Do we dare suggest an ailing economy is why Corsair seems ever ready to branch into new fields, or is it trying to expand its eco-system into sexier products?
Corsair’s new black beast of a chassis was like most things at the show – a $6,000 pre-production tooling test, but its concept takes the best of everyone else’s design and puts it together in one formula.
It’s got cable routing ideas from Thermaltake, design aesthetics from Cooler Master and Silverstone, and bits like front hot-swap drive drive bays and segmented areas from Lian Li and Antec. It's an all aluminium design and is massive – we think it’s probably bigger than the Antec P190 and certainly bigger than the already huge Cooler Master ATCS 840.
However, as far as we’re concerned this early sample does do the business – it looks smart inside and out, which we know many of you will love, and it has all the right bits in the right places, it’s just a case of getting a final product to test now!
Next, back to what Corsair does best: memory. A new addition to its Dominator GT range that features interchangeable cooling mounts is a TEC cooler with temperature control device that regulates the power to keep it just above ambient so no water condenses.
With a 140W TEC under the hood, this can be turned off so the memory gets so cold it ices up and this itself is cooled by a watercooled block with proper barbs on top of it. Corsair was keen to note that it was only an design very few would take advantage of, but there’s only so much Elpida Hyper memory chips used in the 2,000MHz Dominator GTs to go round anyway.
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