Corsair has announced that its iCUE LINK RGB CPU coolers, iCUE LINK QX RGB fans, and iCUE LINK System Hub are now available for purchase immediately from the Corsair webstore and its worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. All of these products fall under Corsair’s new iCUE LINK Smart Component Ecosystem, ushering in a single-cable approach to system building with a universal connector for components.
- CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear and systems for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, launched a new generation of cooling components that usher in the revolutionary iCUE LINK ecosystem.
- iCUE LINK is able to connect a wide range of devices via a single cable standard that carries both power and data, transforming PC building and cable management.
- This initial wave of products includes iCUE LINK RGB CPU Coolers, iCUE LINK QX RGB fans, and the iCUE LINK System Hub.
- iCUE LINK changes the way that DIY enthusiasts and newcomers alike build PCs, offering simpler installation and vastly reducing cable complexity to make building a PC easier and more accessible than ever before.
- The iCUE LINK ecosystem is expected to drive an increase in the total market demand for PC components due to the reduced barrier to entry in the PC building process.
From a Corsair press release:
Able to connect a wide range of devices via a single cable standard that carries both power and data, iCUE LINK transforms PC building and cable management in a way that will change how enthusiasts build PCs forever. This initial wave of products includes iCUE LINK RGB CPU Coolers, iCUE LINK QX RGB fans, and the iCUE LINK System Hub. iCUE LINK changes the way that DIY enthusiasts and newcomers alike build PCs, offering simpler installation and vastly reducing cable complexity to make building a PC easier and more accessible than ever before.
First unveiled at Computex 2023, the iCUE LINK ecosystem transforms the PC building experience with an unprecedented single-cable approach to system building. Doing away with the multiple connector types, controllers, and nests of cables that have become commonplace in today’s PCs, iCUE LINK utilizes a universal connector for all its components. Furthermore, each device connects directly to the next, creating a series of linked devices that all connect to the System Hub with just one cable delivering both power and data to them all.
iCUE LINK RGB CPU Coolers deliver fantastic cooling performance and brilliant visuals. Available in 240mm, 280mm, 360mm, and 420mm sizes respectively, the H100i, H115i, H150i, and H170i come equipped with the new QX RGB fans and a split-flow copper cold plate for extreme cooling efficiency. Hidden wiring, with connections moved to the end of the radiator, means there are no distracting wires around the pump head, resulting in a flawless look at the center of your system.
QX RGB fans are also available as standalone products, in both 120mm and 140mm sizes as multi-fan starter kits or single fan expansions. Spinning up to 2,400 RPM (120mm) or 2,000 RPM (140mm) with precise PWM control, these fans deliver powerful cooling alongside the low-noise and increased longevity that comes from CORSAIR’s new Magnetic Dome bearing. Of course, their most eye-catching feature is an astonishing 34 RGB LEDs per fan, fully customizable in CORSAIR iCUE software with a bevy of lighting modes including the new iCUE LINK-exclusive Time Warp – a precisely timed lighting effect that creates the illusion that your fans are frozen in place.
Lastly, the iCUE LINK System Hub ties everything together, connecting and controlling up to 14 iCUE LINK devices at once. Measuring just 2”x2” and magnetically attaching to nearly any metal surface in your case, the System Hub discretely manages the entire ecosystem without drawing any attention away from your build. iCUE LINK System Hubs are included with every RGB CPU cooler and QX RGB Starter Kit, or available as a standalone purchase.
iCUE LINK represents an exciting and unprecedented shift in the DIY PC market. CORSAIR expects adoption of this groundbreaking ecosystem to drive an increase in the total market demand for PC components due to the reduced barrier to entry in the PC building process. Consumers who previously considered building their own PC have often been deterred by the perceived complexity and steep learning curve. By vastly reducing the amount of cables and connections in a PC, iCUE LINK reduces the difficulty of building a beautiful PC such that first time builders need no longer be intimidated.
In addition, iCUE LINK serves as a platform for future feature development. The products releasing today are only the first wave in a growing ecosystem that will expand in Q3 2023 to include custom cooling components, widely regarded as the most complex and niche segment of the DIY market. CORSAIR is also examining the potential of licensing the iCUE LINK ecosystem and its proprietary connector to reach even more prospective consumers to create a simplified standard in the DIY components space.