The Best $10,000 Supreme Dream Machine Gaming PC Build – August 2021
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. We typically aim to hit a $10,000 budget, but if you have to ask exactly how much it is, well, this probably isn’t the build for you!
This Month’s Build, Featuring A Whole Lot of AMD!
For August 2021, this system offers the very best gaming components you can find anywhere. It starts with AMD’s Ryzen 5950X, a 16-core, 32-thread beast that’s simply awesome at everything. In terms of the GPU, we suggest not one, but two liquid-cooled Radeon RX 6900 “XTX” models with boost clocks beyond 2500MHz!
In terms of storage, the Supreme Dream Machine features a 2TB PCIe Gen 4.0 drive plus a second 4TB PCIe Gen 4.0 drive, for a total of 6TB 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 Platinum-rated power supply, and for the case, we go with the ultra-pro Phanteks Enthoo 719. 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 Workstation PC –
Empowered PC Sentinel Workstation PC 5950X/RTX 3090$5000
This pre-built professional PC is packed with premium components that will get you working (or gaming) at warp speed! These include an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core, 32-thread processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 24GB video card, and 64GB of DDR4-3200 RAM. In terms of storage, you’ll get a 1TB NVMe solid-state drive plus a 3TB hard drive for file storage. The system is anchored by an 850W Gold-rated power supply, and is pre-loaded with Windows 10 Pro x64.The Guru’s Tip
While not quite as spec'd out as our DIY build, this system is still incredible!
The DIY Build
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X$750 The Guru’s Tip
While you can get Threadripper CPUs with far higher core counts, they'll never outperform the 5950X in games!
Gigabyte X570 AORUS Xtreme$702 The Guru’s Tip
This board is best of breed, the very highest-end among high-end X570 models.
Video Card –
ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB @Newegg$2550 The Guru’s Tip
Mount this GPU's radiator to the top of the chassis.
Video Card –
Second ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB @Newegg$2550 The Guru’s Tip
Mount this GPU's radiator to the case's side panel.
G.SKILL 4x32GB Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 CL16 @Newegg$700 The Guru’s Tip
There are higher-frequency kits out there, but above 3600MHz, you run into potential compatibility issues with the motherboard, especially at these high densities. For example, there is a 4000MHz version of this kit, but it's unlikely to boot on an AMD system without running the FCLK at 1/2 speed, which will slow the system down considerably.
Solid-State Drive –
Samsung 980 Pro 2TB$360 The Guru’s Tip
Note that we go with a model that does not include a heatsink, given that the motherboard has them built in. It matters, by the way, because high-performance SSDs can definitely get hot, which leads to thermal throttling.
Solid-State Drive –
Sabrent 4TB Rocket 4 Plus PCIe 4.0$900 The Guru’s Tip
To get this capacity previously, you had to go for much slower, much bulkier SATA-based 2.5" drives. And this PCIe Gen 4 drive is orders of magnitudes faster!
Sound Card –
Creative Sound Blaster AE-7$180 The Guru’s Tip
While the motherboard has built-in sound, the AE-7 will take your sound to the next level!
Phanteks Enthoo 719$210 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!
ARGB Fan –
NoiseBlocker eLoop X B14-P ARGB$35 The Guru’s Tip
Mount this in the back of the chassis to provide amazing exhaust power for your system!
Power Supply –
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W @Newegg$450 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$153 The Guru’s Tip
We recommend you mount this cooler to the front of the chassis.
Operating System –
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Flash Drive @Newegg$200 The Guru’s Tip
Windows 11 is coming soon, and it will be a free upgrade from this OS!
The Typist's Gaming Keyboard –
Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky) @Newegg$250 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$124 The Guru’s Tip
We've used this mouse since launch and absolutely love it!
The Deluxe PC Headset –
Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset$160 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$2500 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: $9957
The Pre-Built Option
The DIY Build
- CPU – AMD Ryzen 9 5950X ($750)
- Motherboard – Gigabyte X570 AORUS Xtreme ($702)
- Video Card – ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB @Newegg ($2550)
- Video Card – Second ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB @Newegg ($2550)
- Memory – G.SKILL 4x32GB Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 CL16 @Newegg ($700)
- Solid-State Drive – Samsung 980 Pro 2TB ($360)
- Solid-State Drive – Sabrent 4TB Rocket 4 Plus PCIe 4.0 ($900)
- Sound Card – Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 ($180)
- Case – Phanteks Enthoo 719 ($210)
- ARGB Fan – NoiseBlocker eLoop X B14-P ARGB ($35)
- Power Supply – be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W @Newegg ($450)
- CPU Cooler – Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 ($153)
- Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Flash Drive @Newegg ($200)
- The Typist's Gaming Keyboard – Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky) @Newegg ($250)
- The Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse – Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless ($124)
- The Deluxe PC Headset – Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset ($160)
- The Ultimate Gaming Monitor – Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 ($2500)