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Gateway gaming FX series desktop

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July 22, 2010 4:37:22 AM

Hello,
Are these good gaming computers. I'm not gonna run crysis but I do play Wow and planning on getting sc2. I do want to build my own but I don't know how to. My budget is $1,100.

Heres the specs:
Intel® Core™ i7-860 Processor1 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost2 Technology up to 3.46GHz (8MB Smart Cache)6
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)7
Memory 8GB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1333MHz Memory (4 x 2048MB)8
Memory Capacity 4 DDR3 Slots Total (0 Slots Available)
Hard Drive 1TB SATA hard drive (Green Product - variable RPM)4
Video ATI Radeon™ HD5770 Graphics card with 1GB of Discrete Video Memory8
Optical Drive 16X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive
Power Supply 500W Power Supply
Application Software Microsoft® Works & Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day complimentary trial period)3
Audio High Definition Audio with 5.1 Audio Support
Available Expansion Slots Available: 0 - PCI-E x16, 2 - PCI-E x1, 1 - PCI
Chassis High performance, black glossy design with trendy red accents and lighting effects
Dimensions (Box) 12" (H) x 20" (W) x 24" (D) or 304.8mm (H) x 508mm (W) x 609.6mm (D)
Dimensions (System) 17.7" (H) x 7.5" (W) x 19" (D) or 449mm (H) x 191mm (W) x 482mm (D)
External Ports (10) USB 2.0 (4 Front, 6 Rear), HDMI™, (2) PS/2, (2) DVI, (3) Audio, (1) High Definition Headphone Jack, (1) High Definition Microphone Jack
Keyboard Multimedia Keyboard
Media Card Reader Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader with PhotoFrame Button5
Motherboard Systemboard with Intel® H57 Express Chipset
Mouse Optical Mouse
Network 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Security Software Norton™ Internet Security 2009 (60-day trial)9
Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll-Free Tech Support10
Weight 31 lbs. (14.1 kg) system unit only / Approximately 38 lbs. (17.2 kg.) box

The brand is Fx which I think is suppose to be asus owned by gateway but i'm not sure.
July 22, 2010 5:05:06 AM

You could run Crysis fine with that, in my opinion. ;) 

I don't see anything wrong with that system, but if you do want to build a computer yourself, it's not too difficult. Just read up on a few guides, and peruse through newegg or such, starting with a CPU and motherboard, working your way around until you have the parts you want for the budget you need.
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July 22, 2010 5:14:39 AM

Isn't gateway suppose to be a good computer company.
The brand name parts for that computer I guess are called FX which is asus for gateway I think.
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July 22, 2010 5:15:12 AM

is this from best buy ?

for what you're going to play it's more than enough
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July 22, 2010 5:19:51 AM

Yea I saw it from bestbuy today and look at the spec and was suprise what it had but I'm kinda worried about the hardware brand but I heard gateway makes good computers. The 500 watt kinda scares though for being that low and having a ATI 5770
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July 28, 2010 3:39:43 AM

STOP! you can find the same system for less but with a much better video card, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite.... I was going to get it but im waiting till boxing day when eveything goes uber cheap and the new CPU's and GPU's come out. Go quick though, the Tigerdirect deal is limited and they dont order more!
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