Corsair launches One a100 compact gaming PC with high-end Ryzen 3000 CPUs
Corsair is back with a fresh take on small form-factor powerhouse gaming systems. In order to fit some of the fastest components on the market, the latest One a100 compact gaming system improves upon Corsair’s signature mini tower design, making it more similar to an Xbox Series X console rather than a custom mini ITX build.
The One a100 is also Corsair’s first compact gaming PC to include AMD CPUs, which are none other than the high-end Ryzen 9 3900X and 3950X SKUs. The system integrates an Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming mini-ITX motherboard along with 32 GB of DDR4-3200 Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM and a 1 TB Corsair Force MP600 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD + 2 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD storage combo. Users will also be able to choose among top-of-the-line Nvidia GPUs options like the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 Super.
The cooling system has not changed much from previous versions. A 12-liter vertical case is using the side panels as fresh air intakes, then the CPU and GPU AIOs pass the hot air towards the 140 mm fan at top which acts as the main exhaust. There is also a 600 W Corsair SF600 SFX power supply. Initial tests conducted by the guys over at Computerbase.de show that the system is designed to be as quiet as possible given the restricted enclosure. Idle acoustic measurements are all under 30 dB with the HDD turned off, while 60 minutes full load acoustics go up to 43 dB.
As of now, only the Ryzen 9 3950X + RTX 2080 Ti model is available at 4,619.90 Euro. In the coming months, Corsair plans to release Ryzen 9 3900X + RTX 2080 Ti and Ryzen 9 3900X + RTX 2080 Super versions for 4,250.90 Euro and 3,439.90 Euro, respectively.