I built a freenas machine(specs below) several months back and was looking into building a gaming rig but on the way cheap. I was searching through ebay for various used parts and it dawned on me maybe i could just run freenas as virtual machine. Any recommendations with the specs in my freenas machine buying a great GPU to install for gaming and run freenas in a VM or at least just dual boot between the OS’s as needed. Or is it to much hassle and just continue to search the depths of ebay.
Intel Xeon E3-1220V3 Haswell 3.1GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1150 80W Server Processor BX80646E31220V3
Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Server Memory Model CT2KIT102472BD160B
Thanks for any advice and pointers