X299 support is live (Core i9-7900X)

Intel just launched a new socket, chipset and even two processor lines, that both run one the new socket 2066. The new processors range from a new i5, the i5-7640X with 4 cores and 4 threads, to the i9-7900X with 10 cores and 20 threads.

Reviews so far focus on the processors with more cores, especially on the new i9. For pc-kombo that won’t change much - since the new mainboards are pretty expensive, both the i5-7640X and the i7-7740X will not win in price-performance against their Kaby Lake pendants on Z270 boards.

But the new processor line does show up in the system, and is automatically picked when setting the focus to application performance and going to the high end. The i7-7820X and the i9-7900X at $600 and $1000 are the new high end choices for app performance:

pc-kombo shared list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-7900X $999.0 @ Amazon.com
Motherboard Asus TUF X299 MARK 2 $259.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED white DDR4-2666 CL16 (32 GB) $229.99 @ Amazon.com
Storage Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 32MB 7.200rpm SATA600 (1 GB) $45.99 @ newegg
SSD Western Digital Blue (250 GB) $83.99 @ superbiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT OC $144.51 @ Amazon.com
Case be quiet! Silent Base 800 Midi-Tower - orange $119.99 @ superbiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 (650 W) $88.99 @ superbiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 - 140/140mm $88.15 @ Amazon.com
  Total $2060.60

For games, the system continues to prefer the i7-7700K.

B&H Photo Video added as a new vendor

The US-american version of pc-kombo will now also consider and list offers of B&H Photo Video.


Located in New York City, it is the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States (says Wikipedia). But they also ship products (even internationally), and despite the focus on photo and video equipment they list a good selection of computer parts.