After Hours

Cracking open the Alienware Area-51 7500

By Mark W. Kaelin

The good folks at Alienware recently sent TechRepublic one of their Area-51 7500 gaming desktops for review. The configuration of this system includes the overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad CPU and the 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra video card. Both the CPU and the GPU are liquid cooled -- believe us when we say, this is not your office PC. We take a look inside this super-performing premium gaming system and drool over the components.

This system was supposed to be overclocked, that is what I asked for, but I'm not certain that it is. I'll investigate.


Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

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