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Gateway FX542S Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.40GHz) 4GB DDR2 NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Gateway FX542S Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.40GHz) 4GB DDR2 NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
alaScore 80

10 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Gateway FX542S Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.40GHz) 4GB DDR2 NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway FX542S Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.40GHz) 4GB DDR2 NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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DOA-buyer beware


Newegg has offered me a RMA so I sent the machine back Jan 15 and 9 days later I'm told they received it. Must have shipped via horseback to take that long...still waiting to hear if they will fix or refund my money,,,,in the meantime my 12yo is...

Great value for the dollar, much better than most PCs in this bargain price range

I ordered mine for my son's 12th birthday but unfortunately it arrived DOA. I opened it and couldn't find the problem without digging to deeply into it so I called Gateway they don't offer in house support but referred to me their third party tech...

Jan, 2009

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The computer comes with two PCIe Slots so you might want to upgrade to a better card than the 9600gt. Other than that everything is awesome.

This computer is amazing. It was a complete steal with all the stuff that came with it. Quad core processor, 700 watt power supply, expansion bays, two optical drives, and slew of other things that gamers will love. Although this doesn't HAVE to be a...

None at all In my opinion

Jan, 2009

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You should be hurry! Do not loose this opportunity!

Runs pretty good> I bought this PC for gaming and it does its job just great


Jan, 2009

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great deal on a very well built machine.


I've been looking for a while, debating about building my own, custom ordering from cyberpowerpc, used and the Dell/HP lines. I hadn't really considered Gateway until this machine showed up in the Newegg promotion. Did my research and checked their...

The specs compared to the price=Awesome ; I was a bit skeptical about buying a gateway, but after looking at the Specs on gateways web page, I decided it was worth taking a chance on. Glad I did, very solid build using quality components for the most...

I had some problems getting it up and running. It kept freezing and wouldn't turn off. I had to unplug the power supply, but every time I plugged the power supply back in, the computer would automatically power up without me touching the power...

Jan, 2009

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LOOKs like a great PC to get.


i was wondering if this PC has a TV turner....

great to run my games with, mouse is a little uncomfortable well for me... can't beat this price


Jan, 2009

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Best Value EVER


This is by far the best value ever for a computer. I spent $732 for this computer with shipping and realisticy, I was expecting a mediocre computer for the price. I was compleatly wrong, this computer has everything that you could want in a gaming...

The only con I can think of is that there is no office or works on this computer, but what can you really expect from a gaming computer

Jan, 2009

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Amazing PC


Just a great pre built pc. You can say building is better but if you match up the specs on this computer to a built one your price is gonna be a little more expensive and don't forget to add in the OS with the built one. Ya I know it doesn't have a...

The price. Yes I know you are probably thinking this is a stupid gateway well ignore the brand and ignore that it is prebuilt cause this pc is awesome. For the price you can not beat it. My last 2 pc's were custom built gaming rigs with high end...

No real cons I guess it could have a better video card but then the price would be more expensive. Just a great computer. It did come preinstalled with some norton trial software that I didn't use so I uninstalled it but that was expected

Jan, 2009

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IT's Great


I think that since Acer bought out gateway they are working on getting ride of extra parts, hence the duel matching drives. GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN!!

There's no way to put a machine like this together from scratch for anywhere close to this price ; I ordered this machine last Friday night and it arrived on Wednesday. Up and running in minutes. Not a glitch anywhere ; It came w/ 2 - 2gb. ram sticks...

None so far

Jan, 2009

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Excellent value!


The tower / case is fairly substantial and didn't fit under the desks the boys use. Measure the desk you'll be putting this in / on / under before ordering. Order was placed on Sunday evening and the units arrived on Tuesday - two days later - in...

You get an Intel Core Quad processor, huge hard drive, 4 GB RAM, ample PS, the SLI capable MB with a 9600 GT GPU (SLI bridge included), 2 optical drives, plenty of USB ports - front and back, and 2 network connections in an attractive case, and Windows...

Optical mouse is curved a bit too much for my big hands (a bit awkward for me), but functions very well

Jan, 2009

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Super Great Buy


Buy this, then add another 9600GT (its an MSI in this one, check manf website!) in SLI... you can handle CRYSIS with EASE after that, on high settings, @ 1680x1050

Price...are you kidding? Only $666 for an INTEL QUAD with SLI mobo, TWO OPTICAL drives, a CARD READER ; and a quite capable 9600GT vid card ; don't forget it COMES WITH A 700W PSU. I challenge ANYONE out there to spec build this (oh, and don't forget...

only a VERY VERY smalll one...its a BTX case...but that really doesn't matter

Jan, 2009