It's been years since I built computers so when I decided to go gaming I purchased one. It's been five weeks of regret. Even with the changes in technology, I'm almost positive I could have done better. That being said, I have this "new" computer purchased six weeks ago. Guess what? It stinks.The component manufacturers aren't the problem, it's the old, outdated components. Obviously, my 16 years of being away from this is my first flaw. The second is I should have done more research. As it was, I had difficulty getting details on what I have.
This is the system:
Cybertron PC Electrum QS-A6 Gaming Desktop - AMD A6-7400K 3.50Hz Dual-Core Processor, 16GB DDR3 memory, AMD Radeon R5 Graphics, 1TB HD, Windows 10
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 DDR3 HDMI DVI USB 3.0 760G MicroATX
Processor: AMD A6-7400K Radeon R5, 6 Compute Cores 2C+4G, 3500 Mhz, 1 Core, 2 Logical Processors
BIOS Version/Date: American Megatrends, Inc. V8.4, 8/10/2016
SMBIOS Version: 2.8
Embedded Controller Version: 255.255
BIOS Mode: UEFI
What isn't mentioned is the video card. It's an MSI GT 710 1GD3H LP (1GB video RAM).
Since I'm not overly excited about buying or scratch building a new PC, I'm looking at upgrading. This brings an additional problem in that I have been unable to find what's compatible with this motherboard.
From past experience, I prefer AMD processors. Since I am upgrading, I'm thinking of a different APU, definitely a different video card and, since I have been having occasional audio problems, maybe a sound card. I'm not sure, but I may have to replace everything but the tower.
I'm asking for suggestions.