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CoolIT Teaming with Corsair on New Technology

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CoolIT's partnership with Corsair gives total control over the PC.

Thursday during CES 2011, CoolIT Systems announced a partnership with Corsair to launch a new liquid cooling performance platform starting with the Hyrdo Series H60.

CoolIT also announced that the collaboration produced a new software-connected control system called Corsair Link which provides full control over case lighting, cooling systems, fans, power supplies and memory. For the first time ever, consumers will have the ability to optimize the entire PC to suit their acoustic, aesthetic and performance preferences... as long as the hardware features a Corsair Link connector.

According to Corsair's separate announcement, Corsair products that include the new connector can be linked to the Corsair Link Controller and report key parametric data including temperature, fan speed, pump speed and more. The data is converted into a visual presentation via the software for users to track and refine. Naturally as more Corsair Link components are added, more data is provided and more control over the PC is available to the user.

In an example provided by Corsair, a Corsair Link system could monitor the system's CPU cooler, DRAM, PSU, fan controller, lighting controller and temperature sensors-- all of which would plug into the Corsair Link Controller by way of embedded connectors. Corsair Dominator and Dominator GT modules with DHX Pro technology, Corsair Airflow Pro and CoolIT's new Hydro Series H60 are first the products with the new Corsair Link connectors.

Both CoolIT and Corsair worked on the software end, creating an easy-to-read user interface with drag-and-drop capabilities. Users can develop profiles that control multiple devices and parameters.

"For example, a 'Maximum Performance' profile might include instructions to run all cooling fans at maximum, boost the radiator fan speed on the H60 to maximum, monitor both CPU and cooling fluid temperature, and change the lighting in the case to give a visual indication of the selected profile," Corsair explained during the show. "Users can also use the application to track and log key parametric data from all of their connected components."

"We are thrilled to be working with one of the biggest names in enthusiast computing," said Geoff Lyon, President and CEO of CoolIT Systems, "Through this new partnership, Corsair’s experience and knowledge in the enthusiast computing space has provided invaluable guidance to create a tremendous technology offering."

The Corsair Link Controller and desktop application are slated to arrive in Q2 2011, however the new system is currently on display in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 35864, this week during CES 2011.

CoolIT and Corsair have not provided pricing at this point.

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    11796pcs , January 9, 2011 8:16 PM
    Cool, I especially like how the lights will change to fit the profile.
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    joytech22 , January 9, 2011 8:32 PM
    I think instead of cables to connect the devices, they should have implemented some form of wireless, because every part that reports any statistics uses power.
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    henydiah , January 10, 2011 5:28 AM
    i hope H60 better for my CPU, i want buy for experiment
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    squanto , January 10, 2011 5:52 AM
    mayankleoboy1h50 and h70 are completely CRAP. is h60 going to be any different?


    I have an H50 and I really like it, super quiet so THERE
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    Mark Heath , January 10, 2011 6:18 AM
    air cooling can be very very quiet if you use the right fans. SPCR use these as their standard cpu fan: http://www.nexustek.nl/NXS-nexus120mmrealsilentcasefan.htm use 2 of those and temps are quite good if you use a good heatsink, plus it'll be really quiet :) 
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    rubix_1011 , January 10, 2011 12:08 PM
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    I have an H50 and I really like it, super quiet so THERE


    By golly, that sure made me a believer.

    Your 'incredible' opinion of the H50 likely is reliant on the sole fact that you have no idea how well real watercooling performs.
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    g00fysmiley , January 10, 2011 12:51 PM
    h50 and h70 are good for twhat they are... the are comparable to some high end air coolers (though you can get better performance on some high end air), but they are fairly quiet and easy to install... i'd disagree with sayign they are crap, but i wouldn't call them real water cooling, just a decent cooler .. i'd rather keep my 212+ though
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    rubix_1011 , January 10, 2011 1:41 PM
    ^Right...but the H50 is known for leaking and pump failure...at least the H70 seems to have held up better. Regardless, they each perform like high end air coolers, but at 2x the cost.
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    scook9 , January 10, 2011 1:47 PM
    rubix_1011By golly, that sure made me a believer. Your 'incredible' opinion of the H50 likely is reliant on the sole fact that you have no idea how well real watercooling performs.

    Real watercooling parts put you at about a $200 buy-in for mediocre parts.....$400 for a top end loop

    for $70 they do pretty dam well
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    rubix_1011 , January 10, 2011 1:59 PM
    For less cost, high-end air coolers will perform the same.

    My point is that for the cost, they are worthless. At the price of the H70, you could spend a few more bucks and get an actual watercooling intro kit that would net much better temps.
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    youssef 2010 , January 12, 2011 2:57 PM
    joytech22I think instead of cables to connect the devices, they should have implemented some form of wireless, because every part that reports any statistics uses power.


    That would make this case a perfect jamming device for wireless connections.Also, They will not reserve a frequency for the sole purpose of monitoring case vitals.But it's a very smart way to market Corsair's products.Well done, Corsair
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    dalmvern , June 15, 2011 7:03 PM
    I like that the lights will change to fit the power profile you are running, however I hope that is only an option. I would like to be able to keep my computer blue if I feel like it.