– Revolutionary modular hardware and software
system provides comprehensive monitoring and control of PC cooling and lighting

TAIPEI, Taiwan — May 31st, 2011 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of
high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced
pricing and specifications for the Corsair Link™ Cooling Kit and the Corsair
Link Cooling and Lighting Kit.

Corsair Link is a modular hardware and software system that provides
comprehensive monitoring and control of PC cooling and lighting. The two starter
packages announced today are complete solutions that allow customers to
immediately enjoy the benefits of Corsair Link technology. Customers can then
further expand their control with additional peripherals that offer Corsair Link

Corsair Link Commander

At the heart of each Corsair Link system is the Corsair Link Commander.
Enclosed in extruded aluminum housing and designed to mount into any available
3.5” drive bay, the Corsair Link Commander connects to the PC via USB and
provides eight Corsair Link Digital terminals and one analog Corsair Link
terminal for non-digital sensors and nodes.

Corsair Link Dashboard

Corsair Link Dashboard is a Windows application that offers at-a-glance
parametric monitoring and sophisticated control options. Cooling can be adjusted
manually or automatically, with customizable configurations to provide exactly
the right balance of fan noise and system cooling performance for the customer’s
needs. Lighting can be set to fixed colors, or programmed to change
automatically according to system temperature or other parameters.

Corsair Link Cooling Node and Lighting Node

The Cooling Node and the Lighting Node connect to the digital terminals on
Corsair Link Commander. The Cooling Node provides five fan control terminals,
four sensor terminals, and three temperature sensors. The Lighting Node provides
two lighting channels, each of which can control up to 33 LED strips. In
addition to software control, integrated buttons allow the user to manually
adjust lighting values. Each node is finished in plastic housing and includes
cables for connecting to the power supply and the Corsair Link Commander.

Corsair Link Kits — Putting It All Together

The Corsair Link Cooling Kit is a starter package that includes:

  • Corsair Link Commander
  • One Corsair Link Cooling Node

The Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit includes the above, and adds a
Corsair Link Lighting Node and three LED Light Strips. Each light strip contains
three RGB LEDs capable of displaying any of 16.7 million colors. Up to 33 strips
can be connected together. Customers who start with the Corsair Link Cooling Kit
may also purchase the Corsair Link Lighting Node separately. Corsair Link
Dashboard is provided as a free download for Corsair Link customers.

Connectivity with Components and Peripherals

Any component with a Corsair Link Digital connector can be added to the
Corsair Link system to provide monitoring and control via the desktop. The
Corsair Hydro Series™ H80 and H100 Liquid CPU Coolers, also announced today,
connects via Corsair Link Digital to allow precise coolant temperature
monitoring and radiator fan control. They join the Airflow Pro™ in the first
group of products to offer Corsair Digital connectivity.

The Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooler contains an analog Corsair Link
connector which allows monitoring of coolant temperature from the desktop.

Corsair plans to publish specifications for the Corsair Link Digital
interface, allowing open development of components that can be monitored and
controlled by Corsair Link Dashboard.

“Corsair Link is a complete ecosystem of kits and components that will bring
a new level of cooling and lighting customization to the PC enthusiast market.”
said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. “Fan and
lighting control has traditionally required manual adjustments, and that’s the
problem we’re solving. The Corsair Link Dashboard software offers complete
on-the-spot or automatic control, and it’s fun to use.”

Images can be downloaded here.

The Corsair Link Cooling Kit and the Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit
will be available from corsair.com and authorized etailers worldwide in July.
The Cooling Kit will be available for a US suggested retail price of $99 USD,
and the Cooling and Lighting Kit will be available for a US suggested retail
price of $139 USD. For more information on the Corsair Link system and
compatible components, please visit the Corsair
web site

About Corsair
Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high
performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build
their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's
award-winning products include DRAM memory modules, USB flash drives, power
supply units, solid-state drives, PC headsets and speaker systems, cooling
systems and computer cases.

Copyright © 2011 Corsair Memory, Inc. All rights
reserved. Corsair and the sails logo are registered trademarks, and Air Series,
Corsair Link, and Hydro Series are trademarks of Corsair in the United States
and/or other countries. All other company and/or product names may be trade
names, trademarks, and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with
which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications
are subject to change without notice.

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