Longtime listener and new to the forums.
I've been playing games since the 2600 days. My last real hard core PC experience was in the early 90s. Mostly console since then.
I'm ready to dive back into the PC world but my lifestyle is now different since I am in my early 40s.
I'm intrigued with the Alienware Alpha for it's simplicty. I'm looking for a powerful PC (would pay to max the Alienware) that is just focused on gaming, easy to use, and not monster-sized so I can place in or near my entertainment center.
Love the idea of a steambox.
I looked at Doghouse systems. The mid-range PC is $1800. It's hard to tell whether that system is going to be noticeably more powerful or, speculation here, if a maxed Alienware Alpha might be pretty good.
I don't have to have the best but I'd like a good rig.
I own a PS4, 360, Vita etc. so primarily looking to the PC for its exclusives and maybe some of the AAA titles if noticeably better.
I would welcome any thoughts/speculation on the Alienware PC or any other recommendations as I'm hoping to dive back in to PC. I've already bought a bunch from the Steam sale.