Well...I Guess I have no more say for no one here has bougten a SS PC... As for going right from the manufacture, We are doing well as we have to get 100 Motherboards a month! I hate ATi Cards so no, the rating was from Newegg which Is a great website! I think anyone who builds computers and have enough Knowledge can equal Alienware easily, a little friend at 13 years old knows much about computers, and can even teach me stuff and he is running a XP 1600 at a overclocked 1900 and had it running at 2000 but knocked it down to 1900 to be safe and has been running fine for 1 year!
And Ecniv, it's people like you that make our group of PC Experts sick! (PC Programmer, Hardware Specialist, CEO, Co-President...) How can someone with so much knowledge think Alienware is all that? You could build the same thing that they have, but because they are known you go with them!
Ex: I buy commericals for TV and Radio, put up billboards BOOM! Everyone says SS is great and those small ones suck! Well...interesting wouldn't you think? You see it on TV and stuff and go wow, those guys rock!
Think about that!