Came across what looks like a good deal on a system (Gateway GM5485E) and wanted to check the compatibility of its essential components:
1. Motherboard: Intel (Schroeder Town) G33 Motherboard (http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006194R/4006194Rnv.shtml
2. Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT VGA DVI Video Card (http://support.gateway.com/s/VIDCARD/MSI/6008122R/6008122Rnv.shtml
3. Audio: Realtek ALC 888S Audio Chipset (On Motherboard)
4: Tuner: AVerMedia M791 NTSC/ATSC TV Tuner Card (http://support.gateway.com/s/vidcard/AVerMedia/6008105R/6008105Rnv.shtml
I've read about cooling problems with the stock GM5485E setup and plan to relocate the system components inside a larger, rack-mount ATX case; the NORCO RPC-450 4U (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219019
). The RPC-450 is an ATX form factor case and the G33 motherboard is microATX, but I've read that microATX boards should mount in ATX cases without a problem. The case is spacious and has good cooling, so hopefully the heating problems reported for the GM5485E won't be an issue.