Alienware X51

While the console fanboys leave their gaming fates up to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, the PC gamer says “funk that noise!” or some other cheesy pseudo-swear. See, tomorrow’s console’s specs are available today with a beast like the Alienware X51 ($699). Popping with graphics power, this digital demon delivers crazy-crisp graphics on the monitor of your choice. With a 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 5552 graphics card and a speedy Intel Core i7-2600 processor, you’re assured of chewing through any game any developer can throw at you. And just like your randy ex-lady, the X51 works well on its side or standing upright. Game on.

Dell Alienware Aurora Gaming Rig

At first glance, you will undoubtedly flash to that intense scene in Alien when Sigourney Weaver sees the head of the alien beast blended into the spaceship’s interior as she trembles with terror and tries desperately to get into her protective space suit. At least that’s what I saw when I first looked at the new Dell Alienware Aurora (priced at $2,200).  But you’re talkin’ to a girl who’s obsessed with horror and gore. Don’t even ask me what I see in a Rorschach Test. Beneath the dark as night veneer finish and design lines that seem to form a devilish grin, you will find Intel’s six-core, 3000 series Core i7 CPU, an X79 Express chipset and quad-channel DDR3 memory. These features are protected by Dell’s advanced liquid cooling and venting technologies. With GDDR5 memory-laced graphics cards, this menacing gaming rig supports both multi-display and 3D configurations. Stay tuned for more details, if you dare.