Not only are Alienware computers much more powerful than hermit's rigs(according to steam hardware survey) but they are also compact and modern in design unlike the gigantic rigs that hermits have.
So can we all agree that Alienwares are superior to non pre-built PCs?
If you're gonna go pre-built (which I would never do as putting together a rig gives you that same Christmasy feel), I would at least go with Digital Storm. They're the only company that gives you a real incentive to go pre-built, as nothing on the pc component market compares to their cooling systems, which are fucking insane.
No, it's for people who can't build a own PC or have money to burn. Many PC gamer's on this board will gladly show you setups that are more powerful than a high end Alienware at much less price.
Alienware is a joke. They are just re-branded Dell computers in ugly-ass cases. They are nicely compact, I'll give them that, but that's really where the advantages end. They are comparatively weak to other systems in the same price range. Besides, any "real" hermit would build their own PC, not overpay for a sub par, tacky looking sub branded console-esque PC.