The Best $10,000 Supreme Dream Machine Gaming PC Build – September 2022

By Ari Altman | Published September 25, 2022 | Updated September 25, 2022

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’ve aimed to hit a $10,000 budget with this build, but now that dual GPUs in SLI is dead, it’s actually hard to hit that target. That means the Supreme Dream Machine currently clocks in just over $8,500, lucky you!

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

For September 2022, this system offers the very best components you can find anywhere. It starts with Intel’s special-edition Core i9-12900KS 16-core, 24-thread beast that boosts up to an insane 5.5GHz, making it up to 10% faster than the original 12900K! The CPU is mounted on MSI’s unrivaled Z690 GODLIKE 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 3090 Ti 24GB, which offers simply shocking performance, beating the original 3090 by 10%.

In terms of storage, the Supreme Dream Machine goes all out, equipped with dual 8TB PCIe Gen 4.0 drives, giving you a total of 16TB of insanely-fast capacity. For RAM, we go just as extreme, equipping this system with 64GB of cutting-edge DDR5-6400 CL32 RAM. 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 i9-12900KS

    $730
    Intel already claimed the top spot among gaming CPUs with the 12900K, based on the 12th-Gen “Alder Lake” architecture. But that clearly wasn’t good enough, because now it’s gone and outdone itself with the special “KS” model, which increases speed by nearly 10% thanks to a much more advanced boost algorithm. With its 8 multi-threaded performance cores plus 8 efficiency cores, it’s also a beast for content creation or multi-tasking!
    The Guru’s Tip

    There is no better gaming CPU than the 12900KS, period!

  • Motherboard

    MSI Z690 GODLIKE

    $1200
    When it comes to motherboards, there’s everything else, and then there’s MSI’s GODLIKE. Insane power handling, six M.2 slots, and a touchscreen control panel built into the board? Enough said!
    The Guru’s Tip

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

  • Video Card

    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 Ti ROG Strix LC

    $1300
    Hail to the king! The absolutely mind-blowing RTX 3090 Ti 24GB goes beyond extreme, beating the original 3090 by 10% thanks to an increase in CUDA cores and faster VRAM. And this model from Asus turns the dial on the 3090 Ti to 11, thanks to the included 240mm liquid cooler. No other 3090 Ti will clock higher, run cooler, or game faster!
    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 DDR5-6400 CL32

    $290
    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 DDR5-6400 with timings of 32-39-39-102 at 1.40V. This is the real deal when it comes to DDR5 performance!
    The Guru’s Tip

    DDR5 is rare and expensive, but hey, this is the Supreme Dream Machine, so of course it's what you want!

  • Memory

    Second Kit of G.Skill 2x16GB Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6400

    $290
    At this point, DDR5 is super-scarce, and the biggest kits max out at 32GB, but of course you’ll want more than that for this build!
    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

    Sabrent 8TB Rocket 4 Plus

    $1500
    Take your I/O to the next level with this bleeding-edge 2nd-Gen PCIe 4.0-based 8TB SSD, featuring transfer speeds of over 7,000MB/s! Sabrent is constantly out ahead of the competition in taking capacity to new heights, and after being the first manufacturer to release a 4TB PCIe Gen 4 drive, it’s not surprising to find that Sabrent is the first to market with an 8TB PCIe Gen 4 drive. It’s the biggest, fastest M.2 SSD on the market!
    The Guru’s Tip

    With 8TB of storage, you'll never run out of space for the latest games! But too much is never enough, which is why we suggest a second 8TB drive below!

  • Solid-State Drive

    Second Sabrent 8TB Rocket 4 Plus

    $1500
    The motherboard has M.2 slots galore, so don’t worry about not having a place to install this drive!
    The Guru’s Tip

    Hmmm, 16TB of ultra-fast storage? That is supreme!

  • Case

    Cooler Master HAF 700 EVO

    $650
    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. That's ideal from our perspective, given that the CPU's radiator will be mounted up top.

  • Power Supply

    be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W

    $449
    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 nearly 750W, which means you'll be right in the sweet spot of this ultra-capacity PSU!

  • CPU Cooler

    Corsair iCUE H170i ELITE LCD CPU Cooler

    $280
    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 12900KS processor.

  • Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Flash Drive

    $200
    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

    $220
    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

    $143
    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

    $180
    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

    Samsung Odyssey Neo G9

    $1715
    Samsung has changed the gaming monitor market… again! As if the original G9 wasn’t enough, now Samsung has gone and added a mini-LED backlight with over 2000 dimming zones, allowing for insane HDR 2000 performance. And like the previous G9, it still sports a massive 49″ panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, a super-ultra-wide resolution of 5120 x 1440, full G-Sync capability, and a massive 1000R curvature. For gaming, there is nothing else!
    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!

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