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Vignesh

New Build / Upgrade

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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.

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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).

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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?

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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.

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