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11-16-2006, 01:00 PM
Since I am going to win the State Lottery this weekend (125 million) I figured I should go ahead and add my computer to the shopping cart. Alienware is my computer of choice, and below is a copy of the contents behind my little black box:

[1] Aurora™ ALX

Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-62 Dual Core Processor
Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Windows® XP Professional - Free Upgrade to Windows Vista Business!
Chassis: Alienware® P2 ALX Chassis - Space Black
Chassis Upgrades: Alienware® AlienIce™ 3.0 Video Cooling + AlienFX™ System Lighting - Fusion Red
Power Supply: Alienware® 1000 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
Motherboard: Alienware® Approved NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Motherboard
Memory: 4GB DDR2 Performance SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 x 1024MB
System Drive: High Performance with Data Security (RAID 1) - 750GB (2 x 750GB) Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7.200 RPM w/ 2 x 16MB Cache
Storage Drive: Additional Storage Drive - 1.5TB (2 x 750GB) Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ 32MB Cache
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 18x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
Secondary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 18x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
Graphics Processor: Dual 768MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 GTX - SLI Enabled - Requires 1000W Power Supply!

Video Optimizer: AlienAdrenaline: Video Performance Optimizer
Monitor: Dell 30" 2560 x 1600 UltraSharp Widescreen Flat Panel /w HDCP
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi® Elite Pro High Definition 7.1 Audio
Speakers: Alienware® ALX 5.1 Home Theater System by Klipsch
Keyboard: Logitech® Cordless Desktop® MX™ 5000
Mouse: Logitech® G5 Laser Gaming Mouse
Warranty: 3-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service / AlienAutopsy / Respawn
Games: Battlefield 2142
Games: Bet On Soldier: Bloodsport
Games: F.E.A.R.
Games: Madden NFL 2006
Games: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Games: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Benchmark Software: 3DMark®06
Productivity Software: Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Professional
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Office 2003 Professional Edition
Financial Software: Microsoft® Money 2006 Premium
Digital Editing Software: Adobe® Photoshop® CS2
ALX Out Of Box Experience: Exclusive Alienware® ALX Items
External Storage: Seagate 400GB Pushbutton Backup External Hard Drive
Removable Storage: Alienware® 28-in-1 Digital Media Reader / Writer
Removable Storage: Alienware® USB 2.0 4GB Flash Drive
Power: UPS Protection - Tripp Lite LC1200 (1200W Capacity)
Security: APC Personal Biometric USB Pod - Fingerprint Reader
Game Controllers: Saitek P2600 Rumble Pad
Game Controllers: Saitek P2900 Wireless Pad
Headphones: Alienware® Ozma 7™ Headphones with S-Logic™ Technology
Alienware Extras: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $100 Value - FREE!
Alienware Extras: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management - $100 Value - FREE!
Free ALX Mousepad: Free ALX Mousepad (a $10.00 value)
Free ALX Polo Shirt: Free ALX Polo Shirt - Black - Extra Large

[1] Instant Savings!; on Dell 30" UltraSharp Widescreen LCD

SubTotal: $13,840.00
Shipping: $189.00
Discount: $171.00
Tax: --
Order Total: $14,029

You can see the computer HERE (http://alienware.com/product_detail_pages/Area-51_ALX/area-51_gallery.aspx?SysCode=PC-AREA51-ALX-R6&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT#pdp-nav) the only difference in this one and the one I am going to order is mine will have red lights and cooling liquid, not blue. :D

11-16-2006, 06:37 PM
That's a year's wages for some people o.@

I'd love that machine, but all that proprietary software would be useless to me. I wonder how much it is sans software.

11-16-2006, 10:38 PM

A friend of mine was looking at a computer....
4 DVD burners (DL, fast, etc.)
3 TB space
4gb ram (8?)
3.5ghz dual processor (approx, can't remember)

Anyway, it was gonna be around $5000.

I have no idea why that's so expensive. I guess some of it is software, but, really, looks like a high price to me.

11-16-2006, 11:48 PM
That's a year's wages for some people o.@

Or a lifetime's wages (at the rate I'm going :p)...

3 TB space

11-17-2006, 12:38 AM
Note that my friend decided to get it because it was a waste of money and he didn't need all that. Heh.

11-17-2006, 08:01 AM
I'd love that machine, but all that proprietary software would be useless to me. I wonder how much it is sans software.

The base price on this model is $5000 something. But who can resist all those add ons? Liquid cooling? UPS, RAID 1?? I just want to say I have a 14K $ computer, LMAO

Not to mention the 30 inch monitor with HD compatability, and you did notice the DUAL video cards? They need a 1000 watt power supply just for them! Halo online will be so cool!!! ROTF

11-17-2006, 09:57 AM
How fast is your internet connection? Ha. Halo... hmm.... I guess the graphics aren't sent through the net. Might work. That would be amusing though, if you only had dialup or something.

Well... enjoy.

11-17-2006, 10:09 AM
I have my T3 fibre optic line now WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE fast.

I could try to connect to AOL I suppose :D

Of course if I do win the lottery the computer would be the LAST thing I buy... but I would buy it.

I also designed an alienware laptop as well, it was a much better deal and came in at just under $9000 ROTF :D