Alienware Area 51 7500 rebuild - some questions


New Member
Feb 25, 2016
Hey all,

Just received this PC from a friend of mine who thought buying a Lenovo "gaming" PC was a better option than rebuilding this sexy case.

Anyway... heres what im looking at:

ASUS M5A99FX Pro Mobo
G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb DDR3 2133 (O.C.)

The PC already has two HDD that i can use, as well as an Nvidia Geforce GTX760 graphics card. But this 680i SLI board it has now... the 4gb ram chips... its just too old for today.

First question - for $320, are these three products a solid choice?

Second question - concerning the Alienware LEDs... if I upgrade to a new board, will it have the headers to plug the LEDs into? Or should I prepare myself to leave that awesome blue hue...?

Thanks all!