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Corsair’s impressive compact gaming desktops come with Core i9 chips and GeForce RTX graphics

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Straight out of Corsair’s CES announcements this year is the One Pro i180 Compact Workstation PC, a small and powerful machine by workstation standards. The One i180 has an Intel Core i9-9920X 12-core processor with a top clock speed of 4.5GHz, alongside Nvidia RTX 2080Ti graphics that allow you to take advantage of Nvidia’s ray tracing technology.

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The compact 12-core Corsair workstation can be fitted with up to 32GB of quad-channel RAM, a 960GB M.2 SSD for storage, and 2TB HDD to bolster it, so this is a desktop PC that’s capable of the most demanding tasks. Although for some reason Corsair thought a workstation PC wouldn’t be complete without RGB lighting, so they added it and bundled its iCUE app to control it. As for the price of this behemoth PC? It’s an equally hefty $4,999.

I have a few questions about Corsair’s “workstation” designation, because on top of the RGB lighting the One Pro i180’s specs are better suited towards enthusiast PC gamers. Parts like Nvidia’s Quadro GPUs and Intel Xeon chips are nowhere to be seen here, so it’s an interesting choice of words on Corsair’s part.

If the 12-core workstation is overkill for you (maybe it’s the price?), Corsair also has more consumer gaming-oriented variants in the form of the i160 and i140, priced at $2,999 and $3,599, respectively. Both models take on the case redesign of the more powerful model, as well as liquid cooling for both the GPU and CPU. The i160 compact gaming desktop sports an Intel Core i9-9900K processor and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics, while the i140 has a Core i7-9700K chip and GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. Overall, these are specs that should handle any games on ultra settings.

The One Pro i180 workstation and i160 compact gaming PC is launching early in 2019, while the One i140 is already available to order directly from the company’s website.

Update: Post updated to reflect correct pricing for i160 and i140 desktops.