Best time for purchasing a new system (PC)?

Look up your mobo specs and see if it had a TPM header? Although TPM chips have been hoarded :/

The motherboard manufacturers are working on firmware updates for a bunch of supported boards.

Hahah, your strapped-for-cash PC would nearly be an ideal upgrade for me!

I used up the last of my credit card at the time to get it.

There are some things one just cannot live without in the modern world, and for me one of those is a working and decent computer. So I am willing to pay more than may be strictly necessary.

Oddly enough I can go without phones :) and wouldn’t mind a phone that had just texting and calling…

Well I am thinking I ought to ask the manufacturer…