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
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 MB
2x Patriot Viper Xtreme 4GB DDR3
LG 24X SATA DVDRW
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.