I’ve been on my current I7 2600K for several years now, and it’s time for an upgrade.
This machine will be used as a daily driver, both for compiling code (ADA and COBOL, much to my irritation) and gaming, hence the RTX2080.
The last time I had an AMD machine it was an Athlon 64, so I’ve been doing a little reading up on the new cpu’s and motherboards and whilst the CPU side of things was fairly easy to segregate, the motherboard side of things has been a nightmare, as I couldn’t really find a single page where I could compare and contrast the various motherboard features. I’ll admit I’ve picked the current board, almost at random, so I thought I’d best get the build looked over by people who are more current than I am.
Anything where I’m going overboard, or not going overboard enough, or I could get a “better” piece of kit, etc. Look sensible or daft?
With regards to the m.2 drives, the Samsung will host the OS (Windows and Linux), the Intel 660P will end up hosting a number of databases, so I’m not too bothered about write performance - it’s a cheap way of filling an m.2 slot with a decent lump of storage.
The hybrid drive is bulk storage. Figured I might as well get a hybrid rather than a traditional 7200rpm drive… right?