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  1. I wouldn't call this a design flaw as much as an oversight; I can't speak to watercooling too much as I prefer not to use loops in any of my systems. That being said, this is probable only to happen if you have a really tight, soft tube configuration, or if you haven't planned your loop very well (thus causing the amount of pressure required to "force" a leak). Corsair could save face by simply redesigning the waterblock anyway, and offer a discount to users affected by this issue. In any event, however, a lead-time for a new version is likely next year, at least, given current manufacturing/supply delays with COVID.
  2. You wouldn't think it would be so hard to find "Pudding" Double-Shot PBT keycaps for UK and EU layouts... it is. Whilst many products online state they are in the ISO format, they are in fact ANSI only. Then I noticed Corsair sold replacement keycap sets already for their keyboards, so I am requesting if they would consider making pudding keycaps as well.
  3. A modding video was released today for the A500 cooler, which the Hardware Team may want to look at: [ame] [/ame]
  4. That grill-shield is pretty interesting. I wouldn't mind seeing more designs for the case, and maybe an STL template for people with 3d printers large enough.
  5. It could be the "play and charge" functionality is no longer compatible with iCUE's more recent builds... I have this issue with the headset, too, but honestly can't remember what build it worked on before.
  6. That would depend on the CPU and GPU your system uses; if they are known to generate a lot of heat, one radiator is applied to each component, to spread thermal dissipation.
  7. Technically, users may not need to wait until Corsair creates a GPU block for other SKUs; other companies already produce these, and some are likely to be compatible with Hydro X.
  8. I don't doubt the effort put into the configurator. It has a clean interface and, despite only reference cards are supported, it provides a good set of loop layouts... I think, however, a lot of users may appreciate an update soon, so they can manually adjust the radiator and pump locations with longer GPUs. Fortunately, this stage can be skipped altogether, so it probably wouldn't be hard to attach another company's block to the setup.
  9. The only products rated to work right now with their GPU waterblocks are the "featured" cards. Since yours isn't on that list, I assume its shape doesn't match up, or perhaps it is too long and would collide with the primary radiator, which is currently pre-defined as the case's front position... The configurator is a first draft and, thus, not everything is configurable by the user. Perhaps in a future update, there will be a way to reposition the radiator elsewhere.
  10. Though I will spend hours now and then configuring a dream desktop setup, I rarely look at watercooling layouts, as the level of maintenance to clean is much more demanding than air only. However, with the launch of Corsair's new "Hydro X" range at Computex 2019, I thought I'd give each area of its marketing model an impartial review. The products I didn't expect so many updates in a system to be implemented Day One - it looks as though they had read what other companies have done; examined what users wanted improved; and then added all those changes to the template. Working with a manufacturer like Bitspower was a bold decision, as their backbone are custom parts for all manner of cooling layouts; something which really shows in the C59/C79 CPU block. Sticking with what people know for a pump avoids huge bottlenecks down the road as well, so I am happy they have used the proven D5. Transparent nylon instead of glass for the reservoir chamber is an unusual move, however, and it will be interesting to see how this material holds up after prolonged use. The Configurator I've never bought a system with watercooling built into it, yet playing around with configurators to see what's on offer can be useful. Not every GPU imaginable has been (or probably will be) added to the tool; espcially given just how many 3rd-party cards there are for the Nvidia 20 Series alone. That said, I was surprised the GPU waterblocks offered so few choices. The same cannot be said for cases and motherboards. A lot of effort has gone into possible permutations for a watercooling layout, and whilst what components you can have are not as customisable as I would like, users can select dozens of possible boards for a Corsair chassis. The app also neatly adjusts pricing in your currency as you make changes, which when compared to other configurators I've seen, typically happens at pre-checkout only. Being able to choose from a selection of fans (tubing and fittings, too) is something I've wanted to see in other aspects of the website as well for quite a while. Interim Verdict I'm certain there is much more to come later this year for the platform. I only have to go on what I've seen from tech reviewers' channels, and very few I watch regularly are actually visiting Computex this year. That said, I am cautiously optimistic about the range, and would love to see what watercooling users do with Hydro X.
  11. Hyncharas


    Last year Adata announced the very first RGB SODIMM, their XPG DS40 range, was in development. This was merely an announcement as they showed an image of how they would look, without providing any details on capapcity or latency. With the success of your Domintor Platinum RGB DIMMs, however, I wondered if you have considered doing the same thing with your Vengeance SODIMMs; adding 2-4 Capellix LEDs to support ITX desktop setups?
  12. Turns out I don't have time to do SolidWorks outside my studies, so I've done some Photoshop designs instead... First, we have the keyboard, which would be mostly the same in layout except for the addition of six G-keys, and an RGB LightEdge strip at the top. This would also come with a detachable dual-sided, soft-touch wrist rest: http://i.imgur.com/t7grbLTl.png Rather than force a typical layout with accessories, however, the keyboard could incorporate magnetic connectors underneath either side; enabling an ambidextrous approach for left-handed and right-handed users. This means as well that the keyboard could support up to two pads (one each side, or daisy-chained) when wireless, and up to four when USB-powered. What follows below, therefore, are four Expansion Pad concepts that could be attached to the keyboard, displayed left-to-right: http://i.imgur.com/XZllg3hl.png K83 Platinum Wireless Media Pad This is basically the same as the media pad on the K83 Wireless, with a couple of adjustments. Instead of the tiny joystick in the corner, this area adds full playback buttons normally found on the keyboard. In addition, the touchpad and buttons would have RGB backlighting. K83 Platinum Wireless Stream Pad 22 buttons, combining mid-profile height (50%) Cherry MX Brown/Blue switches with Stream Deck technology, this could function like a normal numpad; a manager to quick launch applications (such as social platforms, MS Office or creative suites); or a multi-layered tools pad for keybinds. Buttons will likely be 20% smaller as well, in line with competing OLED keypads on the market. In a future update, the keypad could even support a “dungeon builder” UI for game engines. K83 Platinum Wireless Creative Pad Built for creative professionals, a low footprint RGB joystick with rotational dial and button sits in the centre, surrounded by a Ruler and programmable keys, with a white OLED display above to provide specific information (such as measurements or tool settings). Together the features would support a UI suitable for several demanding disciplines, including Graphic Design, Computer Animation, Video Editing, Engineering and more. K83 Platinum Wireless Gamepad [WIP] 60% larger than other expansion pads, it would provide modular cradles to change it into different configurations, some incorporating haptic feedback. Meanwhile, seven circular Stream Deck buttons will support ABXY functions and in-game macros, and there would be a small, full colour OLED display. There may also be the option of variable weights and a clamping system. All expansion pads would have on-board profile storage and a life-long, replaceable rechargeable battery and Slipstream/Bluetooth wireless support, in addition to a USB port for direct charging and operation. If these prove successful, there is the possibility of a fourth design as well; exclusively for Pro Audio setups.
  13. Earlier this week, Corsair launched the K83 Wireless for living room PC setups. With a clean Brushed Aluminium chassis, a white backlight and Bluetooth operation, and a sizable touchpad, it has a lot going for it. However, I have a couple of reservations about its features - namely the placement of the joystick. When you're gaming, this being directly above the touchpad seems like an odd location, as I believe these two systems would frequently interfere with each other. Second, a new technology called "Slipstream" was announced at CES by the company, though there's no mention of support for the K83. Why not? Sensing Corsair may have missed golden opportunities, therefore, I am suggesting a more advanced version of the keyboard could be developed, called the K83 Platinum Wireless. This would aim to champion features already present in the K83, whilst remembering the trailblazing done by their earlier Lapdog and K95 Platinum products, both of which were designed for gaming/productivity... I am in the final weeks of taught studies for a Masters' degree at the moment, but I could make some early designs in SolidWorks now, and then continue this project in earnest in the Summer. I also welcome suggestions from others on what they would like in such a device.
  14. As some may be aware, Corsair launched a new mid-tower case this week they have designated the Crystal 680X. Slightly larger than the Crystal 570X, it doesn't cross all the boxes as a midpoint-chassis between this and the 1000D (which is what my proposal intended), but is a strong competitor to several "dual chamber" cases. There is always room for improvement, such as HDMI 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3 ports added to the I/O, to better support VR setups. Though difficult to see in the photos, a gap in the case partition, with a small access door in the storage chamber to install a reservoir would be nice as well, as a 360mm radiator in the main case looks to get pretty tight if a PSU shroud is installed... On the whole, however, it is definitely something I would buy; it is also conceivable there's room for a Commander Pro, if you replace the basic fan hub. I see no reason, therefore, not to close this thread.
  15. Recently I noticed another company made a flat tray for a case, where the motherboard could be positioned parallel to the top fans. I was thinking if the 1000D had this, it could allow a motherboard to be positioned heightwise in the case - turning a top area into a space for the motherboard and PCIe cards, whilst a lower chamber would still leave ample capacity for PSU, drives and watercooling... Whilst the motherboard was horizontal, you could also have a tempered glass door both sides of the case.
  16. I can't use the Virtual Surround setting on the current version because, when I do, I feel like my ears are going to explode. This is more of a recurring problem associated with the CUE/iCUE software, however, which either seems to return every other version, or is present for multiple builds at a time. Honestly I can't remember when a driver existed that let it work the way it should and, personally, I wish the VOID Wireless' EQ creator was independent of iCUE completely.
  17. A small form factor system is great with VR now more mainstream, but not everybody has the money to afford a new PC, or (if they bought a laptop 2-3 years ago) needs anything but a new GPU, which is likely incompatible with their system's form factor. However, have they thought about the eGPU market as the next step? To those unaware, an eGPU is an external enclosure for a graphics card, providing a laptop or other compatible PC portable means to augment their existing graphics. Problem is many of these enclosures take up rediculous amounts of space through their bulky, inelegant design. The only thing that has come close to end this lunacy is BlackMagic's new product, though it is only for MacOS... For several years, Corsair has sold "Hydro Series GPUs" for desktops, under the NVIDIA GeForce line. Therefore, I think if they launched a Hydro Series eGPU; possibly adapting the Corsair ONE's design template, competitors might wonder why they didn't come up with the idea. Corsair could also offer it with either a 1070, 1080 Ti or Titan X Pascal.
  18. The fan complement in the 280X has always bothered me a little. With the two 140mm fans and Lighting Node Pro costing less than the three 120mm fan kit, one would think they would be in the case - but instead it comes with two 120mm fans... Did someone forget that the "280" in the name was supposed to mean 280mm (i.e., 2x 140mm)?
  19. If Corsair is wondering how many people might want a keyboard like this, or whether RGB with wireless is even possible, just look at these guys: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drevoblademaster/drevo-blademaster-ultimate-keyboard-with-programma?ref=9k2fpr
  20. I know Corsair already makes a wired K63 and the wireless SE version for the Lapboard, but the backlighting from neither of these are particularly easy on the eyes. What I propose, therefore, is either a Wired K63 RGB compatible with this accessory, or a Wireless K63 RGB which, when unplugged, defaults to white backlighting to conserve power... It is preferred as well that the keyboard offers Cherry MX "Red", "Speed" and "Silent" switch-options.
  21. @Bhaalspawn Mystic Light is listed on their microsite for the product - https://www.corsair.com/uk/en/vengeance-rgb-pro-memory To paraphrase, it looks like you took the best RAM on the market, and made it better ;): Now they look really purdy for a case like some competitor-chips, and with plans of over 4600MHz, there's never been a better time to get a new PC.
  22. An amazing, beautiful upgrade to the 500D :cool: I've loved the LL fans since they were released, and they really make this tempered glass version of the case shine.
  23. A nice competitor to some of Lian-Li's cases. I think if I were to suggest some improvements, however, the case's front-right panel could allow the 2.5in drives to be hot-swapperble with an alternate I/O shroud. In addition I would've expected that, given it can come with LL RGB fans, the logo would be as well since there is just enough space for an LED interface behind it.
  24. I've waited for this case for a long time, but do have a few, small gripes. I realise you wanted to minimise tempered glass at the top to cut down on price, though I think you missed a golden opportunity to work with modders - if the pieces either side had been optimised for 3D printing, it would've allowed people to attach their own grill designs above the dust filters. Offering a 1000D-version of the 570X Mirror's RGB PSU Shroud would be a nice accessory as well, and this case now provides the perfect opportunity to make a 200mm LL RGB fan... Apart from these, it's much less expensive than I anticipated, which more than competes with Phanteks' super tower. Excellent job :sunglasse
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