The Alienware Area-51 is the porsche of the computing world!!! I've read some harsh reviews of this sublime machine since I bought it a few months ago and its hard to ascertain which are valid and which ones are just Creative Writing 101. My loaded system came a week earlier than it was supposed to (they were straight up when I bought it and said that I would have to wait 30 days but it arrived after only 22 ) This baby is like a dream come true!!! Of course I went with the Nvidia 5950 card as ATI, despite the current trend of gamers swearing by them, lacks the cult status of the former. NV cards just play and look and most importantly, FEEL better than their ATI counterparts. Needless to say, my games run like cartoons now and the mouse action makes me want to puke with the smooth gameplay. I had to call Costa Rica a few times about some minor software issues and they, contrary to many, were very helpful and nice. I even managed to get an on-site tech out to my house to check my fans (nothing wrong with them of course) and that is no small feat considering I live in the high desert of Northern Nevada. Alienware is the best company to buy from because they live up to their rep >>> built with quality parts, backed by quality people. If you want the best, get an Alienware and ignore all those whiners who dog them. I suspect that they are anal retentive, obsessive compulsive types who lack the people skills necessary to get their systems up and running properly. Alienware forever baby!!!
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5/9/04 at 2:10pm