(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 giant tower of a computer, the kind that will take up a large part of the space whether on top of a desk or under it.
Although such builds are popular due to their simple design, and can contain lots of components, they are not the only way. Few PCs demonstrate this more perfectly than Corsair’s One i300, a gaming PC that redefines how much space high-quality graphics demand from you. Here’s why you should consider getting this pre-built masterpiece instead of building your own puzzle from 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 will take up drastically less space either above or below your desk, allowing you to move around the decor or yourself without compromises.
This 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 in the specs it manages! However, most importantly, it comes fully assembled. Building your own compact PC can be hugely challenging, so it’s great to trust Corsair’s experts to do it for you.
Size is one thing, but we also think the One i300 looks really good – it has some welcome RGB lighting on the outside that you can customize with Corsair’s industry-leading iCue software to be as loud or as subtle as you like, leaving all up to you.
A matte finish means it can easily blend into the background, while the design allows components to perform at their best even in a smaller footprint, something many PC builders would struggle to achieve in their own home builds.
Of course, there are compact PCs beyond the One i300 – 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 builders drool over, perfectly tuned inside. This means you’ll enjoy the latest in graphical power, including the all-important photorealism of ray-trace lighting.
Your processor is an Intel Core i9-12900K, which is also a total beast, and with an NVMe SSD for data storage, load times are minimized and you want to spend as much time as possible actually playing, rather than waiting for progress bars to fill and levels to load.
In a mini-ITX case like this, you might worry that thermals might be an issue, but Corsair has done a fantastic job of ensuring that the One i300 not only avoids these issues, it does extremely well with air intake. The case has intelligent vents built in to suck cold air through your components, while the number of fans in the case is truly impressive.
It’s this kind of attention to detail that can be difficult to manage if you’re building the PC yourself, especially in such a compact case, and we think it all comes together to make the Corsair One i300 a pretty impressive option if you want a more compact gaming PC. Check it out at Corsair’s online store to find out even more about it, and to order one yourself.