|Processor||3.4 GHz Core i7-2600|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||1.5 TB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ATI Radeon HD 6750|
Gateway FX6860-UR20P Gaming Desktop (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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I'm a photojournalist and quite like Gateway's built-in multi-card reader with red glowing "racing stripes." This new machine also gives you the option of connecting to the internet via a WiFi card or standard Ethernet connection. I'm using WiFi from now on; I'm pretty sure the electrical surge that killed my old computer came in through the Ethernet connection.
The FX6860-UR20P contains a USB 3.0 card with two ports. This machine also sports TEN regular USB 2.0 ports on the back, front and top! You can nestle your MP3 player on the indented platform on top, right next to two USB 2.0 ports and a covered storage compartment.
This is an amazingly fast and powerful computer. It processes high definition video or rips through RAW files in Photoshop like they were JPEGs. It easily handles the latest high-end games. The Intel Core i7-2600 Processor and the ATI Radeon HD 6750 Graphics Card are both well regarded. Not bleeding edge, but far more power then almost anyone needs.
Drive Bays: I filled the two bay trays with a 1 TB Hatachi hard drive and the 1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda drive rescued from my old Gateway machine. They both work great and gave me tons of additional storage.
People seem puzzled, but this tray system is quite simple:
1. Turn off the computer. Slide the front panel down. Pull the plastic tray out of the bay with the folding handle.
2. Fit a hard drive into the tray, flexing the tray slightly so the pins skewer the screw holes on the sides of the drive.
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They advertize that the computer features two easy-swap HDD bays which can hold up to three sata hard drives. This could give you up to 6tb extra drive space. I use several hard drives and I thought this was a great feature. However, there was absolutely no documentation on how to use or add drives, or what kind of drives which were compatible. I have contacted Gateway several times by e-mail asking for some direction on this. The first support rep told me "Please be informed that Gateway does not recommend altering the factory shipped installation." Since you cannot order the computer with the easy-swap HDDs from Gateway (or Amazon), this was idiotic. In essence, they were saying I should not use the feature which they use to promote buying this model.
They have sent me copies of generic user guides which were not specific to this model. Each time I have contacted Gateway, they told me I should telephone the "Answersby" people who charge for their assistance. So, Gateway expects me to pay someone to tell me how to use one of the features for this model which they list prominently on their website.
I can only hope they cover physical warranty issues better than this.
I haven't had any hardware or software issues, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, it's all been perfectly stable no matter how many devices I plugged in. I upgraded from a Pentium-D Dual Core, so the difference has been striking. This is the best computer I have ever owned.
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This is a high end gaming computer, that I got for a very low price. The low price was due to the fact that it offers virtually no support. Read morePublished on February 23, 2014 by 727johnr
my girl friends went down so i order her one for x-mas so that she can keep gaming. love itPublished on December 25, 2012 by eric adams
I have had this pile of junk for over a year now. I will say it's better than the Dell of similar specs that I originally bought - I bought one, it didn't work, turned it in, got... Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by Chimpy
Bought this computer for my wife---it is soooooo much more than what she needs, but after searching online for 3 or 4 days, this model came on sale! Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by flames9
I bought the FX computer being that I deal with music production. Very fast. Basically can handle what I throw at it straight out the box. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by 2ndlevepro
This is the second Gateway computer that I have bought and it will be my last. The first one died after a little over a year, motherboard went bad. Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by Norman K. Martin
This desktop is a powerful PC without needing to spend the extra couple of thousands of dollars as you would on something that is a bit more advanced. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Jow
I've been running an FX6831-01 for almost 2 years now and have no issues with it.
When my oldest son decided he wanted an FX, we purchased the FX6860-UR20P, being that it was... Read more
The computer is fanastic and meets all of my expections. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a computer and will buy another one if I ever need another one.Published on June 26, 2012 by Cpatterson00