[USER=“1100036”]Periculum Facere[/USER] I am assuming you are into developing a game because you mentioned on getting marketplace assets as much as possible, for this most of the advises given were correct regarding the CPU as the most important.
The main issue when developing a game having a too strong card is that you might end up developing things not very optimized for low end hardware at 1st attempt, having to fine tweak later, which might be troublesome and even make you rethink a solution for that. The people which will benefit more from a stronger card is the people working with Arch-viz and film currently, but can be also true for applications using VR since they have higher needs for frame rates per eye.
For gamedev GPU should target:
- the lowest denominator for VRAM : which depends on the target platforms you are developing: PC, XBOX, PS4, Switch, Mobile etc
- the lowest performance at certain resolutions: which also depends on the target platforms: Switch while plugged into power cord can do Full HD (1080p), but unplugged switches to HD (720p)
- special application needs: VR is an example, so the more performance the better
Currently a good GPU for general UE4 development at most wanted platforms would need: 8GB VRAM, this means that any card in the market with that amount of VRAM will be fine. Since you are getting a brand new computer, of course you will get an RTX card, so you can also make your assets and test them with realtime raytracing, so your choice could be RTX 2060 Super and you will be fine, even if you want to venture yourself into anything like VR, the RTXS 2060 Super now also has a USB Type C connector (the regular RTX 2060 didn’t), the new RTX 2070 Super now has NVLink (the regular didn’t) so you can combine in the future 2 cards and have double the memory and performance (also needs to wait the engine to support it).
With all that said, the choice might be hard to make, but you won’t go wrong with 3700x and that is regardless of the activity you will work with. Now for the GPU would be a shame expend more on that above your needs and with that cash get more SSD storage which will greatly improve your workflow.