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Old February 10, 2009, 11:39 AM
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Looks like a pretty good deal indeed for the price! I'm not so crazy about the case though.

I am going to try to make myself a build on NCIX to compare.
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Old February 10, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Gateway regularily releases nice systems like this...the last one I saw was a gaming laptop...smae thing from ACEr or Dell cost $2400...the gateway was $1395...
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Old February 10, 2009, 02:20 PM
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With money you save go buy a nice 30" LCD monitor or a nice 40" 1080P LCD TV lol

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Old February 11, 2009, 05:00 PM
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Unhappy FX6800-03H at Futureshop

Bought this unit today from the Futureshop store in Cambridge (even though it said online only) based on the Web Specs. Problem is the web specs were wrong for the Graphics. It does not have dual HD 4870 cards (512 mb each for 1gb total), just one HD 4870 1Gb version.

The lack of crossfire makes a big difference in the perceived cost benefits of this system and explains why only a 500 watt power supply was included to run the system.

Then, when I took it back to futureshop, the computer guy tries to tell me that the dual DVI ports on the back was my dual card setup. Computer savvy --
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Old February 11, 2009, 05:08 PM
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I would of lost it right there "Dual DVI ports is the dual card setup"

As far as I am concerned the website mislead you and you should get your money back. Did you return the unit?

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Old February 11, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Heh, I'd stick it to them...advertized system is NOT what they sold you...they owe you a graphics card...and that's a fact. I'd be speaking to the manager, adn then the regional manager, and then head office.

Thanks for the info though...I'm off to futureshop shortly... We'll see what I come back with...

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Releases 19 Feb/09. There's powerful and then there's the Gateway FX6800 desktop, boasting Intel's all-new Core i7 920 processor. Combined with a head-spinning 9GB system memory, we dare you to find a task that this machine can't handle with seamless ease. It's also home to an unreal 1TB of storage space, and dual ATI HD4870 graphics cards with 1GB dedicated system memory
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Old February 11, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Make sure you make a print screen or copy of the website before they change it.

Futureshop has to go by their advertisement, I am pretty sure it is the law. Worst comes to worst they should give you a discount.
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Old February 11, 2009, 05:30 PM
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I like the case actually. Even with 1 card, its a good deal. However, you could probably go to the store with a printout saying, it's supposed to come with 2 graphics cards, and they would probably do something about it.
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Old February 11, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Take them for what they are willing to give at the least ask for a discount on the system at the current FutureStupid price of a 4870 1Gb.

Future Shop: Computer Add-Ons: Sound & Video: ATI Radeon HD4870 1024MB GDDR5 Video Card - Web Only

$334.95
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Old February 12, 2009, 04:59 AM
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Exclamation FX6800-03H at Futureshop

They updated the website, but in true Futureshop fashion they now indicate that the rig has and I quote "dual ATI HD4870 graphics cards with 2GB total dedicated video memory". Should be definitely worth the fight for either a second card or the upgrade to the HD 4870 X2 (2GB of Ram).
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