To most of us, PC gaming is an expensive hobby but still very much worth it! Now, I don’t know about you but the most I can think about spending is around two to three thousand and even then I start to sweat wondering if I’ve gone too far. Well, what about the most expensive gaming PC ever? It may be hard to believe but you can buy gaming computers upwards of around £30,000! That is serious money and it is almost hard to believe how it can cost so much but such PCs are usually custom-made, limited editions that offer unrivaled performance and give you the ultimate bragging rights.
Today we are not only going to be looking at the most expensive gaming PC currently available but also a few others from a variety of the best custom PC manufacturers. These PCs feature the best in terms of components, performance, and aesthetics, with intricate water cooling loops at their heart.
Let’s start proceedings with a well-known machine – Overclockers OrionX2 Dual system. The 8Pack series of computers on offer are stunning but the pièce de résistance is this one. While being one of the quietest and most powerful systems on the planet, it is also the most expensive ever created.
The original OrionX was created for Computex way back in 2016, with the objective to wow the crowds. The OrionX2 follows on from that feat, with updated components to keep the crown as the world’s best in terms of design and, of course, power.
The case alone sets you back around £1000, with the overall PC costing you £30,000! So, let’s see what else makes up the specifications.
Intel Core I9 10980XE & Intel Core I7 10700K
3 x RTX 3090
128GB or 64GB & 32GB Running at 3600MHz
4 x 2TB Samsung 970 Evo M.2 NVMe SSDs & 2 x 14TB HDDs
- Customized Phanteks Elite Full-Tower with integrated reservoirs and 8Pack logos
- Cool interior with LED lighting, cable sleeving, and colored liquid coolant
- Custom watercooling with EKWB components and three independent custom loops
- Custom OC & water cooled Intel Core i9-10980XE with 18 Cores 36 Threads and OC @ min. 4.6 GHz
- ASUS ROG Rampage 6 Extreme Encore Mainboard (E-ATX)
- Two water cooled NVIDIA RTX 3090’s connected in NV-Link or three water cooled NVIDIA RTX 3090 run independently for computational/rendering operation.
- Comes with either 128 GB or 64GB running at 3600MHz
- 2 x 2TB Samsung 970 Evo NVMe-SSD
- 14 TB Seagate HDD for tertiary data storage
- 2,000 Watt Super Flower Leadex 8Pack Edition Power supply with 8Plus Platinum efficiency
- Custom water cooled Intel Core i7-10700K with 8 cores, and overclocked to at least 5.0 GHz.
- ASUS ROG Strix Z490I Gaming Motherboard
- 32GB RAM running at 3600 MHz
- NVIDIA RTX 3090 graphics card
- 2 x 2TB Samsung 970 Evo M.2 NVMe SSDs, configured in RAID 0
- 14 TB capacity Samsung HDD for secondary storage
Additionally, both systems come with Windows 10 preinstalled. For this beaut, it is just a meager half price of the OrionX2 at £15,000!
While these may not be the most expensive gaming PCs, they still cost a fortune and look incredible. Unsurprisingly, we see another 8pack PC here – the Polaris MK2, a personal favorite of mine thanks to this computer’s aesthetically pleasing color scheme.
For those that are unaware, 8Pack is the world’s number 1 professional overclocker. 8pack is responsible for these expensive PCs and works with the leading manufacturers to help improve their product performance.
- Intel Core i9 10920X CPU with maximum overclock of at least 4.7GHz on all cores.
- ASUS Rampage VI Extreme Encore X299 Motherboard or Asus Zenith II Extreme TRX40 Motherboard
- 64GB Team Group 8Pack Edition 3600MHz RAM
- 2 x RTX 3090’s Configured in SLI Fitted with EK Full Cover Waterblocks and Overclocked to maximum stable overclock
- 2 x 1TB Samsung 970 Pro NVMe Solid State Drive
- SuperFlower Leadex 1600W Titanium Power supply with custom braided cables
- Custom modified Lian Li V3000WX Tower Case
- Custom Dual Loop Watercooling Configuration
Additionally, this system comes with Windows 10 preinstalled.
The vast majority of PC gamers are probably wondering in what universe would anyone part with so much money for a gaming PC when their current $1000 PC already smashes through their favorite games. Well, you obviously need to have a bit of spare cash lying around to start with but these “dream” PCs are, in essence, small pieces of art. These PCs, for a time, offer the best aesthetics and performance money can buy, leaving you with the ultimate machine and bragging rights.
Do you need to have the most expensive gaming PC to play games in max settings at 4K resolution? No, the world’s dearest computers offer you something entirely different, with the best components running at blistering speeds while being cooled with intricate water loops. For those with money to burn, who want only the best available, these expensive rigs are certainly the flashy way to go but for now, I think I’m going to stick to a budget and avoid bankruptcy.