Long-time MicroCenter customer, new to the "community"

edited October 2021 in General Discussion

I'm here because I have a question. For a couple of decades, I've been building/rebuilding my own computer, updating whatever part is needed. I've gone through a series of MOBOs, Processors, and cases. What I have now works fine, but it doesn't meet Windows 11. My Intel processor is Gen 7, need at least Gen 8. It appears I'm going to need a new MOBO as well, probably RAM. From what I see, I'm not sure if I'd be better off going with a prebuilt box but it has been so long since I've thoroughly researched the market, I'm not sure where to start.

First, I'm not 100% sure I'm in a hurry to do Win 11 anywhow. This is my office "work" machine (work as in "stuff a retired guy wants to do"). I have multiple hard drives and multiple screens at my desk. I don't do anything fancy. I'm 73 and Windows 10 is fine. My laptop and phone are Apple, so there is that...

Here's what I'm asking: What are the arguments for or against going to Win 11? IF I go to Win 11 should I gut out my (new) case and start over? Should I get a prebuilt? What choices to consider.

I'm attaching specs of what I have now.


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