Corsair Now Sells Fully Built, Very Slick-Looking Gaming PCs
They're fast, pretty, and expensive.
Corsair is best known for PC hardware components and accessories, but it's now also getting into the business of selling fully built computers.
The company today announced its first gaming PC, the Corsair One, which it says "brings together decades of Corsair memory, cooling, power supply, and chassis engineering with the latest in cutting edge PC hardware to create a PC unlike anything else available."
While that may sound a little over-the-top, there's no denying that the Corsair One features some high-end hardware. The cheapest version comes with a liquid-cooled 4.2 GHz Core i7 7700, an 8 GB GTX 1070, 16 GB of RAM, a 240 GB SSD, and a 1 TB HDD. As you'd expect, that comes at a high price--it's $1,800 before tax.
More expensive options are also available that provide higher-end GPUs (with liquid cooling) and more storage, among other upgrades. These are priced as high as $2,600 for a setup that features an i7 7700K, 11 GB GTX 1080 Ti, and a 960 GB SSD.
Each of these comes inside a small, sleek aluminum case with integrated blue lighting. Corsair says every component was picked specifically to fit inside the case, which measures only 200 mm x 176 mm x 380 mm (7.87 in x 6.92 in x 14.96 in).
With these Windows 10 systems being intended for gaming, they'll come with certain programs pre-installed--like Steam, Origin, GOG, Battle.net, and Uplay--but "none of the bloat" you might see on other PCs.
Provided you can stomach the price, the Corsair One systems are available for preorder now in North America, Europe, and Australia, with a release date of "late March."