Building your own custom computer has never been easier or more cost effective thanks to consistent cost decreases in the new components market. Everywhere you look, there are cheap computer cases, boards, and components being advertised by suppliers. The value is frequently top rate, even though these vendors are selling at a historically low cost. Of all the components available, the clear tower case might carry the most potential for tremendous customization. After all, why build a computer that looks like everyone else’s when you can create a genuine original? The price is right as well. I’m seeing them for between $25.00 and $50.00 from several sources recently. So how in this era of falling prices does the average consumer tell the difference between a great deal and a piece of junk?Buyers must be cautious when shopping for cheap computer cases. Sometimes, what appears to be a magnificent deal in reality becomes a total letdown and in a little while you start to understand why the cost was so economical. There are, in spite of this a few straightforward rules you can adhere to which will ensure that you get the best bargain on a case that will meet all your needs.Cases with plenty of drive bays, USB port openings and fan portals will cost more than the bare bones variety. The honest reality is that the more capacity you require, the more you will pay. A bare bones case might possess its cost advantages, but any future upgrades will be problematic, if not impossible in such a vessel. So you see, ultimately you can probably conserve a few bucks and extend the life of your new PC by spending a little more up front.There are other ways to save cash, as well. Look for deals that incorporate fans and power supplies. These packages are rather widespread. Frequently, the bundled price will end up being cheaper than the price of buying all three parts one by one. Comparing both scenarios is simple to do.Some inexpensive computer cases are refurbished and if you buy one you’ll need to take your chances to some extent as far as the item’s condition is concerned. Check the item description carefully to see if you can decipher what you are actually receiving. Lastly, be certain that the retailer doesn’t cut corners on shipping and/or packing in order to keep the cost down. The more parts you have got to return and exchange, the longer your project will take to finalize. You really do not need that sort of headache when you are anxious to get your computer up and running. Some clear cases are flat packed and require assembly upon delivery. This is often the safest shipping method and they really do clip together quite easily.