Corsair’s Vengeance 5185 PC: Core i7-9700K + GeForce RTX 2080, and Lots of RGB
Having launched their Corsair One small form-factor PCs, as well as Bulldog PCs for the living room, Corsair is now entering the market of mainstream gaming machines with its Vengeance series of computers. The new systems are Micro-ATX PCs designed for gamers looking for performance and style, but not necessarily looking to build a machine themselves.
The Corsair Vengeance family of PCs currently includes two models — the Vengeance 5180 and the Vengeance 5185 — which use a Micro-ATX version the company’s Crystal Series 680X RGB case. The 680X offers two chambers, three tempered glass windows, and supports multiple RGB LEDs. The latter are clearly intended to be a defining feature of the new line of systems, so Corsair had equipped its Vengeance systems with 125 individually addressable RGB LEDs throughout these PCs, and which can be controlled using the company’s iCue software.
The more affordable Vengeance 5180 is based on Intel’s Core i7-8700, which is paired with MSI’s B360 motherboard, 16 GB of DDR4 memory, a 480 GB SSD, and a 2 TB hard drive. The more advanced Vengeance 5185 is powered by Intel’s Core i7-9700K and is accompanied by MSI’s Z390 motherboard, 16 GB of DDR4, a 480 GB SSD, and a 2 TB HDD. Both machines include MSI’s GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, so performance of the two systems should be rather close in today's largely GPU-bound games.
Just like other gaming PCs from Corsair, the Vengeance family uses off-the-shelf components, yet comes in a custom chassis. And, since it is cheaper to build a Micro-ATX (both in terms of components and labor), Corsair’s Vengeance PCs are less costly than the company’s Corsair One SFF machines.
|Specifications of Corsair Vengeance 5180-Series Gaming PCs|
|Model||Vengeance 5180||Vengeance 5185|
3.2 GHz Base
4.6 GHz Turbo
3.6 GHz Base
4.9 GHz Turbo
|GPU||MSI GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GDDR6|
|Cooling||CPU||Corsair's closed-loop air+liquid cooling system|
|GPU||MSI's air cooling system|
|DRAM||Corsair Vengeance RGB 16 GB DDR4-2667|
|Motherboard||MSI Intel B360|
|MSI Intel Z390|
|Storage||SSD||Corsair Force MP300 480 GB|
|Wireless||none||802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2|
|PSU||Corsair CX750 750 W|
80 Plus Bronze
|Corsair TX650M 650 W|
80 Plus Gold
|Connectors||Front||2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1|
|Back||?||2 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A and Type-C)|
4 × USB 3.1 Gen 1
3 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
1 × VirtualLink
|Dimensions||398mm (L) × 276mm (W) × 351mm (H)|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
Corsair’s Vengeance PCs are available now directly from the company in the US. The Vengeance 5180 costs $2,399, whereas the more powerful Vengeance 5185 runs for $2,499.
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