Corsair news mini-roundup. New PSUs and RAM toys!

"Corsair have announced 3 new PSUs including a 1200w and the new AirFlow parametric RAM data display."

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Corsair news mini-roundup. New PSUs and RAM toys!

Well, like the ASUS article a few days ago this one’s going to have multiple pages. There’s not a huge seminar to go over this time though so you’ll only have to click ‘next’ once.

First off, Corsair have announced their new Professional Series™Gold AX1200, AX850 and AX750 fully-modular power supply units, coming in at a staggering 1200, 850 and 750 watts respectively.

The Professional Series Gold range of power supplies have been designed from the ground-up by Corsair’s engineers to be the highest-performing and most technologically advanced PSUs on the market.

Corsair Professional Series Gold power supplies exceed the requirements for 80 Plus Gold certification, delivering over 90% efficiency at 50% load when using a 115V AC input. This increases to over 92% efficiency when used with the 230V AC voltage input specification in Europe. Combined with an advanced cooling design, Corsair's Professional Series Gold PSUs are exceptionally quiet and efficient.

The Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200, AX850 and AX750 PSUs feature fully modular low-profile cables. Corsair state that all Professional Series Gold power supplies are able to continuously sustain their full rated output at an ambient temperature of up to 50°C, impressive stuff. Corsair are backing up the new PSU’s with a seven year limited warranty.

It’s no secret that here at OC3D we like Corsair’s power supplies. Just ask on the forums and I’m sure you’ll find many reasons why. With the GTX400 series now out and pulling enough power to heat a small room, it looks like high wattage power supplies are back in. Corsair couldn’t have picked a better time to release a 1.2KW beast, and with their proven track record, it could be something very special indeed.

That’s not all though, Corsair are a memory manufacturer after all. Take a look at the next page for more exciting news and a look at their new ‘AirFlow’ RAM display....

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11-05-2010, 02:36:56

Top of the morning folks,

So I was being harassed by a charity promoter near Holborn yesterday and I had an idea. As a website, is it worth our while to try to gain coverage and popularity by holding some sort of charity fund raiser? If you’re not entirely sure what I mean, just run with me on this one. :p

Suppose we held a LAN Party. We could hire a venue for 25 – 100 participants, who have to pay a £xx entry fee. It could be a “bring your own” computer style event or perhaps there could be a fixed number of gaming desktops or laptops donated by manufacturers for the day. If we could get games and manufacturer reps involved, it could even be possible to hold Overclocking and Games competitions (dependent on entry fee). While of course a substantial proportion of the entry fees would go towards the overheads of such an event, I dare say there’s potential to raise a sizable amount for national (Teenage Cancer Trust, Cancer Research, Leukaemia Research Fund, British Heart Foundation) or international (Unicef, Oxfam) charities.

I concede that there are a number of fundamental issues with the idea. The major one being manufacturer’s willingness to participate as it’s quite possible that an event of this size simply isn’t worth their while. Should we wish to try and acquire a number of desktop or laptop machines for the event, perhaps we could propose a “shoot-out” between a number of popular manufacturers’ machines. Let’s say Mesh, Overclockers UK, YoyoTech for argument’s sake. Prior to the event, we could promote, test and compare their machines to buggery and provide them with all the coverage that they could want. In return, each of them could offer us a number of their machines for the day. The same would hold for acquiring games and hardware for tournament style (gaming) or 3dmark (overclocking) competitions. Another issue would be acquiring the infrastructure for a LAN Party (server, large switches and a stupid amount of cabling). Likewise, monitors and peripherals pose a problem as manufacturers surely won't take kindly to such a request. This is why I also proposed gaming laptops.
I also figured that a day long event could raise plenty of money through hungry participants. For example, through a charity project that I worked with last year, we were able to buy Krispykreme donuts in bulk (roughly 37p a donut) through Harrods and sold them for £1 each (It goes without saying that this was VERY profitable). I'm sure however that the types of food and drink sold would be restricted by health & safety + liquor licensing.

In doing something like this, we provide manufacturers with plenty of good press, while also promoting ourselves at the same time. Meanwhile, the participants have the opportunity to spend the day playing a variety of games, stand the chance to win goodies and feel like they’ve made a charitable difference.

I have no idea if this could work in practice but I thought I’d put the idea out there while it was fresh in my mind. If not this, has anyone had similar ideas? :)

11-05-2010, 09:53:00

All good ideas Mul but from a business point of view any funds we can lay our hands on need to stay within the site untill manufacturers decide they need to spend again.

ATM its just not a good idea for us to be giving cash to anyone but the staff. And if manus have it to spend, for the time being at least we want it in our bank account!

Not to say we cant do something when things are more stable mind.

Hmmm Holborn... was that the NSPCC or the Monks this time? :p

11-05-2010, 17:44:26

As far as the generation of funds go, I figured as much. I suppose a LAN Party could be done with purely profit based intentions but there wouldn't be as much of an incentive for manufacturers to help us out with that. There's no getting around the issue of the event being fairly high risk as well.

The charity at Holborn was the NSPCC! If not them, it's usually Shelter. I'll never understand why they waste their time on roads like Kingsway which is full of commuters walking to KCL or LSE and any of the businesses in the area. Very few have time to stop and wait!

While I'm throwing out ideas, may I ask how difficult it'd be to implement a link to Twitter for every news article or review that's published? I appreciate that twitter is a little marmite, but I feel that it's an easy way to capture the attention of new readers as topics and user opinions/impressions spread like wildfire. Simply give the article link the treatment, offer a short blurb and #tag appropriately. We do have RSS Feeds but I dare say that today's "hipsters" spend more of their time on twitter

12-05-2010, 05:17:27

Twitbook was spoken about last year, we were just trying to find the time to implement it within the main site aswell.

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