Kicking off their official Computex event, Corsair extended their gaming product range with the latest additions in Vengeance memory, Obsidian cases, mainstream power supplies and a new software to monitor PC statistics and control RGB lighting known as iCUE.
Corsair Launches New Memory, Chassis, PSU and Software To Extend Choice To Enthusiasts and Gamers
The Corsair lineup is made up of several products that include PC cases, PC memory, Power Supplies and new software. These include the following:
- Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 Memory
- Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE PC Case
- Corsair Crystal Series 280X RGB MATX PC Case
- Corsair SF Series 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs
- Corsair Vengeance 80 PLUS Siver PSUs
CORSAIR iCue Software
For the first time from CORSAIR, iCUE unifies dynamic lighting control, cooling control, system monitoring and command customization within a single intuitive interface, supporting literally thousands of CORSAIR products. From keyboards and mice such as the K70 RGB LUX and M65 PRO RGB, to Hydro Series PRO liquid CPU coolers and AXi Series power supplies, iCUE brings your entire system together with stunning synchronized lighting and powerful system control.
Showcasing the very best that iCUE has to offer, CORSAIR has today also announced two new flagship additions to its industry-leading range of RGB products; VENGEANCE RGB PRO Series DDR4 memory and the Obsidian Series 500D RGB SE PC Case.
Both feature stunning individually controllable multi-zone RGB lighting, able to be synchronized across all your compatible CORSAIR devices with a single click, as well as in-depth performance monitoring to ensure your system runs at its best. Combining full system lighting synchronization and in-depth monitoring into a single interface, iCUE delivers intelligent control, with unlimited possibilities.
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 Memory
VENEGANCE RGB PRO Series DDR4 memory brings stunning multi-zone RGB lighting to the DIMM slot, with each module boasting ten bright RGB LEDs, controlled by CORSAIR iCUE software to light up your system with stunning effects. Lighting synchronizes with all your CORSAIR iCUE compatible hardware for system-wide lighting at the click of a button and illuminating your motherboard with smooth transitions and vibrant patterns. It’s even possible to re-order or invert each module’s lighting in iCUE, ensuring your memory looks its best, however, your motherboard’s DIMM slots are laid out.
Setting up VENEGANCE RGB PRO is as simple as fitting modules into a DIMM slot on most current Intel and AMD DDR4 motherboards and running CORSAIR iCUE, with no additional cables or wires required. What’s more, with VENGEANCE RGB PRO, there’s no need to trade style for speed; VENGEANCE RGB PRO is tightly screened for high-performance, is XMP 2.0 compatible with a single motherboard setting, and available in speeds up to 4,600MHz.
Even with high-speed performance out-of-the-box, VENGEANCE RGB PRO also boasts the overclocking credentials you’d expect from high-speed CORSAIR memory. A custom performance PCB and aluminum heat spreader available in black or white provide the highest signal quality and reliability, with exceptional cooling offering plenty of potentials to push your memory further.
Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE PC Case
The Obsidian 500D RGB SE adds a dash of the spectacular to the iconic Obsidian Series 500D. The standard 500D front aluminum plate is replaced with a premium piece of smoked tempered glass and backed by three LL120 RGB fans, each equipped with 16 vibrant LEDs for a total of 48 RGB LEDs of vivid illumination.
Powered by an included CORSAIR Commander PRO digital RGB lighting and fan controller, and CORSAIR iCUE software, it’s easy to synchronize lighting with the rest of your CORSAIR iCUE compatible setup or choose from an extensive range of customizable lighting effects to create your own RGB masterpiece. The power of iCUE doesn’t stop there; with in-depth system monitoring and customizable cooling curves, you can take direct control of your system’s fans, adjusting speeds to correspond with CPU, GPU or system temperatures for low-noise operation, or even stopping them completely when you need a moment of silence.
Behind its RGB light show and tempered glass front panel, the Obsidian 500D RGB SE retains all the features that have made its namesake an award winner with reviewers around the world. Smoked tempered glass panels on either side and an aluminum top plate and trim combine the best in minimalist design with premium materials, while inside plentiful fan mounts, storage space and extras, such as a vertical GPU mount, stand ready to host your most ambitious builds. The case costs $249.99 US.
Corsair Crystal 280X RGB PC Chassis
With tempered glass panels in the front, side, and roof, the Crystal 280X RGB provides a stunning view of your PC. Illuminated by two LL120 RGB fans, each featuring 16 RGB LEDs, the Crystal 280X RGB also includes a CORSAIR Lighting Node PRO digital RGB lighting controller, combining with powerful iCUE software to light up your PC in a dazzling array of patterns and effects. With 32 individually controllable LEDs to light up your system and plentiful airflow to cool multi-core, multi-GPU systems, the Crystal 280X RGB is the clear choice for your next compact MATX system.
Beneath its stylish tempered glass exterior, the Crystal 280X RGB offers a wealth of features to ensure that your system looks as good inside, as it does out. A dual-chamber design keeps your system’s core hardware, such as motherboard, CPU and graphics card, on display and directly cooled by up to six cooling fans, with support for multiple 240mm liquid cooling radiators*. Meanwhile, the power supply, drives, and cabling are easily concealed in the rear chamber, with plenty of room for cable routing that means even a first-time builder can create a clean looking system.
Its dual-chamber design also allows the Crystal 280X RGB to offer a substantial array of system storage, with room for up to two 3.5in drives and three 2.5in drives, so a small form factor needn’t mean small capacity.
The Crystal 280X RGB’s features don’t stop when your system is finished either, with full-coverage dust filters in the front, roof, and floor ensuring your system stays looking its best long after the build is over.
Power up your system and install CORSAIR iCUE software, and you’ll discover that the Crystal 280X RGB’s lighting offers a lot more than just R, G and B. Able to control and synchronize lighting across all your compatible CORSAIR products in a single click, create custom lighting presets that react to your PC’s temperatures, or turn off all system lighting with a keypress, CORSAIR iCUE combines intelligent control, with unlimited possibilities. The included Lighting Node PRO digital RGB lighting controller is all you need to connect up to six matching CORSAIR RGB fans and four CORSAIR RGB LED lighting strips, illuminating your system with vivid, dynamic RGB lighting.
Available in black or white, the Crystal 280X RGB is also available as the Crystal 280X, equipped with two CORSAIR 120mm cooling fans, for those who’d rather keep a low profile when it comes to their small form factor system.
Cool, clear and compact, the Crystal 280X RGB and Crystal 280X offer everything you need to make your PC small in size, but big on performance. The case costs $109.99 US for the regular and $159.9 for the RGB variant and is available for sale immediately.
Corsair SFX SF Series 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supplies
The small-form-factor SFX SF Series 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs belie their small size with all the features of a new high-end PSU. 80 PLUS Platinum efficient up to 94%, the new SF Series continue the CORSAIR legacy of superb electrical performance. Using 100%,105°C rated Japanese capacitors SF Series PSUs deliver incredibly stable voltages and ultra-low ripple noise – a performance that’s backed by a seven-year warranty.
Fully modular cabling is ideal for small-form-factor builds where space is at a premium, and individually sleeved cables mean that not only is it easier to route and position connections, but the finished system looks great too. The new SF Series also equips a low-noise 92mm fan, allowing for higher airflow at lower RPMs, with a Zero RPM fan mode switching the fan off entirely at low and medium loads for near-silent operation.
Finally, and by popular demand, the new SF Series also includes an SFX-to-ATX bracket, allowing installation into both small form factor and full-size ATX cases, for when your next big build, needs a small PSU. The 650W variant is priced at $140 US while the 400W variant is priced at $99 US.
Corsair Vengeance Series 80 PLUS Silver Power Supplies
The new VENGEANCE Series 80 PLUS Silver PSUs provide the next step up in efficiency for system builders used to 80 PLUS Bronze, alongside low-noise performance that means an entry-level PC needn’t be loud. 80 PLUS Silver efficient to up to 89%, the new VENGEANCE Series also features 100 %, 105°C rated Japanese capacitors to ensure stable power delivery and long-term reliability. For those concerned with overcurrent protection, the VENGEANCE Series includes a switchable single/multiple +12V rail design, enabling users to instantly switch from multiple +12V rails with OCP on each cable, to a single +12V rail; allowing all of the PSU’s +12V capability on any of the PSU’s DC connectors.
Semi-modular cables make system builds and connecting graphics card and storage upgrades easier, while an ultra-quiet 120mm cooling fan with Zero RPM fan mode allows for near-silent operation at low and medium loads. Backed by a comprehensive five-year warranty, this is 80 PLUS Silver, back with a VENGEANCE. The 750W variant is priced at $94.99 while the 650W variant is priced at $84.90 US.
Availability, Warranty, Compatibility, and Pricing
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO Series DDR4 memory will be available in June 2018. The new Obsidian Series 500D RGB SE ($249.99) is available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.
VENGEANCE RGB PRO is fully compatible with CORSAIR iCUE software, and also supports GIGABYTE RGB Fusion and MSI Mystic Light software.
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO Series DDR4 memory is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, while the Obsidian Series 500D RGB SE is backed by a two-year warranty. Both are supported through the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.
The new Crystal Series 280X RGB and Crystal Series 280X are available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.
The Crystal Series 280X RGB ($159.99) and Crystal Series 280X ($109.99) are backed by a two-year warranty, and the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.
The new SF Series ($139.99 650W/$99.99 400W) and VENGEANCE Series PSUs ($94.99 750W/$84.90 650W) will be available in July 2018, via the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors, as well as direct from the www.corsair.com website.
SF Series power supplies are backed by a seven-year warranty, while VENGEANCE Series power supplies are backed by a five-year warranty. Both are supported by the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.