At Computex 2023 we saw Corsair's new iCUE Link system which aims to ditch a load of messing cables and bring ARGB lighting up to date with a new system of interconnects. We were deeply impressed however we know better than to get suckered by demos at shows and we resolved to reserve our judgement until we could use the hardware ourselves. And now, that time has arrived!
01:21 Hardware / Cabling
04:02 iCue Link
04:50 Off to a rocky start
06:55 A clean start
08:15 The H150i RGB cooler (iCue Link)
10:50 Cooler install into 5000D Case
12:35 Control unit
12:50 System boot up / adding more fans
15:04 Let's do the timewarp again
17:43 Dominator Titanium – First Edition
22:39 A look at the RAM running
23:06 Leo's Closing Thoughts
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
- CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE Link H150i AIO
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
- Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR5 5200MT/s
- SSD: Corsair MP600 Core XT Gen. 4 M.2 NVMe
- Graphics card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 Gaming OC 16GB
- Power supply: Corsair RM1000x Shift Gold
- Power supply cables: Corsair Pro PSU Cable Kit Type 5
- Case: Corsair 5000D Airflow
- Case fans: Corsair iCUE Link QX120 RGB
- OS: Windows 11
The key point about iCUE Link is that the new connection system tidies up your cables by ditching extra hardware such as Lighting Nodes and Commander Pro. We discuss this at length in our video and you can see the evidence in this photo gallery.
Leo's Bullet Points
- iCUE Link System Hub connects up to 14 devices
- PCIe power supplies up to 168W
- Name of ports? Go with iCUE Link connector
- USB-C connector will be used in an upgrade that is ‘coming soon’. A display perhaps?
- QX120 fans operate at 480rpm-2,400rpm with a zero RPM mode
- Each QX120 fan has a built-in temperature sensor
- Four light loops – two zones on each side of the fan with 34 LEDs per fan
- Lighting modes include Time Warp
At Computex 2023 we also saw Corsair's new Dominator Titanium DDR5 memory which has recently gone on sale. KitGuru gave you full details HERE.
We are showcasing a 64GB set of DDR5 6000 EXPO which came in a Corsair Dominator Titanium First Edition kit. This means we are able to show you both the default RGB lighting and also alternative GT Fin Style Tops that promise to maximise cooling. We will be working on a full review of Corsair Dominator Titanium very soon.
KitGuru says: Corsair has delivered a new eco system for RGB lighting that looks great and works well. On the flip side the user is locked into proprietary hardware.