maybe wait for cs2 to release since it will have a strong impact on prices
Like $100 for a whole inventory apart from knife and gloves lol all factory new all relatively nice looking obviously you'll be spending a bit more on the rifles, your ak, your awp, m4 etc. but everything else you can get nice skins very cheap.
$600 for a glove&knife combo + $150 for guns
350 dollars if you like gut knives
ak redline with 4x heroic holo
For 400-500$ you can make budget inventory for sure. Just find yourself a cheap combo and buy them from a third party site not steam market.
Bloodhound Gloves Charred
Flip Knife Crimson Web
M4A4 Tooth Fairy/Evil Daimyo
Glock Vogue/Water Elemental
Usp The traitor
Thats just an idea for red theme you can search yourself aswell.
My first inventory was about 10 dollars
You can invest in stickers, it will be better anyway than buying pixels that you'll get bored with over time.
Either go all in and buy nice shiny skins or go cheap like me and buy meme skins just to not have default
I think the main weapons you can manage with 100eur. My USP was 6eur~ when I bought it, it's now up to 17.5eur (Purple DDPat FacNew with sticker build). Glock is 6eur, was 2eur when I bought it (Groundwater MW with sticker build). AWP 3eur (Atheris FT), M4A1-S Chantico's Fire WW sticker build, around 16 -> 20eur, M4A4 In Living Color FT sticker build 5eur when bought, 7eur now. So that's 54,5eur for decent-looking skins made better with some personal-ish sticker crafts.
Whoops, forgot AK, Frontside Misty MW with sticker craft, around 26eur.
I think 150eur is good for a knife. The 100eur range and under knives all suck ass. So that would make 230eur all together for now. Then add gloves for 100-200eur and it's all together 330-430 eur.
And if you want the rest of the weapons filled out, I wouldn't spend much more than 5-25eur on shit you prob won't use much ever anyway.
Don't buy gloves and use the money for a better knife.
or just invest in cheap cases
Depends on what you want to buy. Here is a quick list which skins I can recommend to you so you can check prices. Some of them are ~40$ and some 2$ ( and still looking awesome)
Ak - Wasteland Rebel or blue laminate.
M4 - bullet rain, desolate space.
Awp - sun in Leo, hyper beast ( ft or lower), Corticera.
Silencer - hyper beast, cyrex, nightmare.
Usp - road rash, blueprint, Royal Blue.
Glock - Wasteland Rebel, Water Elemental, Franklin, off world, bunsen burner, blue fissure.
P2000 - fire elemental, corticera, pulse.
Deagle - Kumicho Dragon, crimson web, oxide blaze, Midnight Storm.
P250 - franklin, Mehndi, Wingshot, supernova, splash, crimson kimono, mint kimono,
Ultraviolet is cheap good looking skin for knifes
Gloves - idk bro
I can say : 300-500$ if we talking bout guns only ( but as I said you can buy a lot of good looking 2$ guns) . 200$ decent knife and gloves - idk
usp kill confirmed looks amazing even battle scarred so great choice for budgets, new awp duality is pretty cheap already despite how good it looks imo
Go like me and get ursus tiger tooth + driver overtake + empress ak + buzzkil m4
man just buy outsiders stickers RIGHT NOW. u will say thanks to me in a couple months
-one for each main weapon (m4, ak, usp, glock, awp)
The Awp atheris is a good budget awp for sure and maybe the ak slate with some holo / gold stickers m4 personally I use the cyrex there are a lot of good pistol skins if you look on cs.money if your straight buying them
I see you got some nice reactions already, im glad the community gives you decent advice.
personally, i gathered my collection throughout the years. i just replaced skins when i was tired of them and wanted something fresh. Sometimes you need to please yourself if youve reached a new goal (ingame/irl), so treat yourself accordingly. This also creates a positive correlation in skins to personal milestones, and it makes nice memories.
Which skins? You really have to think about what YOU want. you're the guy that uses those skins, so YOU have to like them. Just browse through the skins on a selling site and make a list of stuff you like. You can always upgrade later.
Its always a good thing to check your favorite skin in each wear. sometimes you dont really notice the difference between FN and MW. ALso, think of the value that you will get by selling. ST retains value better.
addendum: you have noticed alrdy that the market is HYPER rn. its just not a good time to buy skins that are desired by many.
get glock vogue and usp ticket to hell
-one for each main weapon (m4, ak, usp, glock, awp)
-good looking skins but for reasonable price (like a mw emperor for m4 that costs around 20 euros).
You just answered your own question.
Multiply 20 euros x number of weapons.
I went driver gloves lunar weave and bowie knife night for a good knife/ glove combo on the cheaper end of things. Went well with guardian usp and guardian M4a1-s. So it looks good on CT side, doesn't quite match the t side but like you said budget style etc.
~150€ = gun skins
~350€ = knife+gloves
Be prepared for more than 500 if you want something you actually like and not the cheapest stuff
Nowadays you can buy good looking skins for every weapon (excluding knife obv) for like 50$
+ like 200-250$ for a knife so it's not the cheapest stuff which is just ugly
But I wouldn't spend my salary money on it. What's the point ? I used to had a few thousand $ in skins like 6 years ago thanks to skins betting. But spend my earned money ? Stupid imo. It's not so ez to sell cheap skins after.
1st phase: Some cheap decent skins for my main weapons
2nd phase: Every weapon in stattrak (cheapest skin of every gun)
3rd phase: Added a knife
4rd phase: fuck it I want all the nice skins (M4 howl, Fire Serpent, Deagle Blaze, Bayonet Fade, etc.) Spend about 750 euros on OPSkins back then. Skins were still really cheap.
5th phase: CSGO was having a dip, thought the hype was over and the game was dying. Sold all my skins for about 1500 euro cash. Didnt have any inventory at all for about a year
6th phase: oh, the game isnt dead after all and skin prices are higher than ever. Really regret selling my inventory back then since it would now all be worth 5000+ euros
7th phase: After barely playing the game for 3 years, reinvested some money in decent skins, now have an inventory of about 400-500 euros.