I’m, 100% with @dalto right now. Unless you absolutely need a computer, I’d wait. Everything is top dollar right now due to shortages. It’s the worst time in a long time to buy a car or computer right now. Wait if you can.
I believe in overspending by as much as you can reasonably unless you plan to be on the yearly upgrade cycle. My son bought an ADATA https://www.bestbuy.com/site/adata-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-32gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-1tb-ssd-black/6413249.p?skuId=6413249 for $1199 almost a year ago, and it looks to have years left. I bought a similar spec’d (but 17") Alienware about 5 years ago that at the time of purchase was top of the line hardware. It isn’t being upgraded for another few years at least (unless I install a larger SSD or newer video card). I paid a lot, but even now I don’t think about it nearing EOL. I don’t see you getting much of an upgrade to your current system for $1000 or less.
If you replace your mainboard you will also need to replace your memory. The cost of all that will likely exceed the cost of a new PC in the current market. That being said, motherboards and CPUs last more than 5 years so I am not sure why you would replace them unless they aren’t performing to your satisfaction.
you are probably right, I missed checking the current prices, so I can wait … there are a few old spare parts in stock
but what would be your recommendation for a suitable mainboard and CPU, GPU for my purposes?
as I said the GPU (maybe onboard) should have 3 ports out (don’t like NVIDIA anymore)
Don’t really know about video and audio production requirements, but in general, if you want a machine that lasts long, important is to have a good CPU (of course with a suitable motherboard that supports new technologies) and lots of RAM (select motherboard that supports lots of RAM). Other components are easy to upgrade later.
Now you have 16GB which is kind of “the minimum” requirement.
I built my machine about 9 years ago with an i7 CPU and 32GB of RAM for starters. The machine is still very fast and more than adequate for my purposes (heaviest stuff is development and running virtual machines). And I have upgraded and added lots of disk space as the prices of SSDs have gone down. Currently the main things that I’d like to have are the new standard fast SSDs, but on the other hand the current SSDs are still working well, so no problem either.
What I’ve read, Ryzen is now very competitive, and Intel is no more the only option.
Note also that ARM processors are coming, which makes the situation very interesting.
That is one good reason to wait a bit to see how things evolve.