I need help upgrading my computer for Oculus Rift

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As the title says, I need help upgrading my computer for VR games. Most games run fine, but a game called Beat Saber (beatsaber.com, https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1304877726278670) was laggy, so I upgraded my video card from an MSI Afterburner GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT OC to a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini.
Here is my current computer, too. The game definitely runs better, but it still lags (and I know that it lags more than it should from playing Beat Saber on a different computer using a GTX 1070, which barely lagged at all and isn't as good as the Ti version). I am wanting to further upgrade my computer to eradicate the lag, but I'm not completely sure what to upgrade. I have a feeling that it's either the CPU or motherboard bottlenecking the graphics card, but I'm not totally sure. What part(s) should I upgrade to make the game run better?
 
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It’s your ram. The 8 GB is a bit too low for the 1070, and it’s single channel, AND it’s 2400 MHz (pretty darn slow). I suggest getting a 16GB kit of DDR4 3000 MHz or higher.
 
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Thank you for the reply! I will get more RAM. However, the other computer that I was playing on also had single channel 8GB of DDR4 (I'm not sure what the MHz was, though), and it ran smoothly (even though he had the non-Ti version, but still). Would you recommend me getting dual channel memory?
 
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MERGED QUESTION
Question from bushytail4 : "I (still) need help upgrading my computer for Oculus Rift"

(This is a repost of a question that wasn't answered correctly)

As the title says, I need help upgrading my computer for VR games. Most games run fine, but a game called Beat Saber (beatsaber.com, https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1304877726278670) was laggy, so I upgraded my video card from an MSI Afterburner GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT OC to a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini.
Here is my current computer, too. The game definitely runs better, but it still lags (and I know that it lags more than it should from playing Beat Saber on a different computer using a GTX 1070, which barely lagged at all and isn't even the Ti version). I am wanting to further upgrade my computer to eradicate the lag, but I'm not completely sure what to upgrade. I have a feeling that it's either the CPU or motherboard bottlenecking the graphics card, but I'm not totally sure. What part(s) should I upgrade to make the game run better?
The original post's answer was that I needed to upgrade my RAM, but a user named jojesa said that my memory wasn't the problem on yet another post. I still don't know what I need to upgrade to my computer and/or if my video card driver needs to be changed. My computer specs are in the quote block above ^^.
 
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