Boddaker and DarthBeavis at the Maker Faire
By Mike Clements, on August 1st, 2013
The Maker Faire is very interesting event. Here is a quote from their website that explains it very well:
"Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these "makers" come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned."
As part of their support for the 2013 Bay Area Maker Faire, NVIDIA had galactically renowned modders Brian "Boddaker" Carter and Richard "DarthBeavis" Surroz on hand to display their incredible computer building and modding skills. Speaking of skills, Boddaker made this Maker Faire sign from scratch.
Using a AXi Series PSU and Corsair Link's "power" tab with different configurations to determine power usage during different tasks
By Jonny Gerow, on May 31st, 2013
I was curious as to how much power my gaming PC uses with one, two and three graphics cards installed and how that compared to using the integrated graphics of my Intel® Core™ i5 CPU. Corsair Link and my Corsair AX Series Digital ATX PSU helped me determine that! In this blog entry, I show how much power my PC uses with the different configurations.
Right now I have a Core i5-3570K running at 3.4GHz and three Gigabyte GTX670 2GB cards each running at 980MHz.
Currently, I'm just sitting here typing this while listening to music streaming on Pandora. Not a lot going on, so I'm seeing what sums up to a whole lot of nothing going on within Corsair Link. I'm pulling 224.9W from the wall, which is still a lot... but that's primarily because I'm keeping three graphics cards powered even though I'm not using them. Spoiler: We'll see that number lower as I take cards out of the system, even sitting here doing a whole lot of nothing.
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Haswell compatibility with Corsair power supplies
By Jonny Gerow, on May 9th, 2013
A report recently published over at the VR-Zone discussing the new 4th generation Intel Core processors, code-named "Haswell", and their ability to go into a lower power sleep state than any previous processor has caused some concern about PSU compatability with the new processor.
When an Intel Core (i3, i5, i7) processor is idle, it goes into a sleep state that requires less power than when the CPU is active. Since the motherboard voltage regulation modules that provide power to the CPU gets their power from the power supply's +12V rail, these sleep states can dramatically reduce the load on the power supply's +12V rail.
Corsair Link Lighting Node
By Jeff Checchi, on May 2nd, 2013
The Corsair Link Lighting Node is a component that comes with our Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit, but many people do not know that can be used independently, without other Corsair Link components. The Lighting Node offers quick and easy lighting control for your system, and comes with everything you need to light up the inside of your case in a color of your choice. If you want to have more advanced functionality and control over the Lighting Node, there are some ways of linking it up with other hardware components, but first let's talk about the stand alone functionality of the Corsair Link Lighting Node.