Summary: My friend bought this computer and raved about it, and I ultimately chose this over a Phenom 1090t Black 6 core barebone because of the value. It's excellent but don't expect it to be magical. Bad software still runs like bad software no matter how good your computer is.[...]Definitely recommend this computer.
Pros: Easy to addremove drives, Easy To Set Up, Powerful, Quiet, Versatile
Summary: This computer is great for gaming. It's easy to set up and it's very quiet when it runs. The computer itself is kind of big, so keep that in mind when deciding a desk to go with it (as my desk was a bit small to set this desk on).
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Never Freezes, Powerful, Quiet
Summary: The Gateway FX6831 is very fast and very quiet. Cannot hear it running most of the time. Having 10 USB ports is great and allows me to connect all of external devices. Did not like some of the items that were preloaded but am gradually cleaning those off. Turns on and off quickly - much faster than my old computer. I use this computer for tax preparation, photos, music, games.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Never Freezes, Powerful, Quiet, Versatile
Summary: Sturdy build. Very quite. Classy case. Everything worked great right out of the box. First PC with Windows 7 so not sure if it is the rig or the OS, or both, but perfomance is impressive compared to my old Duo core Vista machine. I only have 2 games on it so far but with graphics max'ed out great frame rates and detail. The audio performance is very good. Movies look amazing going straight to my living room TV on the ATI card HDMI output. No regrets on this purchase.
Pros: Audio Power, Easy To Set Up, Never Freezes, Powerful, Quiet