Corsair Vengeance 5180 Gaming PC (RTX 2080) Review 3

Corsair Vengeance 5180 Gaming PC (RTX 2080) Review

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Introduction


A big thank you goes out to Corsair for providing the review sample.

Let's face it, everyone should know who Corsair is at this point. If you don't, you are either new to building gaming PCs or possibly a caveman that has never used a PC. For a manufacturer that doesn't offer graphics cards or motherboards, Corsair offers just about everything else, from system memory and power supplies to cases, coolers, fans, and even custom systems; they nearly do it all. Looking back at what they have accomplished since their founding in 1994, it becomes obvious that they have come a long way. Talk about ancient history; time certainly flies by, doesn't it?


With Corsair's global reach, solid warranties, and diverse range of products, it wasn't going to take long for them to break into the gaming PC market. Enter their Vengeance 5180 that is being reviewed today. It is equipped with an Intel i7-8700, 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 memory at 2666 MHz, and an MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ventus, all crammed into a Corsair Crystal series 280X RGB case. To keep things simple, Corsair has focused on one solid all-around system rather than multiple configurations. This should make overall logistics easier and allows them to focus exclusively on one system, giving it the attention to detail that is expected considering its $2399.99 price tag.

Keeping in mind the hardware specifications, it is not hard to see that Corsair has also jumped headfirst into the RGB LED craze for this system. It features two 140 RGB fans in the front along with the Hydro Series 240 mm H100i RGB Platinum and its two ML120 mm RGB fans to go with the RGB-illuminated pump. They even added LED strips to the case for good measure. All told, if you like RGB LEDs, Corsair provides that and then some. That said, everyone is really here to see what this system is capable of, so let's get down to business.


Specifications
Manufacturer:Corsair
Model:Vengeance 5180 Gaming PC
Chassis:Crystal Series 280X
15.7 x 10.9 x 13.8 inches
398 x 276 x 351 mm (L / W / H)
1x Power switch
1x Reset switch
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
1x USB 2.0 1x Headphone jack
1x Microphone jack
Processor:Intel i7 8700
3.2 GHz Base (4.6 GHz Boost)
CPU Cooling:Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum
240 mm All-in-one liquid cooler
Motherboard:Intel B360 chipset
MSI B360M Bazooka Plus
Operating System:Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Integrated Graphics:Intel UHD Graphics 630
Dedicated Graphics:MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
8 GB GDDR6
3x DisplayPort
1x HDMI
1x VirtualLink (USB-C with DisplayPort)
1x USB-PD
Memory:16 GB (2x 8 GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO
CL 16-18-18-35 @ 2666 MHz
4x DIMM slots (2x occupied)
Storage:480 GB Corsair MP300 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
2 TB Seagate BarraCuda 7200 RPM 3.5" HDD
3x 2.5'' bays
2x 3.5" bays
1x M.2 PCIe slot (occupied)
Optical Drive:Not included
Rear I/O:1x Set HD audio connectors
1x Optical S/PDIF OUT
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
4x USB 2.0 ports
1x PS/2 Keyboard/ mouse combo port
1x RJ45
1x DisplayPort
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI port
Communications:1x Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
1x Netgear AC1200 WiFi USB 3.0 adapter
Audio:Realtek ALC 892
Input device:Corsair K55 RGB keyboard
Corsair Harpoon RGB mouse
Power:Corsair CX750
750 watt 80 Plus Bronze
Warranty:2 years
MSRP:$2399.99 as configured
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