that we feel is right for all of us- the Alienware Area 51: Aurora. Alienware custom configs, tweaks, customizes, and tests every system that leaves their headquarters. Resulting in reliable, unreasonably fast machines at unreasonably fair prices.


After taking a look at the specifications on this bad-ass, you'll realize and respect the power. And also, that the Aurora truly is a gamer's system:
    • AMD Athlon 700MHz Processor

    • 128MB PC100 SDRAM

    • MSI-IR3 Motherboard for AMD Athlon w/1AGP/6PCI/1ISA

    • AMD Irongate EV6 Chipset

    • Elsa Erazor X2 GeForce 256 DDR w/ TV-Out

    • Viewsonic E790 Black 19" Monitor .26mm DP

    • 1600x1200 Max Resolution at 76Hz Refresh Rate

    • Aureal Vortex II Soundcard with S/PDIF and Front/Rear Channels

    • Cambridge Soundworks DeskTop Theater 5.1 DTT2500 Speakers

    • IBM Desktar 22GXP 13.6GB HD (7200RPM/Ultra ATA66)

    • Pioneer 10X DVD/40X CDROM w/ Software Decoder

    • Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer Optical Mouse

    • Everglide 'Alienware' Black Mousing Surface

    • Black Antec Keyboard

    • Hi-Performance Heatsink/CPU Cooling Fan

    • Black 1.44MB Floppy Drive

    • Black Mid-Tower ATX Case 300-Watt Power Supply

    • Free installation & configuration of favorite games

    • Microsoft Windows '98 (Latest OEM Release w/CD-ROM)

    • Performance Benchmarks Documentation

    • Personalized Technical Support Manual

    • Latest Updated Drivers

[ Customize an Area 51: Aurora at Alienware! ]

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