I just started working on Blender a week ago, and my laptop can’t even render a smoke or fiery monkey head, nothing shows up. My laptop is from 2000. So I’m looking into building my own pc and I was wondering what CPU you guys would recommend.
After days of benchmark and youtube videos, I’m thinking about using a GTX 970 for rendering. I know the CPU can be useful in running the interface prior to rendering so as to avoid lockup while rendering. I’m considering either the i5-6600k OC or the i7-7600k. Does the hyperthreading really make a difference if I’m going to be using the GPU to render. I’m also thinking of doing some indie gaming, which is why i chose these specific CPUs.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated from you guys. Happy rendering!