cheap upgrades needed for now, new mobo next year

  g7200defender 13:42 02 Jan 2015

hi, i got it in my head that its time to start building a good pc for my son. i needed a decent case and thought id start there. i saw a mint acer g7200 defender on ebay, fell in love with the design and as it was mint, i bought it for him with the intention of slowly replacing the parts. so for now, its a phenom x4 9750 and 4 gb ram. i have just bought an R9 280x toxic and will install that as soon as it gets here. my questions are these... what memory can i install for a cheap upgrade.? how far can i go with the processor?, do i have to stick with the am2+ or can i get something better in there for now.? bearing in mind, next year it will be new mobo and everything that goes with it i dont really want to spend a fortune now.. thanks in advance

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Illustrator Charles Williams on how to create magazines and book covers

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)