Budget home build
Time for a new home system. I wanna go cheap. What's the best mATX build for under $500?
I'll re-use my optical drive. Onboard gfx is fine. I need mobo/ram/CPU/hard drive. I have a case and PSU that I think will work. Stock cooler is fine.
I want to use my dual monitors but I currently don't remember if they have DisplayPort support. I know they have DVI and HDMI.
Do you even still need an optical drive?
Yeah. The kids use it to watch their movies sometimes. I play CDs. And I'll use it when I install Windows. Like I said, I'll reuse my existing one.
I didn't look through to see if they had mATX stuff, but Newegg is having a sale: http://promotions.newegg.com/nepro/17-4907/index.html
Pair that with a little FM2+ board and you will be good to go.
For $350 you can go with a 525 GB SSD. I put one together on microcenter with an AsRock board that has HDMI, VGA, and DVI out on the board. 8 GB of DDR 3 in dual channel, most expensive part is the SSD.
You could build around a SkyLake / Kabby Lake i3 on a budget. That is your only other decent option without spending for a graphics card and adding a little complexity to the build. I'd just get an A10, it's cheap and good like most of Icrontic. Kids will even be able to play some video games on it.