Hi, my laptop is in the process of dying and I need to build a new PC and I’m not sure what CPU I should aim for to pair with a gtx 1070 (that I’m also planning on buying).
I want something in the $100 - $300(ish) price range. My focus atm is open world (dynamic lighting) so I’m not too worried about light building time. I was looking at the AMD Ryzens (1700 - 1700x) but I’m not sure if I really need an 8-core processor. I also do “some” gaming, but really my focus atm is on game dev and not actual gaming it’s self. I also use Blender from time to time for making models and sculpted tileable textures from time to time. I am on a slight budget as I will have to bust out the credit card, but that isn’t a huge concern as it will be paid back rather quickly. I’m aiming to build full rig for $1000 - $1300 (inc monitor / keyboard / win10 / etc…)
Any suggestions based on that info will be well appreciated
Side note: Should I get 32g of ram or is 16g fine?