Corsair ONE i200 Gaming PC Review

Final Thoughts

The Corsair ONE is something I’ve wanted to take a look at for a while now. I’ve seen Corsair show them off at CES for the past couple years and they looked awesome, but you really can’t tell how good a product will be unless you get it in your hands and actually use it. I’ve been using the Corsair ONE i200 for the past three weeks and I absolutely love it. It is awesome to have such a powerful system in a compact form factor. The closest I was able to get to a system like this was the NZXT H1, which is still larger at 13.6L, had no fans, and our graphics card was not liquid-cooled.

Corsair has taken their expertise and experience in the all-in-one liquid cooling space and applied it to a small form factor system. So not only is your CPU liquid-cooled, but your GPU is as well. They are completely independent of each other as well. So if for some reason one fails it does not affect the other part. In our testing the all-in-one units did a good job at keeping both our CPU and GPU cool. During gaming sessions our CPU was at 55C and our GPU was at 44C. Now with the Core i9-10900K I wouldn’t suggest overclocking in this system as you’ll need something a lot more powerful than the all-in-one unit. In most situations though, the cooling in the Corsair ONE will get the job done.

The thing that really sets the Corsair ONE apart from other pre-built systems is its size and unique chassis. Other pre-built’s are done inside other cases that you can pick up off the shelf yourself, you are not going to find the Corsair ONE chassis for sale anywhere. The system is so small it will easily fit on pretty much any desk. It is kind of nice having such a small system compared to a mid-tower. Being so small the Corsair ONE is easy to take with you to a LAN party or even to travel with. It would be nice to see Corsair offer some type of carrying / travel case for the ONE system though.

Our specific system, the i200 (not to be confused with the Pro i200) is Corsair’s latest offering in the ONE line. It features the Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 32GB of DDR4 memory, a 960GB M.2 NVMe SSD, 2TB hard drive, and a 600W 80PLUS Gold power supply. While we can’t complain about most of the components I really think that Corsair should have included a SATA SSD instead of a normal hard drive. No one wants to load games from a slow hard drive. With these components you are going to be able to play games at both 1080p and 1440p at very high frame rates and at 4K at over 60FPS. We did not run into any issues while testing or gaming on the i200.

Corsair pre-installs both their “Corsair Diagnostics” and iCUE software on the system and both are useful. Most of the configuring of the system will be done within iCUE. Of course we have RGB lighting here and I feel it fits the chassis perfectly.

Now this system is not cheap by any means. Right now it is selling at our favorite online retailer for $3599.99. The other question is could you build this system yourself? Well I put together a list on PCPartPicker, which added up to $2724.73, which was without the NZXT H1, which is another $349.99, which brings our total to $3074.72. That $3599.99 does not look all that bad as you don’t have to build the system yourself, the Corsair ONE is still smaller, and with the Corsair ONE your GPU will be liquid-cooled and not air-cooled.

I think that if you are going the pre-built route the Corsair ONE i200 is a solid choice. It is going to be unlike any other pre-built out there, it is packed with the latest and greatest hardware, and it just looks awesome! Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair ONE i200 a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!

Pros:
– Only 12 liters
– Sleek chassis
– Both CPU and GPU liquid-cooled
– Can be upgraded
– Awesome performance
– Integrated with iCUE
– Quiet operation

Cons:
– The 2TB drive is only a 5400 RPM hard drive
– Upgrading is not the easiest thing to do
– Premium price

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