Corsair Is The One To Pick For A Compact Gaming Desktop; Meet The i164
The Power Density Is Impressive!
Corsair managed to shoehorn in an Intel i9-9900K and an NVIDIA GTX 2080 TI into a case measuring a mere 200 x 172.5 x 380mm (7.9 x 6.8 x 15″) enclosure and cool it thanks to a well implementing AiO watercooling loop. Indeed the design Corsair implemented out did Techgage’s custom built machine, and with a radiator half the size as the one in the custom build! That also translates into top notch performance across the board, even after hours of heavy usage. The drawback, as one might expect, is the price for the specific design they tested in this review will set you back $3500.
How much performance can be had out of a super-small PC? If we base our opinions on Corsair’s ONE i164, the answer is a simple “a lot“. Coming in at 15-inches tall, this PC bundles not just Intel’s eight-core i9-9900K inside, but also NVIDIA’s top-end GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. We recently battered the i164 with an obscene amount of testing, so let’s explore our findings.