- Graphic Card(s)
Elegant look and spacious interior: The Midi-Tower Kolink Bastion combines functionality with a reserved yet chic exterior. Beneath the tempered glass side door, the Midi Tower is decorated with an RGB LED strip, its colors are discreetly illuminated behind a strip of acrylic milk glass. The color scheme is complemented by a rear fan with digitally addressable RGB LEDs. A switch on the I/O panel controls the lighting. The spacious interior is packed with powerful hardware. A fine mesh with integrated dust filter on the top provides a proper ventilation.
The features of the Kolink Bastion Midi-Tower at a glance:
chic midi tower for motherboards up to E-ATX format
side part made of tempered glass with hinges
subtle digitally addressable RGB lighting on the power supply cover
a pre-installed 120 mm rear fan with digitally addressable RGB LEDs
up to five 120 mm and two 140 mm fans possible in total
room for graphics cards up to 370 mm, CPU cooler up to 160 mm
I/O panel with control for RGB LEDs, 1x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0
Lots of space for gaming hardware at Kolink Bastion
Although the exterior dimensions are similar to a midi tower, the bastion, with its sophisticated design, is designed to accommodate a motherboard even in E-ATX format. Even enough space for graphics cards with 370 millimeters to the front. With 160 millimeters, there is enough space for common CPU coolers. A cover hides the power adapter and HDD cage, which can accommodate either two 3.5-inch or two 2.5-inch drives. Two 2.5-inch SSDs can be attached to the back of the motherboard bracket.
Those who rely on air cooling will find enough slots for 120-millimeter fans. Two 120-millimeter fans can be attached to the power supply cover, while a removable air filter under the power supply ensures dust-free operation. Either two 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be attached to the lid. The lid is provided with a mesh, which lets the air flow through almost unhindered. Again, a dust filter ensures that the hardware inside does not have to be constantly cleaned. At the back, a powerful 120-millimeter fan already uses the available slot. The pre-installed fan is also equipped with a digitally controllable RGB LED lighting. Of course, instead of the fans adequate radiators can be installed.
Tempered glass and RGB LEDs highlight the hardware in a proper way
Even the motherboard tray is a real eye-catcher. Instead of boring quads and rectangles, for example, the recess behind the mainboard can be seen in form of a trapezoid. Well-placed feedthroughs and terminals allow for sophisticated cable management. The chic interior can be admired through a tempered glass side door, which can also be lifted out of the hinges. A strip of digitally addressable RGB LEDs is placed at the front of the power supply cover. A cover made of acrylic milk glass ensures a subtle light scattering. Its control and light effects are handled by a switch on the I/O panel.
The lighting on the pre-installed fan is also via a corresponding 3-pin connector (5VDG). Both can be connected to the two slots on the controller of the I/O panel. The fan also has a 3-pin socket to which other RGB components can be connected. Alternatively, the strip and fan can be connected to a corresponding 3-pin connector on the mainboard and is controlled via the software of the mainboard. This way the RGB switch on the I/O panel can be used as a reset button. In addition to the RGB/Reset switch, there is also a USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 slots, as well as 3.5mm jacks for headphone and microphone, and a power and HDD LED.
Dimensions (H x W x D): 482 x 200 x 397 mm
Material: steel, tempered glass, plastic
Weight: approx. 5.9 kg
Form factor: E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Total possible fan:
2x 120/140 mm (cover)
2x 120 mm (power supply cover)
1x 120 mm (back)
1x 120 mm back
1x 240/280 mm (cover)
1x 240 mm (power supply cover)
1x 120 mm (back)
Filter: cover, bottom
2x 3.5 / 2.5 inches (internal, HDD cage)
2x 2.5 inches (internal, mainboard tray)
Power supply: 1x standard ATX (optional)
Expansion Slots: 7
I / O panel:
2x USB 2.0 (internal connection)
1x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
1x each audio in / out
1x RGB / reset switch
Maximum graphics card length: 370 mm
Maximum CPU cooler height: 160 mm
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 4.20GHz, socket AM4, codename Matisse, cores 6, threads 12, base clock 3.60GHz, turbo clock 4.20GHz, memory controller dual channel PC4-25600U (DDR4-3200), CPU features ECC support, Turbo Core 3.0, Precision Boost 2, Precision Boost Overdrive, SMT, VT-Vi, X86-64, AMD-V, AVX, AVX2, AES (2x FMA), NX-Bit, EVP, PCIe 4.0 (only X570), multiplier freely selectable , Architecture Zen 2, L2 cache 3MB (6x 512kB), L3 cache 32MB (2x 16MB), memory max.128GB, memory bandwidth 51.2GB / s.
The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and the smaller Ryzen 5 2600 were sometimes the most successful model variants of the second Ryzen generation and have since been given a successor. Both the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and the Ryzen 5 3600 should build on the successes of their predecessors.
Overall, the Non-X version has a lot in common with its big brother, but compared to the previous generation, the Ryzen 5 3600 revs up a lot and grows in almost every respect. The single-core performance climbs by almost 15%, and when all six cores are loaded, it is even a good 20% more than the Ryzen 5 2600. In addition, AMD has managed to increase efficiency because the new generation shows up in the comparison of generations Mid-range model about 16% more economical. This is mainly due to the new 7 nm technology and, of course, the improvements in the Zen architecture.
Overall, we attested the six-core game to a significantly higher gaming performance at a lower price, whereby in some cases even one or the other top model from past generations was beaten.
SILENTIUMPC Spartan 4 Max Evo ARGB. SilentiumPC offers the Spartan 4 CPU cooler in four versions. RGB lighting is also reserved for certain versions. The Spartan 4 MAX is not only a bit bigger, but above all, it is more powerful. In addition, the number of heat pipes increases. In addition, the lamellar body and thus the height of the radiator grow to a still low 143 millimeters. At the same time, the fan is being replaced by a 120 mm version that can be operated between 250 and 1,500 rpm. This enables a TDP of 150 watts to be cooled.
Spartan 4 Max Evo ARGB is offered with an illuminated ARGB fan, in which each individual LED can be controlled separately. Not only the fan blades but also the fan frame are illuminated. The speed range remains the same compared to the non-illuminated fans of the standard models. The lighting can be controlled via a suitable mainboard or a suitable controller. If both are missing, an auto-LED function can at least start the rainbow effect.
MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max, chipset AMD B450, CPU compatibility Ryzen 3000, Ryzen 3000G, Ryzen 2000, Ryzen 2000G, VRM 6 real phases (4 + 2), PWM controller: RT8894A (max. 6 phases), RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-30933U / DDR4-3866 (OC), max. 128GB (UDIMM), expansion slots 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 2x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, 2280/2260/2242), external connections 1x VGA, 1x DVI- D, 1x HDMI 1.4, 4x USB-A 3.0, 4x USB-A 2.0, 1x Gb LAN (Realtek RTL8111H), 3x jack, 1x PS / 2 combo, header cooling 1x CPU fan 4-pin, 2x fan 4- Pin, header lighting 1x RGB header 4-pin, audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC892), RAID level 0/1/10, special features audio + solid capacitors, diagnostic LED (LED indicators).
Since AM4 motherboards with chipsets from the 400 series have only very limited BIOS memory space to support the latest Ryzen processors, MSI is relaunching its existing models as a "MAX" version with more memory space and also better DDR4 performance. As the name suggests, the new boards have maximum compatibility for the AM4 socket and are aimed at users who do not want to buy the more expensive X570 boards and at the same time do not want to worry about the smooth interaction between mainboard and processor.
MSI wants to mark the corresponding products with clear information on the packaging and also on the product page so that there is no confusion. All MAX mainboards support the new Ryzen 3000 CPUs ex works, and future Ryzen 3000 processors are also to be supported thanks to sufficient storage space for future BIOS updates. For the updates there is either the graphical user interface of the "Click BIOS 5" or, for most models, a flash BIOS button. Nevertheless, the new MAX boards have also improved the DDR4 performance compared to the previous models, with up to 4,133 MHz (A-XMP) now being supported.
The features at a glance:
Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen ™ / Ryzen ™ with Radeon ™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen ™ with Radeon ™ Graphics / Athlon ™ with Radeon ™ Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for Socket AM4
Supports DDR4 memory, up to 3466+ (OC) MHz
Turbo M.2: Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs.
DDR4 Boost: Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best performance and stability.
Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
Core Boost: With premium layout and fully digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
PCI-E Steel Armor: Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI.
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS OC, 6GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.0b, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip TU116-300-A1 "Turing", 22SM, 284mm², chip clock 1530MHz, Boost: 1830MHz, memory 6GB GDDR6, 8000MHz, 192bit, 336GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 1408/88/48, cooling 2x axial fans (90mm) Special features H.265 encode / decode, NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, HDCP 2.2, backplate, overclocked boost clock (+ 30MHz), PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, computing power 5.11 TFLOPS (FP32), 160 GFLOPS (FP64) , DirectX 12 (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.2, Shader Model 6.5.
The GTX 1660 Super draws its strength from its significantly accelerated memory subsystem, which recently connects 14 GT / s fast GDDR6 ("7,000" MHz). This results in an impressive data throughput of 336 GB / s on the tried and tested 192-bit interface - curiously 17 percent more than with the GTX 1660 Ti with its 12 GT / s memory and a whopping 75 percent more than with the GDDR5 memory GTX 1660.
Compared to the competition, the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super is clearly the better choice. The clock increase is only shown in a few percent more performance, but the card from MSI is the rounder package. Quiet fans are the most important, but by no means the only argument in favor of this model.
Pixel scare is seen with restrictions in the GeForce GTX 1660 Super. It's a really good card for 1080p gaming and this class of gamers is also the target of the new super model.
Another plus point of this model compared to the inexpensive entry-level versions is the availability of more and more modern display connections. A sufficient number of DisplayPort and HDMI are sufficient to control all imaginable monitors. The support of G-Sync, the low latency mode, the image sharpening, the new Reshade filters and the GPU encoding via NVENC can be further points that speak for a GeForce GTX 1660 Super.
FSP Fortron/Source Hyper 700W Netzteil, ATX 2.31, Fan: 120mm low noise, PFC: active, Type of connection: fixed, Connectors: 1x 20/24-Pin, 1x 4/8-Pin ATX12V, 4x 6/8-Pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 2x IDE, 1x Floppy, Quantity of 12V-Rails: 1, +3.3V 20A, +5V 20A, +12V 45A, +5Vsb 3.0A, Average efficiency: 85% (Manufacturer), Form factor ATX PS/2, Dimensions (WxHxD) 150x86x140mm
HYPER K series comes ranging from 500W, 600W to 700W for your choice. Enthusiasts of Gamer and hardware, you won't miss HYPER series this time, the high stable performance but affordable price will be your BEST choice.
HYPER K series comes with the +12 single rail design and the SATA array cable, optimized the airflow in case, no-hassle with case side panel. Also, 120mm long lasting fan provides superior cooling, noise <19dBA at 50% loading. Multiple PCI-Express 6+2 pin connectors equipped also 8 units of SATA cable provided.
Complies with ATX 12V v2.4 & EPS 12V v2.92
Meets 85% Efficiency
Active PFC, Power Factor ≧ 99%
+12V Single Rail Design
PCI-Express 6+2 Pin Graphic Card Connectors
SATA Array Cable
120mm Quiet Fan
Complete Protections: OCP, OVP, SCP
Meet ErP/EuP 2013 Standard
Latest Intel Platform Ready
Multiple Safety Approvals
As we get requests concerning the proper sizes of power supplies very often, we want to give you some information here, so that you can get an idea of this topic:
No SSD chosen!
TOSHIBA Harddisk 1TB, SATA 6Gb/s, Form factor: 3.5" • Drive: 7200rpm • Cache: 64MB • Power consumption: 6.4W (working), 2.2W (idle) • Volume: 26dB(A) (working), 25dB(A) (idle) • Specials: 4KB Sectors with Emulation.
The DT Desktop hard disk drive series provides 1TB capacity and features an innovative technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy-conscious, environmentally-friendly computers. With low power, high capacity and cool operation, these 3.5-inch (8.9 cm) drives offer a rotation speed of up to 5940 rpm and an interface transfer rate of 6 Gb/s. In addition, the DT Series uses Advanced Format technology to provide maximum error detection and more efficient use of the storage surface area.
No optical disc drive in the system!
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.2 Gen1
HD Audio Connectors
Monitor connections can be found in the detailed description of “GRAPHIC CARD(S)”
Front ports of the PC / Cases can be found in the detailed description of “CASE“
No WLAN chosen!
The ultimate pleasure for your ears thanks to Creative Sound Blaster Cinema.
MSI, the world's leader in motherboards and graphics cards has chosen Creative Sound Blaster Cinema audio technology for its new motherboard lineup. Sound Blaster is the leading brand in PC gaming audio and MSI is excited about the prospect of providing class-leading audio technology with its motherboards. Thanks to the Sound Blaster Cinema suite of audio technologies, gamers can enjoy upgraded surround sound through their stereo headphones, enhanced gaming sound effects and Smart Volume control for long gaming sessions.
When using Sound Blaster Cinema, gamers will be able to hear their opponents more clearly and easily while enjoying the competitive advantage of accurate positional audio to reveal the precise location of their opponents.
Sound Blaster Cinema
Armed with the technology of the biggest name in PC gaming audio, gamers can leverage Sound Blaster Cinema to get the best sound enhancements for today's games powered by Sound Blaster SBX Pro Studio technology. Each of the five technologies of SBX Pro Studio is focused on delivering a more immersive gaming experience:
-SBX Bass - SBX Bass technology dramatically improves the sound experience by expanding the low frequency tones
-SBX Crystalizer - Ensures that every audio detail is heard by restoring the "highs" and "lows" that are compromised with audio compression
-SBX Dialog Plus - SBX Dialog Plus intelligently enhances voices in games and moves for dramatically clearer dialog
-SBX Surround - Goes beyond 7.1 surround sound creating unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning surround effects that produce virtual speakers around, above and below you
-SBX Smart Volume - Address the problem of abrupt volume level changes in games by intelligently applying gain and attenuation to deliver consistent volume levels
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64Bit, pre-installed with all necessary device drivers. Switch on and get started!
The launch of Windows 10 and the associated developments are among the most important market launches in Microsoft's corporate history. Windows 10 not only brings a new version of the operating system onto the market, Windows 10 enables a new platform generation:
"We want to ensure that we offer developers the largest and most vibrant user base for their applications," said Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at BUILD 2015 in San Francisco. Windows 10 is now available in 190 countries and 111 languages.
The browser is really new in Windows 10: Edge replaces Internet Explorer. The new browser doesn't just have the cooler name. It is also much faster. In almost all browser benchmarks, Edge depends on IE 11 from Windows 8.1. It can almost double its pace in Mozilla's Kraken benchmark. It looks the same in Google's Octane 2.0 test. Its pace remains roughly the same in the Sunspider test and the Peacekeeper benchmark. Conclusion: When it comes to the browser speed, Windows 10 with Edge catches up a lot. In Kraken and Octane, Edge overtakes the competition, in the Sunspider he stays ahead. The old conditions are only preserved in the Peacekeeper test.
Microsoft already shortened the start times of Windows extremely with Windows 8. If the computer is switched off using "Shut down", it does not switch itself off, but only goes into hibernation - from which it can wake up more quickly. Even with a real Katlstart or restart, Windows 8.1 is slightly slower: However, over time, Windows remembers the files that it needs for the start: The start time is shortened with repeated starts. After ten starts, the two operating systems were almost on par with 20 seconds (Windows 10) and 22 seconds (Windows 8.1).
Windows is actually getting faster and faster the older it gets: For most components, manufacturers are releasing ever more up-to-date drivers that accelerate the hardware. Windows feels like it is getting slower and slower: This is mostly due to the fact that the autostart folder is filling up with more and more entries, more and more tools are running in the background and more and more programs that are no longer used are littering the memory. The performance tests show hardly any difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Sometimes one system is faster, sometimes the other. But all the results are so closely related - with less than three percent difference - that no difference is noticeable in practice. This also applies to tests such as Cinebench R15, which primarily check the processor performance. Even if we repeated the tests several times, nothing changed: When saving and buffering frequently used files, nothing seems to have changed between Windows 8.1 and 10. Conclusion: When it comes to hardware performance, Windows 10 is as fast as Windows 8.1 - or vice versa. So that Windows 10 stays fast, the same rules apply as always with Windows: Install the latest drivers and keep the system clean.
Windows 10 comes with the new Direct X12 3D interface. DX12 is designed to allow game programmers to use the capabilities of the GPU more efficiently. Computers with less powerful graphics cards can also benefit from this and display graphically complex games more smoothly. At the moment, the potential of DX12 can only be demonstrated using synthetic benchmarks such as the API overhead test. Conclusion: Windows 10 has the potential to accelerate games on weaker systems thanks to the DX12. But the concrete results will only show games that use DX12. The first should appear at the end of the year.
Windows 10 lays a good foundation: the hardware manufacturers have to use this to tease out a performance plus with improved drivers. Or in the case of Direct X12 game programmers who use the capabilities of the new interface in games.
HI-TECH anti-cucumber guarantee (already included in full when purchasing a HI-TECH PC and / or notebook)
a) Complete assembling of the PC system or notebook including serial number management
b) Optimization of the cabling between the individual PC components for the purpose of optimal air flow in the system
c) Optimization and performance enhancement of various hardware components (GraKa / CPU etc.)
d) Installation of the latest BIOS updates (motherboard, GraKa)
e) Complete configuration of the BIOS settings to provide the maximum performance and reliability of the PC system + storage of the settings in order to be able to reload them later (e.g. after changing the BIOS battery)
f) free hotline
g) 24-hour long-term test for quality control of the PC components
Enjoy a Breathtaking Gaming Experience with the Systems of HI-TECH!
Our perfectly configured high performance systems offer you the power that you need to win against all your opponents. Real graphics and extreme performance lead you into new dimensions of gaming. Independent journalists attest: our PCs and notebooks are a "masterpiece" (Ingame.de) and the "antithesis of the iMac" (Profil.at)
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