Corsair on Thursday upgraded its Corsair ONE small form-factor gaming PCs, giving the systems a solid mid-generation upgrade. Relative to the original Corsair ONE, the new Corsair ONE desktops feature more powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory, and NVMe SSDs paired with mechanical HDDs. Meanwhile, pricing of the new systems will be higher compared to that of predecessors with top-of-the-range model available for $2899.99.

Corsair launched its SFF gaming PC this March, a bit later than many other producers of gaming hardware in this generation. To address a high end segment of the market and quickly gain market share, Corsair used everything it had up its sleeve into the Corsair ONE design, including its expertise in building computer cases with good ventilation, SFF PSUs, and custom liquid cooling. The use of an LCS and a properly vented PC case enabled Corsair to integrate rather powerful components inside: up to Intel’s Core i7-7700K as well as NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080, with everything being overclocking-capable. Several months after the company began sales of its ONE-series desktops, the company is adding more powerful hardware options targeting an even higher-end segment of the market. The move puts Corsair’s ONE into the same category with boutique-built PCs, which is where some of Corsair’s rivals did not want to go.

Up until recently, Corsair offered three models of the Corsair ONE priced between $1799.99 and $2399.99 (the more powerful models were branded ONE PRO). The two new Corsair ONE PRO models come with Intel’s Core i7-7700K, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (made by Corsair’s partner MSI and running at up to 100 MHz higher when compared to NVIDIA’s reference design), Corsair’s 480 GB NVMe SSD (previously Corsair’s ONE came with only SATA drives), as well as a 500 W 80 Plus Gold PSU. The new ONE PRO versions are are available for $2699.99 (with 16 GB of DDR4) and $2899.99 (with 32 GB of Vengeance LPX DRAM). Meanwhile, the Corsair ONE PRO priced at $2299.99 also got an SSD upgrade: it now comes with an NVMe drive.

Corsair ONE PC Specifications
CPU Core i7 7700 Core i7 7700K with liquid cooling
GPU GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1080 w/LCS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti /w LCS
DRAM 16 GB DDR4-2400 32 GB DDR4-2400
Motherboard mini-ITX, Z270 chipset
Storage SSD 240 GB SATA 480 GB NVMe 480 GB NVMe
PSU 400 W 500 W
Warranty 2 years
MSRP $1799.99 $2299.99 $2699.99 $2899.99

From an architecture point of view, the new Corsair ONE PRO models are exactly the same as as their predecessors: they come in the same 12L aluminum chassis with a liquid cooling system featuring two loops, a Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel’s Z270 PCH, a custom SFX PSU and only one exhaust fan. The only things that have changed are performance and prices. Since all Corsair’s ONE PRO systems use a bunch of standard desktop components, all existing desktops can be upgraded with new SSDs or specially qualified Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 DIMMs.

The new Corsair ONE systems are available in North America, Europe and Australia directly from the company or its partners. The upgrade kits for the existing Corsair ONE PCs will hit the market sometimes later.

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  • sonicmerlin - Saturday, August 5, 2017 - link

    It looks great. Just hate the "ONE" branding. Ridiculously cliche.
  • marc1000 - Sunday, August 6, 2017 - link

    it looks great, but the inside and passive radiators seem like a heat-trap. it will certainly take a considerable time to heat up (so much water and all that), but this thing will stay hot for a long time.
  • icedeocampo - Monday, August 7, 2017 - link

    Was the previous brand 360?
  • philehidiot - Saturday, August 5, 2017 - link

    Is it just me being out of date (been a while since I built a PC) but is a 400W PSU a little tight and potentially going to be pushing said PSU to the limit far too often?
  • Billy Tallis - Saturday, August 5, 2017 - link

    They're really 600+ W power supplies that have been de-rated due to the higher expected operating temperatures in the Corsair ONE. They aren't going to burn out easily. Higher wattage might be warranted in a larger machine that could have more power-hungry components added aftermarket, but these PSUs are plenty for what actually fits in the Corsair ONE.
  • HomeworldFound - Sunday, August 6, 2017 - link

    There's a 600W passive power supply on the market now so perhaps system builders like Corsair will switch to that.
  • lioncat55 - Saturday, August 5, 2017 - link

    Linustechtips built a small form factor PC with the same specs (plus they OCed the CPU) and used a 300W PSU. Even when gaming not all parts are pushed to their max power draw. A 400W PSU should not have any issues.
  • Flunk - Sunday, August 6, 2017 - link

    Current Gen GPUs are a lot less power hungry than last-gen ones were.

    The 1080 TI has a 250W TDP, the 7700K 91W those are the only big power draws in this system so it should be just fine. Now if you were building a system yourself, you might want to put a little more capacity in there for future expansion, but OEMs don't care about that and will just spec a PSU for the components they ship in the system to save a few bucks.
  • mbarr - Sunday, August 6, 2017 - link

    Power supplies are generally not efficient at power draws 50% and below of their maximum rating. Power supply efficiency tends to increase towards 80% of maximum rating and then falls off a little, so it is better to match your power supply to expected power draw. eg installing a 600W power supply when you're only expecting to draw 300W is wasteful of energy and $.
  • philehidiot - Monday, August 7, 2017 - link

    Cheers to all for your enlightening replies.

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