When it comes to building a Gaming PC, one of the trickiest parts is choosing which compromises to make, in order to get the best parts for your budget. Today, those compromises go out of the window, as we build a build that cuts no corner. Featuring the brand new RTX 3090Ti, the worlds most powerful gaming graphics card, and an i9 12900K, the most powerful desktop processor to exist, it is about to get bonkers.
In this article we’ll be breaking down the build part-by-part, looking at some of the most insane components on the market. A massive thanks goes out to MSI and Cooler Master, for loaning out some of their latest, top-end releases, for us to take a look at.
- Main Components
- CPU: Intel Core i9 12900K
- CPU Cooler: Cooler Master PL360 Flux
- Motherboard: MSI Z690 Unify
- RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR5
- SSD: Seagate Firecuda The Mandalorian
- GPU: MSI RTX 3090Ti Suprim X
- Case: Cooler Master HAF700 EVO
- PSU: MSI A1000G 80+ Gold
- Extra Components
- Cooler Master RGB Cable Sleeve Extensions
- Corsair Mini Nanolead RGB Case Panels
- Cooler Master Sleeved PSU Cable Extensions
- Cooler Master SickelFlow ARGB Extra Fans
CPU: Intel Core i9 12900K
The i9 12900K is the top-end CPU in Intel’s latest 12th-gen roster of CPUs. After more than 3 years lagging behind AMD, it is safe to say Intel have caught up. The 12000 series include some of the best consumer, desktop CPUs to hit the market.
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Boost Clock Speed: 5.2GHz
Core Count: 16
Thread Count: 24
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master PL360 Flux
A high-end CPU needs one thing more than anything else, a high end CPU cooler! The Cooler Master Illusion fits the bill perfectly, with 3 included SickelFlow fans, a 360mm fin array and more RGB than you can shake a stick at!
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Radiator Size: 360mm
Included Fans: 3
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Motherboard: MSI Z690 Unify
MSI’s Unify board is a stellar, high-end Z690 option. A solid 21 phase power delivery system, it boasts dual 2.5 gigabit Ethernet ports, WiFi 6E and PCI-E Gen 5. What more could you ask for?!
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Form Factor: ATX
Built-in IO Shield: Yes
Max Memory: 128GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR5
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Clock Speed: 5200MHz
CAS Latency: 38-38-38-84
We’ve also looked at Corsair’s Dominator Platinun DDR5 kit in a full review!
SSD: Seagate Firecuda The Mandalorian
In a build like this, wow factor plays a big part. Achieving said ‘wow factor’ on the storage front isn’t easy, but Seagate’s new ‘The Mandalorian’ drive gets pretty close! This Star Wars edition drive takes the great tech and speeds seen on the Firecuda 530, a drive widely regarded as the Gen 4 market leader, and adds a Star Wars twist!
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Check out the video we filmed in conjunction with Ebuyer, where we explored the key features of Seagate’s Beskar SSD!
GPU: MSI RTX 3090Ti Suprim X
The brand new RTX 3090Ti has landed, and sits front and centre in this build. 4K gaming? No problem! 200FPS and beyond? No problem! More than 20GB of VRAM? …OK I think you get the gist. We’ve published a full review of this behemoth of a GPU to assess how it performs!
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CUDA Cores: 10,752
RT Cores: 84
Case: Cooler Master HAF700 EVO
As if a monstrous GPU wasn’t quite enough, the addition of Cooler Master‘s new HAF 700 EVO rounds up a line-up of bonkers components. With individual panes of glass up front, room for two 360mm radiators up top, and more than 20 120mm fans it doesn’t get much more insane than this!
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Form Factor: ATX Full Tower
Fan Support: 18+
Motherboard Support: E-ATX
PSU: MSI A1000G 80+ Gold
Our choice of components focuses on no compromises, so to supply power to the parts in this build we’ve picked the MSI A1000G. A fully modular power supply with a zero fan mode for low TDP and a compact design that will fit nicely in the case. Take a look at our full review to look at the key features of this awesome PSU.
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Efficiency: 80+ Gold
With a build of this magnitude it is the attention to detail that makes the real difference. Cooler Master’s HAF 700EVO is such a large chassis that it needs to be carefully spec’d, and filled out with additional components to really look the part. Here we have picked up a selection of accessories, ranging from popular sleeved PSU cable extensions, to mini Nanoleaf-style panels for the inside of your PC, recently released by Corsair.
Cooler Master RGB Cable Sleeve Extensions
Corsair Mini Nanolead RGB Case Panels
Cooler Master Sleeved PSU Cable Extensions
Cooler Master SickelFlow ARGB Extra Fans
For a full breakdown of gaming benchmarks (equipped with graphs and all that jazz), please keep your eyes peeled on the site for the release of our full RTX 3090Ti review. In the meantime, take a look at the benchmarks below from our benchmarking YouTube channel, called ‘Benched!’. Here you’ll find full benchmarking runs for some of the biggest games out there, everything from Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 to Apex Legends and Fortnite.