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Gateway Releases FX6800 Core i7 Gaming Desktops

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November 17, 2008 9:06:48 PM

FX6800-01e is reasonably priced.
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November 18, 2008 12:42:38 AM

That does seem very reasonable. Gateway selling a high performance "reasonably priced" PC sounds odd. I bought a Gateway once, haven't bought one since then.
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November 18, 2008 4:51:50 AM

The funny thing, though, is that I just pieced together a "wish-list" on Newegg, maxed out a machine, i7 Extreme, 3 GTX280's, 6GB DDR3, BluRay drive, 7200RPM 1TB HDD, Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 mobo, XCLIO windtunnel full tower, for only 550 more than Gateway's high end......
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November 18, 2008 11:42:12 AM

ubergeetarThe funny thing, though, is that I just pieced together a "wish-list" on Newegg, maxed out a machine, i7 Extreme, 3 GTX280's, 6GB DDR3, BluRay drive, 7200RPM 1TB HDD, Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 mobo, XCLIO windtunnel full tower, for only 550 more than Gateway's high end......

I think the 80GB SSD is what drove up the price.
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November 18, 2008 2:48:38 PM

If the new i7 is so much better than the old Core 2, I can't see either of these machines benefitting from the more expensive processor and motherboard (save for the fact that Gateway is not overclocking the processors). You would need at least 2 4870x2's or 3 GTX280's before your old Core 2 becomes the bottleneck. If I recall TomsHardware did a review to this effect recently. And tripple-channel memory? We haven't even seen the benefits of the increased speed brought to us by DDR3, and now Intel adds a third channel to the mix.

I guess I'm getting a bit off-topic. Didn't Gateway move to an all-retail distribution model within the last year or so? Interesting to see them play to the upper-mainstream market with these new machines. I like the new cases, their old grey/beige machines were butt-ugly.
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December 10, 2008 10:13:24 PM

Can the gateway 6800 be overclocked?
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