Any ATX board should fit that case (presuming you are upgrading the CPU as well). What you circled is a chipset/VRM cooler, a part of the board.
Thanks for the reply! I appreciate it!
yes i do what to upgrade the CPU as well, probably to a Intel CPU Core i7 3930K. Ive heard some good things about them.
so changing the motherboard i should have no problems with the lighting the alienware has? i assume its just like any lighting any other case has.
also the chipset/VRM cooler, is that something else i need to purchase for the new motherboard? because that doesnt seem to be on any other motherboards ive seen.