The Best $10,000 Supreme Dream Machine Gaming PC Build – February 2023

By Ari Altman | Published January 24, 2023 | Updated January 24, 2023

CoolerMaster HAF 700The “Cost is No Object” Gaming PC!

If you’re looking to build the fastest, best-looking, most-amazing PC on the planet regardless of budget, then this is the one for you! Unlike TBG’s other builds, this one isn’t even remotely about performance per dollar. The one and only goal here is to show you the maximum performance you can get from a gaming PC using only the very best components available.

For years we aimed to hit a $10,000 budget with this build, but now that Nvidia has officially killed off its dual-GPU SLI technology, it’s actually hard to hit the $10K target. That means the Supreme Dream Machine currently clocks in just under $8,500, lucky you! Luckily, today’s best GPUs are so shockingly fast that you’ll never miss the passing of SLI, or the extra $1500-$2000 it would have cost you in GPUs!

This Month’s Build, Featuring Intel’s and Nvidia’s Finest!

For February 2023, this system offers the very best components you can find anywhere. It starts with Intel’s insane Core i9-13900KS 24-core, 32-thread beast that boosts up to an incredible 6.0GHz, making it the fastest CPU on the planet! The CPU is mounted on an ultra-premium Z790 motherboard and cooled by a massive 420mm AIO liquid cooler. In terms of the GPU, we suggest the only one that matters, the mighty GeForce RTX 4090 24GB, which offers simply shocking performance, beating the original 3090 by 70%. And for this build, we recommend a liquid-cooled model to get the most boost and ensure all heat is exhausted out the rear, eliminating heat buildup inside the case.

In terms of storage, the Supreme Dream Machine goes all out, equipped with the super-responsive Samsung 990 Pro 2TB drive, the fastest M.2 drive ever. Of course, 2TB is not enough for a system of this caliber, so the 990 Pro is just the beginning. We also recommend dual 8TB PCIe Gen 4.0 drives, giving you a total of 18TB of insanely-fast capacity. For RAM, we go just as extreme, equipping this system with 64GB of cutting-edge DDR5-6800 CL34 RAM, offering the absolute maximum in terms of speed and capacity currently supported by modern motherboards. Powering this system is a be quiet! 1500W Titanium-rated power supply, and for the case, we go with the simply peerless Cooler Master HAF 700 EVO!

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for the ultimate peripherals to use with this system, including the best gaming monitor ever released, just scroll down to the end of this guide. We provide links to Amazon throughout this guide, which will auto-convert for readers in the UK, Canada, and parts of the EU, with regional substitutions made when necessary. To help support the continued development of this guide, please use the links we provide if you purchase products we recommend!

The DIY Build

  • CPU

    Intel Core i9-13900KS

    The 13900KS, based on the cutting-edge Raptor Lake architecture, takes everything that was great about the original 13900K and pushes it to the max. It packs in 8 Hyperthreaded performance cores that can boost up to 6.0GHz, making it the first consumer processor to hit the 6GHz mark. Combined with an incredible 16 efficiency cores, it offers a total of 32 threads. That makes it both the world’s fastest gaming processor, and an elite-level multi-tasking monster. Simply put, it’s what you want in a killer PC!
    The Guru’s Tip

    There is no better gaming CPU than the 13900KS, period!

  • Motherboard

    MSI MEG Z790 Ace

    If you’re going to be running an ultra-high-end Intel CPU, you don’t want to mess around. Go for a board that can dish out the power, because that CPU is going to need it. The Z790 Ace from MSI follows in the footsteps of legends. It offers up  24+1+2 power phase design rated for 105 A, meaning it is a true premium solution. You also get dual PCIe x16 Gen 5 expansion slots, a PCIe x4 Gen 4 slot, an incredible 5 M.2 slots (one being Gen 5), along with 12 USB ports (1 being Type-C and two being full Thunderbolt 4 ports). Finally, it includes the cutting-edge ALC4082 audio codec plus ESS ES9280AQ DAC/headphone amp, dual 2.5Gbps Intel LAN ports, and WiFi 6E. Basically, this thing is stacked!
    The Guru’s Tip

    This board supports the fastest of the fast DDR5 RAM, which is what we spec, of course!

  • Video Card

    MSI GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X 24G

    As if the RTX 4090 weren’t impressive enough, this model from MSI takes the 4090 to the max, thanks to the all-in-one liquid cooler, including a 240mm radiator. It will keep the 450W monster of a GPU under control and at maximum boost!
    The Guru’s Tip

    Mount this GPU's massive 240mm rad to the back of the even more massive case we recommend. It's the ultimate cooling setup!

  • Memory

    G.Skill 2x16GB Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6800 CL34

    For the ultimate in speed, you must go with DDR5 RAM, but not just any DDR5 RAM, because you need high-frequency DDR5 to blow past DDR4 RAM performance. And that’s what you get with G.Skill’s TridentZ5 kit running at DDR5-6800 with timings of 34-45-45-108 at 1.40V. This is the real deal when it comes to DDR5 performance!
    The Guru’s Tip

    While faster DDR5 is available, even the best motherboards, like the one we recommend, cannot max out RAM speeds while also running 4 sticks of RAM. So we're going for the fastest RAM the motherboard is certified for when running with all slots filled. And let's face it - 32GB would not be enough in the Supreme Dream Machine!

  • Memory

    Second Kit of G.Skill 2x16GB Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6800

    At this point, the fastest DDR5 kits max out at 32GB, but of course you’ll want more than that for this build, hence a second set!
    The Guru’s Tip

    With two kits installed, you'll have 64GB in your system, which is most definitely future-proof when it comes to gaming!

  • Solid-State Drive

    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB

    For primary storage, you don’t just want high-end, you want ultra-high-end, and that means going for the 990 Pro PCIe 4.0. It offers mind-blowing performance, up to 7,450MB/s read and 6,900MB/s, plus blistering random speeds that no other drive can touch. The 990 Pro will go down in history as the drive that truly maxed out the PCIe Gen 4 bus. Want something faster, you’ll have to wait for next gen!
    The Guru’s Tip

    So, as is typical with the fastest drives from Samsung, you can't have it all - the 990 Pro maxes out at 2TB, which of course is not enough for the Supreme Dream Machine. But it's good enough for your OS drive. For everything else, we suggest not one, but two massive 8TB drives below!

  • Solid-State Drive

    Corsair MP600 Pro XT 8TB

    Corsair leverages the most advanced controller and NAND flash in the business with its MP600 Pro XT to hit 7,100MB/sec sequential read and 6,800MB/sec sequential write speeds. All this and the drive offers a whopping 8TB of capacity, putting it in very rare company indeed!
    The Guru’s Tip

    This drive was once the fastest on the planet, now it's just the fastest 8TB drive!

  • Solid-State Drive

    Second Corsair MP600 Pro XT 8TB

    There’s no better choice than to double up on the best!
    The Guru’s Tip

    Hmmm, 18TB of ultra-fast storage? That is supreme!

  • Case

    Cooler Master HAF 700 EVO

    It’s been a long time since a new super-tower case has come along that isn’t just bigger, it’s better. The HAF 700 is that case. Everything about this chassis is next-gen, from the gorgeous ARGB-lit glass grille that works with the case’s fans, rather than against them, to the integrated LCD screen in front for system monitoring, to the dual-chamber layout allowing unobstructed airflow from front to back and bottom to top, to the simply unparalleled radiator support: how does a 240mm rear mount, dual 360mm top mounts, and compatibility with 420mm and 480mm rads sound? Just take note: this case is beastly – at 54 pounds empty, and 121 liters in volume, you better be sure you have the ability to handle it!
    The Guru’s Tip

    This case comes equipped with dual 200mm fans in front, a 120mm fan in the rear, and a 120mm fan in the bottom. Since the GPU's 240mm radiator is going to go on the back and the CPU's 420mm radiator is going to go up top, mount both of the 120mm fans at the bottom.

  • Power Supply

    be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W

    This cutting-edge Titanium-rated power supply offers amazing efficiency (up to 94.9%) to go along with its gargantuan 1500W power output. And being a be quiet!, it’s packed with innovation, including full digital control (PFC, LLC, SR/12V) and full bridge topology. It even uses a patented frameless Silent Wings fan with an air-channeling funnel for virtually inaudible operation at low loads. Another cool feature is an overclocking key that switches between six 12V rails and one massive 12V rail.
    The Guru’s Tip

    The CPU and GPU in this system together will draw over 750W on their own at stock speeds, which means you'll make good use of this ultra-capacity PSU!

  • CPU Cooler

    Corsair iCUE H170i ELITE LCD CPU Cooler

    There is no better AIO cooler on the market than Corsair’s massive H170i, featuring a 420mm radiator, triple ML140 RGB Elite fans, and a built-in LCD display, allowing you to monitor just about anything in your PC using the Corsair iCUE software. The H170i is definitely the cream of the crop!
    The Guru’s Tip

    Mount this cooler to the top of the chassis for the best thermal setup. Note that it includes the Socket 1700 bracket you'll need to mount it on the 13900K processor.

  • Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Flash Drive

    Windows 10 was a big step up from Windows 8.1, and Microsoft jumps ahead yet again with Windows 11. It’s definitely the operating system you want on a modern PC, and the Pro version provides the best security, along with compatibility with the highest-end configurations!
    The Guru’s Tip

    Windows 11 is the only OS designed specifically to take advantage of the hybrid architecture of Intel's latest processors!

Optional Products

  • The Ultimate Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair reestablishes itself as the king of gaming keyboards with the K100, which builds upon the strengths of the K70 and K95, but adds even more tech! In addition to incredible build quality and lots of configuration options, it features optical-mechanical switches for the smoothest, fastest response.
    The Guru’s Tip

    Use the iCUE software to configure the performance and lighting of this awesome board!

  • The Ultralight Gaming Mouse

    Logitech G Pro X Superlight

    Logitech has a long history of pioneering the best wireless peripherals, and with the Pro X has taken that to the next level, engineering an ultra-responsive wireless mouse that is somehow just 63 grams, or about half the weight of typical wireless gaming mice. Combined with the 25,600dpi HERO sensor and extra-large PTFE feet, it’s ultra-smooth, and ultra-fast. If you want effortless control, this is the one!
    The Guru’s Tip

    Once you go wireless, you will never go back!

  • The Deluxe PC Headset

    Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset

    Combining ultra-high-end performance with incredible comfort, this wireless headset from Corsair is the ideal all-day companion for listening to the latest market news. This headset also has an audiophile-grade microphone, perfect for teleconferencing. Free free to check out our full review right here!
    The Guru’s Tip

    Among the many headsets we have in our stable, this is the only one that we'd choose for long-term daily use. It just feels so good!

  • The Ultimate Gaming Monitor

    Alienware AW3423DW

    Welcome to next-gen gaming, here today! The AW3423DW may not have a name that sets it apart from the crowd, but the specs and performance tell the true tale. The incredible 34″ ultra-wide QD-OLED panel is able to hit 175Hz, produce up to 1000 nits for true HDR images, while also offering the most colorful image ever seen on the desktop. The most shocking part is that despite being by far the best gaming monitor on the market, the AW3423DW doesn’t land anywhere near the top of the price range. That’s just how disruptive its curved ultra-fast OLED panel is!
    The Guru’s Tip

    This may not be the biggest nor the fastest gaming monitor on the market, but it is the best!

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