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New pc as Christmas gift( should I upgrade)

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Hello everyone.
My computer recently died on me and I was given a bundle deal from tigerdirect as an early Christmas present. The parts included are:
AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Radeon HD 7540D APU
2x Patriot Viper Xtreme 4GB DDR3
Kingwin CFBL-012LB 120mm LED Case
Ultra LS600 600W ATX Power Supply
ENYLE E-Series ATX Mid Tower Case
Unfortunately I need a new OS, the hard drive in my old pc might still work
Right now I only have around $300, around January should be up to $1000

I mostly play old pc games like Dawn of War and Civilization or 1503AD. My favorite series is the Total War, and I play shogun 2 and Napolian a lot.
After looking at reviews and benchmarks this build is technically better than my old computer, however I know this isn't a gaming pc. Around the beginning of next year I was going to build a gaming pc after saving up, but my question is should I even try to upgrade this build now or wait for my new build.
Thanks for the help.
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:welcome: LiteSleeper

The parts would be ok for a HTPC/light gaming and so would handle the games that you mention in your OP.

I would suggest that you make do with the above parts for now and use a free Linux OS with it and build yourself a gaming rig when the funds will allow it, this is when you would be better off purchasing a 64-bit OS such as Windows 7 or 8.

What you can build for $1020
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I agree, wait for the better build. Won't be too long now. :thumbsup:
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