…how about a $4,200 Alienware 4.2GHz gaming machine? An article on C-Net has details about the overclocked and liquid-cooled Pentium 4 Area-51 ALX desktop, which looks like it belongs on Captain Proton’s spaceship.
It could also be mistaken for a 1950’s-era toaster. Somebody ought to fill Alienware in on the fact that good design costs no more than bad design. And producing professional looking hardware — like the Apple G5 PowerMac — is probably less expensive than all the cheesy plastic eye candy.