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I have a question. I was building an office PC for myself. I want the PC to include Bluetooth and Wifi Functionalities. Here are the components I have chosen. Could you please check whether they are all compatible with another and meet the required demands?

Parts:
CPU: Intel Core i5-10400
RAM: HyperX Fury Black 8GB [1x8GB 2666MHz DDR4 CL16 XMP 1.2V DIMM]
Power Supply Unit: SilentiumPC Elementum E2 550W (SPC252)
SSD: Samsung 980 500GB PCIe x4 NVMe
PC Case: SilentiumPC Signum SG1 TG
Motherboard: MSI B460M PRO-VDH WIFI

I just want to make sure I don't make any mistakes before ordering the components so please give it a complete check, especially whether the Motherboard is compatible and has WiFi included.
 
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Your list is compatible, and does include wifi.

But, I have some thoughts.

1. A single stick of ram works, but a 2 x 4gb kit would allow you ro run in faster dual channel mode.
This is particularly important since you will be using integrated graphics.
While 8gb might be enough, I would opt for a 16gb kit of 2 x 8gb.
2666 speed is fine.

2. Cases are a personal thing, most will work.
I might suggest the fractal design 1100 for $40
https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-core-1100-micro-atx-mini-tower/p/N82E16811352039
It includes a front filter which will keep your parts clean.

3. Cases with included power supplies are rarely a good deal.
I do not think the psu is one I would buy.
450w is fine.
Here is a list of psu quality units:
Look for a psu with a 7 to 10 year warranty.
Seasonic focus is a good place to start.

4. Love the samsung ssd. That really is the key to a quick pc.

5. I think you can buy a i5-11400 processor for about the same budget.
The benefit of 11th gen is a faster processor and faster included HD730 graphics.
Alternatively, the i3-10100 is a quick office processor.
I have built two for family.

6. Spend some time on picking a monitor.
A wide 34" unit will allow you to have two web pages side by side.
 
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Your list is compatible, and does include wifi.

But, I have some thoughts.

1. A single stick of ram works, but a 2 x 4gb kit would allow you ro run in faster dual channel mode.
This is particularly important since you will be using integrated graphics.
While 8gb might be enough, I would opt for a 16gb kit of 2 x 8gb.
2666 speed is fine.

2. Cases are a personal thing, most will work.
I might suggest the fractal design 1100 for $40
https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-core-1100-micro-atx-mini-tower/p/N82E16811352039
It includes a front filter which will keep your parts clean.

3. Cases with included power supplies are rarely a good deal.
I do not think the psu is one I would buy.
450w is fine.
Here is a list of psu quality units:
Look for a psu with a 7 to 10 year warranty.
Seasonic focus is a good place to start.

4. Love the samsung ssd. That really is the key to a quick pc.

5. I think you can buy a i5-11400 processor for about the same budget.
The benefit of 11th gen is a faster processor and faster included HD730 graphics.
Alternatively, the i3-10100 is a quick office processor.
I have built two for family.

6. Spend some time on picking a monitor.
A wide 34" unit will allow you to have two web pages side by side.
Alright, thank you for the feedback, I made some changes to the PSU and Ram. I have a question regarding the CPU, if I were to change it to i5-11400 wouldn’t that mean that my motherboard would be incompatible?
 
Alright, thank you for the feedback, I made some changes to the PSU and Ram. I have a question regarding the CPU, if I were to change it to i5-11400 wouldn’t that mean that my motherboard would be incompatible?
What country are you located and what is your budget for a motherboard? The reason I ask is because there are H510/B560 boards that have either built in wifi or an M.2 Key E slot for the Intel WiFi 6/Bluetooth 5.+ desktop kit. Those boards paired with a 11400/11400F will support faster memory such as 3200Mhz.
 
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What country are you located and what is your budget for a motherboard? The reason I ask is because there are H510/B560 boards that have either built in wifi or an M.2 Key E slot for the Intel WiFi 6/Bluetooth 5.+ desktop kit. Those boards paired with a 11400/11400F will support faster memory such as 3200Mhz.
I’m located in Poland and my budget is the same as the previous motherboard, approx 100USD with WiFi simply because I do not want to spend so much on an office PC so would you rather recommend I stick with the i5-10400 and the previous motherboard or something else?
 
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I’m located in Poland and my budget is the same as the previous motherboard, approx 100USD with WiFi simply because I do not want to spend so much on an office PC so would you rather recommend I stick with the i5-10400 and the previous motherboard or something else?
2666Mhz is fine for an office PC. The only H510 board with WiFi that I could find was expensive.

https://www.x-kom.pl/p/649406-plyta-glowna-socket-1200-asus-prime-h510m-a-wifi.html

 
Alright, thank you for the feedback, I made some changes to the PSU and Ram. I have a question regarding the CPU, if I were to change it to i5-11400 wouldn’t that mean that my motherboard would be incompatible?
Do you now own the MSI B460M PRO-VDH WIFI ?
On newegg, the motherboard is supposed to support 11th gen processors.
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144315
But on the msi site, it does not include 11th gen cpu support:
https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B460M-PRO-VDH-WIFI#support-cpu
That is a bit strange. Usually any lga1200 motherboard will support 11th gen processors, perhaps requiring a higher bios level.

For a desktop office build, using that motherboard, I would not take the chance without resolution of that question.

Actually, I think since budget is an issue, you could use a i3-10100 processor.
Use the savings to get 16gb of ram.
You will see very little difference from a i5-10400.
Here is a review:
 

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