62 months ago
So I'm putting together a PC for a friend of mine, and it has been a while since I've done a build-out. 6 years or so. I used to build quite a bit, but a lot has changed in the past 6 years and I haven't been able to get my hands dirty nearly as much as I would have liked to. I would be hugely appreciative of any opinions you guys could offer on a high-end PC spec I threw together. He doesn't plan to get into overclocking, and the system is designed (in theory) around gaming without any bottlenecks, and environment virtualization (VMWare & VirtualBox) for enterprise scenario simulations (work, etc.)
That being said, I want to make sure I'm (1) choosing the right components in terms of compatibility, and (2) not missing out on anything I should be taking advantage of in this price point. For example, the M.2 interface was news to me, but from what I read it might not quite be time to dive into that for primary storage/OS.
Of course any advice and/or criticism beyond that is more than welcome, so please don't pull any punches. The last thing I want to do is pull the trigger on a purchase at this level that misses the mark.
Thanks in advance for any help!