Convinced your partner that those savings should now be spent
Robbed a bank
Invested in Bitcoins 6 months or more ago.
What should you do with the wad of money burning a hole in your wallet? Build a new Dream Extreme PC, naturally.
If you’re looking for the best overall value for building a new gaming PC, you’re in the wrong place. If you are looking for a best overall value computer, then look at our custom desktop PC range for a more budget conscious offering.
But sometimes you need to put games in their place. Forget about turning down the settings, lowering the resolution, or any other compromises. You want to build an Extreme PC to get the truly maximum experience. Whether it’s 4K or 1440p 144Hz, all running at the highest quality, you’re ready to join the upper echelons of gaming hardware.
But this Extreme PC isn’t purely built for gaming. Yes, it will run every game you care to throw at it, typically at maximum quality and 4k. But it will also help you jumpstart your budding career as a YouTube streamer, software developer, CAD/CAM modeller, or any other job that requires as much PC power as possible. An extreme PC can do anything else you might need—it just happens to handle games really well.
Our high-end gaming PCs are no slouch, but we can go higher, and with some new components and a focus on pushing things to the next level, we’re ready to assemble a PC most people only dream about.
Intel’s Coffee Lake and AMD’s Ryzen processors are great CPUs, but we’re pulling out all the stops. That means Intel’s Skylake-X Core i9-7900X gets the nod as the fastest ‘reasonable’ CPU around, particularly when it comes to gaming. 10-core processors certainly aren’t necessary for games, never mind the even more insane 18-core i9-7890XE, but a 10-core Intel CPU running at 4.5-4.7GHz is arguably the sweet spot for extreme performance.
An alternative to the Intel X-Series lineup is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper range of processors. These are also packing a massive punch in terms of extreme performance. They give us as much as 16 Cores, 32 threads. So which one should you get?
Simply, aside from pricing between the two brands, the more basic rule of thumb based on all the benchmark/reviews out on the internet:
If you need extreme performance in single thread sheer power, then the Intel X-Series is best for you.
If you need extreme multi-thread sheer power, then the AMD Threadripper series is more suited for you.
Don’t get us wrong, BOTH offer amazing performance both in single and multi-core perspectives, so maybe the even simpler comparison is… well…