First announced in February, the new Corsair ONE pre-built gaming PC is now shipping. The Corsair ONE is the first ready-to-run system from the manufacturer that has mostly been known for their PC components and peripherals. Selling and supporting entire systems is a new venture for Corsair, but the design and capabilities of the Corsair ONE are a good fit for the company's product lineup.

The Corsair ONE uses a custom case form factor that is a shallow-depth mini tower, but all of the major components inside use standard PC form factors: mini-ITX motherboard, SFX power supply, 2.5" SSDs and supporting graphics cards up to 11" long with two or three slot cooling solutions. Naturally, many of those components are either existing Corsair parts or special editions made for the Corsair ONE. The total volume of the case is around 12L and the exterior is mostly black aluminum.

The system's cooling is provided by a single ML140 exhaust fan at the top and intake is through the side panels. The right side intake is occupied by the radiator for the CPU's closed-loop water cooler. The left side intake vent opens directly onto the air-cooled graphics card in the base model, while the top Corsair ONE includes a second water cooler for the GPU. Neither radiator has any fans of their own, as the exhaust fan at the top of the case provides most of the air flow. The power supply uses semi-passive cooling with its own fan, and the system as a whole emits around 20dB at idle.


In order to allow the graphics card to be positioned behind the motherboard and facing its own air intake, the Corsair ONE chassis provides the necessary cables to route the PCIe lanes to the graphics card, and pass-through video connections to ports on the back and one HDMI port on the front that is intended for VR displays. The power supply is mounted in the top of the right side of the case and also makes use of a short pass-through cable to the plug on the back of the machine. Because both side panels are used as air intakes, the Corsair ONE can only operate in vertical orientation cannot be operated with either side directly against any obstructing surface.

The top vent and fan are removable without tools, but the two side panels with the radiators must be unscrewed at the top and are hinged at the bottom. While Corsair cases are usually quite easy to work in, further disassembly of the Corsair ONE gets tricky as usability has been sacrificed to save space.

Corsair ONE PC Specifications
Model Corsair ONE Corsair ONE PRO Corsair ONE PRO (web store only)
CPU i7 7700 i7 7700K
GPU air-cooled GeForce GTX 1070 water-cooled GeForce GTX 1080
DRAM 16GB DDR4 2400
Motherboard mini-ITX, Z270 chipset
Storage 240GB SSD + 1TB HDD 480GB SSD + 2TB HDD 960GB SSD
PSU custom edition of Corsair SF600: SFX, 80+ Gold with semi-passive cooling
Warranty 2 years
MSRP $1799 $2299 $2399

The base model Corsair ONE comes standard with an Intel Core i7 7700 processor in a Z270 motherboard with 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM. The base graphics card is an air-cooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. The Corsair ONE PRO model upgrades to a Core i7 7700K processor and a MSI GEFORCE GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC with Corsair's custom water cooler. Storage is either a combination of a SATA SSD and a 2.5" hard drive or a single larger SATA SSD.

Stylistically, the Corsair ONE is less ostentatious than many gamer-oriented products. The front face of the case includes aqua blue accent lighting that can be controlled or entirely disabled through Corsair Link software, but it's single-color rather than full RGB lighting. Even with the lighting off the Corsair ONE doesn't easily blend in with typical office or living room furnishings, but the relatively small size and all-black color scheme make it fairly unobtrusive.

The software pre-installed on the Corsair ONE is minimal: Windows 10 Home with all the necessary drivers, Corsair's CUE customization tool, and installers for popular game digital distribution platforms including Steam, Origin, Uplay and GoG Galaxy.

Corsair will be selling the Corsair ONE PC through major electronics retailers as well as directly through their online store. Support will be be handled in-house by Corsair's expanded support department that now includes specialists for the Corsair ONE. The system comes with a two-year warranty and aftermarket upgrades performed by the consumer will void that warranty, but Corsair will also be partnering with retailers to provide in-warranty aftermarket upgrades.

Source: Corsair

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  • close - Friday, March 24, 2017 - link

    @ddriver, we're on the interwebs. Everybody is superior here :).

    The rest looks like an explanation that wasn't requested or expected so you'll excuse me for skipping it. Again, we're on the interwebs. If you don't know what you should do with internet stories you haven't been around long enough.
  • WinterCharm - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - link

    Ah, so you're one of those neckbeard engineers.

    Yes, engineering is cool. But DIY costs **time**. Time *is* money. If you earn enough money, then you should see spending x hours on something as equivalent to spending your hourly wages on it.


    > I have not dated for more than 10 years.

    Okay. That's your choice.

    > Dating is for desperate people trying to fool someone into a relation.

    Ah... so you're a cynic about dating, and that getting to connect with someone is a waste of time?! lol.

    > The proper approach is to put your time and resources into meaningful things to improve your social standing

    This and dating are NOT mutually exclusive.

    > if you are an achiever you don't have to ever bother with dating, ladies flock to you like flies on roadkill ;)

    Lol. So you're one of THOSE.
  • Meteor2 - Friday, March 24, 2017 - link

    Close, that's the funniest comment I've read in a long time :).

    But if ddriver can design his own cases and get them custom-built, hat's off to him. Ddriver, you should open-source your designs.
  • close - Friday, March 24, 2017 - link

    @Meteor2, I have no problem whatsoever with people DIYing. But in this case I saw two things:
    1) When taking about a prebuilt system which addresses people that won't even be bothered to pick their own parts recommending the extreme DIY solution is hilarious.
    2) When you constantly talk about how you do things that are out of reach for most people, and you insist on displaying superiority (as commonly seen on the internet) you're laughable.

    I mean ddriver might have very well built his own cold fusion reactor in the basement out of sticks and stones for all I know.
    But unless you're actually helping people do the same, just constantly telling vague stories and inflating your virtual persona is kind of a pathetic attempt to get recognition. And if nobody volunteers the recognition you'll just go on telling a new story. Sound like anyone you know? :)

    Anyway, lets imagine I'm a certified psychologist and it's unlikely I'm wrong when judging people. Or maybe I'm an engineer and I know the local shop can't work within my specs and tolerances. Or maybe I'm a CEO and I want you to buy more prebuilt stuff. Remember, on the internet no one can see you fap in your parent's basement. It's the chance to be anything you ever dreamed. :D
  • Meteor2 - Friday, March 24, 2017 - link

  • ddriver - Friday, March 24, 2017 - link

    Your ideas of metal shop are limited to a rather low bar. It is not like a few mexicans in a garage with hand tools and scrap metal. It is top notch manufacturing, a number of great finish techniques, giving you both a great looking result on the outside and unique layout on the interior that no amount of money will buy you on the mediocre market.

    The goal is not to make it cheap, the goal is to make it useful, practical and efficient. The possibility to customize looks is on top of that. Aside from different finishes you can go for custom CNC engravings or even machining. Industrial strength build quality is just a side effect of doing things right.
  • Notmyusualid - Friday, March 24, 2017 - link

    @ Achaios

    Hilarious man - you should join us over on Liveleak.
  • LordOfTheBoired - Sunday, March 26, 2017 - link

    Hey now, I'm in the ghetto and my parts go in an actual case. They don't get changed very often*, but they don't go into a cardboard box when they do. Just cuz you're poor doesn't mean you don't care about looks.

    *I retired my Socket 775 system last year, with an Abit motherboard nearing its tenth birthday. May the new system serve me as well, and may the old parts find purpose elsewhere.
  • krazyfrog - Thursday, March 23, 2017 - link

    Do you have a tutorial on how I can make my own CPU and GPU at home to save even more cost?
  • close - Thursday, March 23, 2017 - link

    He'll whip up something, don't worry :).

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