Alienware may have been recently bought
by Dell Computer, but that isn't stopping them from releasing the
latest and greatest in gaming PCs. The company's new Aurora
ALX used an AMD Athlon FX-60 processor backed by a liquid chilled
Quad-SLI graphics subsystem.
Alienware's Liquid Chilled solution is
based on CoolIT Systems' patented MTEC technology. The system ensures
that the the GeForce 7900 graphics units are kept cool during
extended gaming sessions. The unit is maintenance free so you keep
your mind in the game instead of on your equipment.
CoolIT Systems' MTEC technology,
used to power Alienware's Liquid Chilled solution, enables even the
hottest processors to stay cool,” said CoolIT Systems. “By
refrigerating the liquid, MTEC allows heat to be transferred away
from the Aurora ALX's four GPUs, opening the door for unlimited
graphics performance.On Dell's side, it sells a system called the XPS 600 Renegade, which is a custom painted quad-SLI computer. Dell's system is not as equipped as the new Aurora ALX -- water cooling is not used, for example. Alienware also claims that its power supply is 25% more efficient than that of others. A fully configured Aurora ALX set us back $14,800 USD.