Pros

  • Has high-end gaming keyboard and mouse
  • Graphics card is DirectX 10-capable

Cons

  • Expensive

At A Glance

The pricey Area-51 7500 is a stylish, speedy system for those who want top notch performance and future-proofed graphics.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25520
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Processor speed 2670.0 MHz
Display
Display size 20.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung 204B
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTX
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 800.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 5.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 5
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 3
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Case
Chassis style Tower
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 162.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Superior
Office Productivity
Mozilla 237.0
Microsoft Office XP 482.0
WinZip 192.0
Multitasking 272.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 359.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 204.0
Roxio VideoWave 201.0
Adobe Photoshop 213.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 230.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 336.0
Ahead Nero 154.0
Windows Media Encoder 205.0
Adobe Premiere 262.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Superior
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 159.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 164.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 166.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 165.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 201.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 207.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 208.06   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 207.54   Frames per second (higher is better)