"Awesome system"on by fastdude007
Pros Video card, great processing power when rendering movies, DVD's. Sleep mode, beautiful videos on my new Samsung LED screen, colours are rich and deep. Very quite system.
Cons No space for my older capture card. I had to buy a usb capture card. To install or replace one of the DVD drives for a Blueray writer I had to remove the power supply from the case.
Summary It runs flawless, no hang ups or freeze ups in the first few weeks. At first I though 16 terab. of memory was overkill, but it does come in handy when rendering movies. I also got used to the red chasis lights. It is a good thing there is a switch to turn the chasis lights off and on.After 10 month owning this system the power supply died, the power spiked and knocked out my motherboard too. Lucky it is still on warrenty. It is disappointing that a nice system like that crashes so hard after a short period of time.
Updated on Mar 5, 2011
Updated on Mar 19, 2011Well after my gateway computer broke down more than two weeks ago,Future shop is still waiting for the parts from Gateway. Very disappointing customer service.
Pros Everything.. its the best computer I have ever had.
Cons None, but sometimes the red light get distracting but there is a switch to turn it off.
Summary This GateWay FX desktop is great at multi-tasking, rendering HD videos in a few minutes playing HD games with ease. I did a test a few days ago where I opened every single program i had, played a whole bunch of videos(at the same time) and alot of google crome pages too, on my performance under task manager i was only using less than 10% of the amazing i7 Processor .
Now about the 1TB HardDrive , all i can say is that i will never fill that for 10 years!
The 8 gb of RAM is just crazy because i dont think ill ever "Need" that much but i love it!
and as far as the GPU and 1GB dedicated memory to the GPU thats just great too!
"great system"on by george911
Pros It works well for multi tasking as well as gaming, lots of power. I don't know what your reviewer missed but mine came with blue ray and built in wireless connectivity as well as 16Gb ram which is a bonus, as is the 1.5Tb hard drive
Cons control knob for panel lighting
Summary The product itself is great, I have heard nothing good about Gateway's customer service although since I have had no issues in the 2 months I've had this machine I haven't experienced this.
Pros Great machine for the money.
Cons HDMI output didn't work.
Summary I bought this 1.5 years ago because I needed a budget computer capable of DSLR HD video editing. This model back then came with 16GBs Memory (I noticed that 8GBs memory became standard shortly after that) I was concerned about the i7 860 CPU and the motherboard as far as generating enough power. It has performed beautifully. The only issue is that the fan on the videocard died recently. I had a 3 year warranty and took it back to Futureshop and they replaced the card with a Nvidea GTX 560 ($200) at no cost. That was the card I would have wanted to upgrade to. I just replaced the main hard drive with an SSD drive and the boot up is 50% shorter. Great machine for the money.
"Love mine!"on by hines1957
Pros Fast, quiet, video card renders high end games beautifully with high FPS, front accessible hard drive expansion bays, front accessible slots for camera memory cards
Summary I bought my FX6831 about a year ago and have loved every second of owning it. It is easily the best tower I've ever owned. Screaming fast, quiet, expansion bays on the front for easy hard drive insertion, slots for my camera memory cards, and it makes games look so good I feel like I'm looking through a window at real action. You just can't beat this computer for the price.