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Gateway FX4710 - Any good?

Discussion in 'Gateway and eMachines' started by gsmith1236, Jul 22, 2008.

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  1. gsmith1236

    gsmith1236 Newbie

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  2. royk50

    royk50 times being what they are

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    that is a desktop your brother bought,
    this is a notebook forum ;)

    anyway the pc look capable, overpriced, could have got much better parts if he knew what he was looking for.

    it will run crysis easily, as to res / setting ? try.
     
  3. Dook

    Dook Notebook Virtuoso

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    lol@heard bad things about (insert your bandwagon hater brand here). This cracks me up every single time I hear it. If the brands were half as bad as the haters make them out to be, we'd all be using yahoo messenger on IBM Selectrics.
     
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    Ttime20 Notebook Deity

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    Just go to http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest on that computer and it will give you a general idea of what your computer will be able to handle. It says the recommended for Crysis on that site is

    Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz/Athlon X2 4400+ or better
    2 GB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS with 640MB RAM or similar

    So I dont think you wouldn't have too much of a problem running it but you definately wouldnt be able to run it like on max settings with any AA enabled. Probably high with no AA would be my guess. Just check it out for yourself anyways.
     
  5. Kamin_Majere

    Kamin_Majere =][= Ordo Hereticus =][=

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    Its not a bad system at all. Its a bit on the pricy side, but i'm getting one becasue it matches the notebook. (plus bestbuy where i live had it bundled with the 34in gateway screen for 1580, because they dont knwo what it is they have bwah hahaha)

    The biggest weakness of the unit is really its 400watt PSU. That will be upgraded almost instantly by me though so no worries
     
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    JDELUNA Notebook Deity

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    Whoa 34-inch gateway screen with that computer for under $1600 let me know where and I will buy 2 of them.
     
  7. Lakjin

    Lakjin Notebook Deity

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    Actually you should avoid gateway desktops if at all possible
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    I understand that the article states that for desktops anything under a 5 point difference is insignificant, but personally, I would op for an alternative to a gateway desktop. Again, obviously, within brands there are specific models and lines, some better then others, but as a rule of thumb...I would not go gateway for desktops.
     
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    KGann NBR Themesong Writer

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    I have heard great things about their FX line, both desktop and notebooks.
     
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    Dook Notebook Virtuoso

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    Me too. I think the FX line was/is Gateways saving grace.
     
  10. KGann

    KGann NBR Themesong Writer

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    Same here. Man, I had an avid hatred for Gateway. Back in the later 90's and early 00's, I used a few, and boy were the horrible. (Back when the Cow's were on the box)

    It took an act of congress, (and my wife), to convince me to purchase this P-FX, but it was one of the best computer decisions I have ever made.
     
  11. royk50

    royk50 times being what they are

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    lol i hated that cow b&w thing
     
  12. KGann

    KGann NBR Themesong Writer

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    Didn't we all...
     
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