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Gateway FX6840

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Gateway FX 6840-01e Desktop Gaming System

OverClock Intelligence Agency
27 September 2010
  • Summary: The Gateway FX 6480-01e is certainly a capable system with its Intel Core i7-860 processor, 8GB of memory and 1TB hard drive, but simply put, it's not a good gaming system. Starting with the exterior, the FX is one of the few manufactured PCs that I feel looks good. The black and red color scheme works well and the stealthed front drive bays help polish the look. The two front hot swap drive bays are something you don't find on most systems in this price range.
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Overall 6

Gateway FX 6840-15e - Core i7 870 2.93GHz

14 September 2010
  • Summary: Gateway's by-the-numbers FX6840-15e shows how mainstream PC vendors can fall down compared with their smaller, hungrier competition. This isn't a bad computer, but you can find faster gaming PCs elsewhere for less.
  • Pros: Gaming case maintains at least some self respect; front-accessible hard-drive bays; microSD card slot.
  • Cons: Outperformed by more-ambitious gaming PCs that cost less; limited external connectivity.
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