Many years ago, I bought a Cooler Master Storm Strooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) case for a custom build I never completed. It's time to either start work on it, or call the recycler. Unfortunately, all my research on components is long outdated, was focused on using XP Pro (I'm in the process of switching to Win 7), and otherwise invalid. Add to it, I now find scattered mention of hardware-based privacy concerns, which looks like a huge research project waiting to happen. Guess I'd like some help choosing parts based on maximizing privacy. Probably the most important thing to mention is that this build will be using Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) and MX Linux on separate drives....and no, Win 8/Win 10 will not be considered. Secondly, I'm not a fan of HDCP, DRM, nor any similar junk, so I'd much prefer parts that are not compliant. For this reason I only use monitors, graphics card, etc., with composite, component or VGA connectors. Budget is not really a concern, as I will be buying parts piecemeal, but probably would not want to spend more than $300-$400 on any given component. I have no problem with 'legacy' parts. .The uses of this PC will be to explore the internet/darknet, watch free movies/TV shows from YouTube, Putlockers, 123movies, etc. (without buffering, hiccups, or freezes), do printouts via color inkjet and B&W laser, and use Word 2003. Online shopping/banking will be done on MX Linux, but mostly it will be used to teach myself this OS, since Win 7 is the last M$ rendition I will be using. That's about it. I don't do games, torrents, nor mess with wifi/bluetooth anything. A proxy will be in use on Win 7, and a VPN tied to MX Linux. Any unanswered questions, feel free to ask.