Back in 2016 I saved a load of birthday money up to make my first PC (although my brother built for me initially). since i still didn't have much money, the PC wasn't very powerful with just a GTX 760 and an Intel i5-4460 (original part list is in my saved part lists) After a while I got annoyed by the lack of power and started upgrading it. the first upgrade was the GTX 1050ti. after that, the upgrades basically turned into making a new PC which is how the Chimera Mk2 was made.
I call it Chimera because it is a mashup of spare parts and new parts, and each part is from a different company. The PC also has multiple uses which changes since i built the new Chimera. originally the pc was used for gaming and homework. now, its used as a family PC and also as a sever when i need it to. if i need to use it as a server, it will only be light(ish) work such as running a Minecraft server or running my discord bot.
Unfortunately its current SSD has failed so it's just running on a spare laptop hard drive I had lying around until I get a new SSD. This is making loading times painfully slow.
Its original parts were not very good, especially the processor which was just absolutely awful. now, it uses a mix of my brother's old parts (motherboard, processor and power supply) and my spare parts such as the GPU and RAM. I am planning to upgrade it to 16GB of RAM in the future just so any server stuff i run on it has enough RAM to perform well. when I first looked at upgrading it, I was quite limited on choice and parts due to the original micro-ATX motherboard.
this is my first completed build post so it would be nice if people can tell me ways to improve or something