As you can see from my sig, I have now cancelled my order.
My system is now outdated before I receive it, whereas it was bleeding edge when I ordered it originally in May.
This is the PC I'll be ordering as soon as my refund comes through from Alienware:BEAST Intel Custom PC
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO Extreme Edition X6800 2.93GHz
Motherboard: ASUS PW5 DH Deluxe
Memory: Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-8500C5 TwinX
Case: WaterCooled Koolance PC3-724BK Lian Li V1100
Hard Drive One: 2 x 150gb Raptor 10,000 RPM (300gb)
Hard Drive Two: 300gb Maxtor Diamondmax SATA II
Graphics Cards: 2 x ATI X1900XTX Crossfire Setup
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty
PhysX Card: None
Optical Drives: 16x16 Dual Layer Pioneer 111BK + DVD Reader
Cooling: CPU + GPU + Case Watercooling
Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2
Overclocking: Extreme (Maximum we can achieve)
Power Supply: 700w Tagan
Cable Management: Premium
Warranty: 3 Yr Extended Parts and Labour
Build and Labour: Express 7-10 Day Guaranteed
Delivery Options: Premium Delivery Service* (Delivered by BEAST)
The motherboard and graphics cards may be subject to change, as they have just started offering the Abit AW9D-MAX
motherboard, and I'd quite like Crossfire X1950XTX cards, which they are offering soon, too.
Should be sweet.
This is from BEAST COMPUTERS
. Check out the delivery option - one of the manufacturing team drives the PC to your house and personally hands it over so it'll be looked after from start to finish. Pretty cool, huh?
And also, it'll wipe the floor with the Aurora ALX system...
On top of all of this I'll have £600 (around $1100) in my back pocket to do with as I wish, which can't be a bad thing, can it?
They're a small-ish company and very down to earth and honest and I feel I can trust them with my PC. Which is somethig I can no longer say about Alienware.
And I'll probably receive it sooner than I would my ALX, too.
I'm really happy with this decision - it's like a load has just been lifted off my shoulders.
Excited once more, as opposed to apprehensive, frustrated, angry and dumbfounded.