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Alienware versus Predator: top spec gaming desktop PCs go head-to-head - Tech Digest
It's time to put two maxed-out gaming PCs to the test -- the best Alienware versus the best Acer. Here's a raw specs comparison for a top-of-the-range Alienware ALX X-58 and Predator Crusader II. Which one will cut it as the ultimate gaming PC? Alienware ALX X-58Predator Conquerer II Processor:Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme 3.86GHz 8MB CacheIntel Core i7-965 3.2GHz 8MB Cache Graphics:Dual 1792MB NIVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 with Optional Ageia PhysX Physics Processing Unit2* Nvidia® GeForce® 2* GTX 285 + Nvidia® nForce® 780i SLI (3 way SLI) 2* 896MB VRAM Audio:7.1-channel audio + Sound Blaster X-Fi High Definition Surround Sound AudioHigh Definition (7.1) channel audio support + Dolby Home Theatre audio enhancement + Creative EAX 4.0 support Memory:12GB Triple Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz12GB DDR2 1066MHz SDRAM Storage:2x256GB SSD + 1.0 TB SATA 3Gb/s 7200 RPM2* 1TB SATA Hard Disk Drives & 1* 150GB WD Raptor® Drives Optical drives:4x Dual Layer Blu-ray BurnerBD Burner + SuperMulti burner Other connections:8xUSB 2.0, 2xFireWire, 1xESATA, 2xheadphones, 2xmicrophone, 1xEthernet9xUSB 2.0, 1xFireWire, S/PDIF, 2xEthernet, 18-in-1 memory card reader, 1xline out, 1xmicrophone Cooling:AlienIce™ 3.0 high-performance coolingLiquid Cooling on the CPU Other:Customisable lighting, acoustic dampening, Killer Xeno Pro networking card, Alienware TactX Headset Guide price:£5,353.25£3,999.99