Since it does not have to be an AW, I suggest going a different route. $1100 dollars is not quite enough for long term satisfaction on what you wish to be doing/playing. If you are dead set paying $1100 dollars and want a rig now here...
12/8/04 Phase 3
1/24/05 Phase 14
All in all I waited two months. The wait is worth it. If it was not worth it or if Alienware did not have such a high demand for their computers than your would have a 3 day wait. Hang in there.