The new Vengeance Pro Series memory, that we launched at Computex 2013 last week, offers superior overclocking on the just release Intel Haswell processors. Vengeance Pro Series modules are built using an 8 layer PCB and highly screened memory ICs. Combining these features with the new aggressive heat spreader will allow these modules to reach frequencies never before seen.
Welcome to my build log of the new Obsidian Series 900D! This build log was done in preparation for the upcoming Computex show in Taiwan and I thought I would give you a little sneak preview of one of the systems we will be showing off.
We pride ourselves on producing lots on great technical content here at Corsair, but we know it's not always the easiest thing to find on our site. To help fix this problem, we created a new microsite at corsair.com that highlights our most recent or important technical content, along with downloads, videos, etc.
The easiest way to get there is right from the top menu of our site. You can then easily go straight to the product or content you are most interested in:
I stumbled across a very clever case/system build in our System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery section in the Corsair forum. This is a custom built wall mounted media server that forum member Complx has built and named VX-42. This is a great looking system and a space saver all at the same time.
The Neutron Series GTX SSDs are the flagship of the Corsair SSD lineup. In recent months we've moved from using 24nm NAND to 19nm NAND in these drives due to the industry transition to smaller process NAND. We also developed new firmware for both the existing 24nm based Neutron GTX drives and for the newer 19nm based Neutron GTX drives.
Corsair proudly brings you the Corsair SSD Toolbox. This helpful utility provides users with several powerful and useful tools for use with Corsair SSDs. Let's take a look.
The Corsair SSD Toolbox will run on:
We have provided a detailed help file which can be accessed by clicking on the question mark symbol shown here circled in red on the upper left side of the screen.
Building the modules
Building the world's fastest production memory is no easy feat, you need the right combination of hardware and memory ICs. To build just one Vengeance Extreme DRAM module requires screening through over 1000 memory ICs. Check out the video below for more info on how the modules are made.
When we originally introduced the Corsair Notebook Upgrade kit, we were really impressed with the Apricorn software. In fact, we used the term "chimple" to describe just how easy the kit was to use. It was so simple, a chimp could use it.
Customers related to us that they wanted a software cloning kit like this without having to buy the entire SSD based kit. So, we've created the new Corsair SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit which utilizes the same great software but also has an improved USB 3.0 connector.
The kit includes a USB 3.0 to SATA connector and the Corsair Data Migration software CD. The original connector was USB 2.0 but the new connector shown here is USB 3.0. The new connector is much faster than the original allowing up to 180MB/s read and write speeds.
NVIDIA has unleashed a Titan among us mortals. The new NVIDIA GTX Titan GPU offers amazing graphics processing power while consuming up to 250w of power. The stock cooling setup on these cards looks pretty impressive but of course, there are always people out there that are not content with stock.
Recently, I stumbled across a system build thread over at the EVGA forums. Member "dustingg" has taken two Hydro Series H50 CPU coolers and with some slight tubing modifications, he's attained cooling results rivaling much more expensive custom cooling solutions. We applaud dustingg for his ingenuity and we also really like his choice of PSUs.