This week Corsair introduced two new versions of its small form-factor desktop, called the 'ONE'. The new versions upgrade the processor to the latest generation Intel six-core Coffee Lake processors. The end result is more performance, with a corresponding increase in price. The new versions, called the ONE Pro Plus and the ONE Elite, represent the best performance versions of the Corsair One, while the model at the bottom of the stack is discontinued.

Corsair’s new ONE Pro Plus and ONE Elite systems are based on Intel’s Core i7-8700K processor, and subsequently get an upgrade to a Z370 based motherboard. The new Corsair ONE PCs come in the familiar 12L aluminum chassis with a custom liquid cooling system, featuring dual liquid cooling loops that are used to cool down the CPU and the GPU separately. For the new units, the GPU is also upgraded, to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. Despite packing rather significant compute horsepower then, the use of the liquid cooling loops allows Corsair to promote the ONE Pro Plus and ONE Elite as quiet.

As for other components, the new high-end Corsair ONE models are outfitted with 16 GB of Vengeance LPX DDR4-2400 (ONE Plus) or 32 GB of Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 (Elite) memory, a 480 GB M.2 NVMe SSD, and a 2 TB 2.5” 5400-RPM HDD. Since the systems use industry-standard components, they are upgradeable. Technically the CPU and GPU can also be overclocked, as long as cooling performance and 500W PSU are sufficient.

Specifications of Early-2018 Corsair ONE Gaming PCs
Model ONE Pro
ONE Pro Plus
ONE Elite
CPU Core i7 7700K with liquid cooling Core i7 8700K with liquid cooling
GPU GeForce GTX 1080 w/LCS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti /w LCS
DRAM 16 GB DDR4-2400 32 GB DDR4-2400 16 GB DDR4-2400 32 GB DDR4-2666
Motherboard mini-ITX, Z270 chipset mini-ITX, Z370 chipset
Storage SSD 480 GB NVMe
HDD 2 TB HDD, 5400 RPM
PSU 400 W SFX 500 W SFX
Warranty 2 years
MSRP $2300 $2500 $2800 $3000

The new ONE Pro Plus and ONE Elite gaming machines exist alongside Corsair’s existing ONE Pro systems, featuring Intel’s Core i7-7700K as well as NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080. At the same time, Corsair has EOLed its original ONE computer based on the Core i7-7700 and the GeForce GTX 1070. Corsair says that customer interest for the $1800 system was low, so it decided to discontinue the SKU. As a result, the range now starts at $2300, while the most expensive Corsair ONE Elite model retails for $3000.

The new Corsair ONE Pro Plus and Corsair ONE Elite will be available worldwide directly from Corsair as well as its resellers.

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  • Piyodamari - Friday, February 16, 2018 - link

    I was going say $2.8K - $3k is crazy.... but then I did a quick price check for 1080 TI and it actually make these price seems okay.......
  • Samus - Friday, February 16, 2018 - link

    Yeah, I just noticed the same thing. I grossly underestimated the cost of the 1080Ti. I thought they were $700 not $1200.

    WTF is going on with videocards!?
  • Dahak - Friday, February 16, 2018 - link

    crypto currency miners
  • fabarati - Saturday, February 17, 2018 - link

    And dram prices. That has led to higher MSRP for GPUs, doubling of RAM price in a year and just higher prices for computers in general.
  • iter - Friday, February 16, 2018 - link

    Sorry to break it to you, but corsair ain't exactly buying those gpus at amazon. It is retailers that do the price gouging. They get it at a normal price - at about 750$ or so.

    Still, one might say it is yet a good deal if buying a gpu off amazon is the other option, but there really isn't much of a difference. To the consumer it matters not whether it is amazon or corsair that pocket the difference. You still end up getting ripped off.

    Dark times are coming for the DIY community, the plan is to basically let retailers jack part prices, so that normally priced components are only available to big OEMs.

    The goal of course, is to capitalize on murdering the DIY, which historically has offered tremendous, unbeatable value when you don't pay pointless brand premium. Not to mention the full freedom at customization.

    Why leave that money in the general population when it can be pocketed. By jacking retail prices so high that DIY builds end up as expressive as overpriced branded systems, if not even more expensive.
  • iter - Friday, February 16, 2018 - link

    In fact corsair probably get at the very least 10% discount as a volume client. So maybe as low as 650$ or even less.
  • Hurr Durr - Saturday, February 17, 2018 - link

    Oy vey, my autistic joke of a community is threatened by the EVILS OF CAPITALISM!
  • iter - Saturday, February 17, 2018 - link

    There is no capitalism, there is corporatism. Of course, one is pushing it by expecting a cog like you to get the subtle difference. At any rate, you will be fine, seeing how you seem to enjoy getting screwed.
  • Samus - Friday, February 16, 2018 - link

    Why did it go up in price by $500 for a chip that doesn't cost any more than the old one, and an unnecessary power supply upgrade? $3000 is a hell of an ask for $1700 in components.
  • PeachNCream - Friday, February 16, 2018 - link

    That is horribly expensive, but with retail GPU prices for the 1080 Ti at well over $1200, it's probably not so great a time for companies like Corsair. It seems like its prudent to keep using an existing GPU if possible or maybe consider some other way of playing video games.

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