Alienware has relaunched its acclaimed Area-51 ALX desktop with a few tweaks in spec, making the high-performance machine even higher.

Long held as the standard for elite, ultra-high performance computers, the new ALX pushes the boundaries of what the industry as to offer once again, being the the first and only desktop to offer the 3.2GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 overclocked to an unimaginable 4.0GHz.

Alienware’s expert engineers have pushed the QX9770 to its maximum stable output for an intense gaming experience.

Every new Area-51 ALX comes standard with Alienware ALX High-Performance Liquid Cooling.

Powering the Area-51 ALX desktop's graphics, users have their choice between NVIDIA Quad SLI featuring dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 cards or an ATI CrossFireX configuration with dual ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 cards.

Rounding out the system's performance is up to 4GB of Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz memory.

"The performance packed into the Area-51 ALX desktop is flat-out unheard-of", said Brian Joyce, senior vice president at Alienware. "Alienware has always been committed to building only the fastest, most powerful systems available, and that's exactly what we've done with the new ALX".

The Alienware Area-51 ALX is available for £3251. Just pocket change then...