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Gateway FX6831

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Gateway FX6831. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also appreciated. The size and reliability get negative comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway FX6831 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Gateway FX6831 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the design and usability are overall positive, but many are less positive about the size and reliability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Gateway FX6831-03 Desktop PC (Black)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: David Murphy (

Gateway FX6831-03


The Gateway FX6831-03 is in many ways a match for one of the power PC category's best price-for-performance systems, the Micro Express MicroFlex 95B. But while the systems share similar performance characteristics, the FX6831-03 surpasses the 95B in...

Absurd amount of memory ; Comprehensive connectivity

Limited upgradability ; Reducing the memory could reduce the price

This excellent buy in the Performance PC category isn't a show-stopper, but its fast speeds and high-definition support combine to deliver a great performance when it counts.

Mar, 2010

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Gateway FX6831-01


The system has a plethora of other connection ports, including two eSATA ports (for faster external hard drives), a FireWire port, eight USB 2.0 ports (including the top-mounted ones), two DVI ports, a HDMI port, and a DisplayPort for connecting to...

High-end performance in a mid-priced gaming desktop. ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics. Easily upgradeable hard drive bays. 750W power supply

Plastic casing gives the desktop a cheap look. Only 60-day trial subscription to Norton Internet Security. Bloatware. Only one graphics card slot

The Gateway FX6831-01 is a well-priced hardcore gaming desktop. It has a quad core power processor and ATI graphics you'll need to get your game on, and includes lots of room to grow if you decide to upgrade in the future. The FX6831-01 shows that most...


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Gateway FX6831-03


Back in the day, you would have needed more than $2,500 to pay for a serious power user desktop, and true "gaming-class" systems were upwards of $5,000, but now you can get the powerful Gateway FX6831-03 ($1,700 list) for well under that amount. The...

Large amount of memory. Quick Core i7 power. Gaming prowess. Blu-ray drive. Externally accessible hard drive bays. Two eSATA ports

Bloatware. Cheaper feeling plastics. Rest of system is not tool-less. Only 60-day subscription to Norton Internet Security updates

The Gateway FX6831-03 is a decent choice for the user that wants a "maxed-out" gaming system that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It's not quite the ultimate cheap gaming PC, but the FX6831-03 has the bells and whistles you'd lust after, all for a price...

Expert review by: ConnectReviews (

Gateway FX6831-03 Gaming PC Review


The Gateway FX6831-03 gaming PC is a great choice for any gamer on a budget.

Impressive specifications for the price., Loaded with 16GB of memory., Easily accessible hard drive bays

Cheap plastic case., Loaded with bloatware

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: TechSpot (techspot)

Gateway FX 6831-03 Gaming Desktop PC Review


Its quad-core Intel Core i7 860 processor has plenty of power to spare, even for the most demanding of tasks, and you will likely never run low on memory with the included 16GB of RAM. The Seagate 1.5 TB 7200 RPM hard drive is speedy enough for a...

Jul, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Bill O'Brien (

Gateway FX6831-01


Gateway's latest gaming rig has had a skillful face-lift, with solidly performing components for the price, but it faces increasingly stiff competition.

Great for mainstream gaming; easy to add hard drives; generous port selection

No SATA 6, USB 3.0 support

Admittedly, it’s a tough call between the HP Pavilion Elite and Gateway’s FX6831-01—especially since the Pavilion is equipped with a Blu-ray player, versus the “plain old” DVD±RW drive in this Gateway model. But if gaming is indeed your priority, the...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Dekline (

Terrible PSU


Overall it's a great computer. I am disappointed that they would choose to put in such a unreliable PSU though.

This comp runs everything I thought to throw at it great. It does come with some bloatware, but thats to be expected with a pre-built. Plays games at max settings no problem and has them looking beautiful

After I finally get everything transfered from my old HDD to this comp my PSU went out on me after all of 20 hours of use. Have to take the comp back and get it replaced now (purchased at a different retailer not from newegg)

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Good PC for the money


After a month of ownership the DVD drive kept opening up on its own. I'm not going to fault Gateway for this, since the same HW fault could happen on any PC. I registered my PC on Gateway's website and through rather exhaustive email troubleshooting,...

Fast system. Runs quiet. Case looks nice. Easily accessible front panel to add another HDD. Gateway tech support is responsive and friendly

The case itself is difficult to get open, especially if you need to replace something on the front panel. There is no documentation on the website for taking apart this unique case, so you have to play with it for a while to line all the holes back up...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: German4life (

Good Enough...Could be better


Well I know by now you are probably tired of reading my long review but i just wanted to make things clear before you buy. 1700$ is a lot to spend on one item. Overall Gateway(Owned by Acer) makes some quality computers. o! and i forgot to mention in...

1.Fast ; 2.Large Capacity HD ; 3.Sweet Graphics Card ; 4.Cool Features ; I would like to start off by saying this is a very good computer for the price but there is a couple cons (but ill get to that later). First some people may not know that this has...

Hmmmmm....Well for one its not the best computer out there. Funny? You would think that for 1700$ you could have the best of the best...The processor is a little slower than it should be. They could have out the newer models of the Intel I7 in this...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: E4RTHQUAKE (




Best Buy has this computer ( or one simialr ) for a realy good price. like 400 cheaper. most likely has some small changes but just a heads up

my friends gunna buy this comp and then he comp will be slightly better then mine

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications




Chipset Type:Intel H57 Express


Color:Glossy black

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:I7-860


Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 5850