CORSAIR VENGEANCE a4100 Series is the latest system in the VENGEANCE line to boast the power of AMD Ryzen, achieving outstanding single-threaded
and multi-threaded performance thanks to an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU.
An NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card outputs incredibly lifelike graphics with real-time ray-tracing technology.
In a first for the CORSAIR VENGEANCE line of systems,
the a4100 is available with a pre-installed Elgato 4K60 PRO capture card,
perfect for content creators looking to record or stream their gameplay out-of-the-box. With reliable CORSAIR components such as 16 GB of 3,200 MHz VENGEANCE RGB PRO memory, a Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU cooler,
and an RM750 80 PLUS Gold-rated power supply,
the VENGEANCE a4100 is ready to tackle today’s most demanding games while you share the action with the world.
Corsair Vengeance Design
Unsurprisingly, the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC is built around a Corsair PC case: the Crystal Series 280X RGB to be exact. This Micro ATX case is arguably one of the best PC cases of the year, as it’s gorgeous, compact and very versatile.
Despite its compact size, it can support a full-sized ATX power supply, graphics cards of all lengths, two hard drives and three SSDs.
There’s plenty of eye candy to gawk at on this PC case as well. Thanks to it having tempered glass panels on three sides,
you can look clear through to see its four RGB fans, RGB memory and RGB CPU cooler – all unsurprisingly made by Corsair – shining in all their glory.
Compared to the usual pre-built chassis we’re used to seeing from major manufacturers and boutique PC builders, the Vengeance Gaming PC looks and feels like its years ahead of the curve.
Of course, this should come as no surprise when Corsair has been designing PC cases for nearly a decade now
Of course, the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC isn’t just nice to look at – it’s also easy to upgrade. Pretty much every part of this PC, except the motherboard, is anchored down by thumb screws. Meanwhile, all those slots for hard drives and SSDs we mentioned earlier utilize tool-less drive sleds as well.
Corsair Vengeance Pricing and availability
As specced to this configuration on the right, the Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC costs a cool $2,399 (about £1,840, AU$3,325).
For your money, you get an almost completely modern rig featuring an Nvidia RTX 2080 as well as ample storage and memory capacity.
Corsair Vengeance Performance
The slightly cheaper MSI Trident X, equipped with an Intel Core i7-9700K and Nvidia RTX 2080, without a doubt runs faster.
In processor-specific tests, like GeekBench and Cinebench, this gaming desktop racks up a slightly higher 27,594 and 1,470 points, respectively, in multi-core benchmarks.
Unfortunately, the Vengeance Gaming PC falters a little farther back when it comes to productivity and gaming, as these new 9th Generation processors can squeeze out a little more of Nvidia’s new RTX graphics cards.
The MSI Trident X was able to achieve a PC Mark score of 5,566 points while running Total War: Warhammer II on 1080p Ultra settings at a slightly higher 82 fps.
Outside of benchmarks, Corsair’s new mean machine is ready to tackle all modern games. We are able to play Hitman 2,
Darksiders 3 and Battlefield V in 4K and Ultra quality settings at a relatively steady 60 fps with this PC.
The Corsair Vengeance Gaming PC is one of the best pre-built rigs we’ve reviewed this year. Its beauty is unmatched,
the build quality is impeccable and it comes at a great price for the parts inside. It’s no performance slouch either,
keeping up with the latest gaming PCs despite its slightly older processor. The Vengeance Gaming PC runs the latest titles at 4K and maximum visual fidelity at silky-smooth frame rates.
Whereas this Corsair machine comes at a great price,
the MSI Trident X makes for an even better value prospect, as it serves up an Intel Core i7-9700K gaming desktop that’s noticeably more powerful.
If you factor in the peripherals for MSI’s gaming rig, it loses its lower price advantage. However, it’s ultimately the machine to get for the best performance – at least for now anyway.
We have no doubt that Corsair will upgrade its gaming PC with the latest Intel 9th Generation processors that will help eliminate its performance gap.
The Vengeance Gaming PC is a fantastic base that utilizes one of the best PC cases in the industry,
and it’s infinitely more upgradable than any other pre-built PC we’ve reviewed before.
- 4K gaming at its best
- Easy, tool-less upgrade
- Reasonably priced
- Included peripherals
- Non-unlocked Intel 8th gen CPU
- Wi-Fi requires included USB adapter