Gateway Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Desktop - £449.99 Instore @ Toys R us !
Gateway Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Desktop - £449.99 Instore @ Toys R us !

Gateway Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Desktop - £449.99 Instore @ Toys R us !

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was in Toys r us and was looking at the pcs when i saw this !!! good deal if you ask me it was £599.99 with 22" monitor if you wanted that showing as out of stock on websie but it was in stock in store


The Gateway Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 desktop features a 2048MB memory, 320GB hard drive and Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium.


Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor
Clock Speed: 2.4 GHZ
FSB: 1066 Mhz
L2 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 2048 MB
Hard Drive: 320 GB
Optical Drive: 3-in-1 DVD Rewriter, CD Rewriter and DVD ROM. DVD +/-RW, 16 x Multi-Format Dual Layer (up to 8.5GB). Write Maximum: 16 x DVD -/+R, 8 x DVD +/-R DL, 8 x DVD +/-RW, 12 x DVD-RAM, 48 x CD-R, 40 x CD-RW. Read Maximum: 16 x DVD-ROM, 48 x CD-ROM, 8 x DVD-ROM DL.
Modem: 56K Modem
Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 with up to 256MB shared video memory.
Card Reader: 15-in-1 digital card reader. Compact Flash I and II, IBM Microdrive, Secure Digital (SD and Mini SD), Multi Media Card (MMC, MMC Plus, RS-MMC and MMC Mobile), Memory Stick (MS, MS Duo, MS Pro, and MS Pro Duo), Picture Card, SmartMedia Card.
Wi-fi connectivity
Ports: 8 x USB 2.0, 1 x VGA Connector, 1 x RJ-45 (Ethernet), 2 x IEEE 1394, 2 x PS/2 for keyboard and mouse, 5 x Rear Audio, Front/Headphones, Microphone, S/PDIF Optical, 2 Front Audio Ports, Microphone and Headphone.
Keyboard/Accessories: Premium Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Monitor sold separately


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Original Poster

please go easy first deal !!!!!!!!


Don't know how this compares to other pc deals, but it costs roughly what it would to build if you include the windows license so :thumbsup:

Would comment tho that a q6600 is a waste with onboard graphics, and there is a good chance that upgrading the graphics card will need a new psu. Perhaps an owner can comment on what type of psu's these contain?

With new cpu's and gpu's hitting the market over the next quarter I reckon we'll see some good deals..

£150 - q6600
£30 - 2g ram
£60 - vista home premium oem
£50 - 320g hard drive
£20 - dvdrw
£15 - card reader
£20 - wired keyboard + mouse + speaker
£20 - pci wifi
£30 - oem motherboard
£20 - steel case
£? - PSU


with the PSU and warranty about right.

none in stock

Sw this today, in two mind about the deal.

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none in stock

it says in first post that i saw it instore !!!!

None in stock

Not a bad deal at all. Just stick a 512meg Geforce 8800GT in there and you've got yourself a Crysis-worthy gaming machine (Assuming the PSU is powerful enough).

An equivalent spec ]Dell appears to be £30 cheaper (remove the monitor on linked machine), with somewhat better graphics card.

Except that graphics card will cost you half the price of the PC! (£200)


A very very similar deal came up a month or so ago which I replied to then. At the time adding up the cost of the individual components totalled the same as the actual pc. You'll be wasting the q6600 without a decent gfx card unless you plan to do a lot of encoding. I'd recommend at least a radeon 3870 (bout £150) or nvidia 8800gt (bout £160 and a bit better) for this machine, but then the chances are you'll need to replace the psu as well which is another £40 at least for a half-decent one. This would be vital for playing most recent games without being seriously bottlenecked by the gfx. Otherwise you'd be better off getting a cheaper system but with decent graphics/psu. If you sat them side by side with the same game on both you'd rather the latter. Neither hot nor cold tho...

[edit] lmao this is the same deal i replied to a month ago!!?!


Except that graphics card will cost you half the price of the PC! (£200)

That's the state of the market these days, the only component that really gets used to it's full ability is the graphics card (unless you're doing alot of video encoding and the like).
Still look at it from the other side, if you do need a PC why not pay less than the price of a console extra to get better graphics and cheaper games?

You only really need a powerful graphics card if you are serious about playing the most recent games, and even then only if you have a biggish monitor. If you still use a 17" or 19" running at 1280*1024 you can get away with a 7600GT graphics card which you can pick up cheap and doesn't need a separate power supply.
When comparing this with a modern Dell be warned that the latest Dell models tend to have spare power connectors that only fit SATA drives, so you might need power cable convertors even if you want to use the existing power supply with a new graphics card.

Just doesn't seem right buying a PC from Toys R Us. In the same way it wouldn't feel right buying toys from Dell.

Bought one from them a few years ago, been an excellent PC no problems at all. Just bought a new one from PC World and thought it would be loads quicker etc. but it's only as good as the broadband speed you receive, now got both running in separate rooms.

Can anyone who has one of these comment on the comment on the PSU mobo etc? I'm presuming the HDD is SATA, but how many spare SATA ports are there on the mobo? I'd be interested in this as an upgrade to my current Media Centre rig. I'd want to put my 7600GT in which doesn't require any extra power, but I'd also want to put at least one more HDD in there as I currently have a 320Gb drive that is purely for TV recordings.

I do a fair bit of video encoding etc on the machine, so the spec looks good for that, and I've been considering upgrading to Vista Home Premium for a while, but it didn't seem worth it on the old machine, but this with a blu-ray drive (once the latest versions are available and cheap) and I'd be in HD heaven!
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