I want to run a Monero node from home.
My PC details:
Processor Intel (R) Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @1.60GHz 1.60GHz
RAM - 4 GB 64 bit operating system x64 based processor
Total space 465 GB, Out of this used space is 288GB and Free space is 177GB
Right now I just want to familiarise myself with Monero by setting up the node and sorting out a wallet but in future I may setup a website which accepts Monero payments. I have no interest in using my node for mining. I will only use it for conducting my own Monero transactions.
At the moment, I use my PC mainly for emails, websurfing, watching movies sometimes on youtube, or for using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel..etc). Security wise, I use Malwarebytes sometimes. I'm a careful user. I use TOR browser sometimes. As of today, there is free space of 177GB on my PC. I don’t have another PC just a laptop I use when travelling so want to keep it for that.
Can I run my node at home whilst using my PC as I do already?
Can I set up using TOR? And always use it through TOR?
If I cannot use TOR, then after I am running a node, are outsiders able to connect to it? If yes, what is the risk here for my PC? I mean does my IP show or what?
Can I prevent others from connecting to my node?
What will be the best hardware wallet to use with my node?
Thank you in advance for any help.