Why the high price? Well, this little devil comes feature packed.
"Gamers can customize their gaming machine with top-of-the-line enthusiast-level components, including an Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra graphics card, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS sound card, Klipsch ProMedia Ultra THX Certified 5.1 speakers, a double-layer 8X DVD+RW/+R drive, and dual 74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA 10,000RPM hard drives in a RAID 0 configuration."
There will be two versions, one based on AMD and the other on Intel. Available with or without monitor, it can be bought directly from here.
Go on! Max out that credit card just so you can play Doom III !?!