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The newest machine from the Corsair workshops is out (the Corsair One). And boy, does it look fancy. Let’s take a look inside!

Graphics & CPU

The Corsair One is pulling no punches when it comes to the hardware, busting out the latest and greatest of the NVIDIA GTX series, the 1080 TI. Fully prepared for 4k resolution and Virtual Reality headsets, the GPU is no slouch. The tower is equipped with an i7-7700k Intel 7th generation CPU and runs off a Z270 MINI-ITX motherboard. With room spare for overclocking, this PC is leaving nothing to chance, every bit the hobbyist’s dream.

Memory

Memory is something no one should skimp out on.  The Corsair One makes sure we remember this, with 16GB of digital RAM, a 240GB solid-state drive and a 1TB hard drive as part of the standard product purchase – with room for another 2 1TB hard drives in the trunk. Keep in mind this is just the base model. The “pro” model offers extras on top of all that, upping the SSD to 440GB and throws in a 2TB hard drive.

Cooling and Casing

The whole system uses liquid cooling, keeping the CPU at a relatively frosty 58 odd degrees Celsius. The casing is surprisingly compact, with end dimensions of 200mm x 176mm x 380mm. This is comparatively tiny with bigger PC setups, taking up about the same amount of space as a large loudspeaker.

Final Thoughts

In closing, the Corsair One is no lightweight. However, the price tag accompanying it seems to say the same. The base model alone will set you back $1,799.99. And that doesn’t include any of the extras. The most extravagant model (the Corsair One Ti) is going to put a hole in your wallet to the tune of £2,599.99 for all the bells and whistles you could imagine.

So we know it’s not cheap. But at the moment, it’s peaking at the top of the range. A good purchase? For a hobbyist or heavy-duty VR fan or live streamer. For an average gamer or computer enthusiast, other options are slightly easier on the bank account. Still, a fantastically well-balanced PC, and did we mention it’s pretty too?

The Corsair One is a work of art. While not for everyone, it will certainly serve anyone well with pride and style almost unmatched in today’s PC market.

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