20/05/2019

Alienware Area 51 a51R2-1766SLV VR Capable Desktop (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Alienware Area 51 a51R2-1766SLV VR Capable Desktop (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

4f335 Alienware Aurora 419WIuoOuDL. SL160  Alienware Area 51 a51R2 1766SLV VR Capable Desktop (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

  • Intel Hexa Core i7-5820K 3.3 GHz Processor
  • 16 GB DDR4 RAM Included; 32 GB Maxium
  • 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Storage; Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD); 8 USB Ports
  • No Monitor Included; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 VR Capable Graphics
  • Windows 10 Operating System

With unprecedented gaming power and iconic, innovative design, the new Alien ware Area-51 is the next evolution of desktop performance.

4f335 Alienware Aurora easychoice landing header Alienware Area 51 a51R2 1766SLV VR Capable Desktop (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

buynow big Alienware Area 51 a51R2 1766SLV VR Capable Desktop (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

List Price: $ 2,299.99

Price: $ 1,949.00

GD Star Rating
loading...
Be Sociable, Share!
  • more Alienware Area 51 a51R2 1766SLV VR Capable Desktop (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Comments

  1. Victor H. Agresti says:
    29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding desktop with a terrific case…, December 16, 2015
    By 
    Victor H. Agresti (Gaithersburg, MD United States) –
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)
      
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Alienware Area 51 a51R2-1766SLV VR Capable Desktop (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (Personal Computers)

    AlienWare Area 51 desktop

    I bought an Area 51 desktop with this configuration from The MicroCenter for (their regular price of) $1999.99. It has been absolutely stable – no issues of any kind. I’m not a gamer – just wanted a high-end, fast, reliable, desktop. Configuration overview:

    Intel Core i7-5820K Processor 3.3GHz
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    16GB DDR4-2133 RAM
    128GB Solid State Drive
    2TB – 7200RPM Hard Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5
    Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner
    Media Card Reader
    10/100/1000 Network
    Intel 7260 802.11ac 2×2 Wireless
    Bluetooth 4.0Intel Core i7

    Some highlights:

    - The instructions don’t mention it, but be sure to remove the shipping screw – a tiny Phillips between the two panel latches at the very top, rear. After that, simply pull up on the left or right latch to remove that side panel.

    - Latest model processor, an Intel i7-5820K (6-cores, 15MB Cache, over-clocked up to 3.8 GHz w/ Turbo Boost). The CPU is liquid cooled and has its own mini-radiator – shown on the attached customer image. This model boots from a cold start, ready to go, in about 15 seconds.

    - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970 4GB GDDR5 video card. This high-end card is the 8th fastest on the market as of this writing, of thousands made – according to PassMark Software.

    - Comes installed with Windows 10 Home 64bit. I’m a big Windows 7 fan, but chose Windows 10 for the claimed better security and because it will be supported at least five years longer than Windows 7:

    ……………………End of Mainstream Support……….End of Extended Support
    Windows 7…..January 13, 2015………………………January 14, 2020
    Windows 10…October 13, 2020………………………October 14, 2025

    - The 850 watt power supply has significantly more capacity than what comes in than most desktops. E.g., the Dell XPS 8900 models I bought have 450 watt power supplies. 850 watts can handle a second (but not a 3rd) GeForce® GTX™ 970 along with another SSD and additional hard drives. You’ll need the 1500 watt power supply for a three video card system.

    - The power supply is the modular type, with unused cable sockets for additional devices. However, no spare power cables are included for additional left side components such as another video card or a USB port expansion card. Dell sells additional Area 51 power cables.

    - 16GB Quad Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz is very good, but instead of four 4GB cards, Dell should have installed two 8GB cards and left two empty slots. That way, memory upgrades wouldn’t mean discarding one or two 4GB cards.

    - Although I wanted a solid state C drive, the 120GB SSD in a machine of this caliber is a dumb choice, capacity and price wise. I.e., as of this writing, Amazon charges $67 for a Samsung 850 EVO 120GB, and only $10 more for the 250GB SSD. I plan on replacing this machine’s C drive with a larger SSD (Samsung includes cloning software with their SSDs) – and use the 120GB SSD as an external backup (clone) for our laptop.

    - One reason I selected an Area 51 desktop is the fabulous chassis (case). It’s brilliantly designed with deep-recessed hand grips at each of the three “corners” to carry it. Each side panel pops off with one latch release, and reattaches easily. All user replaceable components are easily accessible and air flow / cooling is top notch. SSDs and hard drives are on the right side of the chassis, physically separated from the heat generating mother-board, GPUs, and power supply on the left side. You can fiddle with “rear” cable connections from the front of the chassis and peering just over the top.

    - Within the chassis’ right side, power and SATA cables are included for a second SSD and two more hard drives. Couldn’t be easier to add those…

    - This machine is heavy; just over 60 pounds. The shipping box is huge. The chassis is 11″ wide, 24″ deep, and 22″ high. It took two of us to get it to our 2nd floor. It’s about twice as large, volume-wise, as Dell’s 8700 or 8900 models, which are light weight by comparison – any nudge from your foot or knee can slide those. The Area 51 stays put.

    - You can customize an Area 51 desktop if ordering from the Dell site (memory, drives, video cards, and much more). If you order an Area 51 with two (or three) video cards, all necessary power & SATA cables are, of course included. This model is an excellent compromise, with it’s fast processor, high end video card, decent memory, and strong power supply.

    - The only negative other than the small SSD is charging for the inclusion of an average looking keyboard and…

    Read more

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  2. Dohnaven S. says:
    22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing., November 17, 2015
    By 

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    When it’s delivered to you, it should be facing right side up so all you have to do is open the box from the top. After removing the cardboard, styrofoam holders, the keyboard, and mouse. You’ll see the PC in its up right position. It has a handle on each corner so just grab the one sticking straight up. You will not break it. Just lift with confidence.

    To open the panels on the sides, you have to remove a screw that holds a latch in place (see picture below). In the picture, you can see that I have already removed it, and the latch is over to the left. Next, just lift the lever at the top and it’ll pop open the side corresponding to the side of the lever that you lift. This PC runs great after installing Google Chrome, I guess it needed Flash. If you’re hooking this thing up to a monitor and you don’t have separate speakers, then you’ll have to find your way through your sound options to get video/game audio to come through your monitors speakers. If anyone needs help, comment, and I’ll walk you through it.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  3. Technology Guy says:
    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Big, Fast and VR-ready, June 16, 2016
    By 
    Technology Guy (Earth Central) –

    This review is from: Alienware Area 51 a51R2-1766SLV VR Capable Desktop (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (Personal Computers)
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?)
    Alienware Area 51 a51R2-1766SLV VR Capable Desktop (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

    Update 7/27/2016: At this point in time, I would highly recommend the new Nvidia 1070 (or 1080) video card over the 970 found in this model. It offers much more power for not much more money.

    The Alienware Area 51 a51R2-1766SLV offers a high-performance VR-ready gaming PC with plenty of power and upgrade options packed in a unique eye-catching case. Notable components include an overclocked, liquid cooled six core i7-5820K, a 128GB SSD boot drive, a 7200RPM 2TB HDD, 16GB of memory, built-in Creative audio, a 1500 Watt power supply and, last but not least, an NVidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. Not quite the top end of Alienware’s Area 51 line but still quite a respectable amount of power. The whole thing is large and weighs in at around 60 pounds but isn’t too difficult to handle.

    There’s room in the case for two additional full-length graphics cards, two more hard drives and another SSD. The case is also decked out with programmable LED lights as well as convenient battery powered work lights inside the case which turn on when you open it up (they’ve thought of everything). There’s also a DVD burner, built-in Bluetooth, wireless AC and gigabyte Ethernet, two superspeed USB ports on front, four USB 3 ports and two USB 2.1 ports on the back and 3 analog audio ports along with optical and S/PDIF digital audio ports. The graphics card supplies 3 displayport, 1 HDMI and 1 DVI port. Whew!

    The Area 52 boots up in a couple of seconds. Setup was quick and easy. There’s no bloatware on the machine to speak of (unless you count Office360). Steam comes pre-installed. Note that before installing any software, the 128GB SSD C: drive reports a total size of 104GB with 60GB available. I moved some of my user profile folders to the large D: hard drive to save space (Windows 10 actually makes this very easy) and installed additional software on D: as well.

    My primary plan for the Area 51 is as a VR compatible PC for developing and running VR applications in Unity with the Vive, Oculus and similar VR displays as well as some MaxMSP/Jitter video work. In order to use the Vive with the Area 51, all that was required was logging onto Steam, installing SteamVR, updating the Nvidia display driver and running through the Vive setup procedure in SteamVR. I tested a number of free and demo VR games from Steam with the Vive and all but one ran without a hitch, Allegiant VR, which recommends an Nvidea 980 Ti at a minimum. Allegiant VR would run fine, but in some scenes, if you looked in certain directions the view would go wonky and jump all over the place. This makes some sense since the video card has to render the scene twice for every frame, once for the different perspective for each eye, so some very highly detailed VR scenes could cause problems.

    I then installed Unity and downloaded the SteamVR assets for Unity and converted a project I had been working on to run on the Vive. This was quite easy except I haven’t worked out a good navigation scheme yet with the Vive. The project built extremely fast in Unity on the Area 51 and looked great in the Vive running very smoothly and without any hiccups.

    Other applications such as Photoshop, MaxMSP/Jitter and Office started up fast even though I installed them on the mechanical hard drive.
    All in all, the Alienware Area 51 a51R2-1766SLV is an excellent machine with plenty of room for upgrades and loads of power. Even with the drawbacks of a smallish SSD for Windows and the Nvidia 970 being underpowered for some VR games, there’s more than enough here to love.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

    GD Star Rating
    loading...

 © 2012 Cool Gadgets Definitive Guide.

Cool Gadgets Definitive Guide is your latest source for cool gadgets and gizmos news and reviews. Find cool gadgets and the latest gizmos, a cool gadget blog featuring smartphones, gizmos and cool stuff for geeks. We have avid readers and feature the latest gadgets in United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Russia, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Malaysia, Germany, Dubai, Italy and Ghana.