We're less concerned than ever about the lack of native SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support on motherboards, in part because it's coming, but also because third-party USB 3.0 chips are getting the job done without jacking up consumer costs. It's getting tough to buy a modern motherboard or computer system without USB 3.0 ports anymore -- not that you'd want to -- and it's time for device makers to step up to the plate. Coming up to bat is Corsair, which hit a solid triple by announcing the availability of USB 3.0 versions of its Flash Voyager GT, Flash Voyager, and Flash Survivor product lines.
The competition has been heating up in the budget PC case category, a point that's underscored by the number of name brand manufacturers entering the fray with budget boxes of their own. Count Corsair among them, which just announced worldwide retail availability of its Carbide Series 400R gaming PC case.
A few months back, Loyd Case answered the popular question, “Which Video Card Should I Buy?” Needless to say, his story caused a considerable lull in video card related questions from our readers, letting a new topic take the lead: RAM. How much do you need? How fast should it be? Are latencies important? Today, we’ll be covering everything you need to know to get the right RAM for your system.
Corsair’s blazing fast Force Series GT line of solid state hard drives is hard to beat in terms of pure speed, but up until now, only relatively puny 90GB and 120GB versions were available on the market. Rather than go home, Corsair decided to go big. Today, the company introduced a pair of brand-spankin’-new entries to the Force Series GT lineup; beefy 180GB and 240GB models.
The gluttonous system building gurus over at AVADirect just added a 48GB DDR3 RAM option to a handful of non-ECC setups, including two gaming machines, a recently launched silent PC, and a workstation system. Who in their right mind could possibly justify such a superfluous amount of system memory? The answer is not many, though it's nice to have the option, isn't it?
Corsair today introduced a couple of DDR3 SODIMM kits for Apple Mac desktop and laptop PCs, serving as further proof that you can actually upgrade an Apple computer, or at least parts of it. The new kits are guaranteed to work with any Mac desktop or notebook PC that supports 4GB DDR3 SODIMMs, which covers just about every model in the past two years.
Had we asked you prior to today to go on a scavenger hunt and find a 90GB solid state drive with a SATA 6Gbps interface, you would have struck out. Today's a different story. Corsair is beating its chest like King Kong over the latest additions to its Force Series 3 and Force Series GT lines, a pair of 90GB SSDs with native support for SATA 6Gbps, which Corsair claims is a world's first for that capacity.
Corsair's Vengeance LP line of DDR3 memory was made for big builds (with big cooling systems) stuffed into little cases; these low-profile kits clock in at an itty-bitty 1.03 inches, nearly half the height of most of the other memory out there. The newly available Corsair Special Edition Arctic White Vengeance Low Profile memory targets a couple other niches, too. It's still short, but the Low Profile White also runs at a scant 1.35V that Corsair claims makes it perfect for whisper-quiet PCs or builds suffering from low voltage constraints.
Can you remember the last time you utilized every single cable on your power supply? For most, it's probably been awhile, which is why modular power supplies are so popular, even if you don't suffer from OCD. If you've been eyeing up Corsair's Enthusiast Series PSUs and wishing they too came with modular cables, today's your lucky day.