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October 13, 2023

Alienware Area 51 7500 Review

Gaming PCs have come a long way from the bland, corporate boxes of the early nineties. High-end rigs now feature eye-catching cases, unique bells and whistles and top-of-the-line hardware. However, a fully configured system like the alienware area 51 7500 takes it to another level. It's not the fastest or most competitively priced, but it has a lot of style and a ton of power.

This latest version of the Area-51 series combines a powerful quad-core CPU with the hottest pair of NVIDIA GPUs on the market to offer the ultimate gaming experience. We'll see if it can keep up with a demanding gamer's expectations.

The 7500 features five different software customizable 'zones' that illuminate with your choice of color using an easy-to-use app. The lights also act as a status indicator for the hard drive, DVD drive and motherboard.

Alienware pushed our test unit's Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processor to 3.46GHz and outfitted it with a closed loop cpu liquid cooling system. It's a welcome addition that keeps the system cool while not interrupting your gameplay.

A full assortment of USB ports, audio and firewire ports are found on the front of the case along with a dual-layer DVD burner. A couple of traditional pci slots are on the back, as well as a 1x floppy and optical drive slot.

While it's not a silent machine, the seven fans in the Alienware area 51 7500 help to keep the CPU and GPU cool without disturbing your gaming session. It's a shame that the company didn't extend the liquid cooling to the GPUs as it would have helped to further silence the system.