I'm looking to replace my 8-yr old PIII system with something a little more modern. The new system is going to be $400, with some things reused from the old system (SATA drives, optical drives, etc.) System will not be for gaming or OC'ing. Must have front ports (audio, USB & IEEE1394) and be plenty roomy; I keep systems a while and continually upgrade them. I have $90 max in the budget for the case/PSU.
Thanks doolittle. It looks great and is within my budget. However, I have a lot of firewire external drives, cameras, etc that I move around all the time. The lack of front audio I could get over; the lack of front IEEE1394, not so easy to drop....
Normally, I would never suggest getting a case bundled with a power supply - too many horror stories involved. Antec is probably the ONLY company that I would consider getting a bundle from. Antec builds some solid cases, and some good power supplies. The bundled power supplies from Antec are not the top of the line, but will last longer and be more reliable than most generics.
The only downside of the Antec Sonata II from my view is that it only has one 120mm fan. It should still be OK for your use - since you shouldn't be pushing things to the limit of a gaming system - it is just one thing to consider. Good cooling will pay for itself.