We first spied Corsair's Link software at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...in 2011. An official announcement would follow later in the year at the Computex convention in Taiwan and we were told Corsair's Link Cooling and Link Cooling and Lighting kits would ship in July. Well, better late than never, right? As CES 2012 wraps up, Corsair is putting the word out that its Link system is now available to purchase.
In case you need a refresher after all this time, Corsair Link is a modular hardware and software system designed to help you monitor and tweak your PC's cooling and lighting scheme. It starts with the Link Commander, a hardware hub made of aluminum that mounts into any available 3.5-inch drive bay. It connects to the PC via USB and provides eight Corsair Link Digital terminals and a single analog Corsair Link terminal for non-digital sensors and nodes.
A Cooling Node (five fan control terminals, four sensor terminals, and three temperature sensors) and optional Lighting Node (two lighting channels, each of which can control up to 33 LED strips) connect to the digital terminals on the Link Commander. It all comes together via the Corsair Link Dashboard, a Windows app where you can control and monitor Link setup.
The Corsair Link Cooling Kit is available now direct from Corsair for $99, along with the Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit for $139.