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Ive been working on my father's pc for a long time now. He had an intel mobo, pentium 4, and DDR333 rams and it couldn't boot to save its life. It got to about.... the loading screen MAX and then it reset.

I bought cheap a mobo+cpu+ram combo from a friend 75$. and got a free new HD.

its an ABIT UL8+AMD 64 sumthin+2 gigs of DDR400. Put all that in. Was workign GREAT. installed windows and everything. I started up a game of Day of Defeat source to mess with the visual settings (my dad likes that game) and after about 5 minutes. PC reset and now it cant boot to save its life either. The only variables that remain from the old PC to this one is the video card 7800GS AGP that i got back from BFG because of RMA and the pc case. Ive swapped out the PSU's constantly as well.

WHATS GOIN ON. I thought it could be case shortage but i cant isolate the issue. Possible dead video card? DID I WASTE 75$?!!!
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It would restart at random periods including post and even in the BIOS. Im on my fathers pc as i type. I pulled all the equipment out of the case and its on a wooden platform atm. So far no restarts or anything of the sort. im going to play some day of defeat real soon and see how everything is. If everything goes well, should i look into the purchasing of a new case?
 

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I just ran memtest for about 12 hours. everything seems fine. System workds great to my knowledge outside case but as soon as I slap everything in the case it just restarts mad style.

It could be overheating issues with the case but ive ran the system in the case with the side panel off in open air (no walls around it) and no avail.
 
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