- Graphic Card(s)
The manufacturer Kolink, now renowned for its innovative and high-performance housings, is once again presenting the Midi-Tower Balance, a feature-rich gaming case that offers plenty of space for strong hardware behind its chic exterior. A powerful gaming setup based on an E-ATX mainboard can be admired through a tempered glass side panel, a power supply cover conceals unsightly cable spaghetti. The front with its large and fine-meshed ventilation grille not only ensures good airflow. The digitally addressable RGB LED strip placed in the middle accentuates the chic exterior. The lighting can be controlled via a switch on the I / O panel. Alternatively, the strip can also be connected and controlled directly on a mainboard. And a fine mesh with integrated dust filter on the top ensures proper ventilation. A pre-installed 120 mm fan, also with digitally addressable RGB lighting, ensures adequate ventilation.
The features of the Kolink Balance Midi-Tower at a glance:
Chic midi tower for motherboards up to E-ATX format
Tempered glass side panel for an unobstructed view inside
Front with expansive, fine-meshed ventilation grille
Subtle digitally addressable RGB lighting on the front
A pre-installed 120 mm fan with digitally addressable RGB lighting on the back
Up to five 120 mm and four 140 mm fans in total possible
Space for graphics cards up to 370 millimeters, CPU cooler up to 160 millimeters
I / O panel with control for RGB LEDs, 1x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0
Kolink Balance: Lots of space for powerful gaming hardware
Even if the external dimensions correspond to a midi tower, thanks to its sophisticated design, the Balance is designed to accommodate a mainboard even in E-ATX format. There is also plenty of space for graphics cards with 370 millimeters to the front. At 160 millimeters, there is also enough space for common CPU coolers. A cover hides the power supply and the HDD cage, in which either two 3.5-inch or two 2.5-inch drives can be installed. Two 2.5-inch SSDs can be attached to the back of the mainboard bracket.
If you rely on air cooling, you will find enough slots for 120-millimeter fans. Three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be attached to the front. Either two 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be attached to the lid. The lid is provided with a mesh through which air can flow almost unhindered. A dust filter ensures that the hardware inside does not have to be constantly cleaned. Another removable dust filter is on the floor. On the back, a powerful 120 millimeter fan with digitally addressable RGB LEDs already occupies the available slot. There is space for a 280 mm or 360 mm radiator on the front, another 280 mm radiator can be attached to the lid and the pre-installed fan on the back can be replaced by a 120 mm heat exchanger.
Tempered glass and RGB LEDs skilfully showcase hardware
Sophisticated cable management can be achieved through well-placed bushings and terminals. The spacious interior can be admired through the tempered glass side panel. A strip with digitally addressable RGB LEDs is attached in the middle of the front. A switch on the I / O panel is responsible for controlling it, including lighting effects. Alternatively, the strip can also be connected and controlled directly on the mainboard. In addition to the RGB switch and a power and reset switch, there is also a USB 3.0 slot and two USB 2.0 ports as well as 3.5 millimeter sockets for headphones and microphone and finally a power and an HDD LED.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 4,60 GHz, Socket AM4, code name Vermeer, cores 6, threads 12, base clock 3.70GHz, turbo clock 4.60GHz, SMT yes, memory controller dual channel PC4-25600U (DDR4-3200), free multiplier yes, CPU functions MMX (+ ), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA Architecture Zen 3, L2 cache 3MB (6x 512kB), L3 cache 32MB (1x 32MB), chipset interface PCIe 4.0 x4, PCIe lanes 24x PCIe 4.0 (16 + 4 + 4), memory max. 128GB Memory bandwidth 51.2GB / s.
AMD offers the Ryzen 5600X processor, which is particularly interesting for gamers, below the two top models. This is due to the fact that many games still cannot handle more than eight cores, at least not noticeably.
Intel's Core i9-10900K is already sweating in the face of the smallest Zen 3 processor available to date. Even in the multicore-optimized Battlefield 5, the 5600X manages to outperform the competition. Anno 1800 is once again interesting in many ways. So far, only players with an Intel CPU could think of conjuring up larger cities smoothly on the screen. Now it's all the better with a Ryzen 5600X. The eight-core Ryzen 7 5800X shines here with a perfect connection to the L3 cache and can fully exploit its strengths and just behind it the Ryzen 5 5600X sneaks in front of the top models.
With Total War, Death Stranding and SOTTR, there are only three games in the test in which a Core i9-10900K can still assert itself. Intel then sees no more land against AMD's new eight-core, the 5800X trumps all Intel CPUs. Exceptions are games that scale very well with cores, for example the great Red Dead Redemption 2 or Battlefield 5.
The Hexacore Ryzen 5 5600X is used by those who "only" play and still do not want to forego the very high Zen 3 performance.
AMD Wraith CPU cooler. We've gone one better with a brand-new premium line of AMD Wraith Coolers for the AM4 platform and the advanced Ryzen processor. From the shallow Wraith Stealth to the high-end Wraith Prism, every Wraith Cooler offers virtually silent operation and excellent cooling performance. Plus, every 2nd and 3rd generation Ryzen 7 and 9 desktop processor features an AMD Wraith Cooler with color-configurable LED lighting, which makes your PC not only powerful, but also looks great. RGB colour control is available when using a compatible motherboard such as ASRock RGB LED, ASUS Aura sync, Biostar VIVID LED DJ, Gigabyte RGB Fusion or MSI Mystic Hell. Note: Not every AMD Wraith Cooler is equipped with user-controlled RGB lighting.
While Tower coolers create a stream of air parallel to the motherboard, which starts a few inches above it, Top Down blows directly onto the motherboard, where the air then spreads in all directions. Since modern mainboards do not require active cooling and case fans are usually mounted higher, this is the only airflow that can cool onboard components in the CPU environment - and tower coolers eliminate this effect, according to popular opinion.
Critical components are clearly the CPU voltage converter on the motherboard. These circuits reduce the 12 volts coming from the power supply to the desired supply voltage of the processor and, like all electrical components, operate with limited efficiency. Accurate measurements are very expensive, but typically there is a 15 to 30 percent greater current flow to the transducers than they are to the CPU - the rest is converted to heat at the voltage transformers.
The AMD Wraith Prism is the ultimate cooling solution from AMD for processors with air cooling. The Wraith Prism offers more than any cooling solution before: an RGB LED control around the light ring, transparent fan blades and colour control with dynamic rainbow effects. But the Wraith Prism is not only outwardly appealing. It also increased motherboard and RAM compatibility.
Note: the fans of the AMD Ryzen 3 and 5 series are not illuminated.
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.
SAPPHIRE NITRO + AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming OC 8GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, Chip Navi 23 XT "RDNA 2", 32CU, 237mm² Chip clock 2064MHz, Boost: 2428-2607MHz, memory 8GB GDDR6, 2000MHz, 16Gbps (16000MHz effective), 128bit, 256GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 2048/128/64, cooling 2x axial fans (85mm), special features real-time ray tracing, AMD Infinity Cache (32MB), HDCP 2.3, AMD FreeSync, AMD TrueAudio Next, AMD Eyefinity, AV1 Decode, backplate, LED lighting (RGB) Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2) OpenGL 4.6 OpenCL 2.1 Vulkan 1.2 Shader Model 6.5.
The new AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card with the groundbreaking AMD RDNA 2 architecture is designed for the ultimate in 1080p gaming. Powerful new AMD "RDNA 2" compute units and AMD Infinity Cache, in combination with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, enable ultimate, future-ready gaming. AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution upscaling technology for high-performance gaming in select games. New features, responsive efficiency and a gaming environment that is very advanced - all of these improve the experience with the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card and ensure success in all games.
Max. Setting 1080p:
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Forza Horizon 4
Resident Evil Village
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
AMD Smart Access Memory
PURE AMD PERFORMANCE. DEVELOPED FOR GAMING.
AMD Ryzen processors use the full potential of the graphics card memory. Benefit from more performance on a system made entirely of AMD components for the ultimate gaming advantage.
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 available
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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