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Corsair Announces the Link Commander Mini

Corsair announces the Link Commander Mini air-flow control unit. The new Corsair Link Commander Mini is a tremendous evolution over the first generation Commander, giving you full voltage control over up to six fans, support for one RGB LED lighting chain, and connectors for up to four thermistors…and that's before you even get into the Corsair Link ecosystem. A single small box connected to an internal USB 2.0 header and powered by a single SATA power lead.

Corsair Link has had a slow but steady progression since its initial rollout. The software, the Corsair Link Dashboard, is your interface with Corsair Link-enabled hardware, and it allows for a level of precision in Windows that you just can't get with conventional motherboard fan control.

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive Now Available

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the availability of the Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 flash drive that was announced at Computex in June. Available in 256 GB and 128 GB capacities, the Flash Voyager GTX is the fastest USB flash drive Corsair has ever produced, offering blisteringly fast peak transfer speeds of up to 450 MB/sec read and 350 MB/sec write, vastly reducing waiting time when accessing or transferring files on the go.

The Flash Voyager GTX boasts the inner technologies of an SSD that will keep the drive operating at peak performance for years to come. USB Attached SCSI and S.M.A.R.T. monitoring ensure blazing fast, error-free transfers of large video music and photo collections, while TRIM support curbs degradation so the Flash Voyager GTX retains its performance, even after extended heavy use. Compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, the Flash Voyager GTX works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with no additional software required.

Corsair and compLexity Gaming Team Up to Promote eSports

Corsair today announced a partnership with eSports organization compLexity Gaming. The two brands will work together to promote the world of eSports to the masses. The compLexity Gaming team will use their extensive competitive gaming and eSports experience to help shape Corsair's award-winning line of gaming peripherals. In addition, compLexity Gaming has selected Corsair keyboards, mice, and mouse mats as their official weapons of choice for gaming.

Corsair and compLexity Gaming have already started collaborating on development of new products designed for hardcore gamers. "We are very excited to be working with Corsair," said Brian Jackson, Manager of Business Development for compLexity Gaming, "and we're even more excited to show what we have coming in the next few months!"

Corsair Force Series LX SSDs Now Available in 512 GB Capacity

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the addition of a 512 GB model to the recently announced Force Series LX line of solid-state drives (SSD). The new Force Series LX 512 GB SSD brings the amazing performance benefits of high-capacity SSDs to a lower price point.

The faster performance and silent operation of solid-state drives have long attracted PC enthusiasts, but high prices may have put off some users from making the switch to this faster storage technology. In response to this, Corsair is bringing these SSD advantages to more budget-friendly price points. The Force Series LX are available in three capacities and price points-128 GB for $79.99, 256 GB for $129.99, and the 512 GB at $259.99.

NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Bracket Now in Red and Blue

NZXT launched its Kraken G10 GPU bracket - which lets you use its AIO closed loop coolers to tame GPUs - in two new color options, red and blue. The mount lets you adapt most Asetek-made AIO coolers, such as the Kraken X60 and Kraken X40 from NZXT, H105, H110, H90, H75, H55 , H50 from Corsair; KUHLER H2O 920V4, KUHLER H2O 620V4, KUHLER H2O 920, KUHLER H2O 620, from Antec; and Water 3.0 Extreme, Water 3.0 Pro, Water 3.0 Performer, from Thermaltake; to cool a variety of GPUs, including the Radeon R9 290X, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, R9 280X, GTX 770, R9 270X, and GTX 760. It's priced at US $29.99.

Corsair Shows off Colorful Graphite 380T Mini-ITX Cases

Corsair showed off its colorful Graphite 380T line of portable mini-ITX cases. Featuring a picnic basket-like design, with a handle right on top, the 380T has a 2-compartment design. The top one is dedicated to the motherboard tray, with enormous room for tall tower-type CPU heatsinks, and long graphics cards. It wouldn't surprise us if a Radeon R9 295X fit in just fine. The bottom compartment holds its standard PSU bay, three 3.5-inch drive bays (which each convert to 2.5-inch), and two additional 2.5-inch bays. Ventilation consists of a prominent 140 mm front intake, a 120 mm rear exhaust, and a top exhaust.

Corsair HXi Series Power Supplies Gone Hands-on

Corsair's plans to get the Corsair Link in the hands of as many enthusiasts as possible, are spearheaded by the HXi line of fully-modular PSUs. These are not just the old CWT-built HX series units retrofitted with Link support; but feature entirely new innards, which explain how they boast of 80 Plus Platinum rating. The units come in three variants, the HX750i, the HX850i, and the HX1000i. The 750W HX750i has enough juice for most dual GPU builds; the HX850i could let you squeeze in a third GPU, while the HX1000i might let you drop in a fourth one; although with vampires such as the R9 290 series and GTX TITAN Black on the prowl, we'd pick HX750i and HX850i for no more than two high-end cards, and the HX1000i for no more than three.

Corsair HG10 VGA Liquid Cooling Adapter Spotted Working

Corsair's response to NZXT Kraken G10, the HG10 is an adapter that allows you to install Hydro series all-in-one CPU liquid coolers onto your GPU. We spotted a working demo at the company's suite, where it was shown taming a feisty Radeon R9 290X. Something tells us this accessory, will sell well, given that you're genuinely rewarded with extra performance for replacing your reference R9 290 and R9 290X cooling solution, with a better one. The R9 290X features a 95°C throttle, which the reference cooler is less than successful in keep the GPU away from. The HG10 is designed to work on most popular high-end graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA.

Corsair Dominator Platinum and Value Select DDR4 Modules Pictured

Corsair's Dominator line of enthusiast memory module finally gets fresh blood with the introduction of the DDR4 specification. The company showed off the first Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory module. This particular one is prepped to run at DDR4-2400 MHz speeds. Right next to it, is the Value Select DDR4, Corsair's entry-level module. The company didn't reveal its clock speeds, but given that DDR4 starts at 2133 MHz, that's likely what this module runs at. What sets the Value Select apart from the Dominator Platinum, is probably not just a tiny 267 MHz clock speed difference; but timings. The Dominator Platinum will run at far tighter timings.

SilverStone Temjin TJ12 Monstrosity Detailed

SilverStone Temjin TJ12 was the elephant in the room at its Computex booth. This jumbo cubical case is huge - perhaps bigger than Lian Li PC-D600. Unlike the PC-D600, and Corsair's smaller Carbide Air 540, the TJ12 isn't a vertically-partitioned two-compartment case. Its motherboard tray (supports ATX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, and HPTX) is oriented along the plane of its front panel, with rear-I/O facing upwards. Add-on cards can easily be as long and tall as they make them. At the bottom of the case, are four large fans, with a mesh, onto which you can latch on radiators of all shapes and sizes. The drive cage and PSU bay are suspended along a sloping panel, in a way that they don't obstruct anything near the motherboard tray. The actual "front-panel" is located at the top. So the TJ12 is essentially a case you put on your floor. and access its goods from the top.

Cooler Master Designs PSU that Talks Directly with Your Smartphone

In a bid to take on Corsair's AXi and HXi line of PSUs that can interface with your PC over USB, letting you monitor and manage some of their specs over Corsair Link software, Cooler Master is giving final touches to its own line of high-end smart PSUs, beginning with the Digital 1200. Cooler Master's unique selling point here is Bluetooth direct access. The PSU is outfitted with a WLAN module of its own, letting your smartphone or tablet access it over Bluetooth. Cooler Master will have PSU monitoring and configuration apps on Google Play and the App Store. The app lets you monitor power consumption, efficiency, and temperatures, and tweak PSU fan speeds on the fly. The Digital 1200, as its name suggests, is a 1200-Watt PSU that boasts of 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. It features fully modular cabling, with enough wiring to drive gaming PC builds with 2 to 3 graphics cards in multi-GPU configurations. This PSU's most obvious advantage over Corsair Link, is its lack of dependency on your OS, and stability of your system.

Corsair Showcases Trio of New Cutting-Edge PC Cases

Corsair, designer of high-performance PC hardware components, today announced three high-end PC cases: the Carbide Series Air 240 for mini-ITX, Graphite Series 780T full-tower, and the portable Graphite Series 380T mini-ITX. All three cases feature sleek design, incredible cooling potential, space for large components (such as 240 mm watercooling radiators and a full-length graphics card), and a range of thoughtful extras and innovative features for a pleasant, stress-free building experience.

Carbide Series Air 240 Mini-ITX & Micro-ATX PC Case
Whether you are into mini-ITX or micro-ATX, the Carbide Series Air 240 is the PC case Corsair fans have been asking for: a stylish mini PC case that can keep today's most powerful components cool. The cube-shaped chassis comes in either black or white colors, complete with side-window, and optimized for powerful air or water cooling configurations (including room for a 240 mm radiator or two) without sacrificing space for a full-size graphics card-an impressive feat for a compact PC.

Corsair Unveils the Hydro Series HG10 GPU Cooling Bracket

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the Hydro Series HG10 GPU cooling bracket, a powerful new accessory that gives gamers the opportunity to replace a stock graphics card cooler with any of Corsair's Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers. The resulting upgrade unleashes the GPU's hidden graphics performance by reducing GPU temperatures by as much as 50°C (122F), cutting down on droning fan noise, reducing GPU throttling, and boosting overclocking potential.

In conjunction with the new HG10, Corsair also premiered new LED-infused versions of its award-winning Air Series SP120 and SP140 static pressure fans in five different colors - red, white, blue, green, or purple.

Corsair Introduces World's First Cherry MX RGB Gaming Keyboards

Last January, Corsair captured the excitement of the gaming world with the MX RGB Project - a prototype keyboard demonstrating the brilliance of Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches with customizable per-key 16.8 million color animated backlighting. After months of anticipation, the K95 RGB and K70 RGB mechanical gaming keyboards, plus a M65 RGB gaming mouse, are making their debut. The new keyboards are the first and only keyboards featuring the high-precision German-made Cherry MX RGB key switches.

The K70 RGB and K95 RGB exhibit all of Corsair's hallmark features: sleek design, ultra-accurate components, and sturdy metal construction combining for minimalist looks, pinpoint accuracy, and long-lasting performance. Powerful editing software enables creation of unlimited lighting effects and macros, from solid colors that can highlight key groupings, to gradients and ripple patterns that can provide a visual cue that a macro or in-game timer has completed. In addition, program effects such as background, foreground, action, and type lighting to run concurrently with up to ten levels of brightness. These customization options let a gamer match PC system lighting, find gaming keys faster, and provide critical visual feedback for executing in-game objectives.

Corsair Launches the HXi Series Power Supplies

Corsair, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced its new HXi Series PC power supply, the latest evolution in the award-winning line of HX PSUs. Available in 750, 850, and 1000 watt models, the HXi Series PSU feature 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency, fully modular cables, near-silent operation, Japanese electrolytic capacitors, and Corsair software monitoring and customization. Akin to all Corsair PSUs, the HXi Series utilizes high-quality componentry to guarantee clean, stable, continuous power when needed most.

The ultra-efficient design found within the HXi Series generates minimal heat and runs exceptionally quiet, even when delivering high levels of power. The PSUs meet the stringent requirements for 80 PLUS Platinum certification by achieving greater than 92% energy efficiency - reducing both energy waste and the electrical bill. Built with specially selected low-noise capacitors and transformers, and a Zero-RPM Fan Mode (that only spins the PSU fan under the heaviest loads), the HXi Series PSU deliver ultra-low noise operation during common daily use. Within, a 140 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan runs quietly at all speeds for remarkably discreet operation and additional cooling.

Corsair Debuts the Voyager Air 2 Wireless Drive

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Voyager Air 2, a palm-sized, wireless hard drive that adds 1 TB of storage to your iPad, iPhone, Android device, PC, or Mac. The rechargeable battery-powered storage drive serves up your entire movie and music library at home or on the go, all without need for wires or internet access.

The latest second-gen drive uses new Voyager Air 2.0 software, which adds new features to the Voyager Air product family, including: simplified media browsing, cloud synchronization with Dropbox and Google Drive, and Airplay streaming to Apple TV.

Corsair Announces the Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the new Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 flash drive in 256 GB and 128 GB capacities. Stylishly thin and lightweight, the Flash Voyager GTX is the fastest USB flash drive Corsair has ever produced, offering blisteringly fast peak transfer speeds of up to 450 MB/sec read and 350 MB/sec write, vastly reducing waiting time when accessing or transferring files on the go.

The Flash Voyager GTX boasts the inner technologies of an SSD that will keep the drive operating at peak performance for years to come. USB Attached SCSI and S.M.A.R.T. monitoring ensure blazing fast, error-free transfers of large video music and photo collections, while TRIM support curbs degradation so the Flash Voyager GTX retains its performance, even after extended heavy use. Compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, the Flash Voyager GTX works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with no additional software required.

Corsair Releases the Force Series LX Solid State Drives

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the release of the Force Series LX solid-state drives (SSD). Available in either 256 GB or 128 GB capacities, Force Series LX SSDs bring the amazing performance benefits of an SSD to new lower price point - making it easier than ever to move your PC into the SSD fast lane.

The speedy benefits of solid-state drives have long attracted PC enthusiasts, but high prices may have put off some users from making the switch to this faster storage technology. In response to this dilemma, Corsair is bringing all the perks of an SSD to a new, even more budget-friendly price point so everyone can feel the rush. With the Force LX 256 GB costing $129.99 and the 128 GB just $74.99, there's never been a better time to upgrade to faster SSD technology.

Corsair AX1500i Digital Power Supply Now Available

Corsair, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world, today announced the availability of the much-anticipated AX1500i Digital ATX power supply from www.corsair.com. Using advanced digitally-controlled circuitry to deliver ultra-stable power at over 94% efficiency, the AX1500i is the first 1500 watt PSU to meet the ultra-efficient 80 PLUS Titanium standard. The AX1500i will also be available from retailers in late May.

Using Corsair's second-generation digital architecture, the AX1500i uses a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to control power output, resulting in tighter DC voltage output regulation and superior stability for your valuable PC's components. The AX1500i's incredible efficiency also results in greatly reduced heat, allowing the PSU to operate in a truly silent Zero-RPM fan mode at loads of up to 450 W. Even when delivering its maximum 1500 W of power, a high-quality 140 mm Dynamic Fluid Bearing (DFB) fan allows the AX1500i to operate quietly.

Corsair Releases Black Aluminum Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC gaming hardware, today announced that the award-winning Vengeance K70 mechanical gaming keyboard -- in black aluminum with red backlit keys - is now available with Cherry MX Blue and Brown keyswitches in addition to the original Cherry MX Reds. Similar to all Vengeance gaming keyboards, the latest K70 doesn't miss when it counts due to genuine German-made Cherry MX switches, the most popular and accurate mechanical keyswitches for gamers - with over 5 billion sold.

The sophisticated aesthetics of the refreshed Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard starts with an anodized black aluminum chassis for long-lasting durability and timeless style. Vibrant red backlighting shines through each key, oozing an industrial look capable of complimenting any gamer den. The overall backlighting can be adjusted to four levels of intensity while the lighting for each key can be independently enabled or disabled. The key-by-key lighting customization allows users to highlight just the keys they need to emphasize, such as WASD, and then save the setting directly to the K70's onboard memory.

Corsair Announces Obsidian Series 450D Mid-tower PC Case

Corsair, a designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the immediate availability of the Obsidian Series450D performance mid-tower PC case. The 450D matches the iconic, brushed aluminum design of the Obsidian series with an increased focus on high-airflow, ensuring your system not only looks great, but runs cool.

Behind the 450D's aluminum mesh intake grill are dual 140mm AF140L intake fans to direct airflow straight to a PC's hottest component, the graphics card. The rear AF120L 120mm fan keeps the airflow moving smoothly and five other optional fan locations give you serious cooling flexibility. The 450D's fan mounts also accommodate a wide range of water-cooling radiators, with room for up to a 360mm radiator in the roof, a 280mm radiator in the front, and a 240 mm radiator in the floor.

Corsair AX1500i Bags 80 Plus Titanium Certification

Corsair's upcoming flagship power supply, the 1500-Watt AX1500i, which debuted at this year's International CES, qualified for the coveted 80 Plus Titanium efficiency rating, which is a notch above 80 Plus Platinum. The unit should be most efficient when plugged into 230V AC lines, but was tested on a 115V AC line. It was tested to offer 91.23% efficiency at 10% load, 92.63% efficiency at 20% load, 94.04% efficiency at 50% load, and 91.34% efficiency at 100% load, staying above 90% at all test scenarios. The fully modular PSU offers a boat-load of power connectors, and should drive R9 290X 4-way CrossFireX setups with 220W TDP FX-9590 CPUs, without breaking a sweat. It supports Corsair LINK, giving you a degree of control and monitoring over the PSU's vitals. The AX1500i is expected to hit shelves later this year, priced at US $450.


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Corsair Expands PC Case Line with a Trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming Cases

Corsair, a designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Carbide SeriesTM SPEC range of gaming PC cases in three models: the SPEC-01, SPEC-02, and SPEC-03. Characterized by aggressive styling, modern features, superior air cooling, and expandability, the SPEC range offers everything gamers need from a case and nothing they don't.

All three SPEC cases have been designed with PC gamers in mind, stripping out the unnecessary and leaving a lean and mean looking chassis that delivers great cooling and makes PC building quick and easy. The cases boast modern features such as USB 3.0 ports, native SSD mounts, and extensive cable-routing options, as well as a huge side panel window to show off the hardware inside. The black-painted interior is optimized to direct unobstructed airflow to the PC's hottest components, with a front-mounted LED fan providing ample cooling. Tool-free drive bays and removable dust filters add to SPEC's wide array of high-end features.

Corsair Also Launches the Graphite Series 760T and 730T Full-Tower PC Cases

Corsair, a world leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Graphite SeriesTM 760T and 730T full tower PC cases. The new flagship of Corsair's Graphite series of performance cases, the 760T combines a unique and eye-catching industrial design with incredible ease of use. Central to these compelling attributes are two swing-out windowed side panels, providing an unobscured view into the heart of your PC.

Both side panels are identically shaped, granting the 760T a sophisticated symmetry, with one panel almost fully transparent and the other opaque to better highlight your system's interior. Each panel is hinged to the rear and swings open to grant complete access inside. A full steel roof and frame complements the side panels, ensuring the 760T remains strong and sturdy, despite its revealing exterior.

Corsair Intros the Raptor K40 Keyboard and Raptor M45 Mouse

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-perform- ance PC gaming hardware and PC components, today unveiled the Raptor K40 RGB LED backlit gaming keyboard and Raptor M45 optical gaming mouse. The Raptor K40 keyboard brings the extreme lighting customization of 16.8 million colors priced for a wider range of gamers. The Raptor M45, a precision enhanced successor of the award-winning Raptor M40, features a new 5000 DPI sensor, the highest resolution optical technology available. The new products are on display at Corsair's press suite at the Venetian at CES 2014 in Las Vegas from January 7-10.

Jason Christian, product manager for PC gaming at Corsair, said, "The keyboard and mouse can make the difference between winning and losing a game. That's why Corsair's Raptor series of gaming products are designed from the ground up to deliver pure performance with no unnecessary frills. Every feature, component, and material is carefully selected and engineered to provide a best-in- class gaming experience."
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