I Know what you are saying Atsu, but you only save by building a PC when you dont get the latest components out. Because everything outdates so fast, it drops in price, therefore you will save money that route, but I always find it more comforting that if my computer breaks, its not my problem to deal with, its AW, and they've shown me that they will be there when that happens. I hear a lot of complaints about AW's customer service, but I have been a customer for 3 years and have bought 3 computers, and I've always recieved AAA service from them. I love how when you talk to somebody, they 1 on 1 with you, and personally email you after you talk to them. I didnt want to say one was better than the other, It just frustrates me when people hate on AW for no reason. But Two different uncles of mine built their own computers, one still does, but he never assembles the case fully, because there is always something going wrong with it. And as for the other uncle who built his PC, he now owns an AW (this was 2 years ago), and hes been more happy with it. And then theres my friend Jimmy, he got a custom computer from tigerdirect.com...what a piece, there was ALWAYS something wrong with it, it overheats and reboots all the time, he doesnt even have to be playing games...hes replaced many of his components in it and it still runs like crap, yet, he will never admit AW, voodoo, or any other company makes a better quality machine. Hell, he makes more money than I do yet he criticizes me for getting an FX-55 instead of a 3400(what he has). I just feel AW, or any Custom built Manufacturers (Yes, I would have bought a Voodoo this time if I had the money, not that I was unhappy with AW, but just to try them out..), give you a better quality machine.
And when I argue with people about AW, they attack the case, giving an exact quote "riced out cheapo plastic hardware incubator" and "cheap, easy to break plastic case with horrible cooling propertys, it's ricey, LOTS of people think its ricey, Its a FACT that its a flimsy case that heats up like a mofo.", He states that its a FACT, but he doesnt own one, I doubt he knows anyone that knows one, so where is he getting this info? Is there some AW FACTS site out there i dont know about?