|As I pointed out, you have an outdated BTX system. Socket 939 boards are hard to come by as it is, S939 BTX boards are even harder to come by because it was such a short-lived form factor. If you were to switch over to the much more popular ATX form factor, you would have to get a motherboard AND an ATX case to put it in. Even so, a S939 ATX board will still be hard to find due to it's age. eBay is always risky but it's probably your best bet.|
Please explain how you determined both boards went bad. What were the symptoms? Also, post the make/model of the "400 W brand name" PSU.
EDIT: changing the board means Windows will have to be reinstalled, at the very least, a "repair installation" will be required. If you have the Gateway OEM version of Windows, it will most likely be useless with a retail board.
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