- 55 months ago
Hi everyone, It will be my first time building a PC (used for light gaming and school work). A friend of mine is passing on a NZXT H440 midtower case, so that's my starting point. I'd like to have a purple/white themed build. From what I've looked at, this will mean a black/white motherboard, etc, and then purple fans and LED strips. So far, I'm thinking an i5 CPU will be more than enough for me, as I don't plan to overclock. I'd like a 250SSD and 1TB HDD. I really don't need anything fancy for a GPU, I'm not a super serious gamer and probably never will be. So basically, I sort of know what I want, but I don't know what brands are reliable/affordable/nice. I have a budget of about $800, not including the case or peripherals. I'll be dealing with keyboard and monitor later (I have a mouse) but if you'd like to give recommendations for those now, too, I'd appreciate it. I haven't even started to look at those, so I don't really have a price point. Also I'm on the east coast of the US if that is important. Thanks in advance for any help!