Corsair and Infsite A.G. Dream PC
By Jake Crimmins, on April 9th, 2013
What components would you use to build your Corsair Dream PC? Corsair's Ronaldo Buassali recently visited Infsite A.G. in Brazil to build a Corsair Dream PC. Check out some photos of this awesome PC.
Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Spring Cleaning
By Mike Clements, on March 29th, 2012
Spring is in the air. Spring brings about many things such as showers, flowers and spring cleaning. And, many times a spring cleaning job becomes so much more work than you initially thought it would but, that's not always a bad thing!
In August of 2011, we published a blog post using an Obsidian Series® 650D Mid-Tower Case. The goal for that system was for it be silent, or as close to silent as we could get it. That worked out pretty well. It worked out so well in fact that this has been my daily driver since that time and it has performed flawlessly.
Sandy Bridge-E Build Log
By Jake Crimmins, on November 15th, 2011
The new Sandy Bridge-E based 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family CPUs and the X79 motherboards make up the foundation of Intel's new platform geared towards enthusiasts. Sandy Bridge-E features a quad channel memory controller with the ability to run up to 64GB of memory. The memory controller also supports up to DDR3-1600 natively. There were also improvements made to improve overclocking as well. The socket has been changed to 2011 pins to support quad channel memory as well as more PCI-E lanes.
Silent, or Close to It: 650D + Intel Sandy Bridge/P67 Build Log
By Mike Clements, on August 3rd, 2011
Simon and Garfunkel once famously sang in a hit song from the 1960s “these are the sounds of silence”. I always thought that was a curious expression. If something produces sound, then it’s not silent.
I was thinking about that fact recently when I read over some communications I had with Rajinder “Raja” Gill and Juan “JJ” Guerrero from ASUS. We were discussing just how cool the new second generation Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs can be run and also the plethora of power saving options on current P67/Z68 based motherboards. It’s getting extremely easy to build a really quiet and powerful PC.
This discussion started me thinking about building a silent, or at least a very quiet PC. JJ suggested that I take a take a look at the ASUS P67 Sabertooth paired with a 2500K CPU. I liked the information I found so, I got 1 of each and then I started a very careful parts selection which resulted in an outstanding system, pictured below.