Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;14613849
No matter how cool $140 can get you a lot of processing or graphical power. Unless your are going for a 2K+ system $140 looks too much.
The base unit is $99, the lighting unit costs $40 more for three RGB LED lighting strips and a dual channel lighting controller.
I know guys that have spent $50-$100 on cold cathodes or single-color EL strips, and that's not even software controllable. I think an extra $40 for the lighting kit is well worth it for guys that like lights in their cases.
And of course, the Corsair Link kit isn't really designed to be added to a budget build. If you're building a $750 gaming rig, then Corsair Link isn't for you - but if you've already got a pretty good system and you're maxing out your framerates on your monitor in modern games (like I am), then you start looking for ways to make your PC more functional. If it's already fast enough - what else can you do to it?
Corsair Link lets you make your system work exactly how you want it to. Any fan you plug into it, the system identifies the max RPM and lets you scale the fan speeds anywhere from off to maximum based on any temp in the case or just your own whim.