I have been using an Acer Aspire x1700 for over 3 years now. It's been running great apart from the graphics card. My plan is to transfer everything to a larger case to fit a bigger power supply and a better graphics card (on the cheap, around $100). I've never done anything like this so I figured I should get some advice before I spend my money and/or blow something up. I've done a little research and here are the components I've been looking at on Newegg:
COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case
COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-700 700W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
EVGA 01G-P3-N988-RX GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Refurbished)
My questions are:
1) Will this work and will everything play together nicely?
2) Will I need to add or upgrade anything else?
3) The Aspire has a built in card reader in the front. What do I do about transferring that?
4) Any problems I might run into or any general tips on this sort of thing?