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Only 3 fan extension cables are included?

Its like buying a car with only 3 wheels
a spider has only 3 wheels
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Not to be facetious but a serious question, given the experiences that many of us are having with the current Corsair Link software:

If we invest in this new admittedly appealing Commander Mini, do we have any guarantee that the software will work as it's supposed to, be tested thoroughly and be released as an actual release rather than a beta, and won't have any crippling bugs in it (or that they will be quickly patched without causing more problems)? As a cooling-device-controller that many, if not all of us would be using to cool our computers' CPUs and/or other sensitive components, we would be relying on this new Cpmmander Mini to protect our equipment from overheating and being damaged, and thus we would expect it not to have bugs that the current software and firmware suffer from that can remove that protection (ie. fans ceasing to respond to settings or shutting off completely during use; devices such as pumps, fans, PSU, etc. failing to be detected on startup; multiple instance of the same software/processes being opened at the same time, thereby causing .NET Framework errors and causing the software to crash completely or the devices to become unresponsive; etc.).

I have always loved Corsair products and they have been a mainstay in my builds due to the high quality and performance of the hardware, but I am less than pleased with the performance of the Corsair Link software. I'm wary of investing in a new version of hardware that would be next to useless if it means depending on software that is as (un)reliable as that used by the current Corsair Link hardware (Commander & Cooling Node in particular).
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Not to be facetious but a serious question, given the experiences that many of us are having with the current Corsair Link software:

If we invest in this new admittedly appealing Commander Mini, do we have any guarantee that the software will work as it's supposed to, be tested thoroughly and be released as an actual release rather than a beta, and won't have any crippling bugs in it (or that they will be quickly patched without causing more problems)? As a cooling-device-controller that many, if not all of us would be using to cool our computers' CPUs and/or other sensitive components, we would be relying on this new Cpmmander Mini to protect our equipment from overheating and being damaged, and thus we would expect it not to have bugs that the current software and firmware suffer from that can remove that protection (ie. fans ceasing to respond to settings or shutting off completely during use; devices such as pumps, fans, PSU, etc. failing to be detected on startup; multiple instance of the same software/processes being opened at the same time, thereby causing .NET Framework errors and causing the software to crash completely or the devices to become unresponsive; etc.).

I have always loved Corsair products and they have been a mainstay in my builds due to the high quality and performance of the hardware, but I am less than pleased with the performance of the Corsair Link software. I'm wary of investing in a new version of hardware that would be next to useless if it means depending on software that is as (un)reliable as that used by the current Corsair Link hardware (Commander & Cooling Node in particular).
There is no guarantee that is going to come that will make people that have had issues more comfortable after the experience they have had. If you have hardware already I would wait for the new build and try it out. If you do not have the hardware, people who do will provide feedback. I am sure there will be reviews of the hardware at some point on forums or the hardware review sites. People tend to trust them more than the company marketing the product anyway.

What would make you more comfortable with the software/hardware to point you would use it again? That goes for anybody really that may have reservations about the new stuff?

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3-wheel cars/vehicles exist...
And they tip over easily. Ever see the Top Gear Reliant Robin episode?
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funny
course the spyder has single wheel in the rear,
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Personally, I'm pretty stoked - if they get the software running right.

I've got an Asus Maximus V Formula and it has great fan control...when it comes to the CPU temperature (which when you're hitting 5 Ghz, is not what you're wanting to look at). I got to play around with the software by doing things I shouldn't and saw the potential of it.

If you can get this software right and have people show it off (I mean, youtube video demonstrating the capabilities in action) you would have it made in the shade I believe.

Example: I control the bottom intake fan on my Air 540 on a temperature curve based on the GPU sensor temperature because it's an Quiet SP120 PWM fan that forces air at the heat sinks from the side. It keeps the rig running practically dead quiet, even under load.
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im torn between finishing my sheetmetal based on my current link commander or holding off for the mini
a time frame sure be nice as the mini would make things much easier in this build...
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:. Ill say $60 is more than a fair price if it comes with these extension cables
im thinking 99$ is more inline considering its a complete cooling unit but i wouldnt be surprised if it were 129$
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im thinking 99$ is more inline considering its a complete cooling unit but i wouldnt be surprised if it were 129$
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Ill pay $100+ if it comes with 24 LED lights like the NZXT Hue, 4 PWM extension cables, the ability to use Cooler Master Jetflo fans without frying it, and software that work right out of the box without issues.
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Will the new software now allow you to use a custom curve on PWN pumps or do we still have to configure them as fans?
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Will the new software now allow you to use a custom curve on PWN pumps or do we still have to configure them as fans?
There is no provision for PWM pumps specifically. The control model for each port is based on tach feedback and PWM signal to reach a given RPM on 4 pin devices. It would have to be set up like a fan in that regards.
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Want. I would like more info on how my h80i would connect to this, and if it's mountable in a 5.25/3.5 drive bay (there's no way I'm taking up space outside my case for this...
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Want. I would like more info on how my h80i would connect to this, and if it's mountable in a 5.25/3.5 drive bay (there's no way I'm taking up space outside my case for this...
your fortunate you have a free bay
some of us have to stretch the sides of our case...


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since no one has ask,,ill do it for them as i feel its going to be a big concern

the software that runs the mini,,will it also work for the hydro's?
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