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Alienware Aurora VS Area 51

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by st3veebee, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. st3veebee

    st3veebee Thread Starter

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    Looking around the Alienware website I found this very strange:

    The Area 51 base model starts at 800Euros more than the Aurora but seems to have a far poorer selection of processors, all i7, but no 2600. Of course you can get the 980 or 990x but that is an additional 800E! Otherwise the 960 (3.4 Ghz turbo) is the best option.


    Whereas the Aurora desktop has the option of 2600 overclocked to 3.9 Ghz which is FAR cheaper than the above processors in the Area 51.

    Of course the Area 51 has the infinitely better Core 2 Quads vs the Aurora Phenoms.


    So which is ultimately better for gaming performance?? And why don't they have 2600 in the Area 51???
     
  2. st3veebee

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    Does anyone here have either of these desktops?
     
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    The answer to "And why don't they have 2600 in the Area 51???" will have to be answered by Alienware/Dell.
     
  4. st3veebee

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    Yeah I suppose it was intially a pretty dead end question.


    Ill try another way: After routing around I found that the Aurora has a Alienware X58 MATX Custom Motherboard. Basically: is this a good motherboard for a 580 gtx i7 2600k system? Because if it is worth keeping then I can't see any reason in the Area 51 desktop other than future ease of upgrade!
     
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