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Corsair Announces USB On-The-Go Flash Drive

Corsair, a world leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Flash Voyager GO USB 3.0 flash drive in 64 GB, 32 GB, and 16 GB capacities. The exceptionally lightweight, thumb-sized drive has both a USB and a Micro-USB connector, providing convenient data transfer and storage for PCs, notebooks, and Micro-USB OTG-compatible Android phones and tablets.

The Flash Voyager GO's Micro-USB connector enables transfer of videos, music, and photos from and between OTG-compatible Android devices while the USB 3.0 connector enables easy and fast storage of those files to and between desktop and laptop computers. The drive also provides convenient storage expansion for OTG-compatible phones and tablets to free up precious device memory.

Corsair Introduces the Hydro Series H105 Liquid Cooler

Corsair today announced H105 as the latest addition to its Hydro Series of all-in-one liquid coolers. This fresh cooling solution features a new mounting bracket enabling easy, tool-free installation, a copper cold plate, a ceramic bearing pump, a 38 mm-thick 240 mm aluminum radiator equipped with two 120 mm SP120L PWM (800 ~ 2700 RPM) fans, and an interchangeable color accent ring (metallic grey, red and blue rings are bundled) for the CPU block.

The Hydro Series H105 has support for Intel LGA 1156/1155/1150/1366/2011 and AMD Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 processors, it comes with a five-year warranty and is priced at $119.99.

Corsair Unveils the AX1500i Power Supply

Corsair today announced a new addition to its AX family of power supplies, an enthusiast-grade model named AX1500i. This 1500 W beast of a PSU is claimed to have 94% efficiency at 50% load, and features a fully-modular design, 100% Japanese capacitors, a low-noise 140 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan, DSP-controlled, real-time voltage regulation, Corsair Link support and 8 PCIe power connectors (for quad-GPU configurations).

The AX1500i is backed by a 7-year warranty and is set to arrive in Q2 priced at $449.99.

Corsair Debuts First Gaming Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX RGB Switches

At CES 2014, California-based Corsair and Germany-based Cherry Corp. are debuting the "MX RGB Project" gaming keyboard. The technology showcase , based on a Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard fitted with new Cherry MX RGB keyswitches, gives gamers a first look at the vast customization and game enhancing benefits of per-key 16.8 million color backlighting.

In the second half of 2014, Corsair will bring the concept to life by launching the world's first Cherry MX RGB-based gaming keyboards. The new keyboards promise to give gamers all of the precision, feel, and reliability of Cherry MX-based Corsair gaming keyboards enhanced with new personalization and gaming customization provided by nearly limitless per-key lighting combinations. The new keyboards will be available in several Cherry switch types: super-fast Cherry MX Red, the light tactile feedback of Cherry MX Brown, or the tactile and audible feedback provided by Cherry MX Blue.

A video presentation follows.

Corsair Carbide Air Series 540 Case Now Available in White and Silver

Corsair, a world leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced that the Carbide Series Air 540 mid-tower PC Case is now available in arctic white in addition to the previously available black and steel silver colors. The Air Series 540's innovative high-airflow layout and striking looks have won it over 40 awards from top PC reviewers worldwide.

The Carbide Series Air 540 is designed with a wider form factor with two "side-by-side" chambers and a unique Direct Airflow Path layout. The layout in each chamber is optimized to limit obstructions and streamline airflow from the intake fans to the hottest PC components, allowing the Air 540 to provide best-in-class cooling at low noise levels. The main chamber of the Carbide Series Air 540 houses the motherboard, graphics cards, and hot-swap 3.5" drives for superior drive cooling and quick swapping. The second chamber holds the power supply, SSDs, and 5.25" drives behind the motherboard tray. The separate compartments make building a breeze and provide cleaner cable routing and superior cooling for hotter devices.

CHERRY Unveils MX Keyswitch Engineered for RGB Multicolor Illumination

With its "MX RGB switch", CHERRY is presenting the next evolutionary stage of its billion-fold proven mechanical keyswitches of the "MX" series. The MX switches with Gold Crosspoint technology have up to this point been appreciated by millions of users due to high precision, the best possible operating feel, and an extremely long service life.

Well-known manufacturers of high-quality mechanical keyboards - especially in gaming - use the Cherry MX switches in different variants. Cherry has now enhanced its leading product with RGB technology. Directly mounted on the circuit board, SMD LEDs (SMD = "Surface Mount Devices") illuminate key symbols in specially designed keycaps using the MX RGB switch in the entire RGB color spectrum - all 16.7 million RGB colors.

Corsair Rolls Out Vengeance Airflow Memory Coolers

Corsair rolled out the Vengeance Airflow line of memory coolers that are designed to complement the recently announced Vengeance Pro memory series. It keeps up with the design of Vengeance Pro modules, and comes in three color options - red, blue, and gray. Unlike similar coolers launched by the company in the past, and designed for the more premium Dominator series, Vengeance Airflow uses a single fan design, with a single 60 mm PWM-controlled fan, which can spin at speeds of up to 3,500 RPM, pushing up to 14.5 CFM of air. There's no mention of Corsair Link support. Measuring 145 mm x 67 mm x 27 mm (WxDxH), the cooler weighs about 115 g. Pricing and availability information is not at hand.

Corsair Announces CS Series Modular PC Power Supplies

Corsair, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced the new line of CS Series Modular power supplies (PSUs) in 450, 550, 650 and 750 watt models. Designed to be exceptionally energy efficient and simple to install, the new CS Series are the most affordable 80 PLUS Gold certified PSUs in Corsair's line of high-performance PC components.

The CS Series Modular PSUs are designed to deliver stable, continuous power with 80 PLUS Gold certified power efficiency to minimize energy waste and lower electrical bills. The new PSUs are cooled with a 120 mm sleeve bearing fan that runs at low speeds during typical loads, keeping the PSU nearly silent during everyday tasks. The CS Series meet the latest ATX power specifications and are compatible with the latest AMD and Intel processors, with full support for the low-power modes of the latest 4th Generation Intel Core processors.

Corsair Announces Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components for the PC hardware market, today announced the Hydro Series H75 dual-fan 120 mm liquid CPU cooler. The easy-to-install H75 provides PC users with quieter and more effective cooling than stock CPU coolers, all in a 120 mm footprint that is widely compatible with most PC cases on the market. The Hydro Series H75 will be available in November at a suggested retail price of $84.99 (USD).

The Hydro Series H75 is comprised of a low-profile CPU cooling block connected to a 120 mm radiator and fan assembly via kink-resistant rubber tubing. The H75's new cooling block is designed with a micro-fin copper cold plate and a high-quality, ceramic bearing pump that provides reliable, low-noise heat transfer away from the CPU. The slim 25 mm thick radiator is surrounded by dual SP120L PWM 120 mm fans resulting in design that is quieter and thinner than other dual fan coolers, and more effective at dispersing heat than single fan designs. The H75's fans work with PWM motherboard fan headers, allowing users to control the fan speed and noise levels from their motherboard's built-in software or BIOS.

Corsair Blends Flash and Flexibility in New Graphite Series 230T PC Case

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components for the PC hardware market, today announced the new Graphite Series 230T mid-tower PC case. Available in three colors, Battleship Grey, Rebel Orange, and Black, the new case combines dramatic, angular styling and the builder-friendly features, expandability, and flexibility that Corsair cases are known for.

The Graphite Series 230T case features a sculpted, aggressively styled steel exterior with color coordinated LED intake fans and a tinted side panel window. Inside, the matte black interior has plenty of room for multi-GPU configurations and mass storage with seven expansion slots along with four 2.5", four 3.5", and three 5.25" drive bays. The case also includes dual 120mm LED front intake fans and a rear 120mm exhaust fan, and has mounts to add two 120mm or 140mm fans on the top and a 120mm or 140mm fan on the bottom.

MSI 2013 MOA Worldwide Grand Finals Hits Taipei on October 18 - 19

MSI, world renowned motherboard and graphics card manufacturer, presents the sixth edition of the Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) Grand Finals, dubbed "NO LIMITS". To be held on October 18th and 19th, this is the grand finals that worldwide fans have been waiting for! 16 of the world' s most extreme overclockers from 13 countries have made it through regional qualifiers for a chance to compete in the Grand Finals for the overclocking master crown. These overclockers will be breaking world records on MSI OC series Z87 MPOWER MAX motherboards and MSI GTX 780 LIGHTNING graphics cards.

Corsair Announces New Lines of Gaming Mousepads

Corsair made additions to its gaming peripherals lineup with three new gaming mousepad lines, including the MM600 dual-sided, the MM400 single-sided, and MM200 entry-level. The MM600 features two sides to it, a smooth metal side optimized for speed, and a fabric side optimized for control. Measuring about 352 x 272 mm, with about 5 mm thickness, the metal reinforced MM600 weighs in at 590 g. Its rubberized edges ensure the metal plates don't tear out of the fabric.

The MM400, on the other hand, has a single low-friction surface that strikes a balance between control and speed, while being metal-reinforced like its bigger sibling. It measures 352 x 272 mm, with about 260 g of weight. Lastly there's the MM200 line of entry-level mousepads that are made of cloth and a flexible polymer, and comes in four sizes, the standard version measuring 352 x 272 mm, the XL version measuring 450 x 375 mm; the Wide version measuring 430 x 280 mm; and the Compact version measuring 265 x 210 mm. All variants are 2 mm thick.

Corsair Announces Air Series LED High Airflow PC Case Fans

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the immediate availability of the Air SeriesTM AF120 LED Quiet Edition and Air Series AF140 LED Quiet Edition high airflow PC case fans. The new fans are the only LED fans to use Corsair's award-winning AF series impeller designs to produce higher airflow at lower noise levels. The Air Series LED fans are available in 120mm and 140mm sizes with red, white, blue, or purple LED lighting.

The Air Series LED Quiet Edition high airflow PC case fans are designed with custom-molded, ultra-thin, clear frosted blades with a sleeved bearing system and four vivid LEDs. The result is a visually striking fan which helps users build great looking PCs while delivering outstanding cooling with exceptionally low vibration, noise and turbulence. The fans are ideal for mounting at the rear or top of PC cases to exhaust heat from a PC's CPU, graphics accelerators, and other heat generating components. The Air Series LED fans work equally well as unrestricted intake fans for areas like side panels or bottom intakes.

Corsair Announces Obsidian 750D Enthusiast PC Case

Corsair announced its much-anticipated Obsidian 750D ATX full-tower case (model: CC-9011035-WW). Positioned between the Obsidian 800D the company debuted its case lineup with, and the Obsidian 650D, the case is designed to provide oodles of room for storage devices, long expansion cards, and enthusiast cooling solutions. To begin with, it measures 235 x 560 x 546 mm (WxHxD), dry-weighing about 9.5 kg. The primary material is steel, with brushed aluminium for the front-panel, and ABS for drive cages and other novelties.

The Obsidian 750D can house XL-ATX, EATX, and HPTX motherboard form-factors, in addition to common ATX types. The motherboard tray has valved cutouts for cabling/tubing at the right places, and a cutout around the CPU socket area, to help manage coolers better. The drive storage area is pretty modular. There are three fixed 5.25-inch drive bays, and two detachable 3.5/2.5-inch bay cages, which can either be arranged along the floor of the case to create more room for long expansion cards, or just below the 5.25-inch cage, to create room for longer PSUs, and fixed-cable spaghetti. Each 3.5/2.5-inch detachable cage can hold three drives. There are four other 2.5-inch bays along the plane of the motherboard tray, which can be access through the right panel.

ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black Edition Breaks Five Overclocking World Records

At the OC Main Event in San Francisco, co-hosted by ASUS, Corsair and Intel, the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard was used to break five overclocking world records. Combining the Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard with ASUS GeForce GTX Titan graphics cards, the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors and Corsair Vengeance Extreme and Dominator Platinum DDR3 memory, world-renowned members of the international overclocking community worked with ROG engineers to claim new top scores with the 3DMark 11Entry, 3DMark 11 Performance, 3DMark Fire Strike, Cinebench, and quad-channel memory frequency.

"We are proud that previous ASUS X79 motherboards have dominated overclocking rankings by breaking 26 world records since the chipset launch," said Jackie Hsu, ASUS Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Sales, Open Platform Business Group. "The accomplishments we demonstrated here at the OC Main Event San Francisco are a testament to what is achievable by combining world-class R&D with incredible talents from the enthusiast community." Xavier Laurent, Director of Product Marketing for Corsair adds "As a company that creates products by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, collaborating with like-minded partners ASUS and Intel to break world benchmarking records using Corsair Dominator Platinum and Vengeance Pro memory was a natural fit. The success of the OC Main Event San Francisco demonstrates the continued strength of the enthusiast community and validates our commitment to this portion of the ecosystem."

Corsair Introduces the RM Series Power Supplies

Link_A_Media-supporter Corsair has now announced the newest addition to its power supply offering, the RM Series. Claimed to be "optimized for silence", these new units have a fully modular design, they utilize and low-profile, flat cables, and are equipped with a 135 mm Corsair NR135L fan that, thanks to the built-in Zero RPM Fan Mode, will only be spinning during higher loads, when the temperature inside exceeds a certain level.

The RM PSUs comply with the ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 standards and are 80 PLUS Gold-certified (have an efficiency of over 92%), they are compatible with Intel's Haswell and Ivy Bridge-E processors, and include Corsair Link support. They also feature a MTBF of 100,000 hours, and are backed by a five-year warranty.

Corsair's RM Series includes six models - RM450 (450 W / $89.99), RM550 (550 W / $99.99), RM650 (650 W / $119.99), RM750 (750 W / $129.99), RM850 (850 W / $149.99) and RM1000 (1000W / $164.99). All units will be available this month.

ASUS Announces AOOC 2013 Finals

ASUS has disclosed the details of the ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2013 final which will be organized with support from Corsair. The AOOC 2013 final will be held in Moscow on October 5, 2013, as part of the Igromir 2013 expo to be hosted by the Crocus Expo Center from October 3 to 6, 2013. The ASUS booth will be located in Pavilion 1, Hall 1 of the Crocus Expo Center.

The ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2013 final will be attended by the 13 overclocking teams from Europe and the CIS selected in the qualification round and by the winners of AOOC 2012. These are the best of the European overclocking scene, repeatedly placing in the top of HWBot.org with record-breaking results, so we can be sure that they can deliver their best in ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2013 using components from ASUS Republic of Gamers and Corsair.

Corsair Announces High-Capacity, High-Peformance USB 3.0 Flash Drives

The Flash Voyager GS are large-capacity, high performance USB 3.0 flash drives housed in sleek, scratch-resistant brushed metal enclosures. Available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256 GB capacities, the drives take full advantage of high-speed USB 3.0 interfaces reaching speeds of up to 285 MB/s read and 180 MB/s write, while providing full USB 2.0 backward compatibility for older systems. Their brushed metal housings resist scratches and fingerprints and can be attached to a key ring. Like all Corsair flash drives, they are compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, with no driver installation necessary.

The Flash Voyager Mini USB 3.0 are tiny USB flash drives with full-size USB 3.0 performance. Their USB 3.0 interfaces allow for file transfer speeds that are dramatically faster than USB 2.0. For maximum compatibility, the drives fully support USB 2.0. At just 1.25" (32 mm) long and equipped with a detachable key ring loop, the Flash Voyager Mini USB 3.0 drives are convenient and easy to take everywhere. The drives are housed in a slim, stylish, and durable brushed metal housing that protects data and resists wear and tear.

Corsair Powers Up Gaming Headsets at PAX Prime 2013

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance PC gaming hardware, will unveil five new gaming headsets, a gaming keyboard, and two gaming mouse mats at PAX Prime in Seattle Washington on August 30th, 2013.

The gaming headsets include the top-of-the-line Vengeance 2100 Dolby 7.1 wireless gaming headset, an improved Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB gaming headset, the Vengeance 1400 stereo analog gaming headset, and two Raptor gaming headsets, the Raptor HS40 and Raptor HS30. A Raptor K30 gaming keyboard and two new Corsair gaming mouse mats will also be launched at the event. The new products will be available for sale in September.

Corsair Unveils the Force LS Series Solid State Drives

Corsair has today announced a new addition to its solid state drive offer, the Force LS Series models which are powered by a Phison controller and make use of Toshiba MLC NAND Flash memory. These SSDs have a 2.5-inch form factor (7 mm high), SATA 6.0 Gbps connectivity, TRIM support, and deliver sequential read/write speeds of up to 560/535 MB/s.

The Force LS SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and come in 60 GB ($70), 120 GB ($110) and 240 GB ($200) capacities.

Corsair Expands PC Gaming Peripherals Lineup

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance PC gaming hardware, today announced the addition of four gaming keyboards and two gaming mice to the company's Vengeance and Raptor Gaming lines.

Vengeance K70 Gaming Keyboards - Now with Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Blue Key Switches. In March, Corsair released the Vengeance K70 fully mechanical gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Red key switches designed for gamers who prefer a hair trigger key response. To meet the demand of users who prefer a different key feel, Corsair has expanded the K70 line to include two new versions equipped with Cherry MX Blue and Cherry MX Brown key switches. Both switch types require slightly more finger pressure to trigger and provide a more distinct tactile feel, with the Cherry MX Brown switches providing a less audible click.
Both of the new Vengeance K70 keyboards versions are housed in a rugged, brushed, gun-metal anodized aluminum chassis and have individually programmable blue backlighting for each key. Like all Vengeance K70 keyboards, the new models feature dedicated media keys as well as a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, full key rollover and a 1000Hz reporting rate for fast, accurate input for gaming.

New Corsair PC Cases Get the Cool and Silent Treatment

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced two new mid-tower PC cases-the Carbide Series Air 540 and the Carbide Series 330R. Both cases incorporate innovative and unique features for superior cooling and quiet operation.

The Carbide Series Air 540 is designed with a wider form factor with two "side-by-side" chambers and a Direct Airflow Path layout. This unique design helps the case deliver best-in-class cooling at incredibly low noise levels. The main chamber of the Carbide Series Air 540 houses the motherboard and hot-swap 3.5" drives for superior drive cooling and quick swapping. The second chamber holds the power supply, SSDs, and 5.25" drives behind the motherboard tray. The separate compartments make building a breeze and provide cleaner cable routing and superior cooling for system devices. In addition, layout in each chamber is optimized to limit obstructions and streamline airflow from the intake fans to the hottest PC components, resulting in lower temperatures and noise levels.

Corsair Launches Vengeance Pro Series DDR3 Memory

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Corsair Vengeance Pro Series of high-performance DDR3 computer memory for PC overclockers, enthusiasts, and system builders. Available initially in capacities up to 64 GB and speeds up to 2933 MHz, the Vengeance Pro Series memory modules are designed to set new levels of value and overclocking performance with the 4th generation Intel Core processor family (codenamed Haswell) and previous generation Intel and AMD platforms.

Vengeance Pro Series memory modules are built with eight-layer PCBs and RAM ICs specially selected for speed and overclocking headroom, and like all Vengeance memory, incorporate XMP 1.3 profiles allow for automatic, reliable overclocking. The memory kits are designed with new aggressively styled, aluminum heat spreaders for superior cooling. The memory kits are available in black with silver, red, blue, or gold accents to enable enthusiasts, gamers, and modders to customize the look of their PCs.

Corsair Carbide Air 540D Makes Both Side Panels Equally Important

Corsair isn't without a contingent of new cases at Computex. A star attraction in its suite is the Carbide Air 540D. Pictured below, this somewhat cubical cases partitions the motherboard tray vertically from compartments that hold the PSU and drives. This partitioning makes sure peripheral/drive power cable doesn't clutter the motherboard tray area. The part with the motherboard tray is more airy than the other, with stripes of perforated metal running the front and top. This portion features provision for two front-facing fans, two on the top (with enough clearance for a 240x120 radiator), two bottom intakes, and a 140 mm rear exhaust.

The case can hold ATX and EATX motherboards, with eight expansion slot bays. The space below the motherboard tray and the bottom of the case, can either be used to expand storage with two 3.5/2.5-inch trays, or a second 280x140 radiator. All cables from the motherboard compartment can be routed through the valved holes to the other part of the case, which holds a long PSU bay, two 5.25-inch drive bays, and a couple of detachable drive cages holding multiple 3.5/2.5-inch bays. Corsair plans to launch the case some time in July.

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Corsair Components Turns to Francisco Partners for Strategic Investment

Corsair Components, Inc., a premier global supplier of high-performance PC components, has received a strategic investment of approximately $75 million from Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused investment firm. Francisco Partners will partner with Corsair CEO Andy Paul and the management team to further strengthen Corsair's market-leading position among PC gaming enthusiasts. Paul and the current management team will continue to hold a substantial equity interest in the company.

"Under the leadership of Andy Paul, Corsair has built an enviable brand among videogame enthusiasts," said Andrew Kowal, partner at Francisco Partners who leads the firm's hardware investment activities. "This brand position was born out of the team's great passion for delivering best-in-class products to its customers around the world."
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