New Alienware Line Features Active Venting

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Terdog

Meh. Personally. I dont like the idea, what happens if something fails, then you are screwed. Besides, I never liked the look of an Alienware case anyway. Too bold for my taste. I'd rather have an Antec Solo or Cooler Master 590 (which is my current case btw)

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vhernandez2005

When I first heard the news, I honestly thought it was bullsh*t or a joke, but then I read it online and yes, Dell owns Alienware. Their computers are nice and unique, but damn, they are f**king expensive! Honestly. I think the reason they waited so long to sell only their Alienware case is because that's all people will buy, reason being they will be cheaper than buying a thousand dollar computer from them. I do like the new case design though. It looks like a mohawk or air damps from a car....now if only they would actually raise up when you turned on your computer, then that would be SICK!! But seriously, with $2,299, and that's not including taxes and shipping...I can build a better beastly computer. Looks is one thing, but having a bigger "engine" is a whole other benefit.

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nsk chaos

da back of yo head is redikulus!

lulz sexy case btw 

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nadako

Wow i just went through the customization on the website and dam it is way to over priced i would love to just buy the case and thats it lol.

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gendoikari1

Alienware used to let you do that with the older P2 chassis (besides, it was $300, only came in black and silver, yet came with lights and 750w PSU), but not this one sadly.

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Jono

equivalent of a geo with a spoiler... ok maybe a honda but anyways. looks cool but thats about it... At least someone finally figured out hot air rises so why not expel it out the top! Is this innovation worth over 2grand??

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foamcup

Mechanical failure is a concern with any kind of cooling solution except passive.  I think this is cool, I wish Dell would just sell the cases, that's all I want.  I'm not paying their ridiculous prices for a whole machine.

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Rob86

i like the idea.

i don't think its practical but how often has that stopped me from doing something! i'm on board. although i could see mechanical failure being an issue like someone else pointed out. 

 

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gtsura

Yeah! what's the point with this?

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bikerbub

dont really know why you would want to close the vents. i think it could be somwhat of an inconvienience, especially if one of the actuators goes out, and you have to prop the vents open while you order a new part from dell. I have no problem with the noise my Antec900 makes, and it has a fan the size of texas on the top.

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gendoikari1

What a letdown. The older models looked better, and were huge (EATX). Perfect size for epic coolers/huge GPUs.

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gendoikari1

What a letdown. The older models looked better, and were huge (EATX). Perfect size for epic coolers/huge GPUs.

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aziobron

what reason would you have for leaving the vents closed as opposed to open? noise mayb? if so, would it even make much of a different sound-wise?

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Thinkgeek

Most people don't use alienware

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pl4t0

Seems pretty cool, albeit a little ridiculous.  It's just not going to be necessary for most people.

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