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Hi, I am building a PC for my first time ever and I've already bought the following:
Pentium G5400
Gigabyte NVidia GTX 1050 2GB DDR5
8GB DDR4 Fury HyperX
Kingston A400 120GB
H310M-HDV Motherboard

I basically want to know what case and power supply I should get along side this system. I am not looking to upgrade in the future, maybe the graphics card and I am looking for a case and power supply at around £60.
Another thing is where do I plug the case fans in this case?

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60 pounds isn't quite enough to get you a reliable PSU/Case (At least from what I can search), unless you go used. Maybe someone based in the UK can find a better deal. Here's a ~80 pound recommendation

In the future your CPU is most likely gonna be the limiting factor when it comes to upgrading.

RAIJINTEK Arcadia Midi-Tower Computer Case - Black
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CX450M 450W PSU (Save another 8 pounds if you go with fixed cables vs Semi-Modular)
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Edit: Just saw your question regarding case fans, most budget cases will come with a single 120mm fan that will either plug into your motherboard or can be hooked up directly to your power supply (Either natively or with a Molex adapater, this way they run at full speed the whole time where as when plugged into your motherboard you can control speeds).


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[ Register or Signin to view external links. ] / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£23.88 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£35.93 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £59.81

Nothing substantial but £60 for a new case and PSU isn't a lot.


*Edit* I would recommend spending the extra tenner or so for the CX450M Scizor linked above. It's semi-modular and better quality than the XFX unit I linked, but if you can't spend more than 60 quid, you're kinda stuck with the XFX unit. It will be perfectly fine with a Pentium and GTX 1050 though.
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21 wrote [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For £0.00)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£23.88 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£35.93 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £59.81

Nothing substantial but £60 for a new case and PSU isn't a lot.


Found that same psu but looks like it's discontinued at the merchant they list :\
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Scizor wroteFound that same psu but looks like it's discontinued at the merchant they list :\

So it is. That's unfortunate, used to be plenty of decent budget PSUs over here but anything reasonable seems to be almost £50 now.

OP - If you can't spend more than 60 quid on case and PSU, then I'd probably grab these from [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ;
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The case doesn't come with a fan though so you'll need to buy a cheap fan or 2, or buy the Bitfenix Nova case I linked above which comes with a fan.
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Thanks that helped a lot
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