Alienware Aurora ALX

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clark1566

I went to the Alienware web site to check out this case and discovered that this case and system are tame compared to the Area 51 case and system. The Area 51 ALX case is by far the most radical non-modded case I have ever seen. In addition to 20 colors to choose from for your lighting and control over the motorized top vents the Area 51 ALX case has internal theater lighting that runs on rechargable batteries so you can see to work on your computer even when it's unplugged. Never seen another case set up like this. I would pay big money to get one!

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nadako

Alienware should sell its cases to make more money because they look really nice and clean and i would buy the red one.

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QuakindudeMod

Is the BIOS locked down or can you make overclocking adjustments on your own? No mention of the LAN chip used either. Is it Gigabit or what? That's obviously a modified Corsair H50 on there and I'm a little surprised there is no mention of CPU temperatures. Also, how are the vents on top acutated? You mentioned they are temperature controlled, but via what hardware?Does the case have some nifty PCI card holding system? Is the case tool less?

It's a little irritating that MaximumPC wasn't more in-depth in the article. 

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CrowTrobot

If you are going to spend over 4K, go with Falcon.

Remember Alienware is now owned by Dell. 

"they're calling insane hogs???"

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nekollx

 i dunno the Alien is upgradable to six core and has a unique design, i think that might be worth it...

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Foxfire15

IIRC, they also come with the dell warranty, which is quite good tbh, combined with the alienware stuff. (ability to upgrade your system if you wish without voiding your warranty).

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nekollx

 Dell is pretty flexible, i know RAM, HDD, and GPU are listed as user replaceable but CPU?

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Coming soon to Lulu.com --Tokusatsu Heroes--
Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.

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CrowTrobot

I gave up on Dell when I called customer support and got India.  Don't know if they still outsource their customer service or not, but Falcon's BBB rating is a better.

 "they're calling insane hogs???"

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xRadeon

If you get enterprise products the customer service is much better. Plus I would just chat with the agent instead of talking on the phone with someone. I've had chats where I was like, I need a new motherboard for this laptop, I'll install it my self. And they go okay, it will be there tomorrow.

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Foxfire15

I'll agree on that point. Dell's CS sucks. I have the m15x, and when I got it I had a bad video card (it happens, no biggie) that was causing the system to hang and force a hard reboot, usually under heavy use (gaming ect). Sooooo, I calls up support, and over the course of about 3 months, they replaced everything except the screen and the GPU. Finally got them to replace it and, viola! it fixed the problem. le sigh

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