I recently acquired a PC from 2015 (click here ) processor : Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3 @3.30 GHz, 3301 Mhz
Since it has been sitting in a warehouse for the last years in an unopened box, the system is virtually new, however its components are dated.
I would like to upgrade the PC (around 500 USD worth), switching out some components.
In the end I would like to do some photo and video editing and also use it for some gaming as well.
The system is working fine, but what would you recommend I focus on upgrading the PC?
I was thinking in the lines of:
Add memory (currently has 4GB DDR3) - upgrade to 8/12 GB? - Or maybe I should replace the motherboard and use a DDR4 motherboard and not spend on DDR3 memory?
Add GPU - I read that "Asus Phoenix GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6GB" should have great price/quality ratio. Would this be recommended? Also, since my PSU has 400W, would it be sufficient for this GPU or should I think about upgrading the PSU as well?
Add SDD harddrive - currently I have HDD, I am thinking about using it as a storage drive or putting it in external NAS and install SDD as the system drive. How should I look for the SDD drive? Which would be a wise choice?