Conclusion: 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 far below $2,000.
Pros: Large amount of memory. Quick Core i7 power. Gaming prowess. Blu-ray drive. Externally accessible hard drive bays. Two eSATA ports.
Cons: Bloatware. Cheaper feeling plastics. Rest of system is not tool-less. Only 60-day subscription to Norton Internet Security updates.