This is my little student apartment. It's not much, but good enough for my space.
"Extensively Modified" Version of BIC DV-62SI by Ed Frias
DIY Dayton 10" Titanic MKIII Subwoofer
Sherwood RD-6108 (not the best, but it was $85)
There is also an M-Audio Sonica which connects to the amp through the optical out which is hidden behind the laptop screen.
i got these all for the total of about $450 USD. not bad at all for a student apartment room setup i'm assuming but the bookshelf speakers are way more deserving of a better amp but the Sherwood will do for now.