This is my first PC Build and I'm calling it the "Ultra Magnus" (anyone get that reference?) I'm mainly going to use this for schoolwork for now and I will upgrade in the near future. I started with a really tight budget of $400 which went to around $420-$430 (although the price says otherwise) and I didn't really make it for gaming (which I will upgrade in the future) but more of a sense of accomplishment for myself. I bought most of my parts at my local Micro Center as the prices were cheaper compared to other stores. I tried to make this a Black and White build and I think it looks pretty good.
CPU: Starting off with the processor, I chose the Intel i3-4170 because I wanted this to be an upgradable PC, and I read that AMD processors at a low price point don't have many upgradability routes. I got this for $99.99 at Micro Center.
Motherboard: To be honest here, I really got this motherboard because of its sleek black and white design rather than its abilities (I don't know the right word to use). I got the MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition board for $94.99 with rebates at Micro Center.
RAM: I could've gone for something cheaper like the Crucial Ballistix Sport, but again, I was going for a B&W themed build and I know that Kingston is a reliable brand. I bought it at Newegg for $41.99
Storage: I went with a Western DIgital Caviar Blue 1 TB Hard Drive because since I wasn't going to run games on this PC, I didn't need a really fast boot time. $39.99 at Micro Center with rebates.
Case: Originally, I was gonna go with the Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow for the white color, but sadly, they weren't in stock so I went with this case. I will spray paint part of this case white soon. I picked it up at Micro Center for $54.99 with rebates.
PSU: Nothing much here, wanted something modular (this is semi-modular) and I saw many good reviews on this. $24.99 with rebates at Newegg.
OS: I downloaded Windows 10 from my old laptop because I didn't feel like updating it
Wireless Network Adapter: My PC is too far away from my router to use Ethernet and I didn't have a lot of extra money to buy a powerline adapter (even though the costs are similar enough). $19 at Amazon.
Case Fans: I wanted some blue in my build so I picked these up at Micro Center for $2.99 each.
Keyboard: I got this keyboard from a friends' dad who also gave me my monitors (not included in parts list)
So here's my build! Please leave comments below on what you guys think and how I should upgrade this PC. Thanks for reading!