COMPUTEX 2013 - Corsair Releases Two New Cases and Showcases New Peripherals James White June 7, 2013 News, Shows & Events 8 Flares 8 Flares × After releasing some "vengeful memory" at COMPUTEX 2013, Corsair continues to refine their award-winning PC case line-ups with some more new products. The Corsair Carbide series that is getting new members. This will be a refreshing change as Corsair has a completely new idea for PC case design as well as a more conventional one with the release of the Carbide Air 540 and Carbide 330R. The new corsair Carbide 330R is focused on pleasing those that need a quiet PC by taking the normal noise reduction methods to their logical extremes. The rubber feet, front 140 mm silent fan, direct airflow path design, and sound damping material on the top, both side panels, and front door help to minimize any noise. The Carbide series sleek design is also taken to the logic extreme complete with few external openings. The Carbide 330R still has an impressive component support list fitting up to Extended ATX motherboards, 5 fans, has USB 3.0 onboard, and four internal HDD trays. The 330R is also available now with an MSRP of $89.99 US. The new Corsair Carbide Air 540 is the case that garners attention with a double wide design. It divides up components into two compartments, allowing for better airflow and easier installation. The Air 540 also features magnetic dust filters, support for two liquid cooling radiators ( 240/280 mm radiator on top and 360/280/240 mm radiator in front), extra-large side window, and support for up to 6 storage drives. If nothing else this $139.99 US case promises to turn heads. Corsair will also be releasing three new keyboards to their already impressive lineup this upcoming July with the mechanical K70 and K65 as well as the membrane key K50. All three feature 100% anti-ghosting matrix, 1000 Hz polling, full key rollover, and the backlighting. The K50 will feature 18 programmable gaming keys, 6 multimedia keys, on board memory, and RGB backlight color selection. Stepping up to the mechanical keyboards gives you a new range of options. The K65 will feature a compact "tenkeyless" design (no numberpad), 18 programmable keys, backlighting of any color, and Cherry MX Red switches. The top-tier K70 is where you get your choice of Cherry MX switches (Red, Brown or Blue), gun-metal anodized aluminum chassis and individually programmable blue backlighting for each key. Finally to round things out Corsair is also releasing two new mice to their lineup this month in the Raptor M40 and M30. Both will feature a 4000 DPI optical sensor, PTFE glide pads, and on-the-fly DPI switching. The Raptor M series are both solid, well designed mice with user comfort and high responsiveness in mind. The Raptor M30 and M40 will have an US MSRP of $49.99 and $59.99 respectively which makes them both very affordable options. For more information on all these products, check out the press releases posted below. Corsair Carbide PC Case Press Release » New Corsair PC Cases Get the Cool and Silent Treatment – Corsair Unveils Carbide Air 540 and Carbide 330R Cases at Computex 2013 – June 4, 2013 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced two new mid-tower PC cases—the Carbide Series Air 540 and the Carbide Series 330R. Both cases incorporate innovative and unique features for superior cooling and quiet operation. Carbide Series Air 540 High Airflow Mid-tower PC Case The Carbide Series Air 540 is designed with a wider form factor with two “side-by-side” chambers and a Direct Airflow Path™ layout. This unique design helps the case deliver best-in-class cooling at incredibly low noise levels. The main chamber of the Carbide Series Air 540 houses the motherboard and hot-swap 3.5” drives for superior drive cooling and quick swapping. The second chamber holds the power supply, SSDs, and 5.25” drives behind the motherboard tray. The separate compartments make building a breeze and provide cleaner cable routing and superior cooling for system devices. In addition, layout in each chamber is optimized to limit obstructions and streamline airflow from the intake fans to the hottest PC components, resulting in lower temperatures and noise levels. Support for Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, Extended ATX motherboards and ATX power supplies Eight tool-free expansion slots that supports cards lengths up to 12.5” (320 mm) Mount points for six 120 mm or five 140 mm fans (or 240/280 mm radiator on top and 360/280/240 mm radiator in front) Two 5.25”, two hot-swap 3.5”, and four 2.5” tool-free drive bays Removable front magnetic low-restriction dust filter Built-in cable routing cutouts with grommets Two USB 3.0 ports plus headphone/mic jacks on front panel Oversized flush-mount window 16.5" (407 mm) deep x 17” (432 mm) wide x 18" (457 mm) tall Carbide Series 330R Quiet Mid-tower PC Case Corsair announces the quiet, attractive Carbide Series 330R for low noise home computing. Unlike other products targeted towards the low-noise fanatics, the Carbide Series 330R is designed for both low noise levels and excellent cooling performance at an attractive price point. The case is laid out with a Direct Airflow Path from the 140 mm front intake fan to provide efficient cooling to the hottest components. Noise dampening material on the top panel, side panels, and front door combined with rubber feet help keep the PC quiet, and the top panel can be removed for 240 mm radiator installation if desired. Couple that with features like built-in USB 3.0 and SSD capabilities and the 330R is an attractive solution for the low noise enthusiast. Support for Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, Extended ATX motherboards and ATX power supplies Noise dampening material on the top panel, side panels, and front door Direct Airflow Path Up to Five fan mount locations (front 120/140 mm x 2, top 120/140 mm x 2, rear 120 mm) USB 3.0 on front panel Four hard drive trays with dual HDD and SSD compatibility Tool free 5.25” and 3.5” drive installation Built-in cable routing cutouts with grommets 19.5” (495 mm) deep x 8.3” (210 mm) wide x 19” (482 mm) tall “Corsair cases are known for being good-looking, easy to build, and highly configurable,” commented Thi La, Senior VP and GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. “The Carbide Air 540 and 330R cases build on this tradition with Direct Airflow Path layouts for even better cooling and quieter operation.” Visit Corsair at Computex 2013 in Taiwan Corsair will be showcasing new products at the Grand Hyatt Taipei #2448 in Taipei from June 4-7 from the hours of 9AM-6PM. Pricing, Availability, and Warranty The list prices for Carbide Series Air 540 and Carbide Series 330R are $139.99 and $89.99 respectively. The cases are available now from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. Both are backed with a two-year warranty and Corsair’s reknown customer service and technical support. Corsair Peripheral Press Release » Corsair Expands PC Gaming Peripherals Lineup – Corsair Unveils New Vengeance and Raptor Gaming Keyboards and Mice at Computex 2013 – June 4, 2013 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer of high-performance PC gaming hardware, today announced the addition of four gaming keyboards and two gaming mice to the company's Vengeance and Raptor Gaming lines. Vengeance K70 Gaming Keyboards – Now with Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Blue Key Switches In March, Corsair released the Vengeance K70 fully mechanical gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Red key switches designed for gamers who prefer a hair trigger key response. To meet the demand of users who prefer a different key feel, Corsair has expanded the K70 line to include two new versions equipped with Cherry MX Blue and Cherry MX Brown key switches. Both switch types require slightly more finger pressure to trigger and provide a more distinct tactile feel, with the Cherry MX Brown switches providing a less audible click. Both of the new Vengeance K70 keyboards versions are housed in a rugged, brushed, gun-metal anodized aluminum chassis and have individually programmable blue backlighting for each key. Like all Vengeance K70 keyboards, the new models feature dedicated media keys as well as a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, full key rollover and a 1000 Hz reporting rate for fast, accurate input for gaming. Vengeance K65 Compact Mechnical Gaming Keyboard Designed for gamers on the go or with limited desk space, the Vengeance K65 is the most compact high-performance fully mechanical gaming keyboard in Corsair’s arsenal. By omitting the numpad and maintaining full-size key spacing, Corsair minimized the Vengeance K65’s footprint without compromising typing comfort. The keyboard features Cherry MX Red key switches for a smooth, linear key response and ultra fast reaction times. The Vengeance K65 has a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, full key rollover, a 1000 Hz reporting rate for rapid input without dropping critical keystrokes. The keyboard comes with a detachable cable for easy packing. Raptor K50 Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting The Corsair Raptor K50 gaming keyboard combines a comfortable membrane key feel, onboard macro storage, 100% anti-ghosting with full-key rollover on USB, and 16.8 million color customizable backlighting to create a precision gaming keyboard that can be customized for specific games, tactics, and playing styles. The keyboard features 18 programmable gaming keys and three banks for up to 54 macros that can be stored in the keyboard's built-in memory. The Raptor K50 also has six dedicated multimedia keys for convenient music and video playback and a Windows® lock key for uninterrupted game play. Raptor M40 Gaming Mouse The Corsair Raptor M40 gaming mouse is designed for gaming performance. It features a powerful gaming-tuned Avago ADNS-3090 4000 DPI optical sensor, fast response time, large PTFE glide pads, high-mass scroll wheel all housed in comfortable right-handed design with a textured, soft-touch surface. The Raptor M40 also has an adjustable weight system and seven programmable buttons with macros and for critical gaming functions. In addition, instant DPI switching allows gamers to swiftly toggle between high sensor resolution for fast motion, and low resolution for super-accurate aiming. Raptor M30 Gaming Mouse Corsair Raptor M30 gaming mouse is designed for performance, and features a game-tuned Avago ADNS-3090 4000 DPI optical gaming sensor, extra-large PTFE glide pads, and fast response time for superior control and deadly accuracy. The mouse's six buttons enable one-click access to critical game functions, and on-the-fly DPI switching with a DPI LED indicator let gamers instantly switch to a lower sensor resolution for amazing long-range weapon accuracy. The right-handed design also has a soft-touch finish, a rubber thumb grip and a low-friction braided cable. Pricing, Availability, and Warranty The list prices for the new products are: They products will be sold through Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. All are backed by a two year warranty and Corsair customer service and technical support. Visit Corsair at Computex 2013 in Taiwan Corsair will be showcasing new products at the Grand Hyatt Taipei #2448 in Taipei from June 4-7 from the hours of 9AM-6PM.