The One Elite is an ultra-compact PC that packs the very latest high-end gaming components into a case that’s so small it has to be seen to be believed. It’s also a beautifully built machine and even manages to offer plenty of upgrade options too. It’s the ultimate mini gaming PC, for a price. So the Corsair One Elite doesn’t come cheap, but you really are getting the best of the best. An Intel Core i7-8700K and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti would set you back well over £1,000 alone, plus you also get a mini-ITX motherboard, a 2TB hard drive, a 480GB SSD and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The latter three can all be upgraded without voiding the warranty, too.
All this is crammed into a fantastic-looking case that has a footprint of just 200x187mm and that stands just 380mm tall. It’s all clad in aluminum panels, and there’s a real flair to the subtle angles in its design.
Like the Mac Pro, it also uses a single large fan to cool the whole case, sucking air in through the two Corsair all-in-one liquid coolers that are drawing heat from the CPU and GPU and expelling it out the top.
It’s an effective system, as the One Elite stays impressively cool and quiet. It also makes mincemeat of any workload you throw at it.
It’s a pricey machine but considering the build quality, spec and performance, it’s one I
1 Cheaper options
You can get the same great One chassis but with less powerful components, starting with a 7700K/GTX 1080 combo for £1,799.
In Rise of the Tomb Raider at1440p with very high detail it hit 120fps average. Not bad for such a tiny machine.
2 A cc essories
A power cable and antennae for the WiFi are all you get in terms of extras. Mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc, sold separately.
Few other systems quite match the One’s size but the Alienware Aurora R7 and Asus ROG G20CI come close.