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April 25, 2011 4:15:04 AM

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.

My build:
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-...

Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card $85 after rebate and 15% off easter deal)
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-5770V3&titl...


Processor: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX450WFGMBOX. $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX. $35.00 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: BIOSTAR TA870U3+ AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (Bundled with processor for $127 total for cpu and mobo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: ???

This is my build so far. It comes out to $270, just don't have a case XD

Any feedback on my build, and of course, case suggestions, would be awesome! Thanks

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April 25, 2011 5:03:49 AM

I just bought a similar setup, and i got this case with it. Its the only case on newegg thats right at $30 (with shipping).

Said case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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April 25, 2011 5:19:32 AM

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
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April 25, 2011 6:38:47 AM

Several Case under $30. but much in range $35 ~ $45. You can choose SIMBADDA for it
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April 25, 2011 7:51:27 AM

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
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April 25, 2011 6:53:10 PM

That's a really good deal, but I already bought my ram. All I need now are my case, cpu, and motherboard.

Thanks for the recommendation though.
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April 29, 2011 12:17:29 AM

You might think twice about that case. It does not support a full ATX M/B
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April 29, 2011 4:08:56 AM

mlcaouette said:
You might think twice about that case. It does not support a full ATX M/B


with that price,.... I think you are right man....
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April 29, 2011 5:49:51 AM

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.

Thanks for the suggestions though
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