[quote="HarbingerDawn"][ref=#eedd00]Spacer[/ref], the Ryzen 7 1700 is a good CPU, especially for SE, which is able to take full advantage of multiple threads. And having a motherboard with an AM4 socket will make future upgrades easier since AMD rarely changes socket types. Intel changes sockets frequently, meaning that to buy a new CPU in the future you must also buy a new motherboard.
And if he's going to spend money now upgrading his computer/building a new one, it makes sense to upgrade to a modern motherboard with DDR4, SATA III, USB 3.x, etc. It will make life easier in the coming years.
At least, that's my opinion
New to this forum. just got SE few weeks back and also watched your streams.
Looking to build a new later in the year when newer GPUs and a case I have been waiting for probably 2 years to come out.
Just a question regarding your comment on SE being able to leverage multiple threads. Can you post up a CPU usage graph on your 1700x rig? I would like to compare to mine.
My current rig is a FX 8320 @4.11 and an unknown version of a EVGA classified GTX 980. literally can't find specs on it. I find on my CPU SE only lazily uses one thread to about 70% and the others practically do nothing. GPU usage is typically maxed out though, very GPU bound in my case.
In comparison running universe sandbox2, many of the heavy simulations loads all 8 threads at 100% taking sometimes minutes to calculate and render each step/frame (painfully slow, need more threads and FLOPS)
Is there coding in 0.990 over the 0.980e that makes it better at multi thread utilization? Not that my CPU struggles with it but I just can't see on my PC any more than 1 thread load balancing.
I plan to get a 2700x or perhaps better if AMD release anything by September/October when my remaining hardware is stated to be available.
Looking forward to the stream.