Alienware has injected life into the Aurora line with a new gaming rig fitted with quad-core AMD Phenom 9850 processors, your choice of ATI Radeon 3870 X2, HD3850, or HD3870 graphics cards (single or CrossFire configuration), up to 4GB Dual Channel DDR2, and tons of HDD space. Naturally, tricking this thing out with all of the higher-end options is going to make the price ridiculous in a hurry, but a $999 base is about as good as it will get for an Alienware. [Alienware via PC Mag]
I checked the site (just for kicks) and they are charging $450 to upgrade to a phenom 9850 over an athlon 5200+ and $200 to upgrade to a HD3870 over the HD3850, thats rediculous!
(a phenom 9850 costs about $240 and an ATI HD3870 costs around $200)