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Alienware - Area-51 R5 Gaming Desktop - Intel Core i7-8700  - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti - 2TB Hard Drive + 256GB SSD - Epic Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't think twice, just do it.

    Posted
    TimexG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Yes. Have had mine for quite some time now, so I can put a full review. The tower is hefty, large and heavy, so take that into account with your desk setup. Inside, you'll find the 7800x paired with an alienware liquid cooler, a gtx 1080ti, and everything is cleanly wired with a professional tuck job. Like seriously, its a very solid, very clean build. Dell/Alienware put a lot of work into these. The side panels are easy to remove, one side is storage access, the other all the other goods. TONS of room for any kind of expansion you could want. Fans can be noisy in performance mode, but stays cool and has good ventilation(There's a lot of open space inside due to the way everything is arranged, its neat). The RGB is nice, but needs more zones imo but you can always customize it later on. I'm using 3rd party mouse, keyboard, and headset but all devices can be synced up pretty well with the RGB for a good look. It even has a button with an LED light on the rear panels so you can see to access all your rear ports. The angled back also makes hooking and unhooking things easier in cramped spaces. Tons of USB, display port, HDMI. its got it all. It runs 4k max settings NO problem. The FPS it can sustain in 4k honestly surprised me by a good bit.. I use mine for streaming/content creation and it works amazing as a single pc setup. Great for editing or gaming. I have had no issues, and no complaints, other than having to walk away from it at times to go "adult". Its a beast. If you want a high end prebuilt, this is the way to go.. Its also backed by Dell and their top notch customer service. All in all, I was looking for a single pc streaming/video production/gaming rig, and it has more than met all of my needs. I'd say this is honestly one of, if not THE, best PCs you can buy in a store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Dont bother.

    Posted
    IanM

    I've had this computer for around two weeks now and its given me nothing but problems. The two stars is because I refuse to give something so expensive one star... but it deserves a one star. First, Ill start off with the fact that the Hard-drive wasnt attached on the inside of the case and not connected. Tried to figure it out myself and ended up contacting support via-email where i spent 3 days playing email tag before i figured the problem out my self. Secondly Idk if there is something wrong with the net-card in this thing or not but when I put my Ethernet into my old computer my connection is good but when I put it in the Area 51 it craps out. For example on my old rig I would pull 400DL but in the Area 51 with the same cord i only get 30DL.. Amazing. Lastly I cant play a single game with this thing without losing frames on any setting. Now before you ask I did make sure the games didnt cap out at 60fps and I even made sure no programs ran in the background. A good example is my old computer can play a game like Fortnite on the lowest settings and consistently get over 200fps with multiple windows open on my other screens. The Area-51 at the same settings gets 60-120 FPS and drops below frequently. My other comp was about $1000 dollars cheaper and is nearly 4 years old. Dont waste your money on this thing. Please.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      IanM,

      Thank you for your detailed review. We are sorry that your Alienware Area 51 Desktop is not living up to your expectations. Our product specialists are currently looking into the issues that you described and they are attempting to recreate the issues so that a solution can be proposed.

      If our team is able to identify possible solutions for you we will update our response to this review.

      If you'd like to reach out to our Alienware Team via Email you can reach them at - awsocialmedia@dell.com. Please use your username from this review as the subject line for your Email.

      If you have additional questions about your computer you can always check our Product Support Page here - https://dell.to/2LAmGnc.

      We hope that you do not continue to experience the issues that you've described in the future.

      *Response Update* Our product specialists identified that the default Frame Rate Limit settings for Fortnite are 60 FPS. You are able to disable this FPS setting within the game and once this setting has been changed you should be able to run the game at roughly 180 - 200 FPS. We hope that this helps you enjoy your gaming experience more.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-254-3692 Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT GAMIMG PC

    Posted
    VOODOOWARRIOR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I LOVE MY ALIENWARE AREA 51 PC ITS SUPER FAST AND LOOKS GREAT CAN HANDLE HEAVY TASKS WITH EASE CAN HANDLE MULTITASKS WITH NO ISSUES AT ALL All around a great pc the best ive owned so far ive had 4 gamer pcs by hp and so far this dell is by far the best

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great graphics & power

    Posted
    LynCarole
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    my mother bought this for my 16yr old son for his birthday - he loves it. Says it has taken his gaming to a new level. However, if he could change anything - it would be the size - at 60lbs and the shape make it nearly impossible for him to attend any of his friends LAN parties.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nope

    Posted
    Paul

    Worked about 5 days then just started to Shut down ,dell technical support is horrible ,good thing it wasn’t 30 days after the purchase so I could return it,no more Alienware for me

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Beast

    Posted
    JubeiYagyu
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I've had mine for about 6 months now and all I can say is WOW I can run tons on games on ultra with 60+ fps this jewel is just a beast. My only worry is that graphic card can get a bit hot but I'm told it's normal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pc

    Posted
    Anthony
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    When I switched to an Alienware PC , after years with Apple MacBooks and iMacs , I realized that Windows is defiantly better. You can upgrade the graphics cards , ram , storage easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    Gumby
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This computer is everything I wanted for gaming and my IT studies. The staff at Best Buy spent a lot of time making sure I had what I need and even better did not buy what I don’t need. Highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    H

    Posted
    Humamzi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I really like this Alienware - Area-51 R5 Desktop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - 2TB Hard Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive - Epic Silver

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    MorganT
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I love this desktop computer. I really like online gaming and this a great computer for that. No complaints. I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEAST!

    Posted
    KyleL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This computer is absolutely amazing! It handles no matter what I throw at it with no bogging down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    Posted
    RyanLe

    I’m so happy with my R5 . Perfect for gaming i never have before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    definitely top of the line

    Posted
    Abbs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Definitely top of the line. Very fast, no issues to report.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    HpCartrige
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Best computer I have ever had. Fast and cool looking

    I would recommend this to a friend