Pull out all the stops with an extreme gaming build. 

Extreme gaming PC build 2021

Intel Core i9 10900K

The world's fast gaming CPU offers great overclocking potential. If you have the budget, there's no better processor for top-tier 4K gaming.

Cores: 10 | Threads: 20 | Base Clock: 3.7GHz | Turbo Clock: 5.3GHz | Overclocking: Yes | L3 Cache: 20MB | TDP: 125W | PCIe 3.0 lanes: 16


Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme

A board that won't break the bank. Sporting superb CPU and memory overclocking, this should be your go-to mobo if you want to build a mega rig.

Chipset: Z490 | Memory: 4x DIMM, 128GB, DDR4-4800 | Expansion slots: 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1x PCIe 3.0 x4 | Video ports: 2x mini DisplayPort | USB ports: 12x rear IO, 6x internal | Storage: 4x M.2, 8x SATA


Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Offering more or less RTX 3090 performance in games, this incredible GPU outguns the best cards AMD currently has to offer. Serious about 4K gaming? This is the GPU for you.

GPU Cores: 10,240 | Boost Clock: 1,665 MHz | Memory: 12GB GDDR6X | Memory speed: 19 Gbps | Memory Bandwidth: 912 GB/s


G.Skill 32GB TridentZ DDR4-3200 RGB (4x8GB)

Shove these RAM sticks into your PC and you'll never have to worry about your system having enough cutting edge memory ever again. 

Capacity: 4x 8GB | Speed: 3200 MT/s | Timings: 16-18-18-38 | Voltage: 1.35 V


Sabrent Rocket Q 4TB

While it won't fit into every budget, this huge capacity, ultra speedy drive is all the SSD you'll ever need. 

Capacity: 4,096 GB | Interface: M.2 PCIe 3.0 | Sequential read/write speed: 3,200 MB/s / 3,000 MB/s | Random IOPS: 550K read / 680K write


EVGA SuperNova 1000 G5

Though a little noisy, this top class PSU provides enough power for the most extreme overclocking scenarios. The ten year warranty is also welcome.

Output: 1,000W | Efficiency: 80 Plus Gold | Connectors: 1x 24-Pin ATX, 2x 8-Pin (4+4) EPS12V, 8x 8-Pin (6+2) PCIe, 12x SATA, 4x Molex, 1x Floppy | Modular: Fully


Corsair Obsidian 1000D

This gorgeous case can support just about any build, no matter how ambitious. The fact it can house an E-ATX and Mini-ITX at the same time makes this Corsair a truly elite case. 

Form Factor: Super-tower | Motherboard Support: ATX, Extended ATX, Mini-ITX, SSI EEB, microATX | Dimensions: 27.4 x 12.1 x 27.3 inches | Weight: 65 lb (29.5 kg)


NZXT Kraken X62

Our favorite cooler for high-end rigs provides excellent cooling and software. It's also considerably quieter than NZXT's previous Kraken. 

Size: 280 mm | Fan speed: 1,200rpm | Airflow: 55.4 CFM| Noise level: 20.4 dB(A) | Dimensions: 315 x 143 x 29 mm | Socket support: LGA115x, LGA2011, LGA2066, AM2, AM3, AM4


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