Hardware 28 - Chatting with Corsair

Posted on 25th Sep 2011 at 11:30 by Podcast with 16 comments

Paul, James and Harry go a little peripheral crazy in this week's hardware podcast, but that's understandable as they're joined by special guest Reuben Mookerjee, vice president of Corsair's Component division.

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of peripheral design, however, we do have time to cover one or two of the most pressing stories of the week. First on the list is Intel's announcement that it will be selling a low-cost liquid cooler for use with its forthcoming LGA2011 CPUs.

Also discussed is Intel's first demonstration of its solar powered CPU, and the world record overclock that AMD has recently applied to one of its Bulldozer CPUs.

We spend the second half of the podcast grilling Reuben about what makes a good peripheral, what innovations he's seen in the market that really impress him and where this market is likely to go in the future. We also talk about Corsair's new range of Vengeance peripherals, and what convinced Corsair that the time was right to enter this particular market.

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As always, we've also got our weekly competition in which five lucky winners will each walk away with a Corsair branded Ogio satchel bag.

As ever, the bit-tech hardware podcast features music by Brad Sucks, and was recorded on Shure microphones. You can download the podcast direct, listen in-browser or subscribe through iTunes using the links below. Also, be sure to let us know your thoughts about the discussion in the forums.


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chiper136 25th September 2011, 11:41 Quote
Another long Sunday at work, another pod cast :D
Lockon Stratos 25th September 2011, 17:15 Quote
Thermaltake girl sounds so depressed :(
r3loaded 25th September 2011, 19:29 Quote
Hehe, another "over 9000" joke :)
Bazz 25th September 2011, 19:40 Quote
Sounds sad, but since winning the BitTech Corsair prize last year, and having problems with what I won (H50 cooler decided to leak over my computer), Corsair refuse to deal with it (actually ignored me), I am no longer interested in anything to do with Corsair.
Maybe during this type of thing, they should be asked about problems end users have with their products, whether purchased or won in prizes.
DavC 25th September 2011, 20:56 Quote
That does sound bad Bazz... Also had problems with one of their products (Nova 2 SSD) and after plenty of research others have had the same problem and Corsair refuse to do anything about it, wont even aknowledge its a problem :(
GregTheRotter 25th September 2011, 22:38 Quote
LOL speaking of thermaltake girl, sounds a bit chavvy dun she? I listened to her accent when she ebuyer, and it made me think of catherine tate am i bovered etc xD
GregTheRotter 25th September 2011, 22:38 Quote
*rage* *when she SAID*
thehippoz 25th September 2011, 23:18 Quote
roid rage.. what ever happened to that domino liquid cooler, remember hearing that guy was flying around paying everyone off xD like the huang of closed loop water cooling

did they go out of business? think corsair good at psu's.. have 2 of em myself- and the memory seems to last without tinkering

have to see with the mouse and all that other stuff, keyboard
Sutura 26th September 2011, 10:29 Quote
The girl on TT add really sounds not very encouraging...and they do have nice products out there. :) Howw do you take part in the weekly competition?
Bazz 26th September 2011, 13:08 Quote
Originally Posted by DavC
That does sound bad Bazz... Also had problems with one of their products (Nova 2 SSD) and after plenty of research others have had the same problem and Corsair refuse to do anything about it, wont even aknowledge its a problem :(

I can understand if I was a repeat RMA'er but this was the first Corsair products I had ever had, and I was happy with them, until the H50 decided to dump itself over my PC.

What makes me laugh, is that this was a promotional type thing, through BitTech and Corsair, and neither seem to be interested, but hey.

Won for free, so shouldn't expect anything more than that, just a shame that Corsair products caused me to update my system due to damage, which means I was out of pocket, so not really a freebee.

Still, don't touch Corsair anymore, using competitors products which seem to be 'better'!
thehippoz 26th September 2011, 16:26 Quote
that's the hazard with those closed loop coolers.. that story has been told over and over on the internet when the pump fails and the liquid explodes- mainly on the domino though

it's almost a joke how much this actually happens.. seems noone wants to cover it though :)
l3v1ck 26th September 2011, 22:03 Quote
An excellent podcast. Very interesting.
WildThing 27th September 2011, 11:27 Quote
Great podcast, very interesting to hear someone from Corsair who really knows what they're talking about.
braincake 28th September 2011, 17:00 Quote
as you have seen bulldozer, does that mean you now have it in house, if yes reply with an obscure reference so noone from AMD knows if you said yes or no
Fuganater 28th September 2011, 17:34 Quote
offtopic but I would like to get this on Zune...
Sutura 15th November 2011, 22:50 Quote
Finally, got this old topic. I didn't want to open a new one. I know that podcasting is a dying janra, but are you going to make more? There's been quite a while with no hardware podcast. Say if it over with the podcasts.
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