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Gateway FX 6801-03

Gateway FX 6801-03
alaScore 82

17 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Gateway FX 6801-03. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway FX 6801-03 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Daniel S. Evans (

Gateway FX6801-03


For a tad over the $1,000, the Gateway FX6801-03 is a gaming desktop that will let you play high-end games and still have some money left over to buy new ones.

New more powerful graphics card. Price won't break the bank. Easily expandable storage. Runs Crysis easily.

Cheap plastic feel of front panels. Bloatware.

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Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Bill O'Brien (

Gateway FX6801-03


While it's not quite the supercomputer that Gateway claims it is, the FX6801-03 is a highly competent productivity machine that will easily satisfy the majority of your gaming requirements.

Very good gaming performance; plenty of hard drive expansion

No slot expansion; internal wiring is a mess

Those with needs that lean decidedly in the extreme-gaming direction might want to opt for a more-expensive system with two high-end graphics cards to better handle gaming on a 30-inch screen. But for everyone else, the Gateway FX6801-03 packs more...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

update to my 11-18 post


The new keyboard from Gateway turned out to be the premium keyboard and it arrived in less than a week and all is good. Didn't even need a KB driver 'cause Vista and Win7 have a multimedia driver native.

Still is fast as all get out

Vista but just got notified Win7 upgrade is on the way

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

New machine does not work


Will call newegg tomorrow to ship it back. This is unacceptable to get a brand new machine for $1000 that does not work.

None yet

Received new machine today. Started it up and no video on my monitor. After about 25 minutes it shut down by itself ; Spent 1 hour with Gateway Chat during which he registered my system and pointed me to a support page which basically says check all...

Dec, 2009

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This is an update to today's earlier review. I called Gateway tech support about the keyboard and in less than 5 minutes they verified my address and said a new one will here in 3-5 days. I hope it works. I will keep you informed.

Gateway support. Fast

Gateway support. Language/accent would have been difficult if I hadn't worked with others with similar accents

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (



Only buy the Gateway FX 6801 if you do'nt want to use your computer!! It will be in shipping more than on you desk! It has a lot of bad parts. Only half of them work properly.NewEgg will only ship you a replacement after the receive the defective one....


Bad Video cards,and RAM,Only 50% work

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Amazing pc


Def buy this!!! worth every penny and you wont have to upgrade your pc for a LONG time!

This pc is super fast.. just upgraded to windows 7.. this is the best computer ive ever used and ive used tons


Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

Works great since July 09


very very happy with my purchase - I use it to stream video only will play 2 copies of Aion or 5 copies of World of Warcraft (multi boxing) it's does it without breaking a sweat - awesome system

very good components, better than expected ; at this new price - very very good value ; includes windows 7 upgrade through website - runs the RC without problems ; digital sound through hdmi (didn't find it during my first review) ; case is pretty nice...

I don't like orange too much

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

One that Works!


This is my second review for this system. I got this as a replacement for my first one. Video Card died in 20 mins..... System performs as it should now...Top pop-up Media Card Reader closes and opens better now!!!!!!!!! I got a system recently...

Gateway TBGM01 (Intel X58 Mobo - ICH10R) - Micro ATX ; Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz) Temp Idle: 38-42C ; BIOS: AMI R01-B0 ; Memory ; Samsung 2GB DDR3 1333 (PC3-10700, 667MHz, 9-9-9) ; Triple Channel(3) = No Heat Spreader ; Samsung 1GB DDR3 1333...

Cooling inside the case could have been better (More fans)..... Dual SLI is going to be a tight fit as told in other reviews but can be done ; There is a "Bad Batch" of these systems on stock(Video Card issue)..... so at your own risk buy this system ;...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Don't buy this computer


Don't buy this computer.

Specs look great for the price when comparing to other computers with i7 processor. Nice looking case

No software CDs or documentation arrived with the computer. I experienced image and video display issues immediately. The computer locks up when trying to convert home movies. Awful customer support by Gateway. The customer support tech located...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Delve into gameplay and graphics creation with the multi-core performance of the 2.66GHz Gateway FX6801-03 Desktop. Outfitted with the cutting-edge Intel core i7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 260 graphics, the FX6801-03 will give you the performance you want for the hottest DirectX 10 games and for multimedia and content creation.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway FX


Chipset Type:Intel X58 Express


Color:Copper / Jet black


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:920 / I7-920
Type:Core i7


Installed Size:9GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:750GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:896MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260