well i sell some.. and I can prove that the PC completely owns those brand name ones in every which way possible...
no auctions are up now.. but look here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESO%3AIT&rd=1
or I'll just quote what I said..
Lets take the three highest priced PCs from three commonly known computer stores:
Compaq X Gaming Desktop from BestBuy <- Our price is lower and mauls this PC in performance!
VAIO Digital Studio PC from CircuitCity <- $500 more, yet STILL our PC is faster in every way! See for yourself!
The X09 Gaming tower from CompUSA <- Over $1000 more but still doesn't match!
in auction there are actual links.. but im to lazy to link them here