Well in that case, I'd say check pawn shops or Craigslist. My buddy works on PCs and even fixed some broken consoles, but he saw a Dell XPS Studio with a first gen i7, 4GB ram, and a 4850 for $400 and he bought it. It still runs great. He also saw an ad saying something along the lines of "First person to email me gets 4 computers for $10." He happened to be the first one, so he got four towers for $10 total. One of them had 4GB ram in it. Btw, I know it's like trying the lottery, but go to Alienware Arena. They have sweepstakes every so often. Just keep trying to win one. The only reason Alienwares are so overpriced is that Dell wants to sell you an operating system, extra software, a gaming mouse, a gaming keyboard (even with a laptop), and other things that just hike up the price. I "built" a laptop on the Dell website to see the pricing. It was $6000 or $120/mo. The network card I chose claimed to have wired connection speeds over wireless. I would never buy one, but if I was given a working one, I wouldn't say "Lol Alienware." I'd actually use it.