Gateway700s to new case (Sonata)

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About 1.5 years ago I puchased a Gateway 700s 2.33ghz computer and the
whole computer has been very noisy primarily due to the power supply
(which has been replaced 3 times) and due to the case starting to rattle
(may be due to the vibrating power supply). I am tired of getting the
bad gateway power supplies, so I was thinking of getting a new one.
However, I thought that finding one to fit a Gateway computer may be a
challenge, so I mentioned this to a computer friend of mine, and he
suggested I look at replacing the case and power supply since the cost
would not be much more. This is interesting idea, because I would like
to start building my own computer, although I was planning on starting
this in about 1-2 years. So, is it possible to take my Gateway 700s
parts and plug them into a new case? I have never done any work with
placing motherboards into new cases, and I can see problems developing
such as the power button, USB ports, the motherboard not fitting in the
new case, ports on the back not lining up, etc. I am specifically
looking at the Antec Sonata case as seen on NewEgg:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-129-127&depa=0

So does this sound like a feasible idea? I don't want to spend $100 on
a case and power supply to find that there is no way that the stuff in
my Gateway system will fit into the new case. I assume that replacing
the case will likely void my warrenty that has another 1.5 years left on it.

Let me know what you think,
Andrew V. Romero
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 18:08:57 -0700, "Andrew V. Romero"
    <rrstudio2@icqmail.com> wrote:

    >So, is it possible to take my Gateway 700s
    >parts and plug them into a new case?

    Andrew, it is my understanding that the main connecter from the GW
    issued power supply to the GW issued MB is proprietary. However, I
    remember seeing someone on here some while back giving the pin
    configuration on this so the connector from a non-GW power supply can
    be rewired to comply with the GW motherboard.

    Regards,
    TR
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 18:08:57 -0700, "Andrew V. Romero"
    <rrstudio2@icqmail.com> wrote:

    >About 1.5 years ago I puchased a Gateway 700s 2.33ghz computer and the
    >whole computer has been very noisy primarily due to the power supply
    >(which has been replaced 3 times) and due to the case starting to rattle
    >(may be due to the vibrating power supply). I am tired of getting the
    >bad gateway power supplies, so I was thinking of getting a new one.
    >However, I thought that finding one to fit a Gateway computer may be a
    >challenge, so I mentioned this to a computer friend of mine, and he
    >suggested I look at replacing the case and power supply since the cost
    >would not be much more. This is interesting idea, because I would like
    >to start building my own computer, although I was planning on starting
    >this in about 1-2 years. So, is it possible to take my Gateway 700s
    >parts and plug them into a new case? I have never done any work with
    >placing motherboards into new cases, and I can see problems developing
    >such as the power button, USB ports, the motherboard not fitting in the
    >new case, ports on the back not lining up, etc. I am specifically
    >looking at the Antec Sonata case as seen on NewEgg:
    >
    >http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-129-127&depa=0
    >
    >So does this sound like a feasible idea? I don't want to spend $100 on
    > a case and power supply to find that there is no way that the stuff in
    >my Gateway system will fit into the new case. I assume that replacing
    >the case will likely void my warrenty that has another 1.5 years left on it.
    >
    >Let me know what you think,
    > Andrew V. Romero

    Yes - we did this on a 510XL a while back and it works fine. The
    Gateways use a standard ATX motherboard and it fits perfectly. You
    will love the Sonata case.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    "TR" <_@_> wrote in message
    news:kgmb805l8dfoddrv2hh6rrh4uiu3h588oj@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 18:08:57 -0700, "Andrew V. Romero"
    > <rrstudio2@icqmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >So, is it possible to take my Gateway 700s
    > >parts and plug them into a new case?
    >
    > Andrew, it is my understanding that the main connecter from the GW
    > issued power supply to the GW issued MB is proprietary. However, I
    > remember seeing someone on here some while back giving the pin
    > configuration on this so the connector from a non-GW power supply can
    > be rewired to comply with the GW motherboard.
    >
    > Regards,
    > TR

    I have never seen a non-standard ATX power plug on a Gateway. It is DELL
    which is famous for having proprietary power supplies and connector pinouts.

    Mike in Ohio
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 13:29:40 GMT, "Plasma" <me2@privacy.net> wrote:

    >I have never seen a non-standard ATX power plug on a Gateway. It is DELL
    >which is famous for having proprietary power supplies and connector pinouts.

    Then I stand corrected Mike. It has been some time since that was
    discussed on this NG but I do remember some brand being talked about
    being proprietary on that PS-to-MB connection.

    Regards,
    TR
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    So what about just seemingly simple issues, like the power button. Is
    there just a connector on the power button cord that you plug onto the
    new cases power button? And it doesn't seem like the rear panel on the
    sonata has 4 USB ports, how does one work around that issue? As I said,
    I have never put a motherboard in a case so can just see these little
    issues causing some problems.

    -Andrew

    Andrew V. Romero wrote:
    > About 1.5 years ago I puchased a Gateway 700s 2.33ghz computer and the
    > whole computer has been very noisy primarily due to the power supply
    > (which has been replaced 3 times) and due to the case starting to rattle
    > (may be due to the vibrating power supply). I am tired of getting the
    > bad gateway power supplies, so I was thinking of getting a new one.
    > However, I thought that finding one to fit a Gateway computer may be a
    > challenge, so I mentioned this to a computer friend of mine, and he
    > suggested I look at replacing the case and power supply since the cost
    > would not be much more. This is interesting idea, because I would like
    > to start building my own computer, although I was planning on starting
    > this in about 1-2 years. So, is it possible to take my Gateway 700s
    > parts and plug them into a new case? I have never done any work with
    > placing motherboards into new cases, and I can see problems developing
    > such as the power button, USB ports, the motherboard not fitting in the
    > new case, ports on the back not lining up, etc. I am specifically
    > looking at the Antec Sonata case as seen on NewEgg:
    >
    > http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-129-127&depa=0
    >
    > So does this sound like a feasible idea? I don't want to spend $100 on
    > a case and power supply to find that there is no way that the stuff in
    > my Gateway system will fit into the new case. I assume that replacing
    > the case will likely void my warrenty that has another 1.5 years left on
    > it.
    >
    > Let me know what you think,
    > Andrew V. Romero
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    You will probably have to rewire the buttons as there doesn't seem to be any
    standard. Go to www.gateway.com and search for the mother board layouts in
    the technical support area. (Merely enter your system serial number as a
    search start.)

    The board layout should provide the pinout connections on the mother board
    and it is just a matter of modifying the case wiring to match it. (Not a
    real big deal if you take your time but I'm not familiar with your system to
    provide any more help.)

    As far as the USB ports they should be attached to the mother board and some
    case (cutouts??) changes may be required to make them available at the rear
    of of the new case.

    Good luck

    "Andrew V. Romero" <rrstudio2@icqmail.com> wrote in message
    news:c6753e$rgg$1@oasis.ccit.arizona.edu...
    > So what about just seemingly simple issues, like the power button. Is
    > there just a connector on the power button cord that you plug onto the
    > new cases power button? And it doesn't seem like the rear panel on the
    > sonata has 4 USB ports, how does one work around that issue? As I said,
    > I have never put a motherboard in a case so can just see these little
    > issues causing some problems.
    >
    > -Andrew
    >
    > Andrew V. Romero wrote:
    > > About 1.5 years ago I puchased a Gateway 700s 2.33ghz computer and the
    > > whole computer has been very noisy primarily due to the power supply
    > > (which has been replaced 3 times) and due to the case starting to rattle
    > > (may be due to the vibrating power supply). I am tired of getting the
    > > bad gateway power supplies, so I was thinking of getting a new one.
    > > However, I thought that finding one to fit a Gateway computer may be a
    > > challenge, so I mentioned this to a computer friend of mine, and he
    > > suggested I look at replacing the case and power supply since the cost
    > > would not be much more. This is interesting idea, because I would like
    > > to start building my own computer, although I was planning on starting
    > > this in about 1-2 years. So, is it possible to take my Gateway 700s
    > > parts and plug them into a new case? I have never done any work with
    > > placing motherboards into new cases, and I can see problems developing
    > > such as the power button, USB ports, the motherboard not fitting in the
    > > new case, ports on the back not lining up, etc. I am specifically
    > > looking at the Antec Sonata case as seen on NewEgg:
    > >
    > >
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-129-127&depa=0
    > >
    > > So does this sound like a feasible idea? I don't want to spend $100 on
    > > a case and power supply to find that there is no way that the stuff in
    > > my Gateway system will fit into the new case. I assume that replacing
    > > the case will likely void my warrenty that has another 1.5 years left on
    > > it.
    > >
    > > Let me know what you think,
    > > Andrew V. Romero
    > >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    You should find an I/O Shield that matches your motherboard. Search for
    "I/O Shield" on ebay or look in the Motherboard section of this site:
    http://www.centrix-intl.com

    Frank

    "Andrew V. Romero" <rrstudio2@icqmail.com> wrote in message
    news:c6753e$rgg$1@oasis.ccit.arizona.edu...
    > So what about just seemingly simple issues, like the power button. Is
    > there just a connector on the power button cord that you plug onto the
    > new cases power button? And it doesn't seem like the rear panel on the
    > sonata has 4 USB ports, how does one work around that issue? As I said,
    > I have never put a motherboard in a case so can just see these little
    > issues causing some problems.
    >
    > -Andrew
    >
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