First of all, I'm new here, so I apologize in advance if I'm breaking any forum norms, I know how annoying that can be.
I'm trying to build a machine with a budget of $500. I will mostly be using it for lightweight activities (MS-VS mostly) and light gaming. Obviously I only need the box, no peripherals/monitors/etc. I'd like it to be able to power at least 2 monitors.
This is my first actual build (though I am familiar with computer components), so I'm not sure where to start? Should I pick a CPU and then build the rest of the box around that? If so, can someone please recommend me a starting point (CPU) for this build, or tell me it's not possible to build under this budget? If not, could you please point me in the right direction to start?
Thanks in advance