Joined on 08/21/10
Pros: Great Cable Management, plenty of Zip-Tie mounts, cables can be run behind the motherboard mount plate Good Air Flow, 7 Fan Mounts, the one included fan is good quality Everything is painted, good build quality
Cons: While the build quality is great, the quality of the materials is what you would expect from a sub $40 case
Overall Review: This case is fairly large, make sure your PSU leads are long enough, some of mine are stretched fairly tight Used on a home server build, I would have no hesitation buying this case again.
Pros: Coming up on my 30 day mark and it still works Cheap 1TB
Cons: No SATA cable. This is only the second hard drive I bough in the last 2 years and the first one came with a SATA cable, so I cant be sure if it is normal for HDs to come with or without the cable. The cable was only $1.25 shipped online. I was getting HD errors on my WHS every couple days which would lock up the system. After reinstalling WHS I haven't gotten any errors so tough to say if it was a hardware or software failure, -1 egg
Overall Review: good value
Pros: -Windows 7 64bit -1TB Drive -6gb ram -Phenom ii x4 -Dedicated Graphics Card (Not all that great) all for under 460 Everything worked good straight out of the box, Gateway has some great software for making windows 7 backup discs. No major issues, dual boots XP just fine with no problem finding drivers. Plays friendly with WHS. I have to say that I am actually impressed with the value of this system
Cons: Missing One rubber foot! Missing one VGA securing Nut! who does the visual inspection on refurbished gateways?? -minus one egg for missing hardware
Overall Review: Good overall value, runs great with no problems. To the guy that wanted a windows 7 disc. The last time I bought a computer that came with an OS disc was in 2005. It takes 3 clicks and 20 minutes with the gateway software to make recovery discs, and it will even make a separate disc for backing up all of your drivers.