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Gateway FX540XT
4.3* out of 10

Gateway FX540XT

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Overall 7

Expert Review

9 April 2008
  • Excerpt: You'll pay a decent amount for the Gateway FX540XTG's respectable gaming performance—and get an earful in the bargain.
  • Pros: Good at DirectX 9 gaming, Blu-ray/HD DVD combo optical drive included
  • Cons: Very loud, DirectX 10 performance at higher resolutions is only fair, No HDMI port for high-definition output
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Overall 6

Gateway FX540XT Review

1 April 2008
  • Conclusion: Obviously, we had some issues with this machine. The overclocked CPU wasn’t stable and the machines’s fans were way too loud, even when the machine was just idling at the desktop. Plus, this chassis has always looked a little bland to us, and now that it’s been around several years it’s beginning to...
  • Pros: Great gaming performance; overclocked processor; plays HD movies
  • Cons: Fans are too loud; overclocked CPU was not stable; typical Gateway PC despite "gaming" branding
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