Market research nerds predict that by the end of 2012, solid state drive pricing will have fallen to $1 per gigabyte. We're not quite there yet, but in the meantime, Corsair just launched its new Force Series 3 SSDs, a new line of drives the company claims offers SATA 3 performance for near SATA 2 pricing. Or in other words, the Force Series 3 line represents an almost free performance gain over last gen SSDs.
Corsair bills its Builder Series of power supplies as sort of the working man's PSU. They're relatively affordable, yet sport "features normally reserved only for premium power supplies," like extra long cables that are fully sleeved, quiet cooling, and energy efficiency. With this value proposition in mind, Corsair today announced a trio of new additions to its Builder Series, the CX430 V2, CX500 V2, and CX600 V2.
Earthquakes. Volcanoes. The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice. CoolIT and Corsair working together. You get the point. If you had asked us last year whether the two would ever bury the hatchet, we’d have laughed. And we’d have been wrong. At CES this year, Corsair announced a partnership with CoolIT, and the Corsair H60 is the first fruit to come out of that collaboration. Whether Corsair’s embrace of CoolIT drove Asetek into the loving arms of Antec, or the other way around, is a matter for speculation.
There was a time when your RAM (and maybe a thumb drive) was the only part of your rig likely to bear the Corsair mark. That time is long gone, and Corsair’s triple-mast logo can now be found on power supplies, cases, speaker sets, SSDs, and water-cooling loops—and now, perhaps inevitably, on CPU air-coolers. Corsair’s A50 and A70 air coolers adopt many of the most successful cooler conventions on the market—but how well do they cool?
Even though Intel and AMD haven't introduced boards with native USB 3.0 support, third-party manufacturers like NEC have stepped in to fill the void. Chances are if you purchased a high-end motherboard within the last several months, it's equipped with USB 3.0 ports. But is your case's front panel up to the job? Depends on when you bought it. Corsair's Obsidian Series 800D and 700D full-tower cases ship sans SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support, but before you hand it down to little Johnny in order to upgrade to a new chassis, consider Corsair's inexpensive USB 3.0 upgrade kit.
What is Mod Men? Just a super cool show where a bunch of modders trick out computer cases for big time manufacturers. If you found out you had a brother out there some where, wouldn't you go out of your way to find and meet him? That's what we did here, and with their permission, we'll be running episodes of their awesome show right here on MaximumPC.com. Check out their first episode below, and let the modding begin!
Corsair on Tuesday said it has begun shipping its new Hydro Series H60 liquid CPU cooler. The H60 is a low-profile, self-contained liquid cooling solution that boasts easy installation and enough cooling prowess to handle high performance systems. And unlike many water cooling setups, this one runs under $80.
Corsair on Tuesday announced a new line of high performance DDR3 memory kits aimed at the overclocking crowd who want a little bling with their RAM without spending a ton of cash. It's called Cerulean Blue Vengeance and it's comprised of memory kits with aggressive looking blue aluminum heat spreaders (the original Vengeance line came anodized in jet black).
There's no mistaking the target audience for Corsair's new line of power supplies; it says so right on the box. Enthusiast Series TX V2, is the name of the new line, which is the successor to the original Enthusiast Series TX family. This time around, Corsair says you can expect more of the same -- like Japanese capacitors and a comprehensive fixed cable set -- as well as improved energy efficiency, 80PLUS Bronze certification, and lower noise levels.
Corsair is no stranger to benchmarking records, and it can now add another notch to its belt. Give the assist to both "splman" (Roger Tanner) and "Mat" (Matthias Zronek), a couple of overclockers who used Corsair's Dominator GT memory with Intel's Core i7 2600K processor to set a new MaxxMem benchmarking record of 2711.5 marks.