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Case and video card for Acer Aspire M3800 for WoW

Well I've got an Acer Aspire M3800. Tried to use a e-geforce 8600gt 256mb ddr3 with it but it overheats and the system randomly reboots.
I checked temp with a program and it got to like 210 degrees Fahrenheit, fans working fine and there's no dust. I guess the card is bad, and also I think the case sucks because there are no fans or airflow. But the CPU temps are 37 °C (Core #0), 28 °C (Core #1). Assembly is 38 °C.

Basically I'm looking to play WoW (World of warcraft: Cataclysm) on it.
What kind of case could I swap this system with and what video card (Pci-e) could I get?

The form factor I believe is a "Form Factor - Micro tower"
And it's got 4G of RAM, E5200 Dual Core 2.5 Ghz.

Any suggestions I'd like to go Newegg or something instead of an local store to save money.
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nobusCommented:
your power supply does not allow t o use a card that needs power, it is only 250 W : http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/acer-aspire-m3800-u3802a/4507-3118_7-33707371.html

you can choose a low power one from this list :  http://www.geeks3d.com/20100226/the-real-power-consumption-of-73-graphics-cards/
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nobusCommented:
of course - if you install a bigger  sized PWR supply, that would solve it also !
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
So the lack of power supply can result in video card overheating? I thought it was due to lack of cooling only?

Or is there lack of power and lack of cooling?

I'm starting to remember a gaming system i had years ago that'd reboot and getting new PS fixed it
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nobusCommented:
lack of power can cause nearly anything - so i would start there
if the fan is running properly - it should stay cool - or it is bad
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nobusCommented:
you can always calculate the power you need  here : http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Thanks for help I'm just making a new system instead of upgrading this junk.
Will def get a better power supply than 250W lol
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nobusCommented:
and don't forget to calculate the power needs for the selected parts - before buying the power
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