Computex 2011 Show Coverage - Part 1

Corsair's Booth

Corsair's Booth

Over at Corsair's suite, we found them demoing a yet to be released tech enthusiast gadget called Corsair Link. No larger than the size of a 2.5-inch drive bay unit, it links up various Corsair cooling equipment that have monitoring capabilities and is able to control them in a much more advanced fashion. Shown here is the advanced Corsair H100 hydro CPU cooler that has support for such configuration and is able to work with Corsair Link and several LED strips to visually reflect real-time temperatures.

Here's the software layer of Corsair Link that has several fine tuning options, but yet is easy to use and configure. This is going to be quite the toy for the tweakers and posers. Corsair tech personnel have mentioned that their solution is much more accurate in control and execution than relying on the default monitoring on the motherboard coupled with a software layer.

Hard-core stuff aside, this is Corsair's new Carbide 400 gaming chassis for those in the market of an upper-tier mid-range and spacious medium tower. Some of its features include eight expansion slots, native SSD and USB 3.0 support, and up to 10 fan mounting locations.

The all new Vengeance is Corsair's choice for maximum performance, maximum value. It operates no greater than 1.5V, has XMP support out of the box and thus works well with the new Intel Core processors. Comes in several color options, low-profile or lower voltage editions if required.

Over on the flash memory side of things, Corsair has a renewed Padlock model, which just has a "2" appended to its name. It's still on USB 2.0, but it has 256-bit AES encryption, is PIN protected via the keypad and works with most OS systems.

Since Corsair has been catering to the enthusiasts and the gamer crowd, looks like they've gone all out to expand their offerings to accessories that appeal to this group. Here's the SP2500 2.1-speaker system that can output 230 watts RMS of power.

Last but not least, gaming audio headsets like the HS1A and HS1. Both feature 50mm drivers and oversized earcups, but the HS1 operates via USB. The HS1A works with any analog audio output though.