Excerpt: Gateway has upgraded its FX lineup of gaming desktops, and we got a hold of the budget gaming model, which has a quad-core Phenom CPU and an NVIDIA 8800 GT, all for just over a grand. It’s a great gaming machine for the money, and is eerily silent in operation. It’s only real fault is that it hasn’t been given any special treatment for gamers despite its branding.
Pros: Quiet; solid performance for the price; affordable
Cons: Not as flashy as other gaming systems; airflow issues; boring keyboard and mouse