Yeah seriously, I was thinking of getting an Alienware a while back, I was building it on their site and noticed that the RAM I was adding was costing me three time more then standard retail. As was almost everything else. Thats when I decided to just build the thing myself.
Make your own custom PC< its the best way to go. If your not sure what to buy or how to put the stuff together, you can use google, or you can ask me/us(GBAtempers), just tell us what your gonna use it for gaming, browsing the internet, watching movies etc.