Read, Decide, Purchase
For those who won't/can't build your own... Here's 3 alternatives that will equal or beat you preconcieved ideals of Dell (which IS Alienware), etc..
These will all run XIV ok, ultimately you'd still want to beef them up a bit, but the review speaks for itself if you read the whole thing.
I hate these build my pc threads, and I constantly post in them even though I shouldn't, so here I post another...
*EDIT* All 3 companies have similar PCs in less flashy cases in the sub $1,500 range
Edited, Aug 28th 2010 7:39am by PerrinofSylph