"$6,000 for a alien head case and a half decent water cooling system?"1.0 starson by SPARTAN VI
Pros: Your friends will be impressed; you might like plasticy alien head cases
Cons: "Big bang for your buck" try "big bang to your wallet" For $6 grand, there's no excuse for it's lack luster performance
Summary: The 6800GT version of this PC scores 4,500 3dmarks (in 3dmark05) whereas my A64 3700+ @ 2.48GHz and x800XL scores 5,550. Only reason to go Alienware is to impress friends/yourself with a plastic alienhead case. I know I wouldn't take pride in dumping $6k on a system like that.