The Best $10,000 Supreme Dream Machine Gaming PC Build – March 2024

By Ari Altman | Published March 17, 2024 | Updated March 17, 2024

CoolerMaster HAF 700Welcome to the Supreme Dream Machine!

If you’re looking to build the 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 finest gaming gear you can put into a gaming PC.

Now for a bit of background: for years we aimed to hit a $10,000 budget with this build, but given that Nvidia officially killed off its dual-GPU SLI technology, it’s actually hard to hit the $10K target. And truth be told, you’ll get exactly the same gaming framerates with our $5,000 Dream Machine Gaming PC Build. So what do you get with this “Supreme” build? That’s simple: twice as much RAM, a whopping 5x more SSD storage (enough for any game collection), an even dreamier case , a more efficient power supply, and a more powerful cooler. All things you don’t really need, but you know you want! And this all clocks in at around $8,000, so we’re still way under our max budget for this build, lucky you!

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

For March 2024, this system offers the very best components you can find anywhere. It starts with Intel’s brand-new Core i9-14900KS 24-core, 32-thread CPU, which takes the crown for the best all-around CPU on the planet. It can match AMD’s 7950X3D in gaming, while offering far better multi-threaded performance, and also provides a lot more overclocking support. The CPU is mounted on the an updated Z790 motherboard featuring an advanced feature set including WiFi7. In terms of the GPU, we suggest the only one that matters, the mighty GeForce RTX 4090 24GB, which offers simply shocking performance, a full generation ahead of any other GPU ever released. And for this build, we recommend a liquid-cooled model with a huge 240mm radiator 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 a cutting-edge T705 4TB Gen 5 drive from Crucial, the fastest M.2 drive you can buy. Of course, 4TB is not enough for a system of this caliber, so this is just the beginning. We also recommend dual 8TB PCIe Gen 4.0 drives, giving you a total of 20TB of insanely-fast capacity. For RAM, we go just as extreme, equipping this system with 128GB of DDR5-6800 RAM, offering the absolute maximum speed you can get in this ultra-high capacity configuration. Powering this system is a gargantuan 1600W Titanium-rated model, keeping the CPU cool is a massive 420mm liquid cooler from Corsair, and for the case, we go with the 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 or Newegg throughout this guide, and 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 DIY Build

  • CPU

    Intel Core i9-14900KS

    With the 14900KS, Intel took the fire-breathing 14900K and gave it even more kick. With a boost level of 6.2GHz, this is by the fastest consumer CPU every released. It packs in 8 Hyperthreaded performance cores combined with an incredible 16 efficiency cores, totaling 32 threads. That makes it both an incredibly-effective gaming processor and the best multi-tasking CPU available. Simply put, it’s what you want in a killer PC!

    The Guru’s Tip

    While AMD has a lot to offer gamers with its X3D series, we think Intel has the better all-around CPU, and let's face it - if all you are doing is gaming, you could get by with a system half this price and get the same framerates. Intel's 14900KS is simply better when it comes to content creation, so we go with the Blue Team here.

  • Motherboard

    ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero

    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 ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero from Asus follows in the footsteps of legends. It offers up  20+1+2 power stages, 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). You also get the ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082 with ESS ES9218 QUAD DAC, 2.5Gbps Intel Ethernet, onboard Type-C header with 60W power delivery, and bleeding edge WiFi 7. Basically, this thing is stacked!

    The Guru’s Tip

    This board is a new release for Intel's 14th-Gen processors, and unlike most boards on the market, will not requires a BIOS flash to get it up and running.

  • Video Card

    MSI GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X 24G @Newegg

    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 2x32GB Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6800 CL34

    For the ultimate in speed, you can’t just go for any DDR5 RAM, you need high-frequency DDR5 to achieve range-topping performance. And that’s what you get with G.Skill’s Trident Z5 kit running at DDR5-6800 with timings of 34-45-45-102 at 1.40V. This is the real deal when it comes to DDR5 performance in an ultra-dense 64GB configuration!

    The Guru’s Tip

    This is actually the fastest 64GB kit on the market!

  • Memory

    Second Kit of G.Skill 2x32GB Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6800 CL34

    At this point, high-speed DDR5 kits max out at 64GB, but of course you’ll want more than that for this build, hence a second set!

    The Guru’s Tip

    With a total of 128GB of RAM across four sticks, you'll never run out of space!

  • Solid-State Drive

    Crucial T705 4TB PCIe Gen 5

    For primary storage in a truly elite system, you don’t just want high-end, you the best on the market, and that means going with a Crucial’s absolutely insane T705 4TB. Not only is it among the only 4TB PCIe Gen 5.0 solid-state drives on the market, it’s also the only one that already maxes out the Gen 5 interface. It belts out a shocking 14,100MB/s in sequential read and 12,600MB/s in sequential write, making it about nearly twice as fast as any Gen 4 drive. You’ll truly be on the cutting-edge with 4TB of ultra-extreme storage on board!

    The Guru’s Tip

    Make sure you install this in the top M.2 slot, which will enable Gen 5 speed.

  • 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, 20TB 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 13 1600W

    This cutting-edge Titanium-rated power supply offers amazing efficiency (up to 94.4%) to go along with its gargantuan 1600W power output. And being a be quiet!, it’s packed with innovation, including full digital control 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. Finally, being ATX 3.0-spec, it includes a PCIe Gen 5 power cable, capable of delivering 600W of power..

    The Guru’s Tip

    The CPU and GPU in this system together will draw over 900W on their own at stock speeds, which means you'll put the massive capacity of this PSU to very good use. But just as important is the quality - the advanced design is second to none!

  • CPU Cooler

    Corsair iCUE Link H170i LCD CPU Cooler

    There is no better AIO cooler on the market than Corsair’s massive H170i LCD featuring a 420mm radiator, triple QX140 RGB fans, and a built-in LCD display, allowing you to monitor just about anything in your PC using the Corsair iCUE software. It also has the best RGB effects of any cooler, along with the sleekest cabling system, providing a totally streamlined look. The H170i is definitely the cream of the crop!

    The Guru’s Tip

    Mount this cooler's rad to the top of the chassis for the best thermal setup.

  • Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Flash Drive @Newegg

    Windows 10 one of Microsoft’s most successful and respected operating systems in history, and Windows 11 just builds on its strengths. 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 you want on a serious gaming system thanks to its cutting-edge gaming enhancements.

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

    Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro Wireless

    Sometimes a product is so far ahead of the competition comes along that it resets the entire industry. So it is with the DeathAdder V3. Featuring the same ergonomic grip as the original from years ago that set the gaming world on fire, this is nonetheless leagues ahead of that classic. Weighing in at a scant 63g, while offering up a 30K DPI sensor, optical switches, wireless operation, and an incredible 90 hours of battery life, this is as cutting-edge as it gets. To have all of this in a mouse that weighs half as much as the best wireless mice from a few generations ago shows you just how far the bar has been raised!

    The Guru’s Tip

    Once you go wireless, you will never go back!

  • The Ultimate Gaming Headset

    SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

    SteelSeries has humble roots, starting as a mousemat manufacturer in the early 2000s. But as with its glass surface mousemat that revolutionized the gaming industry, it always goes big in every market it enters. Such is the case with headsets, where it quickly became a design leader. That effort has culminated in the Nova Pro, which is quite simply the best gaming headset ever released. It offers pro-grade Parametric EQ for unequaled immersion, ambient noise cancellation, a hot-swappable battery for uninterrupted play, and an innovative multi-connect system. And of course, it packs in audiophile-level drivers for powerful sound reproduction!

    The Guru’s Tip

    This isn't just a wireless headset, it's a full wireless audio system!

  • The Super-Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor

    Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 G95SC

    Samsung has changed the gaming monitor market… yet again! The G9 moniker has been used for years to denote the most advanced super-ultra-wide monitor on the market, and the G95SC is the ultimate version. By adding OLED technology, Samsung was able to provide near-infinite contrast and insane response times. Like the two previous G9 models, it still sports a massive 49″ panel with a 240Hz refresh rate and the signature super-ultra-wide resolution of 5120 x 1440. To keep that tremendous refresh rate as smooth as possible, the monitor offers AMD FreeSync Premium Pro (also compatible with Nvidia). Note that OLED tech allowed Samsung to reduce the curvature of the G9 to a more usable 1800R thanks to OLED’s superior viewing angles versus VA panels. The previous version was very hard to place comfortably on a desk and could not be used for anything but gaming due to distortion. That means the G95SC is now not just the ultimate gaming monitor, but the ultimate all-around monitor!

    The Guru’s Tip

    Samsung actually offers an even higher-resolution version of the G9, but due to technical limitations of the current DisplayPort standard, it can't run at higher than 120Hz despite a 240Hz rating, and that is a very bad tradeoff for more resolution. We're sticking with this smaller (but still huge) model to allow the full 240Hz refresh rate.

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