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rgray21

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160-Watt 4/2A STLS Power Supply R2
this is my psu. i need a more wattage. someone told me to make sure the psu was a standard atx before i got anything, whats that? this is all i know about the psu. gateway support doesn't tell me anything. can i just get an antec power supply and put it in?
 
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you could try :)
sometimes the proprietary OEMs (gateway, emachine, dell, etc) use odd sized components not readily available except through them

you might have to 'mod' the case a little bit to fit a standard atx PSU in there
- take out the PSU and take it along to your PC supply store to make sure the dimensions are the same, and the connection holes etc

here's an emachine site - with some info on replacing PSU etc - but no gateway models listed (gateway bought EM a year ago)
http://www.e4allinc.info/

don't know why either one thinks an underpowered PSU is a deal for anyone :)
planning on replacing the 250w PSU in mine soon - fortunately it's very close to atx size so it shouldn't be a problem (famous last words)
 

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i contacted gateway and they assured me a standard atx psu would fit in my case ok.
 
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