CORSAIR ONE a100 is the new model with which the prestigious American integrator that you will know for its RAM, SSDs, refrigerators or power supplies, expands its line of personal computers.
“One” is a series of desktop computers that Corsair released in 2017. Since then, the company has been renovating it with new components while maintaining its initial conception of compact size, attractive design, competent cooling systems and high performance. We were able to verify it personally in the analysis of the Corsair One i160.
If until now Corsair offered the series with Intel processors, CORSAIR ONE a100 debuts with an AMD platform that has been hitting hard since its arrival on the market and is used by an increasing number of manufacturers. “Since the launch of the AMD Ryzen 3000 series, customers have been asking when we will launch CORSAIR ONE with them… Now with the a100, We deliver all the power of the third generation Ryzen and PCIe 4.0 in the CORSAIR ONE unique form factor, ”said Dennis Jackson, director of game systems marketing for the firm.
Going into the matter, the new compact is offered in a chassis of reduced size to only 12 liters volume. A very well-designed design that, in addition to being attractive, offers easy access to components and keeps temperatures under control thanks to advanced liquid refrigeration. It incorporates a Corsair SF600 power supply with 80 Plus Gold rating to guarantee the power supply including overclocking capacity.
Inside, the novelty of the Ryzen 3000 stands out, with the possibility of equipping up to Ryzen 9 3950X, a high performance processor with its 16 cores and 32 native processing threads. Corsair leverages its own components and includes 32 Gbytes of 3,200 MHz DDR4 VENGEANCE LPX memory optimized for the AMD platform. For storage, we see a Force MP600 NVMe M.2 SSD that takes full advantage of PCIe 4.0 bandwidth.
The graphic section is not far behind and allows mounting up to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti from NVIDIA. complete with connectivity that lacks nothing, including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5 and Gigabit Ethernet, and all kinds of ports, video output and USB on the front and rear.
CORSAIR ONE a100, specifications
The top of the range configuration is for framing, because it offers the maximum that can be mounted on a client computer with this size:
High performance PC in a compact 12-liter mini-ITX format
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Motherboard: Mini-ITX with X570 chipset
RAM: 32 GB of DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX at 3,200 MHz.
Graphic card: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with 11 GB of GDDR6.
Storage: 1 Tbyte PCIe NVME M.2 Force MP600 SSD + 2 Tbyte SATA Hard Drive
Refrigeration: AIO Liquid Cooling Solution for Cpu and GPU
Front connections: two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, one HDMI 2.0 connector, 3.5mm jack.
Rear connections: four USB 3.2 ports (one Type-C) and four other USB USB 3.1 ports. DisplayPort, HD Audio, Ethernet
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
Operating system: Windows 10.
Power supply: Corsair SF600 80 Plus Gold.
Measurements: 200mm x 172.5mm x 380mm.
Weight: 7.38 kilograms.
You may be wondering about its price and it is certainly at the level of its enormous power because it rises to 4,619 euros. Of course, the components assembling are of the highest level (really) and it would cost even more to assemble them separately. In addition, it is a team that will guarantee huge performance for many years. Although Corsair approaches it as a “Compact Gaming”, it really works for all kinds of use including as a workstation.
Even maintaining an enormous level, the manufacturer also offers other lower configurations than those indicated to lower the final price. You have more information on this version with AMD (and others with Intel processors) on the Corsair website.