NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 980 powered by their Maxwell architecture is a gaming marvel, but does it retain its incredible efficiency when we start pushing it?
Corsair Link has recently been updated to version 2, and what this means for users is that usability, compatibility and general functionality have all been greatly improved. The update coincides with two new product lines that have recently been updated to include Corsair Link support, right out of the box. These two product lines are the new AXi series PSUs, and the Hydro Series H100i and H80i CPU coolers. These "i" (intelligent) devices do not require any extra hardware to be purchased in order to utilize the Corsair Link V2 software — support for Corsair Link is built in. These both simplify the setup of Corsair Link, and lower the barrier of entry for people wanting to take advantage of the system monitoring and control that Corsair Link can provide.
In the last part of this series Jon Gerow talked about the hardware we chose for this build and how we put it all together. This time I am going to to give you a general overview of what the mining process actually entails, and talk a little about the software configuration and how I got it to start mining our glorious crypto currency.
The Corsair AXi Series PSUs have a lot of premium features. They use a digital signal processor for better performance, they're fully modular, and have a zero RPM fan mode at low loads. But one of the coolest things about the AXi power supplies, is their compatibility with the new Corsair Link software. Today, we take a look at the Corsair Link 2 software, or just "Link" for short, and more specifically how it gives you the ability to monitor AC input, DC output, the temperature and the fan speed of an AXi power supply.
The first thing I want to do is open up the "Graph" tab and set what I want to monitor in the "Config Panel" of this tab...
The new Corsair Link Commander Mini allows for precise control over fans, LEDs, and more entirely from the Corsair Link Dashboard software in Windows. It's not just a more integrated version of the old Corsair Link Commander, the hardware itself has been dramatically improved.