Alienware Outs New Area-51 Gaming Desktop

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Ryzer

I'm very interested in the concept of this case. If I had some say in the case design though I would have had the radiator mount on the right-front side of the case rather than the back left, this might have enabled room for a 240mm or 280mm radiator depending on how wide the case is. I think it could have been a better call to put the case on raised feet and place the power supply in the bottom center of the case (Some kinda small power extension that leads to an external power plug feature) leaving the bottom left corner open for another fan intake to go directly to the graphics cards. This case looks HUGE, but I bet you could have a lot of fun modding it. Being a bit of an Evangelion fan the first thing that came to mind was giving it a 3 Magi paint job (Balthasar, Casper, Melchior).

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spaulding

Dude, you're getting a Dell!

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nick779

Its still a Dell....

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Tellos

I am curious what kinda GPU options they are gonna have, and if i can drop it down to a i5 for any reasonable price? Otherwise I don't have much use for an i7 anything.

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Innomasta

Don't see how that shape is beneficial to case design in any way.

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LatiosXT

It solves two problems: breathing room and taking advantage of convection. You can put it against a wall and the air will blow up.

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Jacob Stanbery

This doesn't really solve anything that hasn't been done. When watercooling, the primary radiator is normally blowing up already. Otherwise, there are also 90-degree rotated ATX cases available that blow the hot air completely upward.

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LatiosXT

90 degree rotated boards are only offered by Silverstone (they probably have some design patent). And you're forgetting something: most video cards still force air out the back, and that's something you can't change.

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Cyk0

You are correct but that doesn't solve the space issue. The cases that are designed for custom looped water cooling are large and heavy. Air cooling lets people choose smaller cases for smaller spaces and in some cases are more astatically pleasing.

With today's trend, people are wanting smaller unassuming PCs to take up space more like a show piece they can brag about and turn heads with. The Area 51 is designed for that.

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Tellos

I'd argue it's one solution but others have managed to put liquid cooling inside some small ass cases, it's getting harder to justify the typically over priced Alienware cases.