and for those who argue that it's a pure rip off and people should just build their own because even a caveman could do it, i highly recommend this thread:
there are valid points you flamers are overlooking:
1) the more people who use a PC to game, the better. i don't care if they're getting into BF3 on a Macbook, the more numbers developers see going to PC gaming the more money they'll put into it. unless of course you're a fan of console ports.
2) not everyone has the time/knowledge/energy/money to build and customize their own rig. the car is a perfect example that you seem to be ignoring, why pay a mechanic? everything is right online, just don't ask on a forum because you'll be shouted down with "let me google that for you" and "repost, use the search function retard!" break something while you're trying to build it? good luck with that, that'll be a 3 day minimum to get a replacement that you could end up paying for again.
3) just because you don't see a purpose for something doesn't make it dumb. you can hate iProducts, Alienware, prebuilt machines, etc. but it doesn't mean that there isn't a market for them. if everything that you didn't agree with was really as bad as you tell yourself it is then these companies would be out of business, but they're not. they're doing pretty well. in fact i read an article this morning about the number of people who are switching android for iOS. these aren't the sheeple that you like to bash, these are people who tried android and then chose iOS. user experience is a powerful selling tool that people obsessed with numbers tend to overlook.
i cannot believe how many threads i read on here now where someone is excited about their new purchase and come here to show it off only to get drive by responses of:
"you got ripped off"
"that thing is terrible, you could have gotten x, y, or z because they're so much better"
and this is from people who have never owned, nor would ever own this product. so what's the point of even responding? you're just a troll. you have no first hand experience, you just base what you think off of something that someone else said, which makes you the sheep.