I’ve been thinking about building a new gaming PC lately, and one of the things that stood out to me was how I kept returning to Corsair for all of my component picks. My favored choices for memory modules, power supply, and water cooling all came from the veteran PC parts maker, and since Corsair also makes cases, keyboards, and mice, I got to wondering why it doesn’t just sell an entire, pre-assembled PC. Well, that question is answered today with the news that Corsair is indeed about to release a PC.
The Corsair One has just been teased in the pages of Maximum PC, and it looks like the middle ground between a conventional desktop tower and Apple’s Mac Pro cylinder. No specs or details are available yet, but the promise is that it’s "a machine built from the ground up to power anything and everything you love to do." Corsair’s roots are in gaming, so it’s fair to interpret that as indicating a powerful graphics card, allied to a solid CPU and tons of fast storage. Though where you’d fit all of that inside such a compact case is kind of a mystery.
As one of the most respected names among PC gamers, Corsair has a lot to live up to with this new PC, but its compact shape and promise of being a "category-defying" product do portend positively for its appeal to an audience beyond gamers as well.