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Corsair One i160 Reviews

4.4/5

If you’re looking for an upgrade and are looking for an excellent pc gaming desktop that you can play your games on max settings, then the Corsair One i160 is it.

However, due to its unbelievably expensive price tags, it’s quite high for the majorities budget. But you’ll get the most top of the line PC gaming desktop rig there is in the market.

In my honest opinion, you’ll do great with a custom built PC that can cost you under $1,000 or around $1,500 in range.

The i160 is an overpowered machine that can run probably about everything you throw at it. However, the kinds of programs that may need full computing power maybe if you’re doing some high intensive video editing and graphic designing.

The Corsair One can play games in AAA and settings on max without any performance issues dropping. Thanks to its state of the art hardware, you’ll be able to play the most up to date games with perfect frame rates and in max settings.

Corsair is well known for its range of hardware and memories. The Corsair i160 is another state of the art product that they’ve built, and its design is aesthetic.

Equipped within the Corsair One is the latest CPU from Intel, the Core i7 to the Core i9 9900K. And the latest GPU’s from Nvidia such as the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, with two memory sticks of 16GB DDR4-2666 RAM, 480 GB M.2 NVMe SSD and two TB5400RPM HDD.

Specifications

CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i9-9900K (octa-core, 16MB cache, up to 5.0GHz)
Graphics: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11GB GDDR6 VRAM);  Intel UHD Graphics 630 
RAM: 32GB (2 x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666
Motherboard: Intel Z370
Power Supply: Corsair SF600
Storage: 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD, 2TB HDD (7,200 rpm)
Ports (front): 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI 2.0, Combination Mic/Headphone Jack
Ports (rear): Rear: PS/2, 2x USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 7.1 Surround Audio, 3x DisplayPort
Connectivity: 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Operating system: Windows 10
Weight: 16.3 pounds (7.38kg)
Size: 7.9 x 7 x 15 inches (20 x 17.6 x 38cm; W x D x H)

Design

The design of the One i160’s case is aesthetic and contains a lot of features into it. The chassis of the Corsair is unique.

On the bottom of the case, you’ll find a headphone and mic jack with two USB 3.1 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port. You’ll also have USB-A ports in case if you wanted to go VR.

CORSAIR ONE i160 Bottom Case Ports

In regards to airflow, thanks to its diamond-cut pattern for airflow, which allows the air on the top of the case get pulled down and out through the vents.

One thing about the i130 is the liquid cooling it has for the components such as liquid cooling for the graphics card, which is great if you’re ever planning on overclocking.

CORSAIR ONE i160 Liquid Cooling

Opening the i160 merely is easy, and the design itself is made for you to have the convenience of accessing the system with ease, in case if you ever need to make upgrades to it. The traditional black case design looks great, however, you can always upgrade to the all-white case if you need to.

It may be a bit complicated at first, however, with just one push of a button you’ll be able to get access to the motherboard.

And you’ll also have to unscrew the four black screws located on the side of the panel. And once you’ve opened up the panel, you’ll have access to everything.

The One i160 is a bit smaller compared to the One’s in the past, and it’s a bit quieter as well

Performance

With an expensive price tag, you’ll get top speed, performance, and quality. It is paired with the latest tech such as the Intel Core i9, with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and you nothing but outstanding performances.

The i160 can handle anything that is thrown at it. You’ll be able to game on max settings with AAA turned on, with a 144Hz monitor, plus with 4K and you’ll still get perfect frame rates, and you won’t slow down one bit.

Games such as Star Wars Battlefront II, or Battlefield V, all run perfectly at 4K resolutions, all settings maxed out, and you’ll still have a perfect 60 frame rates per second.

If you reduce it down to 1440p, you’ll be able to reach 100 frames per second, for most if not, all of the current games, which is excellent.

So the bottom line is, the i160 can run all games on max with a 4K resolution you’ll be able to run smooth and frame rates 60 and above for most current games.

3DMark: Sky Diver: 60,224; Fire Strike: 26,817; Time Spy: 13,516
Cinebench CPU: 1,861 points; Graphics: 175 fps
GeekBench: 6,086 (single-core); 32,955 (multi-core)
PCMark 8 (Home Test): 4,831 points
Total War: Warhammer II (1080p, Ultra): 96 fps; (1080p, Low): 220 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (1080p, Ultra): 148 fps; (1080p, Low): 185 fps

Airflow

CORSAIR ONE i160 Grill Top View

The primary cooling is from the fan located at the top of the case. The top cooling vent is made up of metal grills. Thanks to its design, sufficient airflow is flown through the case efficiently.

RGB Lighting

For the RGB lighting fanatics, no worries. You’ll get RGB lighting that goes along great when you’re gaming In dark environments.

You’ll be able to game while having an aesthetically looking machine with cool RGB lighting. However, in terms of RGB lighting, you’ll only be able to pick a few color selections.

Motherboard

The motherboard contains a limited amount of I/O with only two USB 2.0’s, one PS/2, one USB 3.1 Type C, two USB 3.1 Type A, one Ethernet, two Wifi antenna’s, one S/PDIF, and an HD audio.

However, you’ll be able to upgrade more in the future if you plan on adding more components.

Summary

The Corsair i130 is a bit too expensive; however, if you want an overpowered machine, the i130 is it. You’ll be able to throw anything at it, and the computer won’t slow down. It’ll remain operating smooth and quick.

Conclusion

It’s a fantastic gaming rig to have, and you won’t have to upgrade for a few years. If you’re not about the PC customization life and you want a pre made powerful machine, and you’re willing to spend three grand on a state of the art machine, then the Corsair i130 is it.

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6 thoughts on “Corsair One i160 Reviews

  1. Well this is a serious upgrade from my old macbook that has to be plugged in to work because the battery exploded…. Holy moly! Would someone who doesn’t game have any benefit in purchasing something like this for personal and business use? Or is it just way too much machine for that? I have to say that it is pretty neat looking, I just don’t have the space for it. I am on the market for an upgrade though, can you recommend something that would be more beneficial for my needs?

    Great review!

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Macbooks are still great in my opinion. If you don’t game as much, then I would stick with the Macbook. The Corsair One i160 is meant for gaming enthusiast.

  2. This was such a detailed and well written review on corsair one i160 that I actually read it twice to be sure that I completely understood all of the reasons why you decided to write such a lovely review.  This is the most comprehensive review i have ever read on this product. The fact that I won’t have to upgrade for years is amazing

    Well, that review of yours was 100% justified.

    1. Thanks for the feed. You’re right; however, if you do have the budget for it and if you’re a gamer at the same time, the i160 would be it. Yet it’s an overpriced machine, you’ll be better off with a custom built rig.

  3. This is a really wonderful review of this article. This gaming device with its high tech features is a great deal and one of a kind with its state of the art update. This corsair i160 is really unique in the sense that it is powerful to run anything thrown at it. Is there are a version of it can is not as costly as this one or is there any price reduction soon. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for the feed. The Corsair i160 is good, however, it’s an overpowered machine. You’ll be better off having a custom-built rig that you can build under a thousand dollars.

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