Ultimate Software Control with the Corsair Link Commander Mini

 

The new Corsair Link Commander Mini is a tremendous evolution over the first generation Commander, giving you full voltage control over up to six fans, support for one RGB LED lighting chain, and connectors for up to four thermistors…and that’s before you even get into the Corsair Link ecosystem. A single small box connected to an internal USB 2.0 header and powered by a single SATA power lead.

Corsair Link has had a slow but steady progression since its initial rollout. The software, the Corsair Link Dashboard, is your interface with Corsair Link-enabled hardware, and it allows for a level of precision in Windows that you just can’t get with conventional motherboard fan control.

For starters, the new Commander Mini features fan voltage control in the hardware. While PWM fans are typically preferable, with the Commander Mini, you can now easily control any three-pin fans you plug into the unit. If you need additional fans, our Cooling Node can be connected to the Commander Mini to handle five more, but is PWM only. Hydro Series H80i and H100i coolers with fans connected to their headers are also fully controllable by Corsair Link.

Any Corsair product that features RGB LEDs can also be controlled in the Corsair Link Dashboard, and that includes RGB LED strips plugged directly into the Commander Mini or expanded upon with the Corsair Link Lighting Node. You can set them to change color depending on individual system temperatures, or just have them pulse between two colors. The LEDs in the cap of your H100i can gradually change from blue to red as your CPU heats up, or you can have LED strips in the case brighten or darken as your graphics card heats up.

HXi and AXi series power supplies can also have their loads monitored and Over Current Protection toggled from within Corsair Link, either by connecting to the Commander Mini or plugging directly into a USB 2.0 header on your motherboard.

This is really the tip of the iceberg. Corsair Link has been admittedly rocky in the early going, but the Commander Mini is a substantial hardware revision designed to improve functionality and reliability. Meanwhile, the Corsair Link Dashboard itself continues to see great strides and a renewed focus on development, and there are big plans for the future of the Corsair Link ecosystem.

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  • Pete Dodds's gravatar Pete Dodds said:
    7/29/2014 3:07 PM

    So when will this be available?

  • Josh's gravatar Josh said:
    7/29/2014 4:40 PM

    What Pete said.

  • Friction's gravatar Friction said:
    7/29/2014 8:17 PM

    Where are we supposed to install that monstrosity?

  • Frédéric Lepage's gravatar Frédéric Lepage said:
    7/29/2014 11:29 PM

    I had to return to the previous version 2.4.5110 because the latest version didn't work for me too ! I am runnning AX860i with H100i on Windows 8.1 and Asus Z87 / I7 4770K

  • Frédéric Lepage's gravatar Frédéric Lepage said:
    7/29/2014 11:34 PM

    I had to return to the previous version 2.4.5110 because the latest version didn't work for me too ! I am runnning AX860i with H100i on Windows 8.1 and Asus Z87 / I7 4770K

  • Will's gravatar Will said:
    7/30/2014 6:27 PM

    Will the software be fully tested and fixed before release, or are we going to see the same problems as we are with the current Corsair Link software versions?

  • Tye Lucas's gravatar Tye Lucas said:
    8/6/2014 9:21 AM

    Take my money now please!!! I need this yesterday...When will this be released?

  • Neil Nicely's gravatar Neil Nicely said:
    8/6/2014 2:54 PM

    I have the same basic setup: AX860i with H100i on Windows 8.1 with an Asus Z87-Deluxe/Quad MB and and an I7-4770K, and the latest version does not display the AX860i, The version 2.4.5110 does display it, but the power tab shows three sets of the PSU! At least it displays on the "system" tab the fan speed and the temperature. No version will display my "i" linked memory module temps.

  • TruthsSon's gravatar TruthsSon said:
    8/12/2014 9:38 AM

    Pls link a add to cart here. I am ready for it now. I have stuff I need to control and light. lol. Never seen it so hard to get a company to take my money for a product. Use the K.I.S.S. way of product sales here. Show it and add link to buy it. Have a nice day.

  • ROLLAND Guy's gravatar ROLLAND Guy said:
    8/18/2014 8:40 AM

    Thank you to tell me how to buy one .....in France as possible..

  • Tony's gravatar Tony said:
    8/25/2014 2:56 AM

    Corsair Link doesn't even work with my H100i and windows 8.1, why would I trust Corsair to develop this product? That's right, I wouldn't. /DON'T TOUCH THIS PRODUCT WITH A STICK.

  • Neil Nicely's gravatar Neil Nicely said:
    9/23/2014 6:34 AM

    Unlike claim above, it does NOT read and display Thermister temps. Also, there is No programming code to read and display important Memory temps from the AirFlow Flow display. System display is reset to zero temps and fan speeds upon PC shutdown and boot, if it even displays them at all. . Critically needs more Software programming updates, as the Corsair Link software is not reliable for use at this version point. Users have spent too much frustrating time asking, complaining and trying to get it to work, when the software is so weak, and far from robust. Corsair read your own Forum posts!

  • Neil Nicely's gravatar Neil Nicely said:
    9/23/2014 6:36 AM

    For the Corsair Commander Mini, unlike claim above, it does NOT read and display Thermister temps. Also, there is No programming code to read and display important Memory temps from the AirFlow Pro display. System display is reset to zero temps and fan speeds upon PC shutdown and boot, if it even displays them at all. . Critically needs more Software programming updates, as the Corsair Link software is not reliable for use at this version point. Users have spent too much frustrating time asking, complaining and trying to get it to work, when the software is so weak, and far from robust. Corsair, read your own Forum posts!

  • Neil Nicely's gravatar Neil Nicely said:
    9/23/2014 6:40 AM

    For the Corsair Commander Mini, unlike claim above, it does NOT read and display Thermister temps. Also, there is No programming code to read and display important Memory temps from the AirFlow Pro display. System display is reset to zero temps and fan speeds upon PC shutdown and boot, if it even displays them at all. . Critically needs more Software programming updates, as the Corsair Link software is not reliable for use at this version point. Users have spent too much frustrating time asking, complaining and trying to get it to work, when the software is so weak, and far from robust. Corsair, read your own Forum posts!

  • Anthony Webster's gravatar Anthony Webster said:
    9/29/2014 3:42 AM

    Where in the UK can i buy Corsair Commander Mini?

 
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