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  • NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40-Series family of graphics cards have grown with the launch of the RTX 4070 Ti, offering performance that surpasses the previous generation GeForce RTX 3090 Ti while requiring roughly half the power. If you’ve been on the fence about building a new gaming PC or upgrading your existing one, now is a great time to jump in and we're here to help you make some moves. Prepping for Power Think your PSU might need an upgrade? The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is reported by NVIDIA to hit a 285W TGP with an average power draw of roughly 226W when gaming. So if you're in the market for a new CORSAIR power supply, you should consider picking up one of our fully-modular 750W models to account for your other components in your build. Like other GeForce RTX 40-Series cards, the RTX 4070 Ti features the PCIe Gen 5 connector and includes an adapter in the box that’ll allow you to use your existing PSU cables for power. This will do the job if you're alright with the added cable bulk. At the launch of the RTX 40-Series, we released our single-cable solution that connects directly to a CORSAIR Type-4 or Type-3 power supply that’ll draw all the power needed for your new graphics card. And if the stock look isn’t for you, we've since launched an individually sleeved premium version of this cable in different colors to match the rest of your build! A Quick Word on Cooling When it comes to cooling, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti will very likely come in many different shapes and sizes as each manufacturer puts their own spin on the platform. If you're looking to reclaim some board space and expand the cooling potential of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, stay tuned for updates from us regarding availability from our HYDRO X Series of products! Closing Thoughts It's exciting to see levels of performance that were once reserved exclusively for the highest end of the gaming graphics card market come down to more accessible tiers. If you've been sitting on an older generation graphics card, will you be going for an upgrade? Let us know in the comments! <br>  

  • The XENEON FLEX Bendable UltraWide Gaming Monitor is the world’s first bendable 21:9 OLED Gaming Monitor, developed in partnership with LG Display! But what's the benefit of a bendable ultrawide monitor? Let's find out! Curvature Crash Course Curved monitors have become increasingly popular in recent years, with some featuring a subtle curve to increase comfort while working with an ultrawide display, and others offering a more extreme curve that fills your field of view for gaming and other content.  To explain how curvature is measured, imagine yourself standing in the middle of a large circle, surrounded by the same curved monitor. Your distance from one of those monitors would be the radius, and that distance is what we use to express curvature. So, in our imaginary circle of curved monitors, if the distance is 800 millimeters from the center to the edge, our circle would be made up of displays that have a curvature of 800R. If our complete circle of monitors is larger, then we’d likely be dealing with a less extreme curvature such as 1000R. So to sum it up, a smaller number such as 800 before the R means that the display has a more obvious curve while 1000R would have a slightly wider curve and a monitor with a 38000R curve would be barely noticeable.  Why Make it Bend? Making the XENEON FLEX bendable means that you can pick a curvature that suits your needs. Having a curved display is great for content that lends itself well to the experience and there are some benefits to introducing a curve in terms of reducing general eye fatigue when working with an ultra-wide display, however we’d like to give users the ability to pick what’s comfortable for them! For instance, if you’re using the XENEON FLEX for work and entertainment in your home office. You could have the display set to flat or even a slight curve during the workday while working on spreadsheets, presentations, or creative applications like Photoshop or Premiere. Then, once you’ve wrapped up with work, you can wind down and set the display to a more aggressive curve and dive into your favorite racing sim or get lost in another epic RPG. And, since the XENEON FLEX’s curvature is adjustable, if you’re playing a game that requires a high degree of visual accuracy across the entire display area such as a sports title or RTS where the effect from a curved display could be distracting, you can set the display back to a less aggressive curve or even leave it at its flat setting if you prefer. As a final note, curved monitors are generally a single user experience, the effect of the curved panel is best viewed from one specific position, which can make it awkward to share the screen with anybody else in the room. So, if you have friends over and decide to hop on a local multiplayer game, you can set the XENEON FLEX back to its flat setting so that everyone can enjoy the experience! Closing Thoughts The CORSAIR XENEON FLEX bends the rules, giving you a greater degree of customization for your viewing experience than ever before in a gaming monitor. If you're curious to see more of the XENEON FLEX in action, check out this quick how-to video we've put together to demonstrate the bending process in detail! Share your thoughts and questions in the comments section below!

  • Today we're happy to take the wraps off of a new feature that's come to the CORSAIR iCUE Software, Murals! iCUE Murals replaces the "Scenes" section on the iCUE home screen with a more powerful, interactive tool that enables you to turn any image, audio output, or display into dynamic RGB lighting that spans across your entire room. First, you'll want to make sure to update to the latest version of CORSAIR iCUE (at the time of writing, that'd be iCUE 4.30.162), so swing by our Downloads page or check for updates in iCUE if you've already got an older version installed on your system. Once you've updated to iCUE 4.30.162 or newer, you can start exploring iCUE Murals! New effects can be added by hitting the "+" button, and from there you can select from a variety of lighting effects. After a brief setup process. That effect will now be applied to all available devices that support iCUE Murals. To make further adjustments to an iCUE Murals effect that you've created, hover your mouse cursor over one of your effects and open the Colors and Settings menu. This will let you change the name of the effect, change the effect type, and adjust scaling. Further adjustments can be made in the Murals tab at the top of the iCUE window, where you can change the placement, size, and orientation of your iCUE Murals-compatible devices along a 2D plane that represents your screen or other chosen lighting effect. Note that you can stack devices on top of each other if you want them to light up at the same time with the same colors of whatever animation source you've chosen. The devices panel on the left can be used to quickly select a device if it isn't immediately visible in a stack of other devices. You can also disable murals for individual devices if you'd rather that device use our standard lighting system. Devices that have been excluded from iCUE Murals (but still support the feature) are marked with a clear circle in the iCUE menus. And will still have access to their standard lighting features and support multiple lighting layers (if the device is capable of doing so). Also, one last note. Murals are tied to profiles, so you can switch between profiles that you've set up with our standard layered lighting system and profiles that you've set up to use a Mural effect. Making this incredibly powerful if say you have a profile with standard lighting set up that you like for just general computing and a separate profile with the Murals "Monitor Screen" effect applied for gaming that you can switch to on the fly (or tie to a game executable) for your favorite game! And that's it! Y'all may have noticed we've announced this feature as a Beta, and that's because this is a really new approach to lighting for us and we want our users to spend some hands on time with Murals and provide their feedback here in the forums. Additional release notes for iCUE 4.30.162 can be found here Let us know what you think in the comments!  

  • With the latest release of CORSAIR iCUE (4.29.X at the time of writing), Nanoleaf's ecosystem of smart lighting devices can be synced with your CORSAIR iCUE-compatible hardware, peripherals, and more! If you've already got a set of Nanoleaf's Lines, Shapes, or Canvas set up through the Nanoleaf mobile app, you'll be able to jump right in after a quick iCUE update! (Currently, 4.29.201 can be downloaded directly from our website.) Once you've started up iCUE, go to Settings -> Integrations, enable the Nanoleaf Integration, and start the Setup Wizard. The Setup Wizard will guide you through the process and detect any compatible Nanoleaf devices connected to your network. It'll ask you to press and hold the power button on the Controller to pair the device to iCUE. Once pairing is complete, you'll be able to jump into lighting effects and see your Nanoleaf display. Nanoleaf devices work with a wide variety of lighting effects, I personally recommend sticking to 1-2 lighting effects at most to get started and you can also use Link Link effects which'll apply to all compatible devices to quickly set the mood of your space! Impressed? So are we! Do you plan to add your Nanoleaf devices to iCUE? Please share in the comments and let us know if you've got any questions we can help with!

  • NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40-Series Founders Edition graphics cards have been announced, featuring higher levels of performance and the inclusion of a new power connector that we’ve noticed the community has questions about. Is Your PSU Ready? The 12VHPWR / PCIe 5.0 power connector on the side of these graphics cards is part of the upcoming ATX 3.0 power supply specification. So, you may be asking if your current power supply is up to the task. The good news is that, yes, your current power supply is likely to do just fine with the right cable configuration. While these new graphics cards will be supplied with an adapter that converts up to three PCIe 8-pin power connectors into the necessary 12VHPWR to supply board power, you’ll need to ensure that you’re using multiple, high quality PCIe power cables in the first place. Each 8-pin PCIe power connector must be rated to take on a load of 225W of power, so for the adapter supplied with the new RTX 4090 you’ll need three dedicated PCIe 8-pin power connectors (from separate cables coming off of your PSU) to hit the max 600W rating of the 12VHPWR connector while also accounting for any inefficiencies introduced by the adapter. To simplify things, we’re introducing a dedicated 12VHPWR Type-4 cable that runs up to 600W of power directly from your Type-4 CORSAIR PSU. Giving you peace of mind that your graphics card is getting all the power it needs, while also simplifying cable management (we know that cable bulk adds up very quickly). Each of the two PSU-side connections is rated for 300W of power per connector, adding up to the 600W needed for the 12VHPWR side for your graphics card. As mentioned, this cable is compatible with all Type-4 CORSAIR power supplies, however to ensure that load requirements are met, here’s a quick reference for our recommended PSU wattage (allowing some headroom for potential overclocking). 1200W PSU -> 600W max graphics card load 1000W PSU -> 450W max graphics card load 750W PSU -> 300W max graphics card load RTX 40-Series Power Supply Q&A: Q: Do I need an ATX 3.0 PSU to run a 40-series graphics card?<br> A: No, ATX 3.0 is an upcoming specification for power supplies and is not required for RTX 40-series. Q: Do I need a PCIe 5.0 power cable to run a 40-series graphics card?<br> A: No, every 40-series Founders Edition graphics card will include an adapter in the box and many third-party board makers may use the current 8-pin PCIe connectors on their 40-series offerings which would be compatible with your PSU. Q: How much power do I need for a 40-series graphics card?<br> A: From NVIDIA: 850W PSU for RTX 4090 (450W) 750W PSU for the RTX 4080 16GB (320W) 700W PSU for the RTX 4080 12GB (285W) Closing Thoughts As with every new generation of graphics cards, we're excited to see new levels of performance and even more awesome builds! Are you planning to upgrade or build a new gaming PC when NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-Series drops? Let us know in the comments!<br>    

  • New updates to the Philips Hue Smart Ambient Lighting integration in CORSAIR iCUE make it easier than ever to sync up your system lighting with the ambient lighting in your room. To get set up, check out this tutorial video we've put together over at CORSAIR LAB: Requirements: Make sure you've updated to the current version of CORSAIR iCUE Your system and your Philips Hue Bridge need to be on the same home network Set up at least one entertainment zone in the Philips Hue mobile app for iOS or Android Configure Entertainment Zones in the Philips Hue Mobile App First, you'll want to go through the initial setup process on the Philips Hue mobile app to pair your Philips Hue-compatible lighting to a Philips Hue Bridge. After adding your home lighting, create at least one entertainment zone for the lights you wish to have available for CORSAIR iCUE to control. Enable the Philips Hue Integration in iCUE From the iCUE homescreen, go to Settings -> Integrations and toggle the Philips Hue Integration on. Pair iCUE to Philips Hue Bridge From the iCUE homescreen, hover over the tile for the Philips Hue bridge and click on "Setup Wizard". Follow the steps to pair CORSAIR iCUE to your bridge. Lighting Effects Once paired to your Philips Hue Bridge, CORSAIR iCUE will pull the information it needs to drive any Entertainment Zones you've set up in the Philips Hue Mobile App, creating separate zones for each Entertainment Zone. From here, all you need to do is add a lighting effect in the "Lighting Layers" panel and assign it to a zone (we recommend 1-2 lighting effects for best results per lighting zone). If you use multiple profiles in CORSAIR iCUE, make sure to go through each of them and set up your desired lighting effects for your Philips Hue ambient lights for each profile. Wrapping Up If you need to hand control of your Entertainment Zones back to your other smart home devices, go to the "Device Settings" tab and toggle off the setting for "Lighting Playback".

  • The CORSAIR VOYAGER Gaming and Streaming Laptop is here and it's packed with technologies from CORSAIR and Elgato. To help you get more familiar with VOYAGER, we’ve put together a playlist of helpful videos so you can spend less time setting everything up and more time gaming and creating. Your Mobile Control Center VOYAGER features deep integration with the CORSAIR iCUE software, allowing you to customize the keyboard lighting and key assignments, sling macros with the S-Key bar and customize the integrated display, as well as quickly change performance modes. SLIPSTREAM Engaged A mobile battlestation calls for no-compromise performance, even when it comes to your peripherals. VOYAGER’s built-in SLIPSTREAM Wireless receiver allows you to pair a compatible keyboard, mouse, and headset over a low-latency connection. Take Command of Your Stream     The S-Key Bar on VOYAGER can also perform double-duty as a Stream Deck, letting you take command of your stream and take advantage of Elgato’s growing library of plugins that can hook into third-party devices and software. Lights, Camera, Action   VOYAGER’s full HD webcam is powered by Elgato Camera Hub, letting you easily access controls to adjust the integrated webcam’s settings when the need arises. Want to Know More? We’re extremely excited to get VOYAGER into the hands of gamers and creators. To learn more about the CORSAIR VOYAGER Gaming and Streaming Laptop, check out the CORSAIR LIVE stream, where we talk more about what makes it tick!

  • The resurgence of virtual reality and the evolution of mixed reality experiences in recent years have led to a boom in the adoption of these technologies across the board, from the rise of standalone VR headsets to play the latest indie VR title or virtually attend a concert, increasingly sophisticated applications of augmented reality in mobile phones, to unlocking new perspectives in professional workflows provided by a pro-level virtual reality or mixed reality headset. The journey for higher fidelity virtual and mixed reality experiences continues as CORSAIR and ORIGIN PC have teamed up with Varjo, a leader in professional-grade VR and mixed reality hardware and services, to certify the CORSAIR ONE i300 Gaming Desktop and ORIGIN PC EON-17X Gaming Laptop for use with Varjo’s VR-3, Aero, and XR-3 virtual and mixed reality headsets.  Powering the latest, high-fidelity virtual and mixed reality experiences locally requires no-compromises in your gear as the demands for larger resolutions, faster framerates, and more bandwidth continue in order to fully map a virtual space onto the real world. The CORSAIR ONE i300 is equipped with up to an Intel Core i9-12900K processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU, and 64GB of CORSAIR DDR5 RAM all packed into a compact and quiet 12-liter chassis. The ORIGIN PC EON17-X packs desktop power into the form-factor of a laptop, with up to an 11th gen Intel Core i9-11900K desktop-class processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, and 64GB of DDR4 RAM. To learn more about what it takes to power photorealistic virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences, visit ORIGIN PC for detailed system requirements and specifications as well as Varjo to explore their gear and services!

  • Want to jump into streaming with no compromises in quality? Stay a while and read up as we take a look at our latest VENGEANCE i7300 Gaming PC and the Vengeance Streamer Starter Bundle that gives you a great start for a top-tier streaming setup. Step Up Your Stream The VENGEANCE i7300 sits at the center of our streamer setup, powered by award-winning CORSAIR components with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series graphics card paired together to give you plenty of headroom to play the latest titles at amazing quality while also providing plenty of muscle for encoding your stream from locally played games or with footage piped in from another PC or game console thanks to its pre-installed Elgato 4K60 Pro Capture Card. The Vengeance Streamer Starter Bundle is free of charge for a limited time  with the purchase of a VENGEANCE i7300 for customers in North America and helps you pair high-quality game visuals powered by the system with excellent audio quality delivered by an HS80 RGB Wireless, a clear view for your audiences provided by the Elgato Facecam, and full control of your streaming software with the Elgato Stream Deck Mini. Hear and Be Heard The CORSAIR HS80 RGB WIRELESS Gaming Headset  provides flexible connectivity over USB-C or hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS to deliver incredibly detailed sound through custom-tuned 50mm neodymium audio drivers as well as capture crystal clear audio from its high-bandwidth omnidirectional microphone. When paired with a system using a GeForce RTX™ graphics card like the VENGEANCE i7300, the HS80 RGB wireless can take advantage of NVIDIA Broadcast technologies that are now a part of CORSAIR iCUE which provide powerful noise and echo removal effects. Make the Best Impression The Elgato Facecam can also take advantage of NVIDIA Broadcast technologies when paired with a capable system, like the VENGEANCE i7300, to provide powerful streaming futures such as background blur, replacement, or removal. These powerful features combined with the smart auto or fully manual picture settings provided by Elgato’s Camera Hub software allow you to fine tune how you appear to your audience to make the best impression. Take Control The Elgato Stream Deck Mini  features 6 fully customizable LCD keys poised to trigger unlimited actions. The Elgato Stream Deck software features tight integration with popular streaming software, like OBS, so you can change scenes and apply effects on-the-fly. You can also install a variety of plugins that can tie into the CORSAIR iCUE Software for controlling your system lighting, manage your smart home ambient lighting, control your Elgato Key Lights , and more.  Closing Thoughts It’s easier than ever to get started streaming and CORSAIR and Elgato have everything you could need from full systems, components, or other hardware to put together high quality productions for your audience. Happy Streaming!

  • With all the recent platform launches from AMD and Intel along with new graphics cards already starting to hit the shelves, you might be looking at upgrading your power supply. The CORSAIR HXi fully modular power supplies are ultra-low noise and feature three EPS12V connectors with 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency. They are also compatible with CORSAIR's iCUE software which allows the user full control for setting custom fan curves, monitoring, and adjustable power settings. Let's discuss some of the key benefits of these new power supplies. First off, these are fully modular PSUs which allows the user to only connect the cables needed in the system, no unused cables and clutter to help better cable management. The triple EPS12V connectors along with high quality Japanese capacitors give full compatibility with modern motherboards while ensuring long-term reliability. Being 80 PLUS Platinum certified, you'll get up to 92% efficiency for exceptional low power consumption, less noise, and cooler temperatures. Zero RPM Fan Mode allows the power supply to switch off the 140mm cooling fan completely during low and medium loads for near-silent operation. When the fan does start spinning, the fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) delivers extremely quiet and long-lasting fan performance. Finally, with it being iCUE compatible, you can set custom fan curves, monitor, adjust power settings, and even switch between single-rail and multi-rail overcurrent production (OCP) all on the dashboard. For a tutorial on the installation and setup of the CORSAIR HXi series power supplies, check out this video here.  

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