I have put a budget build together and the only thing left to get is a case, but my budget only allows for a $30 dollar case. I was wondering if there are any decent cases for that much? A $30 case will put me at $300, which is my budget, lol, so can't go much more than that. Also down for any substitutions in parts that work better except for the psu and ram as I've bought those already. I also already have dvd drive, hard drive, and os.
PSU: OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ500SXS2 500W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply. $19.99 after rebate (Bought while it was a shell shocker deal...most complaints were about an 8pin connector not being included, but it comes with an adapter anyway) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-341-...
You could definitely spend like 10-15 more and break your budget a little and get a nicer case but if youre stickin to it, that case is the only one (ATX case) on newegg for $30 total i am almost positive.
What about a keyboard/mouse? As for a case, Wal mart has a case online for $39.82 free ship to store it is a NZXT gamma mid tower I just ordered it for my third build nice fan add ability and predrilled water cooling holes. I wont get it till the end of the week so I cannot comment on how good it actually is. It is ten over your budget but it is about as cheap as a mid tower is gonna get, it is also listed on newegg but it's more expensive there. Wal mart also has a logitech (model ex100) wireless keyboard and mouse combo for $19 online only if you need. I use the G-skills ram just as personal preferance and by the way rebates never seem to come in. I also used the athlon x3 450 for my first two builds, one I was able to unlock the forth core and all was good the second one I could unlock but it was defective and caused a major temp spike so i just turned it back off. It is a good processor, though you might also want to wait a month or two bulldozer cpu's will be coming soon (hopefully).Good luck with your build
Thanks for all the replies. I might try to squeeze a few more bucks out of a motherboard/cpu combo to up my budget a bit to around $35. My rebates better come in, lol...Just about every one of my items has a rebate xD
Already got the case in the mail, so it's done. I knew while I was getting it that it is m-atx only, but my mobo is m-atx so it isn't a big deal. Has a bunch of really good ratings on newegg and seems like a really nice budget case.