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Super Cheap build (really incompatible?)

Trevski13

62 months ago

I'm aiming to build a super cheap PC but I'm told the NIC and case are incompatible. Is this correct?

URL: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kghYwP

P.S. yes, I know the case comes with a power supply, I haven't decided whether I'd trust it...

Edit: What I'm looking for is someone to tell me either: Yes, it is incompatible because X (e.g. the card is 4x but mobo only has 1x kind of a thing) or No, it is compatible because X

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Potential Issues/Incompatibilities 1 additional case full expansion slot is needed. StarTech ST1000SPEXD2 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter and Xion XON-720P_BK MicroATX Slim Case w/300W Power Supply are not compatible. Xion XON-720P_BK MicroATX Slim Case w/300W Power Supply has front panel USB 3.0 ports, but the Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard does not have onboard USB 3.0 headers.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I read that. However, the card is low profile, so there shouldn't be any incompatibilities as far as I can see.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i think pcpartpicker is not wrong,becreful when build pc.anything is imcompatibilies,it maybe can't in use

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qzwCt6

Here you go. Basically what you want is an APU build. It's a CPU and GPU in one. This even allows light gaming. The A10 series is very respectable. It has decent ram (duel channel which is better for APU builds), a good APU, decent case with attached PSU and a wifi card. As for the HDD, SSDs arn't really meant to be used in builds like these. windows itself is like 10gbs or so. just go for the tried and tested blue series.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your input. However I do not need anywhere near that power, and the 30+ bucks I save makes a difference. This computer will be running minimal linux with only command line for interaction. Thus it needs no GPU power, almost no disk space, and very very little ram (I would have gone less then 1GB if I could)

My requirements in order of importance are: a dual NIC card (required), small, super cheap. I don't mind making it a few buck more expensive to make it smaller.

It's designed for a custom network IDS/Firewall etc. so usual priorities do not apply.

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