Sure thing. With the processor, the i7-7820X was just the best Intel processor that still fit the budget. One step up is the i9-7900X. Significantly more expensive, but 2 more cores.
The ASUS PRIME X299 DELUXE mostly because the Thunderbolt which I think is going to be one of those interfaces that's going to be around for a while and will be adopted by next generation external drives, monitors and such. It has USB 3.1 Gen 2, Type-A and Type-C ports, and lots of storage options. Other than that just a solid board all around with lots of upgrade opportunity in case you decide to drop a Quadro or Vega FE GPU in there down the road. Since you requested sound, the board also has a pretty good onboard sound setup. Realtek S1220A chipset, japanese caps, shielding, amp, de-pop circuit, power regulator, etc.
Case.... well check the review.
Memory you could probably choose something else. Corsair is rock solid stable so I like them but so is Kingston, Samsung, Crucial.
OK so I went to America's Tire since I had one near me interestingly enough in the same plaza as Costco. Ended up with those same Continentals you got and a warranty as well since there was a rebate offer which saved me a couple bucks. Wow!!!! These are amazing and 90,000 mile warranty and cheaper than both Michelin and Bridgestone.
You are right about technology moving quicker but I have accepted that 6-7 years with a system was a very good run and I can only hope for 3/4 years before I have to upgrade again.
In ref to your recommendations on parts I would agree on them also. I have sourced the items now just looking for a good deal. Before I go can you explain why you recommended this setup with all the many options available... just for my curiosity!
Thanks for your help.
So I've got an oil change coming up on the Accord. I believe it uses 5W-20... I usually get the Mobil 1 Fuel Economy 0w-20 jug off Amazon which is like $23-$30 bucks or so usually.
Anyone know where to get it cheaper for hopefully the same stuff? Also, filter too? (I get the cheapo purolator ones haha) TIA!
Straightforward. Trying to learn how to set up a RHEL cluster so I need to deploy some VMs. I've used Virtualbox a few years ago before Win 10 for some simple web dev servers, but haven't used it in a while. I know a lot of people like Hyper-V and VMware... well it's VMware. Before I spend time on this, which one is the best/least annoying to use?