I've built 3 PC's before and 2 of them were flawless and operated well for years, but my last one had nothing but problems and caused me to stop building pc's. Going through the process of finding out which part was faulty and eventually sending back the motherboard. I really have no interest in doing that again which is why I suggested an alienware. I like the idea of being under warranty and that being dells problem if something were to go wrong. But I just thought i'd create a thread and see what others said. I really like the Alienware brand.