Gateway FX510XT - Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93 GHz - 21 TFT review: Gateway FX510XT - Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93 GHz - 21 TFT

Gateway's basic support plan is not as strong as Dell's, and even Dell's isn't that great. Gateway gives you one year of parts and labor coverage with no onsite service and 24/7 toll-free phone support. Dell gives you all that, plus a year of onsite. We think both are lame, because smaller vendors give you three years of coverage for no extra charge on their more expensive systems, so large vendors such as Dell and Gateway should as well. Gateway does have a number of support upgrades available, so at least you can tailor the plan to your liking, but for more money. Gateway's online support lags behind as well, with no links to component vendor sites and only a scant selection of driver downloads.

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System configurations:

Alienware Area-51 7500
Windows XP Professional SP2; 3.26GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; Nvida Nforce 590 SLI Intel Edition chipset; (2) 512MB Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX SLI; (2) 150GB Western Digital Raptors 10,000rpm serial ATA hard drives; Nvidia Nforce RAID class controller (RAID 0)

AMD test bed
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard; Nvidia Nforce 590 SLI chipset; Corsair Windows XP Professional SP2; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX; 74GB Western Digital 10,000rpm serial ATA hard drive; PC Power & Cooling 1kw power supply

Dell XPS 410
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2; 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6600; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; Intel 965G chipset; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS; (2) 300GB Western Digital 10,000rpm serial ATA hard drives; Nvidia Nforce RAID class controller (RAID 1)

Dell XPS 700
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2; 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; Nvidia Nforce 590 SLI chipset; (2) 512MB Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX SLI; (2) Western Digital 320GB 7,2000rpm serial ATA hard drives; Nvidia Nforce RAID class controller (RAID 0)

Gateway FX510XT
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2; 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; Intel 975X chipset; (2) 512MB ATI Radeon X1900 XT (CrossFire mode); (2) 500GB Hitachi 7,200rpm serial ATA hard drives; Intel 82801GR/GH SATA RAID controller (RAID 0)

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    Gateway FX510XT - Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93 GHz - 21" TFT

    Part Number: 1008993 Released: Jul 27, 2006
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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Jul 27, 2006
    • Environmental standards EPA Energy Star
    • Graphics Processor ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire / Radeon X1900 XT
    • OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    • Installed Size 4 GB / 8 GB (max)
    • Video Memory 512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
    • Monitor Type Gateway FPD2185W - LCD