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Dell Alienware Area-51 R5 Desktop Setup Guide PDF

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Summary of Content for Dell Alienware Area-51 R5 Desktop Setup Guide PDF

Alienware Area-51 R5 Setup and Specifications

Regulatory Model: D03X Regulatory Type: D03X002

Notes, cautions, and warnings

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1 Set up your computer.............................................................................................................................4

2 Views......................................................................................................................................................6 Front......................................................................................................................................................................................6 Back.......................................................................................................................................................................................7 Back panel.............................................................................................................................................................................8

3 Specifications....................................................................................................................................... 10 Computer model.................................................................................................................................................................10 Dimensions and weight...................................................................................................................................................... 10 System information............................................................................................................................................................. 10 Memory............................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Ports and connectors.......................................................................................................................................................... 10 Communications.................................................................................................................................................................. 11

Wireless module............................................................................................................................................................. 11 Audio....................................................................................................................................................................................11 Video....................................................................................................................................................................................11 Storage................................................................................................................................................................................ 12 Power ratings...................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Computer environment.......................................................................................................................................................12

4 PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix................................................................................... 14

5 Getting help and contacting Alienware............................................................................................. 15

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Set up your computer 1. Connect the keyboard and mouse.

2. Connect the network cable optional.

3. Connect the display.

NOTE: The DisplayPort on the back panel of your computer is covered. Connect the display to the discrete graphics card of your computer.

NOTE: If you have one graphics card, PCI-Express (graphics) slot 1 will be the primary graphics card. If you have two or three graphics card, PCI-Express (graphics) slot 4 will be the primary graphics card. If you have four graphics card, PCI-Express (graphics) slot 3 will be the primary graphics card.

4. Connect the power cable.

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5. Press the power button.

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Views

Front

1. Power button (Alienhead)

Press to turn on the computer if it is turned off, in sleep state, or in hibernate state.

Press to put the computer in sleep state if it is turned on.

Press and hold for 4 seconds to force shut-down the computer. NOTE: You can customize the power-button behavior in Power Options.

2. USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with PowerShare (2)

Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers.

Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. PowerShare enables you to charge your USB devices even when your computer is turned off.

NOTE: If your computer is turned off or in hibernate state, you must connect the power adapter to charge your devices using the PowerShare port. You must enable this feature in the BIOS setup program.

NOTE: Certain USB devices may not charge when the computer is turned off or in sleep state. In such cases, turn on the computer to charge the device.

3. USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (2)

Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. 4. Microphone port

Connect an external microphone to provide sound input. 5. Headphone port

Connect a headphone or speakers.

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Back

1. Rear I/O accessibility lighting button

Press to illuminate the back panel ports. 2. Regulatory label

Contains regulatory information of your computer. 3. Back panel

Connect USB, audio, video, and other devices. 4. Power cable connector

Connect a power cable to provide power to your computer. 5. Power-supply diagnostics button

Press to check the powersupply state. 6. Power-supply diagnostics light

Indicates the power-supply state. 7. PCI-Express (graphics) slot 7

Connect a PCI-Express X16 card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer. 8. PCI-Express slot 6

Connect a PCI-Express X4 card such as audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer. 9. PCI-Express (graphics) slot 5

Connect a PCI-Express X16 card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer. 10. PCI-Express (graphics) slot 4

Connect a PCI-Express X16 card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer. 11. PCI-Express (graphics) slot 3

Connect a PCI-Express X16 card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer. 12. PCI-Express (graphics) slot 1

Connect a PCI-Express X16 card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer.

NOTE: Dell offers three graphics configuration but your computer supports four graphics configuration. You can purchase the fourth graphics card separately and upgrade later. For more information, see Video.

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NOTE: For more details on installing the PCI-Express graphics card, see PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix.

13. Service Tag label

The Service Tag is a unique alphanumeric identifier that enables Dell service technicians to identify the hardware components in your computer and access warranty information.

14. Security-cable slot (for Kensington locks)

Connect a security cable to prevent unauthorized movement of your computer. 15. Security-cable slot latch

Release to allow opening the side panel.

Back panel

1. USB 3.1 Gen 2 port

Connect peripherals such as storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps. 2. Hard-drive activity light

Turns on when the computer reads from or writes to the hard drive. 3. USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) port with PowerShare

Connect peripherals such as storage devices and printers.

Provides data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps. Supports Power Delivery that enables two-way power supply between devices. Provides up to 15 W power output that enables faster charging of peripheral devices.

PowerShare enables you to charge your USB devices even when your computer is turned off.

NOTE: The Type-C port only provides the USB data function, and no alternate video or Thunderbolt mode features are supported.

4. USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (6)

Connect peripherals such as storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. 5. Rear L/R surround port

Connect audio-output devices such as speakers and amplifiers. In a 5.1 speaker channel setup, connect the rear-left and rear- right speakers.

6. Side L/R surround port

Connect the side-left and side-right speakers or surround sound speakers. 7. Optical S/PDIF port

Connect an amplifier, speakers, or a TV for digital audio output through an optical cable.

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8. Line-out port

Connect speakers. 9. Line-in port

Connect recording or playback devices such as a microphone or CD player. 10. Center/subwoofer port

Connect the subwoofer. 11. Network ports (2)

Connect an Ethernet (RJ45) cable from a router or a broadband modem for network or internet access. 12. USB 2.0 ports (2)

Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps.

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Specifications

Computer model Alienware Area-51 R5

Dimensions and weight Table 1. Dimensions and weight

Height 569.25 mm (22.41 in)

Width 638.96 mm (25.15 in)

Depth 272.71 mm (10.73 in)

Weight (maximum) 28 kg (61.73 lbs)

NOTE: The weight of your computer varies depending on the configuration ordered and the manufacturing variability.

System information Table 2. System information

Processor Intel Core X-series i7/i9

Chipset Intel X299 PCH

Memory Table 3. Memory specifications

Slots Four internally-accessible DDR4 DIMM sockets

Type DDR4

Speed 2666 MHz up to 3200 MHz (XMP memory)

Configurations supported

Per memory module slot 16 GB

Total memory 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB

Ports and connectors Table 4. External ports and connectors

External

Network Two RJ-45 ports

USB Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports One USB 3.1 Gen 2 port Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports with PowerShare One USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) port with PowerShare Six USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports Two USB 2.0 ports

Audio/Video Four audio output/headphone ports

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External

One audio input/microphone port One optical S/PDIF port

Table 5. Internal ports and connectors

Internal

M2 One M.2 card slot for WLAN and Bluetooth One M.2 card slot for 2280 solid-state drive

Storage Four SATA ports

Communications Table 6. Supported communications

Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controller integrated on system board

Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11ac Bluetooth 4.1

Wireless module

Table 7. Wireless module specifications

Transfer rate Up to 867 Mbps

Frequency bands supported Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz

Encryption 64-bit and 128-bit WEP TKIP AES-CCMP

Audio Table 8. Audio specifications

Controller Realtek ALC3861

Type Integrated 7.1 channel High Definition Audio with S/PDIF support

Video Table 9. Video specifications

Type Up to four PCI-Express, single/double-width, full length graphics card

Controller Single AMD Single NVIDIA Dual/Triple/Quad AMD (CrossFire)

NOTE: If your configuring your computer for four card configuration, use AMD RX570X or AMD RX580X.

Dual NVIDIA (SLI)

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NOTE: The graphics configuration of your desktop varies depending on the power supply and graphics card configuration ordered.

NOTE: Install either NVIDIA or AMD graphics card, when using with dual and triple graphics configurations.

NOTE: For more details on installing the PCI-Express graphics card, see PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix.

Storage Table 10. Storage specifications

Internally accessible Three 3.5-inch drive bays for SATA hard drives Two 2.5-inch drive bays for SATA solid-state drives or U.2

solid-state drives Max up to total five hard drives supported

Power ratings Table 11. Power ratings

Type 850W 1500 W 1500 W

Input voltage 100 VAC-240 VAC 100 VAC-240 VAC 200 VAC-240 VAC

Input frequency 50 Hz-60 Hz 50 Hz-60 Hz 50 Hz-60 Hz

Input current (maximum) 10 A 16 A 10 A

Output current +3.3 V/20 A, +5 V/20 A, +12 VA/32 A, +12 VB/48 A, +12 VD/16 A, -12 V/0.5 A, +5

Vaux/4 A

+3.3 V/20 A, +5 V/25 A, +12 VA/32 A, +12 VB/48 A, +12 VC/48 A, +12 VD/16 A, -12 V/0.5 A, +5 Vaux/4 A

Rated output voltage +3.3 V, +5 V, +12 VA, +12 VB, +12 VD, -12 V, +5 Vaux

+3.3 V, +5 V, +12 VA, +12 VB, +12 VC, +12 VD, -12 V, +5 Vaux

Temperature range

Operating 5C to 50C (41F to 122F)

Storage -40C to 70C (-40F to 158F)

Computer environment Airborne contaminant level: G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

Table 12. Computer environment

Operating Storage

Temperature range 5C to 35C (41F to 95F) 40C to 65C (40F to 149F)

Relative humidity (maximum) 10% to 90% (non-condensing) 0% to 95% (non-condensing)

Vibration (maximum)* 0.26 GRMS 1.37 GRMS

Shock (maximum) 40 G for 2 ms with a change in velocity of 20 in/s (51 cm/s)

105 G for 2 ms with a change in velocity of 52.5 in/s (133 cm/s)

Altitude (maximum) 15.24 m to 3048 m 15.24 m to 10,668 m

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Operating Storage

(50 ft to 10,000 ft) (50 ft to 35,000 ft)

* Measured using a random vibration spectrum that simulates user environment.

Measured using a 2 ms half-sine pulse when the hard drive is in use.

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PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix 850 W power-supply unit

Table 13. PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix

Single graphics Dual graphics Triple graphics Quad graphics

Slot installation Slot 1 Slot 1 and Slot 4

Not supported Not supportedPower connector label PCIE1 PCIE1 and PCIE3

Primary output Slot 1 Slot 4

1500 W power-supply unit

NOTE: Dell offers three graphics configuration but your computer supports four graphics configuration. You can purchase the fourth graphics card separately and upgrade later. For more information, see Video.

Table 14. PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix

Single graphics Dual graphics Triple graphics Quad graphics

Slot installation Slot 1 Slot 1 and Slot 4 Slot 1, Slot 4 and Slot 7 Slot 1, Slot 3, Slot 5 and Slot 7

Power connector label VGA1 VGA1 and VGA2 VGA1 and VGA2 and VGA3

VGA1 and VGA2 and VGA3 and VGA4

Primary output Slot 1 Slot 4 Slot 4 Slot 3

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Getting help and contacting Alienware

Self-help resources You can get information and help on Alienware products and services using these online self-help resources:

Table 15. Alienware products and online self-help resources

Information about Alienware products and services www.alienware.com

Dell Help & Support app

Tips

Contact Support In Windows search, type Help and Support, and press Enter.

Online help for operating system www.dell.com/support/windows

www.dell.com/support/linux

Troubleshooting information, user manuals, setup instructions, product specifications, technical help blogs, drivers, software updates, and so on

www.alienware.com/gamingservices

Videos providing step-by-step instructions to service your computer

www.youtube.com/alienwareservices

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