Constructing a PC is an expertise value having. Discovering out what works with what and placing all of it collectively is an expertise, and the primary time at all times offers a way of accomplishment and accomplishment. Within the high-end desktop area, much more so: making an attempt to not break your first $500+ CPU will be akin to feeling like a surgeon. Following the HEDT area is usually a journey, particularly after 5 years of iterative updates we’re seeing one thing particular occurring in 2017. Intel, the incumbent, is altering its 2017 technique in a couple of methods which suggests there’s extra to know, and sooner or later, and likewise means it’s set to launch 18-core shopper processors. Immediately is the primary a part of that launch, with the brand new Skylake-X processors: the Core i9-7900X, the Core i7-7820X and the Core i7-7800X. These throw a couple of curveballs into the combo that are value strolling into.