(Pocket-lint) – When you think of a gaming PC, especially if it’s a pre-built one, there’s a good chance you envision a huge tower of a computer that would take up a huge chunk of space to put it on top of one desk or below.
While these types of builds are popular for their simple layout and ability to accommodate many components, they’re not the only option. Few PCs demonstrate this better than Corsair’s One i300, a gaming PC that redefines the amount of storage that high-quality graphics demand of you. For this reason, you should think about getting this ready-made masterpiece instead of constructing your own puzzle of a computer.
The main headline about the One i300 is pretty obvious – it’s remarkably small, still a tower in terms of orientation, but one that takes up drastically less space either above or below your desktop, allowing you to express yourself without compromising on your decor or in to be able to move themselves.
That puts it in the same category as a home console like the Xbox Series X, rather than a full-fledged gaming PC, which remains remarkable every time you see one. It just shouldn’t be able to cram the specs it manages! What is important, however, is that it is delivered fully assembled. Building your own compact PC can be a daunting challenge, so it’s great to have Corsair’s experts do it for you.
Size is one thing, but we also think the One i300 looks really great – it has welcome RGB lighting on the outside, which you can customize to be as loud or as subtle with Corsair’s industry-leading iCue software as you like, and everything leaves as you please.
A matte finish means it blends easily into the background, while the design means the components can perform at their best in a smaller space, something many PC builders would struggle to achieve in their own DIY.
Ray tracing giant
Of course there are compact PCs outside of the One i300 too – it’s the specs it brings to the form factor that’s really impressive. You get a liquid-cooled Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti, the kind of graphics card most PC makers drool over, perfectly aligned inside. That means you’ll enjoy the latest in graphical performance, including the all-important photorealism of ray-traced lighting.
Your processor is an Intel Core i9-12900K, which is also an absolute beast, and with an NVMe SSD for your data storage, load times are minimized and you spend as much time as possible playing real games instead of waiting for progress bars to fill up and invite levels.
In a mini-ITX case like this, you might worry that thermals could be an issue, but Corsair has done an excellent job of ensuring that the One i300 not only avoids these issues, but also does very well with air intake. The case features smart air vents that pull cool air through your components, while the number of fans housed inside the case is really impressive.
It’s that kind of attention to detail that can be difficult to manage when you’re building the PC yourself, especially in such a compact chassis, and we think it all comes together to make the Corsair One i300 a pretty stunning option , if you want a more compact gaming PC. Check out Corsair’s webstore to learn more and order one for yourself.