My Scout is wanting a baby brother, to be a web surfer mainly (because I have some games that only like to run full screen, and in some of them an online reference source is useful) and home server. It has to be cheap and I'd like it small. I'll probably run Ubuntu, or a variant like Linux Mint or Peppermint. By cheap, I mean like $200 or so not counting monitor. I need mobo, CPU, RAM and case, maybe $50 or so for each. I have a PSU (an Antec Smart Power 2.0 500W, which is overkill, but...), a couple of old SATA hard drives, and an IDE DVD burner. Onboard graphics will be good enough, but I'd like to be able to upgrade, maybe make a sort of HTPC out of it, so I will need a PCI-E X16 slot.
My question is: Does anybody have recommendations for a decent, easy to work with, and not too expensive micro-ATX case that'd look ok parked next to a Scout? Two internal 3.5" drive bays would be nice, but I could live with one if I had to.
Edited by Izdaari - 12/3/10 at 3:14am