At A Glance

The Area-51 ALX is a relatively fast, well-designed gaming PC for Intel fans with deep pockets.

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The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24715
Processor
Processor type Pentium D 840
Processor speed 3200.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung SyncMaster 930BF
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX (two cards)
Video Bus PCI Express-SLI
Video Memory Type DDR3-SDRAM
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 149.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (rear) (x2)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 1
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 4.0
Optical Drive Type DVD+R DL/DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 4.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD+R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 2
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professionalfessional
Case
Chassis style Tower
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 6.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 99.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Good
Office Productivity
Microsoft Office XP 527.0
WinZip 364.0
Multitasking 579.0
Mozilla 499.0
Content Creation
ACD Systems ACDSee 518.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 513.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 280.0
Ahead Nero 411.0
Windows Media Encoder 320.0
Roxio VideoWave 266.0
Adobe Photoshop 361.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 305.0
Adobe Premiere 437.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 139.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 138.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 146.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 266.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 266.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 280.0   Frames per second (higher is better)