If you're in the market for a midrange gaming desktop, we encourage you to take a look at
The Gateway's highlights are its Intel Core i7 860 quad-core CPU, a 1GB Radeon HD 5850 graphics card, a 1.5TB hard drive, and 8GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 RAM. Those specs turned in satisfactory performance on our application tests, but also the best gaming performance we've seen from a sub $2,000 desktop.
The stylized case design won't appeal to everyone, of course, but even the chassis has some impressive features, chiefly front-panel access to a pair of internal hard drive bays that lets you hot-swap storage drives with no cable wrangling.
We've seen this feature on a few PCs over the years (including the