I am going to build a computer, and this is the setup me and my dad came up with. would this work good with blender. and how good would this do with both a Cycles and Eevee render (i plan to use both). Is there any way i could improve this setup with around $80 or less? Or should i just stick with what i have here?
Well, in regards to Cycles, the 2700x is an 8 core not a 6 core so it would be about 2 cores better than you think already.
For eevee the cpu core count doesn’t matter as much, in fact the single core performance is far more relevant so a 6 core 3x00 series cpu would probably be better. The 2700x is not a bad CPU though and the price looks good to me.
However what really matters for eevee is the gpu and while a 1660 might be adequate if you can stretch out your budget for an rtx card it might give you a bit more performance for eevee as well as benefit you in cycles, especially where the optix support comes into play then.
Thing is though if you intend to upgrade the system in the future then I think it’s a fine starting point as is, the motherboard is compatible with 3rd gen ryzen so upgrading in the future to say the 12 core 3900x is an option and upgrading the gpu is obviously an easy thing to do as well, more so than cpu.
But if you are going to ever upgrade those parts you will want to make sure your power supply is capable of dealing with them. Corsair is a good brand however I lack the experience with the CX series to really comment on it, it’s better than the VS at least. Wattage wise, for 70 I suppose ~600W sounds about right.
I’d have gone with a 750W PSU just to have a bit of extra headroom for future upgrades, but you can always upgrade the PSU as well then you get to upgrading then.