A Mighty Mouse PC for creatives (or gamers)

    It’s acquired as many connections on the again as a system twice its dimension.
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    I’m not one for naming inanimate objects, however from the second I booted this little monster up, the Corsair One Pro has been my Mooncake: an totally lovable, fire-breathing little planet killer of a desktop PC. It’s not the quickest PC I’ve examined, however you may as well match about 5 Ones into the Origin PC Genesis case system I’ve acquired on deck. Compared to extra bulked-up methods, it performs fairly competitively on the roles it is meant for, specifically picture and video enhancing. For its successful mixture of energy, dimension and options, the Corsair One Pro has earned our Editors’ Choice.

    LikePowerful set of parts and loads of connections given its sizeCompact and attractiveQuiet

    Of course, loads of issues will be solved by throwing cash at them. This answer will run you $4,500 (although it is inexpensive than an analogous configuration for Falcon Northwest’s Tiki). So excuse me whereas I shove Mooncake right into a backpack and sneak out with him. Work or playCorsair has crammed a 14-core Core i9, 64GB RAM, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2TB SSD into a really well-designed case, just a bit bigger than a trash can Mac Pro. Thanks to a liquid cooling system, plus a fan pulling air out the highest, it stays virtually silent and the vented air by no means feels too scorching.

    The Corsair One Pro i200 has a lesser $4,200 sibling, the i182. For the $300 value minimize, you get a last-generation Intel Core i9-9920X CPU, 960GB SSD supplemented with a 2TB exhausting disk and, due to the last-gen chipset, it has Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) as a substitute of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and Bluetooth 4.2 as a substitute of 5.0. The Wi-Fi 6 and larger SSD appear price the additional cash and for those who’re already above $4,000, you would possibly as nicely go for it.Corsair One Pro i200

    Price as reviewed

    $4,499, £4,299


    12-liter mini ITX (7.9 x 6.9 x 15.0 in/200 x 176 x 380 mm)


    ASRock X299E Corsair One


    3.3GHz Intel Core i9-10980X


    64GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,667MHz


    11GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti


    2TB SSD


    7x USB-A, 2x USB-C, 3x ShowPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0a


    2x gigabit Ethernet, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Bluetooth 5

    Operating system

    Windows 10 Pro (1909)

    Its gaming analog, the Corsair One, comes with a distinct CPU, motherboard and chipset (Z370). The two sequence differ primarily by processor class: gaming will get unlocked Okay-series Core i7 or i9 processors, whereas the Pro comes with X-series Core i9 CPUs. Because of the chipset and motherboard variations, the 2 even have barely totally different port configurations — notably, gaming solely has a single Ethernet port and swaps a pair of USB-A 2.0 connections for the USB-A 3.1 of the professional mannequin — in addition to most reminiscence limits of 32GB versus 64GB. They even have simply the 960GB SSD plus 2TB HDD storage setup. The gaming system’s massive benefit is value: It begins at $2,900 for the i145, outfitted with a Core i7-9700Okay, 32GB RAM, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (not the newer Super). If you might be in search of a system primarily for 1440p gaming, that is a fantastic configuration — you do not want greater than the eight-core CPU or 32GB RAM and the additional $600 to bump to the RTX 2080 Ti in all probability will not be price it for you.

    I’m bummed that the gaming system is available in black however the Pro solely is available in a not-unattractive brownish grey. On the opposite hand, it additionally has game-system illumination, one thing many nongaming methods do not have. You management the lighting by Corsair’s iCue software program, which additionally presents some primary efficiency management — auto or excessive for the fan — and a pleasant temperature and utilization monitoring dashboard. Despite its small dimension, the Corsair One Pro manages to produce as many connections as most full-size desktop methods. It has three ShowPort 1.4 connections from the graphics card they usually’ve been driving two 4K and one QHD displays with out difficulty for some time. The HDMI 2.0 port is on the backside entrance together with two USB-A for simpler VR entry. However, if you wish to join a monitor through HDMI as a substitute, it could be a little bit awkward. As I complain about with each Windows desktop, there are not any Thunderbolt 3 connections, only a pair of 10Gbps USB-Cs. It’s doubtlessly extra of a disadvantage for the One as a result of you’ll be able to’t add a Thunderbolt card, nor are you able to exchange the graphics card down the street, simply the storage and reminiscence. Plus, for those who’re in search of a livestreaming system, be mindful this is likely one of the few Corsairs that does not ship with an Elgato card. Those are the tradeoffs you make for its compactness. The design of the aspect vents provides a classy contact.
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    Very secure, geniusAs is typical for this class of system, enhancing 4K video goes fairly easily, but it surely begins to battle with 6K and better. Lightroom imports — and most significantly, thumbnail renders — felt considerably sluggish in contrast with the final system I examined, a Falcon Northwest with a Ryzen 9 3900X. Thanks to the 2080 Ti, it serves up 4K gaming fairly nicely, too.The Corsair One Pro would not appear to max out the potential 4.6GHz pace of the 14-core i9-10940X processor, even on a single core, which is disappointing when it bottlenecks throughout video enhancing and Lightroom imports. But it is also the primary of this CPU I’ve had an opportunity to check, so it is not clear if it is the CPU or if Corsair deliberately throttles again to stop overheating (which is admittedly extra necessary in a workstation-class system than hitting the 4.6GHz increase clock).The most necessary takeaway, particularly for those who’re contemplating this for skilled work, is that regardless of having a lot high-end {hardware} packed right into a tiny chassis, it is delightfully secure.Geekbench 5 (multicore)

    Origin PC Big O (PS4 Edition)

    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    Cinebench R20 CPU (multicore)

    Origin PC Big O (PS4 Edition)

    Falcon North West Talon 20th AE

    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    3DMark Fire Strike Ultra

    Origin PC Big O (PS4 Edition)

    Falcon North West Talon 20th Anniversary Edition

    Origin PC Millennium (2019)

    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    3DMark Port Royal (RTX)

    Origin PC Big O (PS4 Edition)

    Falcon North West Talon 20th AE

    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    System configurations

    Corsair One Pro

    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (1909); 3.3GHz Intel Core i9-10940X; 64GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,667MHz; 11GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti; 2TB SSD

    Falcon Northwest Talon 20th Anniversary Edition

    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (1909); 3.8GHz AMD Ryzen 9 3900X; 32GB DDR4 SDRAM 3,200MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super; 2TB SSD RAID 0

    HP Envy 32 All-in-One

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (1909); 3.0GHz Intel Core i7-9700; 32GB 2,667MHz DDR4 SDRAM; 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q; 1TB SSD+32GB Intel Optane

    Origin PC Big O (PS4 Edition)

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (1909); 3.8GHz AMD Ryzen 9 3900X; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM tk; 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super; 1.5TB SSD (2TB SSD for console)

    Origin PC Millenium (2019)

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); (oc) 3.2GHz Intel Core i9-9900Okay; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 2 x 11GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti; 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD 7,200 RPM

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