Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC review
Not too long in the past, we have been surprised that Corsair were given into the pre-constructed PC area with its Corsair One system. Now, the organisation is angling in the direction of turning into a PC builder, like Origin and Digital Storm. Meet its most recent war-geared up frag container, the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC.
Whereas the Corsair One featured a custom design and liquid-cooling solutions to be as compact as viable, the Vengeance Gaming PC is a bigger Micro ATX gadget that sticks to using widespread PC elements.
There’s not an unmarried no-call PC factor here, however rather a group of Corsair parts (unsurprisingly) and the brand new computing hardware that amounts to one of the most effective and maximum without problems upgraded pre-built gaming PCs we’ve reviewed to this point.
Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC overview
Here is the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC configuration sent to TechRadar for evaluation:
CPU: three.2GHz Intel Core i7-8700 (hexa-middle, 12MB cache, as much as four.6GHz)
Motherboard: MSI B360M Bazooka Plus
Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4-2666
Graphics: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 (8GB GDDR6 VRAM)
Storage: 480GB Corsair Force MP300 M.2 NVMe SSD; 2TB tough power (7200RPM)
CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H115i PRO RGB
Power delivery: Corsair CX750 750W eighty PLUS Bronze
Connectivity: 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi (incl. Netgear Wi-Fi Adapter), Gigabit Ethernet
Ports (front): 2x USB three.1 Gen 1, Microphone Jack, Headphone Jack
Ports (rear): PS/2, 4x USB 2.Zero, USB three.1 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, Ethernet, 7.1 Surround Sound, 3x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x virtual link
Software: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Dimensions: 15.7 x 10.Nine x thirteen.Eight inches (39.Eight x 27.6 x 35.1cm; W x D x H)
Pricing and availability
As specced to this configuration on the right, the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC costs a fab $2,399 (about £1,840, AU$three,325). For your money, you get an almost absolutely modern rig featuring a Nvidia RTX 2080 in addition to adequate garage and reminiscence capability.
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The fee above additional factors inside the value of the protected Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard and Harpoon RGB gaming mouse. One oddity about the Vengeance Gaming PC is that the motherboard Corsair chose to use doesn’t come with built-in Wi-Fi. Instead, you’ll get a Netgear AC Wi-Fi USB module included in the container.
Unfortunately, this configuration is the simplest one Corsair plans to launch in the interim so that you’ll improve it yourself in case you want greater storage, reminiscence or a more recent Coffee Lake Refresh processor.
One of the Vengeance Gaming PC’s most recent opponents wearing ninth generation Intel chips consist of the $3,299 or £2,499 (about AU$4,520) Asus ROG Strix GL12CX. This Asus gaming PC comes outfitted with an Intel Core i7-9700K (basically the 8700K successor) together with the identical GPU and reminiscence capability, but most effective 256GB of SSD garage space. The one silver lining of the GL12CX’s intense rate tag is it also elements in the price of a bundled ROG Strix Flare keyboard and ROG Gladius II mouse.
Another massive competitor is the $2,299 (about £1,800, AU$three,150) MSI Trident X that capabilities an Intel Core i7-9700K, Nvidia RTX 2080, 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD – mirroring the specifications of the Asus ROG Strix GL12CX perfectly at a miles lower rate. Unlike each the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC and Asus ROG Strix GL12CX, the MSI Trident X doesn’t come with a blanketed keyboard or mouse which could have without problems positioned its rate on par with the Asus version.
Just for the sake of contrast, we tallied up the price of constructing this PC ourselves, and the quantity you’ll save via going the DIY course is best approximately $three hundred/£300. Of direction, a part of the better fee comes from hard work – which, we’ve got to say has produced an excellently easy PC construct – and a -year gadget assurance that covers parts and labour with 24/7 customer service.
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Unsurprisingly, the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC is constructed around a Corsair PC case: the Crystal Series 280X RGB to be precise. This Micro ATX case is arguably one of the first-rate PC cases of the 12 months, as it’s splendid, compact and very versatile. Despite its compact length, it may support a complete-sized ATX power supply, graphics playing cards of all lengths, hard drives and 3 SSDs.
There’s lots of eye candy to gawk at on this PC case as well. Thanks to it having tempered glass panels on 3 aspects, you can appearance clean via to see its four RGB fans, RGB reminiscence and RGB CPU cooler – all unsurprisingly made with the aid of Corsair – shining in all their glory.
Compared to the same old pre-constructed chassis we’re used to seeing from major producers and boutique PC builders, the Vengeance Gaming PC looks and looks like its years beforehand of the curve. Of direction, this needs to come as no surprise while Corsair has been designing PC cases for almost a decade now – but it still looks like Corsair is almost cheating at this point.
Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC overview
Of route, the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC isn’t simply high-quality to have a look at – it’s also smooth to improve. Pretty a lot each a part of this PC, besides the motherboard, is anchored down by thumb screws. Meanwhile, all the one’s slots for tough drives and SSDs we mentioned in advance utilize device-less drive sledges as well.
The twin chamber layout of the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC also makes cable management a cinch as it essentially calls for none of it. You can % all of the cables into the side compartment of the chassis and in no way see a mess spill into the primary segment. But, if you’re more of a perfectionist or want to try your hand at cable management for the primary time, you couldn’t ask for a pc chassis with greater tie downs.
Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC overview
Here’s how the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC accomplished in our suite of benchmark tests:
3DMark: Sky Diver: forty seven,213; Fire Strike: 21,097; Time Spy: 10,021
Cinebench CPU: 1,348 points; Graphics: 127 fps
GeekBench: 5,446 (unmarried-middle); 24,522 (multi-center)
PCMark eight (Home Test): four,399 factors
Total War: Warhammer II (1080p, Ultra): seventy-nine fps; (1080p, Low): a hundred and eighty fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (1080p, Ultra): 117 fps; (1080p, Low): 140 fps
Despite going for walks with a now generation-vintage processor, the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC holds its personal in opposition to machines strolling with Intel Coffee Lake Refresh processors.
The barely less expensive MSI Trident X, ready with an Intel Core i7-9700K and Nvidia RTX 2080, actually runs quicker. In processor precise tests, like GeekBench and Cinebench, this gaming computing device racks up a barely higher 27,594 and 1,470 points, respectively, in multi-core benchmarks.
Unfortunately, the Vengeance Gaming PC falters a bit farther returned in terms of productiveness and gaming, as these new 9th Generation processors can squeeze out a touch extra of Nvidia’s new RTX pics cards. The MSI Trident X was able to obtain a PC Mark rating of 5,566 points while jogging Total War: Warhammer II on 1080p Ultra settings at a barely better eighty two fps.