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I really like the concept of the idea, their ultimate goal, and the risks in design they are willing to take! I don't find this design even remotely aesthetically pleasing. I would rather have an efficient system than an attractive one though and would consider a case design like this for a purchase.
Really? I think it looks pretty sweet personally. I also like how everything is angled up at you from where you're probably going to sit in front of it.
I agree with sevags. Not digging the design either.
I'd have to drink a whole bottle of vodka before I hit the "purchase" button on this one...
Think I'm going to have to side with Dave on this one. If that picture of it by that monitor is anything to go by, then this is a pretty compact design for what will fit inside. The older Area 51s were mammoth!
Why doesn't alienware fix their power issues with all their laptop models rather than come out with crappy designs.
Stay away from this one boys...substance over superficial bullshit.
A disappointed alienware owner
I like it, but 32GB Memory is not good at all,
I'm using a Thermaltake Level 10 GT case with 64GB of Memory and GTX 780 6GB Mem. AsRock X79 extreme 11 Motherboard
I'm looking to upgrade to the new Intel 5th generation i7-5960x Processor with a AsRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer motherboard that supports 128 GB Memory, and new a new Case, the Thermaltake are too big.
It will be expensive. That design may work well, but I'm not sure about it. It may get old looking at it after a while.
I for one can't wait to get a review unit in for testing.... so I can open it up for an alien autopsy. :)
Not really sure what to make of this design at this time, seems a bit too cramped to me and maybe not enough airflow? I dunno, have to wait and see when you gents test this alien puppy out, and 'shake n bake' it a little bit under some heavy duty loads.
Guess I'm on the fence. It's a cool design and the ability to rotate it to get various angles for exhaust is pretty innovative. I'd be curious to see some kind of wind-tunnel tests INSIDE the case to see how this sort of layout effects circulation. I'd also be nervous having all of my component inputs pointing up at all.
Do any of alienware's parts stand on their own in custom builds? I had to look up what their motherboard looked like in this case just out of curiosity, thinking it wouldn't be available anywhere but in a pre-build like this, but I was wrong. Though they have no inventory, so maybe it isn't?
I'm with Dave, that desktop is supposed to look out of this world and they nailed it in my opinion. A roundup of Haswell E based systems from the boutiques would be amazing Dave.
I like it, and I imagine that this will encourage other case manufacturers to engineer their own designs. More affordable design comp for the Apple trash can is a good thing. But I also imagine that it will require significant cooperation among case manufacturers and board manufacturers to come up with quasi-standard system layouts, like special shapes and configurations of ATX rather than the current standard rectangular shape. Hmm... in that case, it probably won't happen the way I would like it to, but I could see motherboard manufacturers subcontracting with case manufacturers for unique motherboard branded cases that fit with their unique motherboard/system designs. Of course, such systems will come at a premium for that reason, until maybe the second or third generation of systems built around the motherboard shape, drive and cooling configuration. For example, with this Dell system, I could see a partially spherical case design while the inner configuration remains the same through generations.