Computex 2018: Corsair

Corsair

Every year at Computex Corsair takes the biggest suite at the Grand Hyatt, Taipei to showcase their latest offerings with this year no exception.

Smack bang in the middle of the Corsair suite was this display, with bright RGB LEDs dancing patterns all over. Previously, Corsair had all different software to control the RGB lighting on their different products such as motherboards, keyboards, LED strips, etc, and in bid to consolidate these software together they have developed iCue.

iCue

With just one single piece of software controlling all your RGB lightings, you can finally sync all the LEDs together to have them emit in a pattern that you want, and even finely 100% match all your RGB lighting colours. And at the last count that’s 1629 different RGB products you can control just with iCue.


 

Just a few before Computex 2018 kicked off, Corsair announced their latest addition to the Crystal Series in the 280x RGB. The 280x RGB is micro-ATX chassis which has concentrated on case cooling. Don’t be fooled by the small size of the 280x RGB, it has room for 5x120mm fanes and can house a 240mm water cooling radiator either at the front or along the bottom of the chassis.

 

 

The 280x RGB comes in a black or white model, with tempered glass panels on 3 sides, and comes with 2 Corsair LL120 RGB fans. There is also just a plain Corsair 280x version that does not RGB and comes with 2 plain 120mm case fans. Corsair implements what they call a Direct Airflow Path Cooling where cool air is directed at the hottest components without drive cages getting in the way in an effort to keep the parts which need it, cooler. 

The Corsair 280x RGB will retail for US$174.00.


No RGB here, but a couple of new PSUs to add to Corsair’s already large range. First up is the SF600 80 Plus Platinum rated Small-form-factor fully-modular PSU. With up to 94% efficiency this small powerhouse is packed with all the stability you’d expect to find. A 7-year warranty backs up the performance.

The 80 Plus Silver rated Vengeance 750M is for those system builders who want to move up from entry-level units without the price tag of higher rated PSUs. It uses Japanese capacitors and has a switch to change between single-rail and multi-rail depending on your needs and has a 5-year warranty.

 

Corsair’s new Vengeance RGB Pro memory will be rolling out this year and replacing the current lineup of Vengeance RGB kits. These newer memory  get the upgrade to dynamic multi-zone lighting powered by 10 bright RGB LEDs, which is reported gives 50% more light.

Currently the Vengeance RGB Pro has speeds of 2666Mhz to 4000Mhz, but the version we saw was the upcoming high-end version running at 4700Mhz which will available at the end of July.

 

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