Alienware Area-51 Desktop Owner's Lounge

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  1. Cass-Olé

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    It's with great pleasure I'd like to bring the very powerful reigning Queen Alien & her envious extended x99 Deluxe Christmas build here into the Owner's Lounge:
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    Click the spoiler & find full-size photos & text in its original published content from AlienClub Coliseum, or link to it here. enjoy
    Posted by airene Dec 26 2014 10:34PM

    Edit: Check out the second half of my project here!
    Hello everyone, long time lurker here making my first real post!
    Almost 5 years ago I fell in love with the Area 51 desktop. After I purchased one I promised myself my next computer I would build myself. Over the years I grew attached to it, because really there is nothing quite like it out there. I started doing my research and found that I was not the only one who wanted to build a brand new gaming machine inside this unique case. Only a handful of people had posted success with swapping out the motherboard and getting the Alienware's Master I/O daughterboard to work properly afterward.
    Not being a fan of the new Area 51's design I was determined to make this happen. And having no previous pc building experience I had my work cut out for me!
    A shout-out and huge thank you to Cass-Olé who wrote the one and only guide on how to get Command Center/AlienFX working with a non-Alienware motherboard The ALX-Files: Area 51 R1 Motherboard Swap Asus 4770k USB3.0 This would not have been possible without the wealth of information he has shared with everyone. He was a tremendous help to me with advice and troubleshooting, and guiding me through installing the new power supply. Half the credit goes to him! If you still own one of these beasts and are interested in doing a power supply swap, check out his custom-made cables here. And his psu swap guide The ALX-Files: On a Practical Approach to the Area 51 Aurora Power Supply Swap
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    while working. Check her out!

    Specs:
    Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard
    Intel i7 5930k
    Corsair H100i Liquid Cooling
    Corsair AX1500i power supply
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
    Corsair High Performance 120mm fans x4 push/pull
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 980 Superclocked x2 SLI
    Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD x2
    Asus Blu Ray drive
    Asus 28" 4k UHD monitor

    Apologies for the photo quality, cell phone camera. Here goes!
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    All the original parts. Farewell my old friend ...
    ... you've been good to me ...
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    new stuff !​
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    Out with the old, in with the new
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    Removing the top vent​
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    New motherboard in
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    Installing H100i
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    Sound & video cards in
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    Custom Modular Set with Master I/O cable by Cass-Olé
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    Swapping out the old power supply & cables. What a mess!
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    new Beast strapped in​
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    PCI Shroud back on
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    Asus Fan Extension board, cable power by Cass-Olé​
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    All done!
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    Let there be light
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    Success!
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    I was lucky and as soon as I connected the Master I/O to the motherboard I had AlienFX working. Windows detected new hardware immediately and I was able to install Command Center with no trouble.
    I do however have a strange and still unresolved problem caused by the Alienware TactX keyboard. With the keyboard plugged in, windows will fail to boot first on startup/restart and will default to the bios uefi every time, despite being first in the boot order. Windows has to be selected from the boot menu manually. With the keyboard unplugged the issue disappears completely. Hmm!
    Hopefully if anyone out there is thinking of doing an X99 build in their Area 51 this will be helpful. I know everyone else's posts here were a big help to me.
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    Happy holidays all and thanks for reading! ;)

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    Posted by Cass-Olé Dec 26 2014 11:57 PM

    Airene of course has since posted her follow-up log on the forum:
    Airea 51 Pegasus Part 2
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    a dramatic entrance like that means you're about to get all the attention of our birthday girls

    As for the mthrbrd swap & 980's & a stocking full of goodies, yours speaks for herself in true color. Another beautiful Lunar-51 wears some new panels. I must now speak for myself & forgive me for this, for they know not what they do ....

    1st. I'm the only guy on the internet that can pass for writing a 'how-to', sad, but when I hear the word 'tutorial' being bandied about, it usually means me, like in the exchange below over on Arena: 
    @AlienwareArena: 'Really Bummed Alienware Discontinued the Aurora!'
    ReaLHeRoiiN aka MrMars: 'Dude, you should take a look at the "tutorials", and I use that word loosely, out there for 3rd party mobo swaps'.
    Game7a1 Moderator: 'I know how lengthy those tutorials are... Okay, I actually don't, but the wall of text scared me, so... I step far and away from them.' {author's note: you meant run though, din't ya kid. scared people run & jump, not side-step. Fight or Flight boy. You din't fight, your tale is one that speaks to a defeat. Your fear is contagious. Your words do not inspire courage, they stimy it. What good are you for except as x99 salesgirl for new R2???}
    ReaLHeRoiiN: 'Show me or link me to a step by step tutorial. The few that I have seen are not tutorial's but rather long winded posts of someone troubleshooting their way to a 3rd party mobo working'.
    Well. I din't trouble-shoot my way through anything. I did lab-trials on five master i/o boards & another one last month = six. I swapped mio in & out of there a dozen times over @ my own risk, for what:
    • it is the job of science to rid the world of superstition, lest it spread & persist mouth-to-mouth
    Three in-hand master i/o's were majik, my work was done there, kid. All the rest I did for your favor edification & enlightenment, not mine. Simple Reset Majik. If I trouble-shooted w/the green jumper, uh, I was done in minutes. Let's just say my install was done by Friday afternoon but I was still there by Sunday night typin' you up a trouble-shooting guide. If I 'stayed to chat' for two hours about it, go over every possibility in my mind, it was for you, it wasn't for me. My work was done. You want the how-to, you don't want to type 8 hours for someone else met with an 8 hour 'hands-on experience' to even type 8 hours about it: my fingers went to work on the double-shift, not my mouth. This is our difference: we call it the canned-hunt that you want ... I typed you the thrill of the hunt ... are we clear?
    The rest is superfluous: those kids - if they aren't kids they sure talk it up like a pair - there's are short-winded; they talk but say nothing. They built a scary wall of text w/nothing in it & Airene wasn't scared of my wall of text. Fight or Flight. She stayed to fight. She manned up. Moral? Fight for Pegasus' Flight:
    • you scoff at the Mystery of the Word yet she slept with my bible under her pillow every night
    • like Sly Stallone said while digging through the tunnel toward Day Light like a Super Hero: there are two kinds of people in this world; the one's that say it can't be done are those whom normally are surpassed by the one's that just did it. Daylight. Tunnel your way from out of the darkness by hand & by courage & confidence while others fall by the way-side in fear & attrition: the strong survive & get to live to see the Light. The AlienFx light. I tried to de-mystify the word not the mystery found in the word ...
    • LeeSana & I have been friends here for ages & he just did the z97 Maximus VII Hero swap on Christmas Eve one can go read about. Lee din't stop in here on Christmas Eve to post his swap success story: he came here askin' to know 'how-to' get his CmndCntr back in the aftermath. That puzzled me. You see, in a round about way, I wrote my z87 swap-out story 'for' Lee. To be there for him 'just' in case he ever needed it. He needed to read it again. Airene read it, but didn't need it I suppose. Therein is the irony, & therein is why I typed it as one-size-fits all. It does.
    It's a December to 'member, for me anyway. Right here & w/LeeSana & his swap we collected data that from z77 to z87 to z97 to z99, confidence is very high now that the probability moves closer to 1 & further from zero that Asus boards stand the test of time inside Area-51. We all collected the data from one generation to next, we are the trinity - to my mind anyway, that the master i/o is a simple usb device, nothing more nor less & that there is no secret to it in the end, & internet rumors which not based in science & fact not the science of the fact nor tautology perhaps speak to it that it is more mysterious then it deserves to be. More superstition. Was your Arena discussion purposeful or purposeless. Purposeful for buying a new Alienware I suppose. Purposeless for ridding a rumor.
    I know a guy w/25 straight Aurora mthrbrd swaps to his credit. Why act out a play like that above. You sound scared, both of ya. Were this a bar-room or night club situation? Between the three of us, honestly, who gets to take her home that night ... while you two spend the night at the Roxbury & wake up in each other's arms the next morning ... again are we clear? I posted your text verbatim up there. You started it, I finished it.
    I puzzle over you Mars. You come here & sing me praises you go there & stab me right in the back:
    1. persona non grata
    2. you & your friend are on your own
    3. ask her for help w/your swap out, you get none from me
    4. when you two finish, if you finish, type up & send me your paper
    5. I'll want to scrutinize it as scary or not ... from all directions
    6. I apologize airene for a vivisection finding its way into your thread & your spotlight
    Unbelievable dear. Hard work on the level of a 'male-hormone' sweater vs an estrogen outbreak from what I saw up there from two scared boys: one who doesn't like to read & one who's 'fraid to break a nail, silky-boys outdone by a girl. Word filterer: I said *** not testicular. From Edison we get:
    • genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration
    • opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
    • our greatest weakness lies in giving up: the most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time
    • Edison on his light bulb? I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that it won't work. We assume a scary wall of text accompanies the failures + the single success ...
    Light bulbs airene: these days we use led's & yours work & are changeable. Documented. You & yours are inducted into the AlienwareClub's Hall-of-Fame ... & them two up there? Over at Arena? You have 'nailed' them up here & there on the Wall-of-Shame. You painted lipstick on the both of 'em. Believe it. You & yours get to spend forever in my ha-ha hall of fame, that one I'm takin to me grave as well. Fear can be contagious. Courage eqwally so: our 'who-did-what' shared stories I hope are all 'contagious':
    • airene possess a sharp sharp mind
    • sharp as nails
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    she possess a deep deep pocketbook too: my $150 16gauge 12v-wires upgrade kit runs the show

    The 7" 'extension' is also good & fat. Just look at the girth of it in the right foreground. I used 16g on all red, all org, all blk, all ylw to ensure the hungry beast was well fed & she would not resist for it much.

    When you drop down a photo or two or look for it in her case, I did a new twist on the cpu cable. Stock cable is ironically 51" long. I took hers & folded it over on itself. Now it's 25.5" long, no longer an '8-wire', now a '16' freaking wire 15gauge: 8/16 solid-wire transmission cpu cable is twice the flow & 1/2 the resistance. Look how big it is, she can vouch for it she guided it in both ports. Haswell-E never starves. Asus 24pin mthrbrd 12v's don't go hungry, true 8-wire pci-e's for her dual-980's, ax1500i doesn't have to work nor sweat as hard to feed the system .... 16g's widen & take their path through less resistance ...

    What she gets here in return is her pricey new cables stay new in the pouch. ax1200i is backwards compatible, the heavens should part if we part w/our systems, but, she could buy a used 1200i, stuff it in there for the next guy or girl, say bye & take 1500i w/her to the next one & bust out the cables for it. Old x58 & cooler can go back in, x99 Deluxe is hers to do with as she pretty pleases ... a happy ending ...

    You've made our Holidays brighter w/your build-log here & a new found inspiration that x99 & ax1500i do in fact find a right & rightful home in the Area-51 R1. The fountain of youth {& women do love their beauty secrets}. Wonderful news of course for those encountering the debut, or is it more like a cotillion that goes on here, there in your home, mine, & that of others who lurk over us. I may talk a bit more about what you did there & what I did here to help with the:
    • Doomsday Machine
    • more horsepower then R2
    • Titanium trumps Gold
    R2's been outshined on several levels here. More wars & warning shots for the sibling rivalry, gotta love it, I love it. Bravo! Don't 'lectrocute yourself there girl ... *winx*
    • Area-1500 ... Area-1.5kW ... Area-51 R1.5kw ...
    Like Neon Dieon Sanders it has many St.Nick-names ... Pegasus is purrfect on wings that fly fly away:
    • xtra special since she seems to wear her own majikal phallus as a eunuch-horn. indeed
    ♂ beastial little beauty ♀ she'll impale men in the u-know-what. impressive: the icing on her cake

    Nice work. Standing ovation. You've made many a real man jealous today & many a scared boy: uh.

    Exactly. I will remember this as a protégé Looks like you turned into a prodigy. Prodigious effort certainly. Most men have never peeled off the tops of their desktops. Scared to do it. H100i goes in there come ***-or-highwater: whoooaaa nelly ... h100i keeps her from poppin' her top when poppin' someone else's bottom. This to me is like My Cousin Vinny. You've painted us your Mona Lisa.

    where my Lunar-51 is named Lolita & for a reason ... you Long Island girls is somethin' else: aint'cha

    ... what is posi-traction?! ...​

    =) positive attraction (=​

    & yeah ... we even get our two yout's​

    I hope it's ok I post my set, 'case Arena wants to see more of what x99 R1.5's do over here these days

    Airene vs Arena: Thunderdome II​

    KatFight: My Girl vs your salesgirl​
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    ax1500i w/Corsair Link by Flextronics: smart. Flex as old oem for R1 Psu's. Continue the partnership & integrate Titanium Grade componentry met w/Command Center controlled power plant?

    No. You get a dumbed-down Delta. For about the same price. Is there a Thomas Edison even there?

    If not in mind body & spirit ... how about just a qwote? Or is that who you went to for your slogans ...
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    check the dials: 10 pci-e ports boys & girls can only spell you out one thing: Doomsday
    Doomsday Clock's set to what time Airene? 4 degrees b4 top-dead-center!
    why doesn't R2 have this as its twin or painted luscious black???
    Delta Δ is the mathematical symbol for change
    that's what we all learned ... isn't it?
    Forget Everything You Know.
    {... they wasn't kiddin'...}
    16g vids by hand
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    yes I purposely built my text into an inverted Delta or the shape of an inverted r2 up there. Her work top to bottom flips r2 over on its head. Inverted delta's the symbol for what again? For the Feminine.

    x99 Deluxe has a state-of-the-art graphical uefi interface she'll get lost in, more options then goodness knows what, while pegAsus can carry twice the memory on her back (64Gb) & all of these eqwal more of the latest AlienFx. I see Δ takes place in her case. Industrial Team who worked the r2, to me didn't reach nor aspire high enuff - met w/a lower asking price - but is that the kind of favor you really think we all wanted? It costs less 'cause ya shrunk it down & gave it less ... it should cost less.
    It ain't no Majik trick here:
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    the joker's wild, I've seen this trick b4
    someplace else ... hmmm

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    oh the pleasure of slippin' that ol' big one on up in there ...
    just fits ... just like a glove. the plug too

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    I sent her along a simple 140mm screen - a must - so screws don't fall in. She used it until her 140mm magnetic dust-screen filter arrived, a black Silverstone I believe, approx. $8.
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    she also went w/optional cables I made her & a roughed in rear end​

    Guys? Hers is a lot of courage: she ran out & bought it all up & stuck it all in there based on her hunch my hunch was correct it would work. And it did like she said. Then she tossed six-hunge on the psu swap, just 'cause I said my cables will work. The way she tells it, touchin' the power 'on' button was the only part that shook her up some. 'Wake up Sleeping Beauty' is nothin' like they say it is in the movies ...

    airene? if you want to upload these also onto your post I will take these down when you do (=

    Not these though. My shout out to the Big Apple
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    the Sac-O-Suds vs the Clock is Ticking
    ***-a-doodle-doo to the two of you
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    - the appearance -
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    - the respectable appearance -​

    {are you mocking me with that outfit?} No Judge.
    I bought a suit ... you seen it ... now it's covered in mud ...
    except that the only store you could buy a new suit in has got the flu.
    you get that? The whole store got the flu.
    so I had to get this in a second-hand store ...
    {clever boy}
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    I said: when two worlds collage ...
    not college your honor ...
    collage ...
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    ˅ déjà views of me & you? ˄​
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    Bravissimo to la Bella Contessa who titivates us all day long & enrobed in her purple
    Thankyou for your lovely lovely lovely performance ...


    you painted your Mona Lisa ...
    and I have just now painted mine ...
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    - Evolve -​

    Post Script
    Life After Aliens:
    birth of the Majikal Mythikal Kreatures

    There are those who say that once one swaps out their stock x58 board for something else, it is no longer an Alienware for it. Alienware abandoned their love for the R1 a long long time ago, appear to have abandoned their love for the R2: not enuff luv to even put it in a good sturdy box. From Gettysburg, Sam Elliot as Cavalry General Buford & as how I remember it:
    '... the way you sometimes feel before an ill-conceived attack. Knowing it will fail. But you can not stop it. Must even take part. Help it fail ...'. Simple words that require no proof short of the passing of time.
    Aware abandons R1, stuck there w/old generation one stuff: ours is a Salvage Claim. The computer must evolve. Toss the inside. Keep the outside. Not ufo's. Changelings:
    Timeless Immortal Beauty and the Ephemeral Mortal Beast

    Time & again. Forever more.​

    When people show more love for their Alienfriend then even the Creator ... we do what we must to ensure that the love of the love affair never ceases to be ... evolution, not devolution. When hardware can trump what the Creator brings to the table ... allow mine to sprout wings instead, enter a world of sustained & sustainable allure where the feelingless aliens are simply not allowed to go ..
    ... the show must go on ...
    a renewable lucid Dreamscape Fantasy of an Atlantis ... not the Phantasm & Nightmare of the Vagary

    yours is just a computer. others evolve into emotional majikal mythikal beings ... so leave them alone

    Flap Your Wings by Nelly from the album: Sweat



    drop down and get your eagle on girl

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    My words have tried to bring a sense of humility: a word which carries dual meanings depending on the context. Nevermind them if they come here to have a hissy-fit & I'm sorry if they ever do: you just 'member what I & all the other lover's said ... we'll know who at least two of 'em are: I can smell fear a mile away w/my sniffer (= & a drop of blood per one million gallons of water just like a shark when blood's been spilled. I've got a typo in here though & I can't seem to sniff it out. Just the blood. It's a man's thing I suppose, similar to Nascar when men get run 'round in circles all day long & could care less for it but so long as please Lord it be anyone other than Danica Patrick at the Daytona ... [​IMG]

    Careful now w/them two: the KnightFury's been known to get the hots for them eqwines ... he ain't lookin' at nor worried about them flutterby's anymore, not to my ii's anyway *2nd wink*
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    ... the Doomsday Clock is Ticking ...

    - Alienware Club Coliseum -
    R1.5 Phobos vs R2 Triad​

    Yep, couldn't let it go, I'll be but a second too though I'm dying to paint this one in pain-staking detail. But I can't: the 'skins are 'bout to hand the CowGirls & Tony Throw-No another beat down, two SuperBowls in one season if we're lucky: D.C. vs Texas again, gotta love it. Colt McCoy's Texas-bred Cowboy lovin' poppa wearin' a 'skins shirt. Corsair Colt McCoy if you can read between my lines. What's obvious to me is what takes place up in New York in the Big Apple & what Long Island Airene's doin' there that's somethin' special to have brought ol' Morblore out of his early retirement ... what is up 'blore, Happy Holidays brother, change of scenery since the last time we talked. Let's talk.

    She's opened up a very good chance at a dialogue here of ooh's & ahhh's & so-what's & it is palpable. Men & boys vs a Girl, his wallet or man-purse vs her pocketbook .... her screw driver is on eqwal terms w/yours (maybe not) then we debate if your bank accounts are in the process, but more important her:

    they have Arena but we have our very own Flavian Amphitheatre A-Club Colosseum:

    Majikal Mythical Flying Horse vs a dead robotish inorganic flying saucer shipped in a banged up box:

    Our Very Own: Battle of the x99 Greys
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    - Form the Turtle! -​
    who brought the knife into the gunfight ... who earns the right to say: that's not knife

    Baltimore Ravens play here too today & they wear purple; they're Champs, so Airene's meant to live vicariously through the skin of a very powerful man ... tie-in is a shout-out to the Crowe's:

    Airene's new Battle Cry:​

    I Am Gladiator!!!

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    - insignias on her breastplate ... symbolic ... I like ... mythikal Gryphons ... & ... War Horses -​

    any chance you're a latina Airene? we'll think you as 'the Spaniardesse' anyway *wink*

    Spaniards were considered the finest horse-men ...ours might play Lady Godiva though when riding bareback in the MoonLight
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    - Carpe Diem -
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    - Seize the Ring -

    - Have no fear of death, embrace it -

    say your Ave Maria & pass on into the Afterlife ... it awaits you ...

    Life: After Aliens

    another's Death awaits also: not from the man in black ... yes from the woman in purple

    come get some ... hear the roar of the crowd from:

    !!! R1.5 Nation !!!

    the Bread & the Circus & More are upon you

    if you're a man, a real one, got something to say to me? Say it elsewhere. You got somethin' to say to:

    Aireneius Aelius Maximus Decimus Meridius & her now legenday non-Mythikal Mod-51 Pegasus

    & your tongue ain't twisted? She lookin' for another reason to break a nail so she'll twist it for you w/her lovely bare hands & say: looky @ what I got. I already know you & yours can handle yourself dear, so ...

    " it ain't the size of the dogin the fight ... it's the size of the fight in the***cat"

    Let the Games Begin
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    Interview at PAX 2014, top employee says: "we gave it a one point five kilo-watt psu / we designed this to run w/the maximum amount of power you can put in a residence without plugging into your laundry port / because that would be a bad thing *chuckles*." The max? You did what? You intentionally designed it to pull the maximum & not output it instead at the drawn in minimum? Your sense of pride is misplaced Sir I assure you, now fumbled as a gift right into our laps; possession of pride changes as the result: now our maximum pride - & joy - straight from a top dog @ the MthrShip. Data on the Δ says to output 1.5kW it draws in 1.7kW 1st from your outlet. The 3year Space Project for r2 didn't hit 1500watts it hit 1700watts. To output 1.5kW 1500i draws in 1.6kW, achieves the same feat. Eco & $ friendly. Airene possess a 7year warranty & can costume change into her silky-black cables whenever.

    - "On Using Maximus Amounts of Designed Power" -​

    she's got a majikal horn Aireneius. If 'it' flys away from 'it', over-clock Haswell-E & go chase it down
    Δ's got a governor on it; use Corsair Link, turn yours off: use your reserve Horse-Power
    gallop it down in the 1/4 mile Steeple Chase while it throttles back b4 the engine pops!
    my avatar ain't Coppola's Black Stallion for nuthin'. Mine 'll breathe fire too
    goodness knows what's comin' out a that one's rear end
    wield your Titanium Sword! gold's pretty, but soft
    so. did we start us a fire Airene?
    ... yes. the fire rises ...
    1500 HorsePower
    oooooh la la
    all 125A
    [​IMG] Victresse & the spoils: ring gold krown & accoutrement
    lucky ain't wearin' no diamonds. strip search
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    Triad the Tigris of Gaul? More like a tigger.
    No sir. The Tigresse of Long Island. Here kitty kitty kitty​

    she ain't no waitress
    she's the Gladiatresse

    Femme Fatale's buttwhoop theme songs:

    Sweet Surrender by Sara McLachlan

    ol' tig be lucky to get a qwicky ...
    if she's really *** off?
    operation ground & pound 1st​

    - Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young -

    by Fire Inc. >< from the movie: Streets of Fire​

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    - Go For It -
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    Do not doubt the Tigresse & her Titanium broad-sword do not stand head & shoulder above while looking down below on the Delta after having cut it to ribbons in center stage here. I own the Delta, I have installed it into my Area-51 ALX R1.44. That thing had enuff problems already b4 I got my hands on 'it'. It ain't much to brag about. I should know.
    The ALX-Files: A Triad of Power Supply Swaps. Lessons In the PSU Swap Done Right

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    - Dear Airene -​

    I painted this dreamscape world for my friend: all of it. Top to bottom, side to side in & out, all four dimensions all of it just for you, a 'little' bit for others of course to encourage some lurking efforts over your hard work & mine. I promised Airene she'd get a good taste of Vanilla Sky level Tech-Support. I drone on but she's lovin' the taste of the vanilla I assure you & for weeks now. She din't just buy some cables from some guy, I set out & feel I've given her an unforgettable swap experience, once in an after life-time let's hope. The implications of what she's done up there at every level do not pass me in the least. I got an A in my course in Art Appreciation so I insist that the still-moment in time above I hand-picked in my mind's eye just for you eqwivocates then captures & delivers the sine quo non of:
    • da Vinci's Vitruvian Man
    Leo the Lion's 2nd most famous work here as a still for our Tigresse where I understand the duality in nature, the masculine in balance & harmony w/the feminine but will not draw this out other than to say in one minute this movie flashed right before my ii's & the implications do not escape me, & Airene I have captured for you what must be your beauty hand-in-hand with your beast. A companion piece here I've crafted, hurriedly in a way for my friend to send her message to all 4 corners of the internet straight on back to the desktops of the Creator. Vitruvius. Maximus. Things come full circle here, it should stagger & delight once one contemplates it. Bagagge out what's bagagged in good bad & neither.

    Time isn't a friend, so, in a symbolic way looks to me like she made ol' tig reach in his tool-box for the 'I tapped-out' utensil: from pain, from fear from loss of power maybe all three. He lucky he hablo a lil' español since our Spaniardesse ain't in no mood to no parlez-vous no not w/you no français no monsieur not today ... he's lucky as *** he din't get lost on his way from Gaul & wind up in Sparta; lest Leonidas himself get involved in these matters & kick him in his chest into a bottomless pit on word of what ol' tig's real day job was ....

    The cheer of the crowd: that's R1.5 Nation. On top of tig's skull-cap I see me a gold-crown; on top of that I see me a set of white wings; over in the far right corner I see me a Titanium Sword; not to my s'prise I see me a thousand pound kittykat switch its allegiance on-the-spot, growl at that loser, call for the mercy blow; & therein your icon: the spiritual warrior concept drawn from the animal kingdom is now your totem. I see Aireneius toss Excalibur's Ti blade to the side, goes straight for the meat cleaver: a sharp knife is what ya want to be gutted like a tig with ... not a crude blunt rusty'd-up one. If his head comin' off dirty & clean don't do it, the tetanus will in 2weeks ... when the cleaver's jerked out of her tool-purse like that she knows it for what it is: sicking her own pet Komodo Dragon on your sorry but.

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    Pegasus-51 an undeniable Command & Control Center 5.1​

    top to bottom Asus & Corsair seem to live by their mottos & deliver excitement

    we knew to balance her mem out a while back; morblore will chime in about it later, saves the day (= her P-51 Mustang can know everything triad knows on the left side of her brain, & if she's told to forget everything she knows? Memory it all back up again on the right side of her brain. sharp sharp mind. proof la Tigresse broke up w/her old boyfriend &'s smart enuff to shackle up w/a smarter pretty-boy

    'eddy' r2 even lost the logo off its cooler? Price drop? This stays posted til the answer's no

    CmndCntr4 ... overalls & looks like work

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    you sully my post​

    If they gave you a free 6Ghz 24core under that. So what. They sold you an Area-51 but you did not buy Dream Land.

    3.30.15 edit: sticker wars or sticker shock
    the new dream land?​
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    three recent unboxing videos from utube ... what is that a sticker? & why's that one mo-fo sideways fo? it shipped that way ... jeepers kreepers
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    ^
    a recent utube unboxing: a european cooler w/out a sticker ...​

    hmph. some are now getting stickers & yet some don't. I'd want me a sticker if mine came w/out one !

    check your mailbox regularly in case they plan on mailing your cooler what it is owed

    ... the haves vs the have nots ...

    did our Asus x99 post make its way to a topdog @ aware & so eddy r2 coolers get their icon back?

    if so? you're welcome ... but your cooler & now your new sticker sully our post.

    An interview w/top dog @ Aware, obvious qwestion: will your/our ufo get a look-in look-out porthole? The look on face? Priceless. A look into his window: Anethema to Internalized Vision. I imagine it as: how dare you ask the qwestion. I imagine it: nothing to see here folks ... keep on moving.

    GameSpot's r2 review? "... similarly disappointing are the modular cables which are your basic mis-matched oem set - & again given the cost - it's odd not to see a more aesthetically pleasing & sturdier set of wrapped cables inside". I disagree. I [​IMG] the redundant white zip ties. I [​IMG] redundant part tags: I [​IMG] 2 tags on my 24pin. Every wire needs a tag, by God. Gimme a window so's I can sees 'em all (=

    In our forum's epic post: 'my R2 came shipped in a banged up box', what do we have here? "Little disappointed the internal theater lighting isn't better. The single LED just doesn't do well in the large interior space". Price drop. Even if there was something to see in there, u can't see it apparently. R1 of course gets a pair of theatre lights, three since the mio board lights itself & its surrounds too for us when the door opens. There's much to see inside of the R1 top to bottom; it is an extroverted Alien who craves all the lime-light that the Creator intended for it ... not an introvert who prefers dim lighting. They don't want u to see in there I guess: just stick it under your desk where it belongs, transfix on your 4k resolution & play your video games ... get up, go to work tomorrow & pay off your bill please:

    Of course R1 is Palatial, on both sides of itself. 6 hard drives, room for 1 more in the dvd drive area or suplmntl 400w psu, your choice. We suppose r2's slated for the external 'graphics' 'amplifier'. A Palace. A Presidential Suite vs nice 1 bedroom studio flat. R1 has full swing-open Doors walk-in Closets a full built-in Basement & a Penthouse Rooftop. It's a SkySkraper. A dream come true. The finest product yet made:

    - Majik Kingdom at Disney World -
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    Come Spring-time, when nature called & her hormones changed & her other friend's biological clock tick struck a little soft shall we say, a five year anniversary & time for a rebirth, the Timeless Beauty knows when it's time to seek & find a new mate, a new Beast. The Tigresse from Long Island informs us she has no love affair nor wishes to make one w/an inanimate emotionless feelingless inorganic 3-d object. Ain't nuthin' like the real thing baby. These girl Lunar-51's are a strange breed of new alien who can peel off from their old dry skin & peel off from their old dry men. I said it before, we are emotional creatures here on planet earth, you can't hit all of us w/a great-white shark w/cold dead-black ii's in a world that brims w/the majestik friendly & more-so intelligent dolphins. We contemplate dolphins as a larger meaning in the broader sense. So r2-d2's her real-world bench-mark. How many 'hers' are out there. Suffice it to say, Aliens did not abduct this her's authentic currency; the message appears to be: anyone other than you. Bigger's better. A bird-in-hand's worth two in-the-bush. Her totem's Shame-U.

    La Tigresse, a desire to grace her inner world with gracefulness & prowesse. Her best of both worlds: to harness an Orca. Her pet Killer Whale Shamu is now the Main Attraction at See World in Disney Land:
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    - An Orlando Boom -
    *******************​

    Asus X99 Deluxe is Black & White Airene. SEAL TEAM TRINITY Wins the Battles over Sea Air & Land

    To grace her outer world she's renovated into a proverbial Trump Tower to rival that of the one in the Big Apple & that sky-line she knows & loves:

    - the Empire State Strikes Back -​

    cornucopia - the horn of plenty as utopia in the ha ha hall-of-fame like mother's milk

    December to 'member: Alienware ... learn how to treat a lady right

    We started this all off w/a word about Baltimore - Charm City - a beautiful bay-side life not 50 miles from here Aireneius & the Ravens are the black-birds who in ancient lore carry the message as the 'harboringers' of a bad Omen. She's a self-admitted lurker: the Storm lurked over the horizon. Thunder, lightning both bound to strike: Something Wicked This Way Comes. Gladiator's a movie about scorn & betrayal & having & taking your vengeance in this life or the next one. My scary wall of text was her inspiration; you've no idea how she lavished me w/praise behind all this; not praise that she got her lights back, but praise for the courage my words inspired in her that there is life after death; my bible as it were which she knew virtually as memorized chapter line & verse. She speaks my glossarized Alienware like glossolalia speaks in tongues, drops down & gets her eagle on at the altar of majik mio
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    hey Aliens, look at those diy hands go to work like a self-taught expert. you taught the how-to, not me

    My words lent the courage to say ok to herself to run on out & drop thousands on 'stuff' w/out any assurance other then: trust it & take your Leap of Faith, dive in & do the nestea plunge. Don't read it, save the text, do your swap, prey to mio, & if it doesn't answer your prayers, yes, go read why. Better to read the Word 1st though & scale the wall. The Private Pyles of this world get beat w/a soap pillow & others tremble in fear up there too scared to dive off the plank. She read the psu swap bible too!
    • a Prodigous Reader
    • her kat klaws too long to build the cables
    Here, our movie tie-in: battling it out in the demi-arenas one fight at a time. Fight your way through it, & if ya live you move on & up to the next level & if you're really good you can reach the Colloseumitself where you can enact out & leash out & take your vengeance better than a video game because in the end we play the game of life & we live in the circle of life & *** hath no fury like a woman scorned ... I dare say the Industrial Team missed their mark because they aimed too low & should take my advice to offer a Lavender & Leopardskin w/a matching handbag rather than try to sell a passionless ufo to the feminine market. Draw your own conclusions. The Battle for the Tigresse's tigerskin hand-purse & the authentic currency contained there-in has been won over & she has used it to good & full measure to my mind as her Brute-Force Submission Statement back to ufo-world. Triad may fill a market where R1 owners might be the toughest sell. She's less sci-fi & more fantasy oriented I take it, they've turned their backs on that segment of the market & she turned hers on theirs, today tomorrow next week:

    you're only as good as your last effort in a world where the consumer will judge jury & execute

    "... I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next ..."
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    - In the Airena -

    only in the movie will you find tigger gets his life spared

    cat fight: she drops that cleaver & goes for the ground & pound 1st *rowr*

    The collective 'her' & 'him' for it is a larger world we live in, the statements made live in the realm of possibility for the time being anyway at least in her home & mine & maybe yours too ... you do not need to have or even ever heard of Alienware's Area-51 to find the significance born inside that photo still above. Think yourself right out of the prison of one box & think your way right into another prism of another less stout box. You realized your dream there. In Coliseum we realize ours: the Dream Theatre.

    your still moment in time above Airene, I hope you feel your triumph inside those four majik corners

    Your Lunar-51 with its award winning design, it isn't a house it is a home ... your hardware is now of the latest & greatest your statement is one of authority & in your living environment w/your back-side planted firmly in your position of new found power in the Royal Qween's Throne Room, you discovered there in all of this your well-spring & your fire to rise in a new but always mortal beast ... Joaquin Phoenix, a winged white Stallion now rises in the rekindled fire from the ashes & needless to say my mind always will work over levels some hidden but discoverable, it takes time to discover it all so I had chosen an old-school ballad for your sensory pleasures since the sibling rivalry we have w/R2 calls for revelry when you do it just right & it is for this reason among others needless to say, I like when my things get wet & the Fountain of Youth is as wet as it gets, so for pegAsus to drink from & others the original but-whoop song is:

    - Tonight is what it means to be Young -
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    - this, the artform of your Pegasus & you the person there riding ... your duality belongs to me now -

    songs symbolism real imagined: the goal's to live rent-free in other's minds & memories better for worse
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    well, well, well little Ms Spaniardesse: I've hyped you & yours up pretty good & this is as good as it gets ... there ain't no such thing as foolish men & boys trying to lure me out in the open here. I won't respond to any of yours jabs fellas, she's the one holdin' your throat-slitter, & mine too: so keep your cake-holes shut. Or are you too senseless to try & hit on a lady & her pride & joy. No matter 'cause this one here hits ya right back. She'll man up. Pop! ya in la boca for it & where the sun don't shine. Leave her & her non-gentle pony be ... go join in on some other boring thread ya fool ... don't bring this one down with your stupidty ... & your petty jealousy ... you pet a majestik steed ya dummy & if it don't swat you w/its tail 1st so ya get the picture it'll clip ya with both hind legs & send you flyin' back off to Mars: *** three moons are gonna circle around the War Planet: Deimos, Phobos, & you *** @theFakeMars

    Mrs Money & Mr Monet proudly announce the birth of their Majikal Mythikal Kreation

    Vanilla Sky's Carte Blanche gentlemen so cigars for everyone! 1/2 my DNA!

    - the Moon Child -

    - Doom's Day Has Arrived -

    I looked, & behold: a White Horse. She who sat on It ... rode out as a Conqueror bent on Conquest {6:2}

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    - In the Airena of Dream Land -
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    Airene Cass-Olé & Alienware have brought a Masterpiece Together

    Her Birth Cry is the Roar in Coliseum & delicate pillowy-soft purrrrs of a kitten

    It is the Ecstasy of a Symphony of Destruction.

    *************************

    - Thulsa's Doomsday Machine Has Arrived -

    ... the Moon was In Gemini [​IMG] I've Sired Twins ...

    Airene? What is Best in Life?

    To Crush Your Enemies! See them Driven Before You!! And to Hear the Lamentation of their Women!!!

    We are Inside & Outside the Airena of the Garden of Good & Evil

    She has Mastered the Mystery in the Riddle of Steel

    You want Mythikal? Want Epic?

    That's Medusa Riding the Back of Pegasus

    - They've Come for All of Your Heads -

    the Art of War a Work of Art.

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    Both Baby Girls are the Alienware Club's:

    - Mona Lisas -

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    ponder over the meaning of their clever knowing smiles ... that's all you're s'posed to do

    look ... but never ever touch the Masterpiece ...

    don't trade paint w/the little lady out there ... are we clear?

    She is the Beauty ... & Her's is the Second Coming

    She is a perfect Angel.

    ******************

    - Pater Familias -

    Ponder over my unenigmatic smile somewhere else or I will turn into the *** Beast of Revelation

    I am the 1st Angel.

    She possess & has blown Gabriel's Horn. The 1st Horse of the Apocalypse has arrived.

    The Lady of Babylon.

    I Ride the Third Horse. And I Ride theDragon.

    Welcome to Armageddon. Welcome to Original Sin.

    - Prepare for the Afterlife ... Read the Word... Hang by the Judas Tree -

    *******************

    - this broadcast is brought to you Live from the Land of Dreams -

    can your Area-51 do all this? can you type up a space ship story for us to read please? we read here. post your Sci-Fiction story & troubles elsewhere.she gotcha by the balls: don't sing us your falsetto.

    if you don't even have them 'cause now you're a eunuch & you try to run your cake-hole anyway here? to me, you would not meet the minimum requirements for anyone to call you a man not a boy not a dog just a slithery spineless snail [​IMG]

    she's a kittykat if you hadn't noticed & from Long Island ya fool so we already know she'll scratch ya up w/her snails. 'she' gets under your skin - duh - don't mean ya gotta wind up bein' one a her finger-snails

    they s'posed to be as white & pretty as her White Stallion & stay that way
    what she did here is pure
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    My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius
    commander of the Armies of the North
    General of the Felix Legions & loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius
    Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife
    And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next

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    -What We Do in Life Echoes in Eternity-
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    ... clever girl ...
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    Who am I? I have sooooo many names
    I Am He ...
    the Bornless One ... the Fallen Angel Watching You
    My still moment in time is the look on Al Pacino's face
    when he sticks his finger into the Holy Water​

    I am the Devil's Advocate.
    We are Atlanteans. You are Vagabonds.
    We are Phobos. Moon of the War Planet Mars.
    Rewitness the Rebirth of Our Majikal Mythikal Mystique.​

    I shot the 1st Warning shot across the prow of the Triad
    Airene shot the 2nd salvo right in its rear​

    a Man brought his Beauty ...
    a Woman brought her Beast ...
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    - Veni Vidi Vici -​

    Flying Horses. Field Generals. Roman Numerals: Evolve
    Game Victorious. Name Victorious.
    the Area-51 HEX R1.5
    hexual healing
    the E-spot

    ♂♀

    an Organic Experience​


    You're welcome Airene
    Your friend,
    Stefan
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    - Thulsa Doom's Day Has Arrived: Climax the Wall -
    - 12.31.14 -

    Link to their Seqwel: Pegasus Part 2
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    Posted by airene Dec 27 2014 5:05 PM

    Just read your post in its entirety, my mind is blown. You sure found my post qwik! I would have shared more pics but the forums told me I posted too many at once. Wish I had taken more along the way, but I was too anxious to finish it to stop and smell the roses.
    These made my day:
    • "Unbelievable dear. Hard work on the level of a 'male-hormone'-sweater vs an estrogen outbreak from what I saw up there from two scared boys: one who doesn't like to read & one who's 'fraid to break a nail, silky-boys outdone by a girl"
    • "Lightbulbs airene: these days we use led's & yours work & are changeable. Documented. You & yours are inducted into the AlienwareClub Forum's Hall-of-Fame ... & them two up there? Over at Arena? You have 'nailed' them up here & there on the Wall-of-Shame. You painted lipstick on the both of 'em."
    • "airene possess a sharp sharp mind....sharp as nails" (oooh dear that fingernails photo made its way to the internets)
    • "you scoff at the Mystery of the Word yet she slept wmy bible under her pillow every night" (Should have seen me at the library printing out all those pages, the lady at the front desk looked at me funny. I don't own a printer lol how sad.)
    • "the strong survive & get to live to see the Light. The AlienFx light." (Let there be light!)
    • "CatFight: My Girl vs Your Salesgirl"
    • "xtra special since she seems to wear her own majikal phallus as a eunuch-horn. indeed" (You are hysterical!)
    • "a beastly little beauty which can impale a man in the u-know-what. impressive. icing on her cake"
    • "where my Lunar-51 is named Lolita & for a reason ... you Long Island girls is somethin' else: aint'cha"
    • "Forget Everything You Know. {they wasn't kiddin' neither}" Ahahaha.
    I had to go read the "Really Bummed Alienware Discontinued the Aurora" thread after this. LOL.
    Edit - rewatched My Cousin Vinny, been a looong time since I've seen it.
    And you had me on the floor laughing with your picture references.
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    lmao
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    /virtual high-five
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    D'aww. Me and you, you and me? :) /blows a kiss​

    "When people show more love for their Alienfriend then even the Creator ... we do what we must to ensure that the love of the love affair never ceases to be ... evolution, not devolution. When hardware can trump what the Creator brings to the table ... allow mine to sprout wings instead, enter a world of sustained & sustainable allure where the feelingless aliens are simply not allowed to go ..."
    Well said! A talented writer as well, you are.

    I was certainly nervous to do this as anyone handling $5000+ worth of tech would be. I was aware of the risk of it not working out at all, but that didn't stop me. Armed with everything I've learned in the past year (went from zero pc building know-how to quite a lot) and based on the success of those few out there with Asus boards, I had a good feeling from the beginning that everything was going to be just fine! And it was, in the end.
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    Posted by airene Dec 28 2014 7:21 PM

    To Cass-Olé
    • "Majikal MythicalFlying Horse vs a dead robotish inorganic flying saucer shipped in a banged up box" (I read about the bad packaging on the new A51 - yikes. mine did not come like that back in 2009.)
    • "don't forget she comes w/a majikal horn there too Aireneius ... if 'it' tries to fly away on ya, over-clock the Haswell-E & go chase it away"
    • "Aireneius Aelius Maximus Decimus Meridius & her now legenday non-Mythikal Mod-51 Pegasus
    • & your tongue ain't twisted? She lookin' for another reason to break a nail so she'll twist it for you w/her lovely bare hands & say looky @ what I got. I already know you & yours can handle yourself dear, so ..."
    • "she ain't no waitress she's the Gladiatresse & her Femme Fatale's but-whoop theme song is: Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young"
    • " Leave her & her non-gentle pony be ... Gojoin in on some other boring thread ya fool ..." (You've made my humble little thread about as non-boring as it can get)
    ... You're killing me here, I love it! How do you come up with all this?!
    • "anychance you're latino also Airene? we'll think you as 'the Spaniard-esse' anyway *wink*"
    I am not, sorry to disappoint. Don't look like much of a proper geek either, no one would guess.
    • "well, well, well little Ms Spaniard-esse: I've hyped you & yours up pretty good & this is as good as it gets ....."
    You give me way too much credit, really. But you've made my week too.It was crazy in the most wonderful way. Thanks for your absolutely epic post, I haven't laughed that much in a long time!!!
    Edit - had to rewatch Gladiator too. These movies have become twice as enjoyable since I've read your epic. I cried again at the end.
    ~ What We Do in Life Echoes in Eternity ~
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    • "She's a self-admitted lurker: the Storm lurked over the horizon. Thunder, lightning both bound to strike: Something Wicked This Way Comes. Gladiator's a movie about scorn & betrayal & having & taking your vengeance in this life or the next one."
    • "a five year anniversary & time for a rebirth, the Timeless Beauty knows when it's time to seek & find a new mate, a new Beast."
    • "trust it & take your Leap of Faith, dive in & do the nestea plunge. You have toread the Word 1st though & scale the wall."
    Brilliant.
    Your wonderful walls of text will be forever in my heart.
    • "did we start us a fire Airene? yes. the fire rises ..."
    Good times, I won't ever forget! ~
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can't be said enough. Count me as your biggest fan.
    • "I painted this dreamscape world for my friend: all of it. Top to bottom, side to side in & out, all four dimensions all of it just for you"
    • "She din't just buy some cables from some guy, I set out & feel I've given her an unforgettable swap experience, once in an afterlife-time let's hope"
    Every day this thread makes me smile. Why all this for me?! [​IMG]
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    Kat power !
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    Purple power !!
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    Majestik steed
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    One of my favorite paintings ... Lady Godiva
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    Couldn't resist ;)
    Ty for Climaxing the Wall with us
    Airene & Cass
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    Link below to our St. Valentine's Chapter 2 Seqwel

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    Beauty Tames the Beast

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    More 51 R1 X99 Z170 Swaps, 2016​
    * Area-51 R1 5820k - Motherboard Swap Project
    * Area-51 R1 Skylake upgrade – Operation code name 'Snow white'
    * Area-51 R1 Skylake Motherboard + EVGA 1600 P2 Power Supply Swap
    * Area-51 R1 6950x 10-Core, Asus Rampage, EVGA 1200watt Swap
    MY 51 R1 Motherboard + Power Supply Swap How-To
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    * The ALX-Files: On a Practical Approach to the Area 51 R1 Aurora Power Supply Swap EVGA 1600 T2 P2 G2 Corsair ax1500i ax1200i XFX Seasonic 1250 Hale90 1200 & Other PSU Models

    * The ALX-Files: Area 51 R1 Motherboard Swap Asus 4770k USB3.0 + Command Center 2.08.11 = Proud new Poppa
     
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  2. Thurkar

    Thurkar Notebook Guru

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    Hello all !

    Like sjgore I am thinking about buying the Area 51.

    I just received my Alienware 17 and even though I hoped very much that I would love it, the overheating, the throttling and the speakers quality just makes me think "What did I spend 3k Euro on ?". It still looks beautiful though ^^.

    Anyway I sat down and thought about it and wondered why not give a desktop a go. I took a look at Alienware's website, and I'd like to have your opinions on some choices :

    Do I buy the Dell S2340L screen with it or do I shop for one myself ?

    Do I take SLI 980 or the Titan X and add another TX down the road ?

    Other than that i'm getting 16gb RAM and the i7-5820K .

    I am in the same position as SJ's, I would rather rely on a 4 year warranty because don't have the time for the troubleshooting etc...

    Anyway would love to hear what you guys think !
     
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    my input: Donovan and I shared a half a dozen private messages over which brand of Titans to buy in order to run SLI with a degree of certainty; he settled on a strict nvida.com purchase & they majik'd for him.
    Alienware Area 51 R2 (Late 2014) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X in SLI
    It was well known on AlienClub / Arena that 3rd-party aftermarket cards refused to work as twins so chances are a 'Titan down the road' might have to be from nVidia itself or from Dell Sales & no one else.
     
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    Thanks for that info ! I am reconsidering my choice actually I may have been to harsh with the poor laptop, but thanks !
     
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    I ordered mine yesterday! :)

    Took me ages to decide between 3x 970 SLI, 2x 980 SLI, or a single Titan X. Did a ton of researching via Google, and in the end went for a single Titan X (even though the other combinations beat it in benchmarks) with a view to adding a second a bit later on. It was the 12GB VRAM that clinched it, as I didn't realise that 12GB from 3x 4GB 970 SLI is just 4GB replicated three times. DirectX 12 is supposed to change this, but still, developers will be able to choose the implementation. I felt this was the most future-proof option for high frame-rate 4k gaming.

    Also went for i7-5930k and 16GB.
     
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    Congrats ! Enjoy your new rig !
    Personally I realised that I was just shocked at the difference in power when you compare the A17 and the Area 51 for the same price, and that was what made me rethink my need of "mobility". But oh well, laptop buyers know from the start that if they could get a Desktop, they would have. Hope you receive it fast and in perfect condition !
     
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    Has anyone gotten ram to work @ 2666mhz or even 2800mhz with the A03 BIOS or is it still limited?
     
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    Heads-up: the Fury X is coming to the Area 51 R2 as a configuration option soon. As well, Dell is now selling the R9 Nano from Visiontek and a reference Dell GTX 980.
    The GTX TITAN X (standalone) from Dell received a price jump in the past few months (at least in the US, from $1000 to $1200). Remember to use price-match if you have to buy from Dell to lower the costs of buying a new GPU.
     
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    Do you know if two Fury X's will be a configuration option as well? Don't know if they would use all three fan slots with 120mm radiators lol
     
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