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.
The newly released H80i and H100i are the latest and most advanced all-in-one liquid coolers that Corsair has ever built. Building on the success of the previous H80 and H100, the new coolers benefit from improvements in performance, ease of use and increased functionality with built-in Corsair Link V2 integration. In addition to these improvements, enthusiasts will appreciate that the units are quieter than ever before.
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.
As it turns out, even air cooling's best and brightest may not be able to top Corsair Hydro Series performance.
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.
If you want to know what the specific differences are between the models in our extensive Hydro Series CPU Liquid Cooler line - and which of our cases they're compatible with - this article will tell you everything you need to know.