We have an old PC at home which I recently dusted off and installed Win 7 to (was XP) (W7 was the newest OS the PC’s RAM would be able to handle).
However, I’m thinking of “polishing a turd” and upgrade it.
From other PC builds I’ve done through the years, I have a few extra components I think I could use;
MB: Asrock X99M EXTREME4, and
The old PC currently has HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB,
… and of course MB, RAM, CPU, SSD and GPU (integrated to the MB).
These latter components would have to be changed, of course. DDR4 RAM, GPU, CPU of LGA2011-3 socket, an SSD, and a CPU fan.
So, my questions: Any tips or advice for what components to buy? Which CPU, GPU, how much RAM, etc? And also, is the current HDD enough or would I need to buy a new one?
I’m not aiming for an extremely high end PC (I have another one with 980Ti etc for that), only a well-performing, okay-ish one that can handle modern games at low or medium settings and so on.