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So 5 or so years ago, i had my friend build me a computer, and the video card blew out recently. So i went on the Nvidia forums and asked for a card similar to the 8800 that i had, and they were very helpful on directing me to a new 450gt.
This is where the problems came, i wasn't aware that video cards need a certain amount of power, and plugged in my new 450GT and it ran fine for about 2 months and then just yesterday, my computer shut off randomly, and now when i turn it back on, it just turns on, the fans run, and then turns off. I've read that when this happens, my power supply has gone bad.

The computer i bought was a Shuttle XPC SG33G5 with stock motherboard and stock power supply. A friend of mine told me the 450GT is too powerful for the power supply that came stock with the computer, which by the way was a 250W power supply.

He recommended me to take the motherboard from the shuttle computer and buy a new case and power supply which can handle the video card. That way I save money, since buying a replacement PSU would cost me 100 dollars and it might fail on me again.

He sent me a link to this deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.710379 and it seems reasonable but i really don't want to buy a case that doesnt work with the motherboard of the shuttle brand computer

Please help, I'd really prefer not to buy a motherboard and stuff since i'm in college now and i don't have much money to buy a completely new computer setup

What i had in my previous setup if that helps get answers also
4GB of ram ( 2 x 2GB dual channel they say PC2 6400 Nvidia SLI ready on them, OCz Technology brand )
Q6600 processor
450 GT fermi ( Made by MSI, it's a single slot edition of the 450GT
everything else is stock stuff like the sound card that is intergrated into the motherboard.

If you need more info feel free to ask, i'll try my best to answer them.
 

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Instead of making a new thread, i figure i'll continue this post:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.710379&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1h953y4eakeb0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130556

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835230011

To my knowledge, these would work together, along with my processor and video card. is there anything else i would need? or any other product that you guys would recommend? Thanks alot for your help!
 

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So this is how i'm going to approach this:
Buy new parts listed above
Strip the following from old computer: CPU, DVD Drive, HDD, Video card
Place CPU and CPU fan on to the motherboard
Install motherboard onto case
Install everything else
boot up

and i should be good to go right? am i missing something? i'd like to make sure