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Gateway FX 6801-03

Gateway FX 6801-03
alaScore 82

20 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Gateway FX 6801-03

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Gateway FX 6801-03 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Gateway FX6801-03

 

The Gateway FX6801-03 ($1279.99 direct) is a quality, straightforward gaming system for under $1300. A gaming rig is more than the sum of its parts; all a manufacturer has to do is give the system a fast CPU, intense graphics card, speedy RAM, and a...

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

Cheap plastic feel of front panels. Bloatware

If you are in the market for a sweet gaming desktop but don't want to spend a lot of money, then Gateway FX6801 is the system for you.

Editor's Choice!

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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...

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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

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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...

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update

 

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

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Beware

 

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....

None

Bad Video cards,and RAM,Only 50% work

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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

None

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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

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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 ;...

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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...

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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

Depth:19in
Height:17.7in
Weight:31.1lbs
Width:7.5in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:6801-03
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway FX

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel X58 Express

Miscellaneous

Color:Copper / Jet black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

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

RAM

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

System

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

Video Memory

Installed Size:896MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
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