To compile is to convert the source code of a program into lower-level machine code that can be executed on a computing device.

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Which PC components make the biggest impact on your compile times for Visual Studio?

Which PC specifications have the biggest impact on your compile times? Disk? Clock speed? Number of CPU cores?
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Is there a way to compile from source and keep track of updates automatically?

See the question - if I want to build the latest version of an app from the source, am I doomed to checking for updates manually? Is there a better way to do this?