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Hey Folks,

 

I’m thinking about getting the Corsair ONE a200 with the Rizen 5900x for gaming. That seems to be the machine that Corsair is marketing towards gamers.

 

However, I wonder if the i200 with an Intel 11900K would be slightly faster? I’ve been comparing game benchmarks, and the Intel chip seems slightly faster the the Rizen chip, especially for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which I love.

 

What are your thoughts? If price is no object, is the i200 better than the a200 for gaming?

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Corsair already has insane markups on these machines...

 

Look at the a200 Pro, $4400 for a 5950x / 3080 sitting on a b550 board using CL18 RAM and outdated display cable extensions that will limit your monitor options...

 

The markups are going to be insane if they ever release that machine. The machine's performance is much worse as compared to the same parts in a traditional case. There are MULTIPLE bugs in the iCUE that cause the fan to stop cooling your system. Corsair uses custom BIOS, and won't provided updates even if the board manufacturer has them available.

 

Their 'Award winning support' was a participation award, so what are you ACTUALLY paying a premium for?

 

Go to another company like REDUX and stay far away from this hot mess. The form factor is the ONLY thing these machines have going for it. I've owned an a100 for a year and had nothing but issues with it and Corsair.

 

Sources:

https://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=200587

https://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=205532

https://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=206589

https://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=206380

https://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=206409

https://forum.corsair.com/v3/showpos...0&postcount=10

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Hey Folks,

 

I’m thinking about getting the Corsair ONE a200 with the Rizen 5900x for gaming. That seems to be the machine that Corsair is marketing towards gamers.

 

However, I wonder if the i200 with an Intel 11900K would be slightly faster? I’ve been comparing game benchmarks, and the Intel chip seems slightly faster the the Rizen chip, especially for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which I love.

 

What are your thoughts? If price is no object, is the i200 better than the a200 for gaming?

 

To answer your question, Maybe the i200 might be a bit faster and you also get a more complete motherboard with the Z590 platform compared to the a200 which has a B550 platform; one spec below the X570 which is the top at the moment for AMD.

 

But consider that the 5900x is much faster at productivity tasks in case you use your machine for such work.

 

To be honest, I don't think you would go wrong with either and the difference in speed will come down to maybe a maximum of 10fps because the Corsair One system specifically is tuned to work within thermal constraints so all components don't actually work at their full speed (regardless of it being Intel or AMD) like in a normal pc case where air flow is not a concern. This is to maintain temps. Still, the difference between a Corsair One and a traditional system will also be only a few fps.

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