The Best $10,000 Supreme Dream Machine Gaming PC Build – January 2022
The “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. While for years we’ve aimed to hit a $10,000 budget, since we’re no longer recommending dual GPUs (because support for SLI has died), the Supreme Dream Machine is now a relative bargain at around $8,000!
This Month’s Build, Featuring Intel and Nvidia’s Finest!
For January 2022, this system offers the very best components you can find anywhere. It starts with Intel’s Core i9-12900KF 16-core, 24-thread beast that’s simply awesome at everything. In terms of the GPU, we suggest the only one that matters, the mighty GeForce RTX 3090 24GB!
In terms of storage, the Supreme Dream Machine features dual 4TB PCIe Gen 4.0 7000MB/s-class SSDs for a total of 8TB of insanely-fast capacity. For RAM, we go just as extreme, equipping this system with 128GB of DDR4-3600 RAM. Powering this system is a 1500W Titanium-rated power supply, and for the case, we go with the ultra-pro Cooler Master C700M chassis. Finally, keeping this system cool is a massive 420mm AIO liquid cooler from Arctic.
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 and Newegg throughout this guide, and all of our Amazon links 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 Pre-Built Option
The Ultimate Gaming PC –
iBUYPOWER TraceMR 224i 11900KF/RTX 3090$3800
ULTRA-HOT! This pre-built gaming PC from iBuyPower is simply packed with premium components, and it will get you gaming at maximum framerates today and for years to come! The spec list starts with an Intel Core i9-11900K 8-core, 16-thread processor cooled by a 240mm AIO liquid cooler. For the GPU, you get nothing but the best: the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 24GB. Also on board are 32GB of RAM, a 1TB solid-state drive plus a 2TB hard drive. The system even has Windows 11 pre-installed!The Guru’s Tip
While not quite as spec'd out as our DIY build, this system is still incredible, and for games that don't support dual GPUs (i.e., most of them), it may in fact run faster!
The DIY Build
Intel Core i9-12900KF$590 The Guru’s Tip
There is no better gaming CPU than the 12900KF, period!
MSI Z690 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4$290 The Guru’s Tip
While there are higher-end boards based on the DDR5 standard, it turns out Intel jumped the gun on that, because DDR5 modules likely won't be available in quantity until late-2022!
Video Card –
EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra 24GB$3117 The Guru’s Tip
If you want the best, you'll have to pay for it... no, this doesn't come cheap!
G.SKILL 4x32GB Trident Z DDR4-3600 CL18$620 The Guru’s Tip
With 4x32GB modules, you'll be maxing out the capacity of this system, but luckily, you'll never need more!
Solid-State Drive –
Corsair MP600 Pro XT 4TB$895 The Guru’s Tip
You'll need to remove one of the motherboard's heat shields to install this drive and its large heatsink.
Solid-State Drive –
Second Corsair MP600 Pro XT 4TB$895 The Guru’s Tip
The motherboard has built-in heatsinks for the M.2 slots, but we recommend using the one pre-installed on this drive for best performance.
Cooler Master Cosmos C700M$524 The Guru’s Tip
This case will allow you a huge number of options in terms of expansion, even once you've installed the Supreme Dream Machine in it!
Power Supply –
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W$449 The Guru’s Tip
be quiet! even decks this model out in a premium exterior, making it the best-looking PSU on the market!
CPU Cooler –
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 A-RGB$155 The Guru’s Tip
This kit should include the Socket 1700 adapter you'll need to mount the cooler on the new 12th-Gen processor, but if it doesn't, just contact Arctic and they'll send one for free. By the way, you'll be mounting this to the top of the chassis
Operating System –
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Flash Drive @Newegg$200 The Guru’s Tip
Windows 11 has been released, but the only way to get it is to install Win10 first and then download the free update. We recommend you do that before installing all your games and apps so you can do a clean install of the OS.
The Typist's Gaming Keyboard –
Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky)$221 The Guru’s Tip
We've used this keyboard since it's release, and we wouldn't give it up for anything!
The Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse –
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless$139 The Guru’s Tip
We've used this mouse since launch and absolutely love it!
The Deluxe PC Headset –
Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset$180 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 –
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9$2300 The Guru’s Tip
Just make sure you have the space for this enormous monitor - it's 20" front-to-back thanks to its impossibly-curved design!
Total Cost: $7762
The DIY Build
- CPU – Intel Core i9-12900KF ($590)
- Motherboard – MSI Z690 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4 ($290)
- Video Card – EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra 24GB ($3117)
- Memory – G.SKILL 4x32GB Trident Z DDR4-3600 CL18 ($620)
- Solid-State Drive – Corsair MP600 Pro XT 4TB ($895)
- Solid-State Drive – Second Corsair MP600 Pro XT 4TB ($895)
- Case – Cooler Master Cosmos C700M ($524)
- Power Supply – be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W ($449)
- CPU Cooler – Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 A-RGB ($155)
- Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Flash Drive @Newegg ($200)
- The Typist's Gaming Keyboard – Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky) ($221)
- The Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse – Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless ($139)
- The Deluxe PC Headset – Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset ($180)
- The Ultimate Gaming Monitor – Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 ($2300)