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Corsair ONE i160 Compact Gaming PC

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Corsair has revamped their desktop lineup with the ONE i160 compact gaming PC. Sporting an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, Intel i9-9900K, and 32 GB of memory, this new system is more than just a bunch of high-end hardware. It's also absolutely tiny. Maybe, they should have called it Little Mac since it packs such a serious punch.

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Nice review, thanks.

It looks larger than it is.

2.00 x 1.725 x 3.80 dm = 13,072 l
 
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13L is still considered small imo, with all that AIO gear to keep the CPU & GPU cool in such tight spaces.
 
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At that price , shoulde come with a TB Nvme and minimum 4 TB hdd. 480GB is not enough for 3 big AAA title + alle your programs n stuff. For that reason alone am i skipping this one damn ! Was such a perfect fit for my little office.... shame Corsair , shame.... and why use samsung nvme when u got your own huh?
 
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Nice review and teardown pics! The most surprising things to me about this system is that a single fan on top of the case is actually 1) sufficient to pull air through two radiators, 2) provide enough airflow through those radiators to cool some pretty beefy hardware at heavy loads and no throttling. Actually, I find it quite impressive, and even more so given the low noise level. I happen to like the looks of the system and love the small form factor. Too bad about the price...
 
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Kind of a cool rig for a pre-built small FF rig but Corsair- why would you use a Z370 motherboard with an i9 9900K proc? Poor choice. There are Z390 ITX boards available.
 

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At that price , shoulde come with a TB Nvme and minimum 4 TB hdd. 480GB is not enough for 3 big AAA title + alle your programs n stuff. For that reason alone am i skipping this one damn ! Was such a perfect fit for my little office.... shame Corsair , shame.... and why use samsung nvme when u got your own huh?
There isn't a 4TB HDD that will fit in this computer.

IMO, the storage is just fine. I would have preferred a 7200RPM HDD, but that's about the only thing I would complain about.
 
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There isn't a 4TB HDD that will fit in this computer.

IMO, the storage is just fine. I would have preferred a 7200RPM HDD, but that's about the only thing I would complain about.
So for a 3500 dollar pc , a 480GB main drive is OK ? Wow.... i guess why companies nowdays charge what they do. Its like buying a ferrari with a alfa romeo motor in it. I guess thats OK
 
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So for a 3500 dollar pc , a 480GB main drive is OK ? Wow.... i guess why companies nowdays charge what they do. Its like buying a ferrari with a alfa romeo motor in it. I guess thats OK
Corsair gives you the max gaming performance you can get today in a form factor that'll be hard to match. And quiet. And fairly pretty as well.
AFAIK the only "mainstream" case that small that will hold similar parts: Ncase M1. I prefer M1's looks, but it's unlikely it would be as quiet as this one.

But yeah... criticize it because the OS drive will hold just 3 huge games instead of 7-8.
 
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Corsair gives you the max gaming performance you can get today in a form factor that'll be hard to match. And quiet. And fairly pretty as well.
AFAIK the only "mainstream" case that small that will hold similar parts: Ncase M1. I prefer M1's looks, but it's unlikely it would be as quiet as this one.

But yeah... criticize it because the OS drive will hold just 3 huge games instead of 7-8.
The only thing that im saying is that a pc for that price , should have a much larger OS disk. Im not criticizing the pc or form factor. Read above , i wanted this pc because of the perfomance and form factor but the main thing holding me back was the drives. Dont wanna spend that much money and then use even more for larger drives
 
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The only thing that im saying is that a pc for that price , should have a much larger OS disk. Im not criticizing the pc or form factor. Read above , i wanted this pc because of the perfomance and form factor but the main thing holding me back was the drives. Dont wanna spend that much money and then use even more for larger drives
Says who? You? Do you even consider buying this kind of PC? :)

Corsair most likely does a very extensive market research before releasing such products. If they decided to use a 480GB OS drive, it means that's most likely enough for the target audience.
 

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So for a 3500 dollar pc , a 480GB main drive is OK ? Wow.... i guess why companies nowdays charge what they do. Its like buying a ferrari with a alfa romeo motor in it. I guess thats OK
Yes, and you're also wrong that a 480GB can only hold 3 AAA games. Metro Exodus is 60GB, Battlefield V is 50GB, Far Cry New Dawn + Farcry 5 is 80GB, Ace Combat 7 is 60GB, Resident Evil 2 Remake is 30GB, Just Cause 4 is 60GB. That's 340GB, for the latest 6 major AAA games that have come out that I can think of, and still room left over.
 
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Getting a point across in the internet is haaaaard ! I give up....
 

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for the $3500 price i would have prefered to see a 1TB SSD even if it was slower (doesn't impact performance in the slightest. But thats my only real complaint on a personal level. as for 370 vs 390 who cares? it doesn't make any difference. Its a prebuilt its all about profit min-max investment / profit. Board works does what it should I had no problems overclocking I just wouldn't recommend it.

Storage is adequate for most situations. the HDD can work just fine for a great number of games others yeah they need to be on an SSD. But with Steam having a easy to use way to move games around. Its basically not an issue.
 
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This is the first prebuilt PC I've ever looked at and thought "wow, I'd like to have one of those." Corsair did a great job with the engineering of the chassis and cooling. They could have done a couple things better, most notably opting for a 370 chipset instead of a 390, at this price tag I'd also like to see faster RAM and a 970 instead of the included SM951. Still, most people in the market for this won't notice those differences.

I'll always prefer to build my own, but I do love the design elements here.
 
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Given my H100i died after 6 months I'd hate to have a machine based around that cooling platform.
 

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Given my H100i died after 6 months I'd hate to have a machine based around that cooling platform.
Yet just as easy a counter point,

I have an Water 2.0 PRO / Various swiftech kits / silverstone / deepcool / corsair etc etc AIOs that have all been running for years without problems. Theres failures in every product one way or another.
 
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I see that kind of rant as having poor luck. my old H55 AIO is still in good condition for nearly 4 years & still no signs of giving up.
 
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