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Review: Corsair One i160

by Parm Mann on 8 March 2019, 14:00

Tags: Corsair, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Conclusion

...about as good as it gets for the enthusiast gamer, and to have said components liquid cooled in a chassis as elegant as this is a rarity.

The Corsair One is in our estimation the best interpretation of a modern gaming PC. Eliminating the bulk associated with typical desktop towers, this sleek rectangular unit delivers immense performance in a luxurious small-form-factor chassis.

Building on that solid foundation, the One i160, new for 2019, ups the ante by adopting a Core i9-9900K processor and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics. That combination is about as good as it gets for the enthusiast gamer, and to have said components liquid cooled in a chassis as elegant as this is a rarity.

Performance is understandably excellent, and the introduction of RTX 2080 Ti makes this an ideal companion for a 4K monitor, or indeed the 4K TV in the living room. It is a shame that Corsair hasn't yet made the move to the latest Z390 chipset, but sticking to Z370 is hardly detrimental to the overall experience, and other than the lofty price tag, there isn't a lot about the One i160 we don't like.

Bottom line: if money is no object, the Corsair One i160 is a terrific gaming PC that comes highly recommended.

The Good
 
The Bad
Compact chassis still looks great
True 4K gaming credentials
Liquid-cooled CPU and GPU
Excellent all-round performance
Keeps quiet most of the time
 
Huge price tag
Uses last-gen Z370 chipset
Front USB Type-C would be nice



Corsair One i160

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Y'know what'd be cool…. compare this to a “high end but affordable” self build rig. Something with a relatively affordable GPU, a decent Ryzen CPU and so on. £1500 budget would surely get a really good PC with AIO liquid cooling and so on. I know “affordable” is subjective and relative but Y'know what I mean. If I was building a decent, high spec PC, I doubt I'd spend more than £1500.
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Y'know what'd be cool…. compare this to a “high end but affordable” self build rig. Something with a relatively affordable GPU, a decent Ryzen CPU and so on. £1500 budget would surely get a really good PC with AIO liquid cooling and so on. I know “affordable” is subjective and relative but Y'know what I mean. If I was building a decent, high spec PC, I doubt I'd spend more than £1500.

That's irrelevant really, as this machine is aimed at people who DO want to spend a hefty budget on an off-the-shelf PC and want to be able to boast about it. Having said that, in the, pretty much inconceivable, event I was going to spend so much on a ready built rig, I would be more likely to go for the Scan Vengeance RTX Ti that is a little faster and a lot easier to upgrade in the future.
I would like to see this compared to similar form factors - Dan A4SFX or Ncase M1 or similar. How much better is the Corsair One i160 (IS it better?) given the fact A4SFX supports Asetek 92mm AIO and is about 2/3 the volume of this case?
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