Nowadays, you can buy a basic gaming PC for around seven hundred dollars, and it’ll do the job.
However, if you want one that delivers the absolute best performance with the highest possible FPS, (even in 4K), then you’re going to have to pay a premium price.
In this post, we will take a look at the most expensive pre-built gaming PC’s on the market right now.
Sporting the latest 12th-gen processors and RTX 3090 graphics cards, these are for gamers after the finer things in life.
What is the most expensive gaming PC?
12. EXPC Infinite RS
The EXPC Infinite RS is a high-performance pre-built desktop that goes toe to toe with other custom rigs. Lightning fast, stable, and featuring the most expensive Intel and NVIDIA hardware “under the hood”, this gaming PC was built for power users.
In terms of the build, the EXPC has a steel chassis that was designed to maximize airflow and better manage your cables. Brushed aluminum panels mount the top and front for a sleek and attractive look. Additionally, on the side is a full glass window that opens up like a door.
At the heart of the system is a 10th Gen Intel i9 processor (running at 3.7 GHz to 5.3 GHz) and an NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU. The GPU provides uncompromised image quality without seeing a hit to your FPS. As a result, it will have no problems running the latest titles in ultra-high settings.
Besides the CPU/ GPU, the RS comes with 64GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD, and the latest version of Windows 10. Furthermore, the whole unit is cooled by multiple strategically located fans throughout the case. This includes two 120mm fans in the front and one at the rear.
11. Alienware Aurora R13
The Aurora R13 is the latest and most advanced future-themed creation from Alienware. Equipped with a liquid-cooled Intel Core i7-12700KF processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics, it pushes pre-assembled gaming performance to all-new levels.
Roughly 50% larger than the previous model, the R13 features an upgraded version of its iconic custom-built chassis. The larger chassis size brings two main benefits. The first is optimized cable management. The second is a more efficient airflow system due to less obstruction from hardware.
On the side of the chassis is a large, transparent window that reveals the R13s internal components. Unlike the previous model, we particularly like that the window now pulls right off. As a result, it’s much easier to access the motherboard – in case you ever need to make an upgrade.
Low temps are crucial for any compact build, and the R13 does a great job of managing thermals effectively. In addition to liquid cooling the primary hardware, the interior utilizes a dual-axial fan with positive rear pressure relief. That allows heat to escape freely through the rear vents.
There’s no cutting corners in network connectivity either, with the Aurora R13 featuring a Killer E3100 Ethernet LAN port (2.5Gbps), Wi-Fi 6, as well as Bluetooth 5.2. Expensive or not, you’re getting an exceptional gaming PC for the price.
10. ROG Strix GA15DK
The ROG Strix GA15DK is a fast and fluid, tournament-ready desktop that aims to give you a competitive edge. Featuring a liquid-cooled AMD 9 5950X processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics, and 32GB of DDR4 RAM, it comes loaded with everything you need.
With all that power inside, the ROG is definitely a great choice as a gaming or streaming PC – even if it is a bit on the expensive side. The potent 16-core, 32 thread CPU and 3070 GPU combo has no problems handling the most intensive workloads. This includes video editing and 3D rendering.
Designed for gamers, the Aura Sync RGB chassis has somewhat of a stealthy look and offers both style and functionality. On top is a built-in carrying handle for easy portability. Moreover, on the side is a special, EMI-shield glass that lets you watch the components at work.
To lower temperatures, the Aura Sync chassis separates the CPU, GPU, and PSU into their own individual chambers and features extra-wide vents to direct more cool air through the machine. As a result, the system stays nice and cool even under CPU-heavy processes.
All in all, it’s a super smooth and high-quality system that’s sure to stick with you for some time.
9. Thermaltake LCGS AH-390
The LCGS AH-390 is perhaps the best and most expensive prebuilt gaming PC you can buy from Thermaltake. Sporting an 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X CPU and a Nividia RTX 3090 GPU, it gives you all the power you need to vanquish the competition while looking deadly in the process.
A big part of this setup is down to its unique open-air chassis. Inspired by the Apache helicopter, it features two 5mm thick tempered glass panels on the sides and three 3mm glass panels at the front. This lets you admire the selected RGB hardware found on the motherboard, RAM, and AIO fans.
In terms of specs, the AH-390 comes equipped with an m-ATX AMD B550 motherboard, 16GB of ToughRAM DDR4 RGB memory, and a 750W 80 plus gold PSU. Additionally, you’re getting 1TB of M.2 Gen4 storage to make waiting for data a thing of the past.
Common to other pre-builds, the AH-390 liquid-cools the CPU and air-cools the rest of the hardware. In the roof of the case is a 240mm TT ARGB closed-loop cooler. Moreover, at the front are triple 120mm ARGB fans that work to expel hot air out of the back.
8. Omen 30L Gaming Desktop
The Omen 30L is a 4K gaming desktop that’s configured for esports right out of the box. Pre-built with some of the most desirable modern hardware, it features a 10th-gen i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics for some serious playing power.
In terms of the build, the Omen utilizes a custom-made chassis by Cooler Master. With its sleek design, this not only looks great but is also very easy to upgrade. Both the tempered glass front and side panels provide tool-less access to the interior allowing you to customize whatever you want.
Besides the processor and the graphics card, the system includes a Dorado OC-AMP m-ATX motherboard, 32 GB of HyperX XMP RAM, and a 750w Platinum 80+ PSU. Additionally, for storage you get a 1TB Western Digital NVMe drive, adding to the other top-shelf components in this rig.
To keep thermals in check, the unit relies on both liquid and air cooling. The CPU is liquid-cooled by a 120mm AIO cooler, whereas the GPU has three built-in fans. For ventilation, one 120mm RGB fan supplies air to the GPU from the front of the case and this is exhausted by a 92mm fan at the rear.
Overall, the Omen 30L is ideal for someone that wants the latest high-end tech in a no-frills package. Just turn it on, load your games and enjoy!
7. MSI MEG Trident X
The MSI MEG Trident X is a console-size powerhouse that’s perfect for gamers on the go. It has a thin, sleek, vertical chassis that aims in minimize space and features all of the components that are typically found in a full tower build.
What you’re getting with this bit of kit is nothing but sheer performance. Packed inside the 10-liter enclosure is a 10 core i9-10900K Processor (with a max turbo frequency of 5.3 GHz) and a full-size GeForce RTX 3080 GPU that’s capable of an 1800 MHz boost.
To ensure the portable size doesn’t overheat during your gaming, the design is especially clever. The CPU, VGA, and PSU each have their own individual chambers (with optimized “Silent Storm Cooling 3” airflow). This allows the system to stay cool for many hours.
Accessing the chambers is trouble-free, thanks to the tempered glass panels on the side that you can take off or pull open. If you did ever want to do an upgrade in the future, the stand on the bottom also comes off so you can get to the rest of the components with ease.
Just as you would expect with a newer model like this, it comes with WIFI 6, Thunderbolt 3 ports, and everything you would need for the future. Overall, it’s a top-of-the-line purchase that anyone would be lucky to get their hands on.
6. CORSAIR ONE a200
The Corsair One a200 packs all the performance of a full-size AMD-powered gaming desktop into a sleek and compact 12-liter enclosure. It boasts a 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor, 32GB of Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics.
In terms of the build, the a200 follows a similar construction to some of the previous Corsair small-form-factor models. A pair of 2mm-thick bead-blasted aluminum panels with triangular ventilation holes form the sides, and a series of diagonal fins cover a 120mm cooling fan on top to form the lid.
Underneath the aluminum panels are two AiO water coolers that sit directly in front of the GPU and CPU. To regulate temps and ensure max speeds, they draw in fresh air and circulate it up through the tower design. This results in a very efficient convection system with very little noise.
On the front panel, we have two tasteful RGB strips that let you personalize your system’s look via the Corsair CUE software. Furthermore, a handful of easy to reach inputs locate towards the bottom including a 3.5mm jack, two USB 3.0’s, and a VR ready HDMI port.
The rest of your I/O’s are on the back where you can find eight more USB ports and three more display port connectors that support up to four 4K HDR monitors in total. Just like the other top models on this list, you also get an internal 80 Plus Gold PSU and 3TB of storage to seal the deal.
Overall, if you’re searching for a portable gaming PC that’s fast, quiet, and super powerful; the Corsair a200 stands out from the crowd.
5. MSI – MSI Aegis Ti5
The Aegis Ti5 is the next eye-catching and futuristic gaming desktop on our list. Designed to dominate every game with the highest possible FPS, this robot-headed powerhouse comes equipped with the latest 10th-gen i9 processor to provide a 5.3GHz execution frequency.
When it comes to the build, the Ti5 is split into three separate cooling chambers; the PSU, GPU, and CPU. The PSU chamber is the circular drum at the bottom of the “head” and includes a 750W 80 Plus Gold PSU. The CPU chamber is a step above, and the GPU chamber is at the top of the case.
Both the CPU and GPU chamber are liquid-cooled and can be accessed by unscrewing the side panel. With the side panel removed, you can then flip out the 240mm AIO cooler that’s blocking the CPU chamber entrance. This reveals an mATX Z490 motherboard with a capacity for up to 128GB of RAM.
Above in the GPU chamber is an MSI GeForce RTX 3080 that rests horizontally on the floor of the bed. For excellent heat dissipation, a second 240mm AIO cooler shares this compartment, and like the first, works to exhaust hot air out the rear of the case.
Another stand-out feature that the Aegis Ti5 shows off is a gaming dial with a display. located on the front of the case, this allows you to monitor the system information, switch between performance settings, and effortlessly load up your favorite games.
4. CUK Aegis RS
The CUK Aegis RS is pre-built exclusively with MSI components to bring you an unparalleled gaming experience. Powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900K processor and a GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, it goes unmatched for esports performance at the highest level.
In terms of design, the Aegis RS has a special MSI case with a triangular prism front. Constructed from both aluminum and tempered glass, the exterior has a cutting edge style. Aesthetically, it combines with natural tones to make the overall shape more pronounced.
For extreme stability and connectivity, at the foundation of the system is a high-performance MSI Z490 motherboard. You’ll be glad to know that this supports WiFi 6, 11th Gen Intel processors, and comes with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports to deliver high-speed 40Gbps data transfers.
For the rest of the hardware, the Aegis RS packs in 64GB of DDR4 RAM, an 850W Plus Gold PSU, and a 3TB M.2 NVMe drive. Additionally, four 120mm RGB fans and one 120mm Dragon CPU liquid cooler come with the deal. As a result, you can enjoy your CPU-intensive games without breaking a sweat.
All RGB is controllable via MSI’s exclusive Dragon Center software to help you customize the desktop the way you want.
3. CUK Continuum Micro Gamer PC
The CUK Continuum is a top-of-the-line gaming PC that’s sure to grab your attention. Featuring a mesmerizing infinity mirror case with a eight-core i9-11900KF processor and a GeForce RTX 3090, you’ll struggle to find a better pre-built system that looks just as good as it performs.
In terms of appearance, the case is a big part of this build, especially for lovers of RGB. The front panel creates a symphony of color with several different lighting effects and the tempered glass side door provides easy access while beautifully showcasing the hardware.
In addition to the mighty CPU and GPU combo, the Continuum comes equipped with some equally powerful parts. It includes a ROG Strix Z590 motherboard, 128GB of DDR4 RAM, and an 850W Gold PSU. Furthermore, for storage, you get a 2TB NVMe SSD, plus a 4TB 7200rpm hard disk drive.
To effectively manage the power on hand, the Continuum cools with both air and liquid. A total of six pre-installed high-pressure 600-2200rpm fans recycle air around the chassis and GPU. In contrast, a CPU cooler takes care of the processor via the two top-mounted exhaust fans.
There’s a reason why this PC is so expensive and that’s because it’s a gaming beast.
2. CUK Mantis Gamer PC
The CUK Mantis is a large, full-tower, praying mantis-inspired desktop. Equipped with some of the most expensive PC hardware, it utilizes a sixteen-core i9 12900KF processor and a GeForce RTX 3080 TI to give you all the gaming power you need to ambush your opponents.
In terms of appearance, the Mantis chassis features identical top and front wings that have a signature green trim. Besides being solely for aesthetics, the wings allow for fantastic ventilation into the system so that air-intake goes unhindered.
To give you superior cooling performance, both air and liquid solutions come pre-installed inside. A total of six 120mm Halo Ring LED fans surround the front, top, and back of the case. This includes the three at the front, dual AIO fans at the top, and a single 120mm exhaust at the back.
On the side is a toughened glass side window that opens up to reveal an ATX ASUS Prime Z690-A motherboard with 64GB of DDR4 RAM. Additionally, a 850W Gold PSU and 1TB SSD / 2TB HDD live in the bottom PSU shroud. All parts are easily upgradable due to the amount of space in the chassis.
All in all, it’s a killer pre-built setup that has everything you need right out of the box.
1. Digital Storm – Aventum X
The Aventum X is a specialized, customizable desktop by Digital Storm. Engineered with ease of accessibility and modularity at its core, it features a custom liquid delivery system along with support for the latest Intel (or AMD) processors to satiate the demands of the enthusiast community.
Measuring a whopping 28.5” tall by 25.8” long, the Aventum X is currently one of the larger full-sized desktops on the market. Moreover, it’s also one of the most expensive systems you can buy. Depending on the chosen CPU/ GPU configuration, it can cost anywhere up to $15,000 and beyond.
In terms of the build, the chassis has a sleek, sturdy structure with two all-glass windows on either side. The large tempered glass windows provide an exceptional view of the latest hardware and innovative liquid cooling system that distributes fluid throughout both the front and back chambers.
In the front chamber, there’s plenty of space for your motherboard, dual GPUs, and hard drives. The combined 15GB hot-swap storage bays are neatly organized in their own little drawers. Additionally, the pre-routed power panel at the top of the case makes it easy to switch out the GPUs.
The back chamber provides additional air cooling and stores the PSU at the bottom of the case. Besides this, it also features a custom distro plate that eliminates the need to modify the entire liquid cooling system when performing future upgrades.
All in all, if you can afford the expensive price tag, you’ll struggle to find a better gaming PC on the market. DrDisrespect currently uses the Aventum X!
What is the Most Expensive Gaming PC in the World?
Even if you’re not heavily into the world of PC gaming, you’re probably aware that the hobby can get quite expensive, especially if you are really focused on the latest hardware that can handle the most graphics-intense games that the world has to offer.
Although it has changed a few times over the years, the OrionX2 8Pack is the world’s most expensive PC, priced at an eye-popping $41,519.96. There’s not really a whole lot that it can’t run, and quite easily too.
The OrionX2 comes with an Intel i9 processor and 18 cores, with twice the number of threads and overclocked at 4.6 GHz. It includes two, water-cooled Nvidia RTX 3090s with NV-Link.
There is plenty of memory on board with 2, two-terabyte 970 Evo NVMe-SSDs and a 14TV Seagate HDD, and the power supply is every bit as mind-blowing as this PC requires a 2,000 Watt Super Flower Leadex 8Pack.
The rest is aesthetics and customization options and the neatest thing is you can find this PC on the marketplace as it’s not like it was the only one that was ever built. If you have the kind of money lying around that this product demands, you can certainly get your hands on it.
Is an Expensive Gaming PC Worth It?
Well, that is simply a matter of perspective and what you value. Many high-end PCs out there are more than capable of running your favorite games. Sure, they may cost you and you can often find ways to lower the price by simply building your own.
So, do you need to play GTA 5 on a $15,000 Digital Storm Aventum, or can you get away with playing it on something you built for around $2,500? Of course, there are peripherals that come with such hefty price tags as well.
But in terms of pure gaming experience, graphics-wise, you reach a point where your eyes can no longer tell the difference, even with a massive, $12,500 between the two systems. Still, some of the higher-end gaming PCs are seriously impressive aesthetic builds.
It’s hard to ignore the attractive qualities of some of these PCs, even before considering what’s underneath the hood. However, all of that aside, Your choice in whether or not to go with a super-expensive gaming PC is all about your personal preference and how much you currently have in the bank.
How to Choose the Most Expensive Gaming PCs in 2022
When you’re getting into this level of expense for a gaming computer, the details matter. But if you know what kind of specs you’re looking for, then you will also know that many GPUs and CPUs have similar performance capabilities within each tier, so it’s really all about nitpicking.
Choosing the Best CPU
If you want the best and the fastest, the current leader in the CPU market is the Intel Core i9-12900K. This particular CPU is a 16-core, 24-thread monster with a 5.2 GHz overclock. It shows great potential in its performance/ efficiency for running games and tasks.
Selecting the Right GPU
AMD has dominated the GPU sphere for quite some time; however, Nvidia’s latest has officially usurped the throne. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is one of the best GPUs of 2022 so far and, like the Intel Core i9-12900K CPU, it’s definitely overkill.
Best Type of PC Case
PC cases have now become smart PC cases and if you’re looking for the most expensive and impressive you can stop at the InWin Winbot E-ATX, a completely spherical PC case that responds to your voice commands, hand gestures, and features a built-in facial recognition camera system, all while holding the guts of your PC.
Performance boils down to several components, the GPU and CPU that we’ve mentioned already. However, it doesn’t end there, as RAM is essential as well, and plenty of it. You also want the kind of components that are going to allow you to maximize your settings.
Cooling System/ Cooling Performance
With all of these high-end gaming components, you’re going to need something to keep it cool. Keep an eye on PCs with liquid cooling systems. These are designed to keep your CPU or GPU from melting down into slag.
The most efficient coolers are liquid coolers, with fans working overtime to vent the heat in your PC out through exhaust ports.
Well, because you’re on this article looking at the most expensive gaming PCs available, you will be happy to know that there is a pretty broad cost for the best gaming PCs out there, and it’s anywhere between $4,000 and $16,000.