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    News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    Said to offer the "Ultimate control of PC cooling, lighting, and performance".
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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    This looks like an outstanding bit of kit and I will be purchasing it (if I can afford it)

    Semi-passive fan set ups! Turn off all your fans until you hit gaming temps! Nerd-gasm, my only concern is how to hide this away as it's just a black box. Do you think you'd be able to fit it behind a motherboard tray ?

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    Did some research - this is 13.5mm thick so I don't think it'll fit behind my mobo tray but ymmv!
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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    Wow I see uk being ripped of again does it really cost them £15 per unit to ship I doubt it

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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    £55 is ridiculous. A decent idea ruined by stupid pricing.

    We all expect the UK price to be higher than the US one, but that's pretty much £20 more.
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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    Exc. VAT it's more like £12 by my sums? I'm assuming the US price is, as usual, exc. tax.

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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    Exc. VAT it's more like £12 by my sums? I'm assuming the US price is, as usual, exc. tax.
    US price is excluding tax, but I just tried several US states and nothing was added apart from shipping at ~$5.

    I'm not sure what you mean by exc. VAT? It shows at including VAT in the article.

    UK/US division to one side - the pricing at £55 is still barmy.
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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    Just to clarify.

    $60 today = £36.04. Both excluding taxes.

    £36.04 + VAT of 20% £7.21 = £43.25. £12 for shipping, UK storage, wages and expenses that come along with it. *shrug* It's not ridiculous.
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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    I don't think its will cost any were near £12 shipping per unit for size and in bulk £2 max

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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    Quote Originally Posted by makavien478 View Post
    I don't think its will cost any were near £12 shipping per unit for size and in bulk £2 max
    Say you're shipping a containers worth, I don't know maybe 2000 units, I don't think it'll cost £4000 to ship that. That is also assuming it was even shipped from the US which is unlikely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    US price is excluding tax, but I just tried several US states and nothing was added apart from shipping at ~$5.

    I'm not sure what you mean by exc. VAT? It shows at including VAT in the article.

    UK/US division to one side - the pricing at £55 is still barmy.
    My point is that it's a bit harsh attacking the £20 price differential when a substantial portion of that is going to the UK Government and not something that Corsair have any control over.

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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    My point is that it's a bit harsh attacking the £20 price differential when a substantial portion of that is going to the UK Government and not something that Corsair have any control over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    It's not ridiculous.
    Each to their own. But the feature set for £55 is too little for too much IMO.
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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    maybe I'm missing something but all the features are already found on my motherboard? i have all 4 case fans plugged into my MB and can turn them all off separate and even set temperature controlled profiles for each?

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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    90% of the functionality can be achieved by spending that £55 extra on your motherboard when you upgrade. Better fan control profiles and better temp sensors tend to come with premium U-EFIs and can be monitored with free software.
    I don't really care about the conversion rates, tax etc. Its bigger brother predecessor was too expensive, and this one is still not on the mark. If it was £20 less, i could potentially see the appeal.

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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    At £54.99 they have lost my interest

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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Each to their own. But the feature set for £55 is too little for too much IMO.
    I think you've quoted me out of context there. My "It's not ridiculous" comment was referencing the the mark-up from the American price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit
    90% of the functionality can be achieved by spending that £55 extra on your motherboard when you upgrade. Better fan control profiles and better temp sensors tend to come with premium U-EFIs and can be monitored with free software.
    I don't really care about the conversion rates, tax etc. Its bigger brother predecessor was too expensive, and this one is still not on the mark. If it was £20 less, i could potentially see the appeal.
    True, and you'd also benefit from other advantages. But I didn't have an additional £55 at the time of creation of my rig. So a bolt on unit that provides this functionality and can then later be used on other rigs is quiet an interest product.

    And it integrates with other Corsair i series products. And these are hardly 'value' items. It stretches out the Corsair Link features so we probably shouldn't think of this as just a fancy fan controller...

    But that's just my view.

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    Re: News - Corsair Commander Mini becomes available, costs £54.99

    I can't help but feel the unit would have been better if sized for a 2.5" or 3.5" bay. I am never likely to use all 8 HDD bays in my Corsair case, leaving a perfect space for a device like this.

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