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Gateway FX6800-05


$3,000.00 Released February, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Optional TV tuner and media interface. Extremely powerful components. Cool non-standard extras - 80GB SSD, full 7.1 Creative audio, 15-in-1 card reader, etc...

The Cons:Expensive. Unattractive enclosure. Poor value - can build yourself for less money.

The Gateway FX6800-05 is the top model in Gateways FX series, which is the top line series of desktop PCs offered by Gateway, making this their number one desktop PC and described as thir first "gaming supercomputer".

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Powered by an Intel Core i7-940 Processor with Intel Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading technologies, along with 6144MB of DDR3 Three Channel Memory the Gateway FX6800-05 gives incredible performance for any task. The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Graphics card is the worlds fastest graphics card (at time of realease) giving unprecedented performance for next-gen games and HD applications at their highest settings, with support for HDMI and HDCP, and 8-Channel (7.1) HD Audio to match.  An optional built in TV tuner and illuminated media control interface make this a true media monster. The 1TB hard drive gives ample space to store music, movies and videos, and the 15-in-1 media card reader with smart copy button lets you transfer your media files quickly and easily.  Other features include IEEE 1394 FireWire, eSATA, DVD Writer with Labelflash, sleek black case with orange highlights and included SP1 edition of Windows Vista Home Premium, 64 bit.

Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-940 Processor1 (2.93GHz Quad-Core w/ 8MB Cache & Intel Hyper-Threading & Turbo Speed Technology)
  • Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) with SP1
  • Memory: 6GB DDR3 1066MHz Three Channel Memory (3-2048MB modules)
  • Chassis: Premium Tower Desktop with Media Control Interface with a Stunning Jet-Black Finish and Copper Metallic Accents
  • Video: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 with 2GB DDR5 Discrete Video Memory
  • Hard Drive: 1TB SATA II 7200RPM hard drive
  • Audio: 8-Channel (7.1) HD Creative X-Fi Audio
  • Application Software: Microsoft Works 9.0, Microsoft Money Essentials & Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day complimentary trial period)
  • Available Expansion Slots: 1 - PCI-E x16, 0 - PCI-E x4 & 0 - PCI x1
  • Backup Media: Cyberlink Power 2 Go
  • Dimensions (Box): 11.4" (H) x 23.7" (W) x 19.6" (D) or 290mm (H) x 602mm (W) x 498mm (D)
  • Dimensions (System): 17.7" (H) x 7.5" (W) x 19" (D) or 450mm (H) x 191mm (W) x 483mm (D)
  • External Ports: (8) USB 2.0 ports (2 Front, 6 Rear), 2-IEEE 1394a Ports (1 Front, 1 Rear), 2- eSATA Port, (4) DVI Ports (Rear), (2) PS/2 Ports
  • Flash Drive: 80GB SSD flash drive
  • Keyboard: Premium Multimedia Keyboard
  • Media Card Reader: Gateway 15-in-1 media card reader with copy button
  • Memory Capacity: Expandable to 12GB (6 Slots Total, 3 Slots Available)
  • Motherboard: Systemboard with Intel X58 Chipset
  • Mouse: USB Optical 2-button Wheel Mouse
  • Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
  • Optical Drive: 18X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash Technology
  • Power Supply: 1000W Power Supply
  • Security Software: Norton 360 All-in-One Security 2008 (60-day trial)
  • Speakers: Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty
  • Weights: 31 lbs. (14.06 kg) system unit only / Approximately 37 lbs. (16.78 kg.) box
  • Wireless: Network 802.11b/g Wireless LAN

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Pros
  • 2

    optional TV tuner and media interface

  • 1

    extremely powerful components

  • 1

    cool non-standard extras - 80GB SSD, full 7.1 Creative audio, 15-in-1 card reader, etc...

Cons
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    expensive

  • 1

    unattractive enclosure

  • 1

    poor value - can build yourself for less money

  • 1

    takes all the fun out of constructing your own system

  • 1

    cheap peripherals, 2-button optical mouse, USB powered speakers, etc...

  • 1

    no Blu-ray drive

  • 1

    Terrible PSU. Fired on me after two weeks. Had to upgrade to a 700 W PSU. BIOS is locked. Upgrading BIOS will unlock turbo boost, but that's all! Also, 2nd PCI 2.0 X16 is really a X4.

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