Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Corsair Announces Availability of Corsair Link Kits

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the availability of the Corsair Link™ Cooling Kit and the Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit.

Corsair Link is a modular hardware and software system that provides comprehensive monitoring and control of PC cooling and lighting. The two packages are complete solutions that allow customers to immediately enjoy the benefits of Corsair Link technology. Customers can then further expand their control with additional peripherals that offer Corsair Link connectivity.

Corsair Link Commander
At the heart of each Corsair Link system is the Corsair Link Commander. Enclosed in an extruded aluminum housing and designed to mount into any available 3.5" drive bay, the Corsair Link Commander connects to the PC via USB and provides eight Corsair Link Digital terminals and one analog Corsair Link terminal for non-digital sensors and nodes.

Corsair Link Dashboard
Corsair Link Dashboard is a Microsoft Windows application that offers at-a-glance parametric monitoring and sophisticated control options. Cooling can be adjusted manually or automatically, with customizable configurations to provide exactly the right balance of fan noise and system cooling performance for the customer's needs. Lighting can be set to fixed colors, or programmed to change automatically according to system temperature or other parameters.

Corsair Link Cooling Node and Lighting Node
The Cooling Node and the Lighting Node both connect to the digital terminals on Corsair Link Commander. The Cooling Node provides five fan control terminals, four sensor terminals, and three temperature sensors. The Lighting Node provides two lighting channels, each of which can control up to 33 LED strips. In addition to software control, integrated buttons allow the user to manually adjust lighting values. Each node is finished in plastic housing and includes cables for connecting to the power supply and the Corsair Link Commander.
Corsair Link Kits – Putting It All Together
The Corsair Link Cooling Kit is a starter package that includes:
  • Corsair Link Commander
  • One Corsair Link Cooling Node
  • Corsair Link Dashboard application
The Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit includes the above, and adds a Corsair Link Lighting Node and three LED Light Strips. Each light strip contains three RGB LEDs capable of displaying any of 16.7 million colors. Up to 33 strips can be connected together. Customers who start with the Corsair Link Cooling Kit may also purchase the Corsair Link Lighting Node separately.

Connectivity with Components and Peripherals
Any component with a Corsair Link Digital connector can be added to the Corsair Link system to provide monitoring and control via the desktop. The Corsair Hydro Series H80 and H100 Liquid CPU Coolers connect via Corsair Link Digital to allow precise coolant temperature monitoring and radiator fan control. They join the Airflow Pro in offering Corsair Link Digital connectivity.

The Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooler includes an analog Corsair Link connector which allows monitoring of coolant temperature from the desktop.

"Corsair Link is a complete ecosystem of kits and components that offers remarkable control of a system's cooling and lighting customization." said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "PC enthusiasts will no longer have to rely on manual adjustments for fan and lighting control. Corsair Link Dashboard is easy to use and offers both instant and automatic control of cooling fans, case lighting, and compatible Corsair products."

The Corsair Link Cooling Kit and the Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit are available immediately from corsair.com and from select system integrators worldwide. The Cooling Kit is available for a US suggested retail price of $99 USD, and the Cooling and Lighting Kit is available for a US suggested retail price of $139 USD. For more information on the Corsair Link kits and compatible components, please visit this page.
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12 Comments on Corsair Announces Availability of Corsair Link Kits

#1
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
AeroCool makes a better product and it slips into the bay .
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#2
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I want this + H100 + dual Airflow Pro kits + compatible ram for my SKT 2011 rig, plox. You have my shipping address.


:roll:

Been waiting for this for quite some time.
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#3
Munki
Looks like a glorified fan controller (with the option of light control) to me. I wouldn't spend $100 on it. Guess that's just my two cents.
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#4
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Munki
Looks like a glorified fan controller (with the option of light control) to me. I wouldn't spend $100 on it. Guess that's just my two cents.
That is what it is . All them wires are going to look really good ! :banghead:
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#5
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Munki
Looks like a glorified fan controller (with the option of light control) to me. I wouldn't spend $100 on it. Guess that's just my two cents.
Yeah, that's exactly it. It also ties in all the other hardware, including the exist H60/H80/H100 watercoolers and the Airflow Pro and Dominator GT memory into a complete solution. I wouldn't mind a build with all the Corsair goodies, including SSDs, ram, cooling, case and PSU.

All they need now is a universal GPU mount for the H-series coolers.


I'm all for it, regardless of popular opinion.
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#6
Munki
@ trickson - It says that it can mount into any 3.5" drive bay, but still nevertheless nothing anymore spectacular.


@Dave - To each his own I suppose :)
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#7
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Munki
@ trickson - It says that it can mount into any 3.5" drive bay, but still nevertheless nothing anymore spectacular.


@Dave - To each his own I suppose :)
Yeah I am watching video now LOL .

Not sure how I would like to have even more startup items ! I mean really AeroCool has been making this stuff for years now . I have a touch screen one and it rocks I can see fan speeds and also control them as well as see temps . Temp probes are on my RAM . But yeah this is cool and nice .
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#8
theoneandonlymrk
mcube"s TBallancer does more in so far as cooling goes ive ran 2xpumps and 12 fans from a usb connected soft enviroment for a year and a half and its better then this bar Tb's horid looking interface thati is:rolleyes:(can be used and is built for use with lighting too and v configurable):)
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#9
Nemesis881
I would definitely consider this if it was like $50.
$99? Eh, I will stick with the built in fan controller on my apevia case..
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#10
Assimilator
My H100 already has four PWM fan connectors, what do I need this for?
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#11
Maban
I don't understand how an accessory can cost more than the thing it's intended to complement.
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#12
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Maban
I don't understand how an accessory can cost more than the thing it's intended to complement.
I understand why you feel that way, but, here's a video, anyway(mind you, it's quite old at this point).

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