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Older Gateway PSU Upgrade Question


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#1 malachi0420

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:13 PM

I have an older Gateway 700S computer that I would like to upgrade the PSU and CASE. What Im not sure of is if I buy a modern PSU, will it have a connector for a Socket 478 CPU Motherboard, and will a aftermarket Computer Case have Motherboard mounting holes that will line up with the Gateway Motherboard, it says its ATX. I could use some help, any would be appreciated!

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:49 PM

You will have a tough time fitting that motherboard in an ATX case. It looks to be a BTX case by the picture, so no go on an ATX case. Now that I look at it again, it's not even a BTX spec case.

Any PSU with a 20 pin/20+4pin connector and a 4 pin aux connector will work fine. Basically any new ATX PSU will work, but
a new PSU might not fit your current case, and you current motherboard won't fit an ATX case, Catch22. Upgrade time. That motherboard won't fit in anything but that specific case.

Edited by dpunisher, 27 November 2009 - 09:50 PM.

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