It's a good thing our PCs don't run on gas. This hobby is expensive enough as it is, and that's especially true for gamers. If you're more interested in fragging than Facebook, then that means you'll spend twice, maybe three times as much on the videocard alone. Factor in more RAM, a speedy SSD for ultra fast load times and overall system performance, and high-dollar gaming peripherals, and you can blow through a budget faster than Lady Gaga on tour. NZXT feels your pain, and if you can live with a case that's anything but ostentatious, the company's new Source 210 is about as wallet friendly as it gets.
NZXT is asking $40 for the Source 210 and $50 for the Elite version. Described as a "starter chassis for gamers on a budget," the Source 210 isn't made out of cardboard and duct tape, but features a textured aluminum panel in both black and white. It comes with modern amenities like wire management support, painted interior (black or white), and a bottom mounted PSU slot for optimal cooling. And speaking of cooling, gamers can install up to seven 120mm fans.
For an extra $10, the Elite model includes USB 3.0, a tool-less design, and a 140mm top fan for additional cooling.