Pc hard drive

My desktop pc is broken ( Power unit blown ). I want to transfer the files from my hard drive onto a new lap top. I was told that I can remove the hard drive on my expernal hard drive and put the drice from my broken pc into the external hard drive case. I can then plug the ext drive via usb into my lap top to access the files. Can i deo this does anyone know

Yes, that correct you can just need to take the hard drive from your desktop and get a external hard drive ecnlosure where you need to put the hard drive and connect it to your laptop via USB cable, check this link for the sampole of the hard drive enclosure that you need to buy http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=2777&name=Hard-Drive-Enclosure

Hope that helps.........