Building computer from parts

I have an old HP with an intel core 2 quad, 4 GB of 6400 ddr2 ram, a hauppage tuner card, and drives optical and HD, as well as wi-fi and video cards. I am looking to build a pc to run Windows 7 as a media center machine. The sockets have changed to the i3-7 on most mother boards today so I am wondering if I'm better off using the ram and chipset I own or buy new. I really don't want to spend much money so I might go with the AMD equivalent if I buy into the new socket on a motherboard. I also am looking to put several hard drives into a case. What to do?
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  1. MichaelBFree said:
    I have an old HP with an intel core 2 quad, 4 GB of 6400 ddr2 ram, a hauppage tuner card, and drives optical and HD, as well as wi-fi and video cards. I am looking to build a pc to run Windows 7 as a media center machine. The sockets have changed to the i3-7 on most mother boards today so I am wondering if I'm better off using the ram and chipset I own or buy new. I really don't want to spend much money so I might go with the AMD equivalent if I buy into the new socket on a motherboard. I also am looking to put several hard drives into a case. What to do?


    Just a media center PC?

    Meh, just buy one of ZOTAC's itx LGA775 motherboards and a case with a PSU and you're fine.

    Also, if you want, get a budget GT650
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