Corsair is water-cooled gaming PC barebone for the living room




Corsair has announced at Computex the Bulldog, a barebones kit for a living room PC that games with 4K resolution should be able to play. Chilling must keep noise and heat under control. The kit should appear in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldog is a PC for the living room which, according to Corsair, games in 4K resolution should be played. The rectangular black case with red accents has dimensions of 38.1 x 43.2 x 12.7 cm, with which the housing is a bit bigger than a console like the Xbox One, but smaller than that of many gaming PCs. Corsair supplies the system as diy-kit: it may or may not be capable of games on a 4K resolution to play therefore depends on the hardware choices of the purchaser. Besides the cabinet itself which contains the cooling system, a mini-ITX motherboard for current processors from Intel and a SFF -power supply of 600W Corsair has developed itself. Users need to add another processor, video card, RAM and storage to create a working system.

Corsair has the Bulldog equipped with water cooling, which the cabinet despite the compact size must be suitable for powerful components that can be overclocked. The kit includes a manufacturer’s H5SF Hydro Series CPU cooler, which is mounted on top of the motherboard and also provides other internal components of cooling. The cooler blows warm air from the case by a small radiator perpendicular to the direction of rotation of the fan state. Despite its small form factor, the company promises a cooling capacity of 150W, more than enough for most processors.

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For a water-cooled full-length video card space is kept, but a cooling system for the video card must be purchased separately. Corsair sells a separate cooling system with a combination of air and water cooling for $ 99, converted 90 euros; The company also comes with its own air / water-cooled graphics cards are designed with MSI. At launch will be the Nvidia Geforce Titan X, GTX980Ti, GTX980 and GTX970 are available. In the closet fit further three internal 2.5 “drives; space for an optical drive seems to be missing in the front panel is a cover with behind 2x USB 3.0 and audio connections..

The Bulldog must be somewhere at the beginning of the fourth quarter of this year in the store. The expected retail price of US $ 399. What the device here is going to cost in euros is not yet clear.

For gamers who want to use mouse and keyboard in the living room, Corsair brings the Lapdog: a holder for both input devices that can be placed on the lap. The unit is 66 cm wide and 26,7cm deep; the weight is 2,26kg. At the bottom is a pillow of memory foam. The Lapdog wired must be connected to the PC, to avoid delays. A built-in powered USB hub provides next three ports for mouse and keyboard ports on the side. Without a keyboard is the suggested $ 99; including keyboard should be $ 100 more counted down.

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