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#1 Vignesh

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:14

Hi All,

I have a few parts lying around here so thought might as well turn it into a build and need your help.

(This will be used for browsing the net and MS Office Applications, No heavy use / gaming etc.)

I will be purchasing from ebuyer (UK).

What I already have:
CPU: Intel® Pentium® Processor E2180 (1M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
RAM: Samsung 2x 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2
HDD: 320GB SATA 7200RPM
Others: DVD-RW, Card Reader

What I need:
Mobo: I've seen this which comes with onboard graphics.
Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo Socket 775 VGA 6 Channel Audio mATX:
http://www.ebuyer.co...d-ga-g41m-combo - £40.43

Case: Going for a cheap, small case.
AvP Defender 100 Mini Tower PC Case Black Mesh Front:
http://www.ebuyer.co...front-avp-df100 - £14.51

PSU: What would you recommend? I think 400W is more than enough? Any recommendations?

CPU Cooler: Have seen these 2, both come pre-applied with Thermal Paste:
Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro Socket 775 1155 1156 Processor Cooler:
http://www.ebuyer.co...aco-ap110-gbb01 - £8.50

Or

Akasa K32 Intel Socket 775 1155 1156 Processor Cooler:
http://www.ebuyer.co...r-ak-cc7117ep01 - £8.62

Extras - Wireless Card: The router is one room away, so this should be ok.
Tenda Wireless-N300 PCI Adapter:
http://www.ebuyer.co...i-adapter-w322p - £8.49

Cost so far: ~£70

Max Budget: £100

So I've got about £30 for the PSU.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


#2 sbasil

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:15

So, you want it cheap and it looks like if you've already figured out pretty much everything. :) 400W PSU is more than enough for your computer, even a smaller one would get the job done. Chieftech's CTG-400-80p is a pretty decent candidate (40 euros here in Finland ~ £33).

#3 OP Vignesh

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 13:55

Thanks for replying, I've seen the Corsair 430W V2 CX Series PSU for £34.50:
http://www.ebuyer.co...u-cp-9020046-uk

I've seen cheaper brands at ebuyer but I think I'm gonna play it safe with the PSU.

#4 OP Vignesh

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 14:06

One question I have is, the mobo has:

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

The Corsair power supply comes with:

1x ATX (24-pin)
1x EPS/ATX12V (8-pin)

Is this ok? Do I need to split the 8-pin?

#5 Mindovermaster

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 14:20

You can buy splitters, unsure where you can get them. An 8-pin works on a 4-pin, just part of it won't be connected.