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Best cheap case and gaming gear?

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February 10, 2014 7:29:58 PM

Hello all. I'm looking for the best possible case, keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc. For a case I need something that supports mATX motherboards and has a side window for under $50 (I was looking at NZXT Source 210). For all these components I would love for each to be like $50 or less. For a mouse it doesn't need to be a special gaming mouse, I just want quick reaction time and wireless. Keyboard should be mechanical and backlit, though I don't know about all those switches. I just want it to type smoothly. As for speakers, I would prefer ones on the smaller size, they don't need incredible bass or anything, just enough to play music loudly through a small room and good enough quality to last a couple years. I understand that some of this stuff is only gonna happen on big sales, but I don't need it right away so anything relatively cheap is great. Thanks again for any and all answers :) 

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February 10, 2014 7:36:33 PM

The Source 210 will be a good choice! Here is a mouse

Here is a great speaker!

Decent affordable keyboard:

What do you think>?
February 10, 2014 7:41:25 PM

For the case, either the NZXT Source 210 or Corsair Carbide series 200R are two cases that are cheap and I have personal experience with. The Corsair 200R is actually what I am currently using in my main rig and it works great. The Source 210 I used in a very very budget build for a nonprofit organization that needed a PC for cheap, and works fine there. However, my friend also attempted to use the case in his build with an Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard and the Source 210 caused a shorting issue that wouldn't let him power up properly. So my recommendation is the 200R because it is great from personal experience, and you can find it between $45-$60 depending where you look, and it is for sure worth $60 as well.

For the mouse, if you want wireless for under $50, I currently use a Logitech MX Performance mouse, and it costs between $45 and $75. It's a solid good performance mouse that has a pretty nice software suite to go along with it, plus it is rechargeable. It also has Logitech unifying receiver tech, which means with a single USB connector you can pair a bunch of stuff that uses the Logitech unifying tech on a single tiny USB receiver. Pretty cool, though my mouse is the only thing with it in my house, so I can't use it. It's very ergonomic to hold, but not a "gaming mouse" per se, this one is crazy cheap and has good reviews:

Alas, I can't personally recommend a keyboard, the one I am using is actually wireless but from around 2005 and I doubt it is even around to buy anymore nor would you want to pick up tech that old! It does still work great though, Dell was pretty good back then.
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February 10, 2014 7:41:27 PM

The keyboard and mouse look great, but I actually had those speakers before and they died out on me, sound got all choppy and would just screech when I used the little wheel thing lol
Everything else looks great though.