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Dell Alienware Area 51 ALX i7 Gaming Motherboard J560M

A friend of mine baught a Alienware computer for $3000 (Yes I know... dont have to explain on how its not worth it) and wanted to know if this mobo he got with it is any good.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Alienware-A...-/180606789683

It looks pretty wierd (only has 3 DIMM slots and other wierd features) and is worth quite a bit..

EDIT: He also wanted to know if it supports XFire if anyone knows

Thanks for input!
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post #2 of 16
Seems like a good board and Should support crossfire. That is one ugly motherboard
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that looks like an XFX board, it should support crossfire because alienware puts dual cards in their rigs.

the reason for the three slots is because x58 is tripple channel.
post #4 of 16
well the 3 dimms are for triple channel memory that comes with the X58 chipset, im not an intel guy but iirc X58 supports both SLI and Crossfire

all in all it looks like an ok mobo, nothing really stands out. Tri-SLI support so thats a plus. and heatsinks galore
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I knew about the triple channel, but normally boards have 6+ slots. So can he overclock good with that board or should he swap it out for something different like EVGA? (He has an i7, not sure what model)
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The alx has an 980x or 965 i think.
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Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R View Post
I knew about the triple channel, but normally boards have 6+ slots. So can he overclock good with that board or should he swap it out for something different like EVGA? (He has an i7, not sure what model)

Only one way to find out

Tell him to shoot for 4ghz. If he makes it be happy and call it a day.
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The alx has an 980x or 965 i think.
The ALX? whats that?? I think his was at 3.3ghz OCed
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The ALX? whats that?? I think his was at 3.3ghz OCed
the name of the alienware pc that you posted XD

Alienware Area 51 ALX
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O he only has 4 cores, so def not the 980x.
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