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KOLINK Observatory RGB, Case color black, Internal: 2x 2.5"/3.5" (transverse, HDD rails) • Front I/O: 1x USB-A 3.0, 2x USB-A 2.0, 1x microphone, 1x headphone • PCI-slots: 7 • Fan(s) (front): 3x 120mm (RGB illuminated) • Fan(s) (rear): 1x 120mm (RGB illuminated) • Radiator sizes: 240mm front, 240mm top • Motherboard: to ATX (279mm wide) • Power supply: ATX • Power supply position: bottom • CPU Coolers: to max. 160mm height • Graphics Cards: to max. 380mm • Colour: black, inside black • Dimensions (WxHxD): 201x435x435mm • Capacity: 38.03l • Weight: 6.80kg • Special features: dust filter, cable management, integrated LED control, incl. fan control, remote control, side panel window made out of glass.
Kolink is pleased to introduce the incredibly stylish Observatory Midi-Tower with its fantastic tempered glass side panel and transparent front. The inclusion of a total of four pre-installed RGB-LED fans allows the case to unlock its full cooling potential. The lighting can also be controlled via the included controller and remote control. The Observatory's spacious interior offers capacity for a wide range of hardware and components. Some of the highlights of this case include pre-installed dust filters, extensive space for watercooling as well as practical cable management options. These are just some of the strong points of this case, and all that in spite of the extremely competitive price point.
The Features of the Kolink Observatory at a Glance:
Case designed for motherboards up to E-ATX
4 mm tempered glass side panel and front
4x 120 mm RGB fans include controller and remote
I/O panel with 2x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 & HD Audio In/Out
Support for two 240 mm radiators
2x 3,5/2,5" drive slots
Graphics cards up to 38 cm long & CPU coolers up to 16 cm in height
Tempered Glass Side Panel and Front & Four Pre-Installed RGB Fans
The robust chassis consists of one millimetre strong SECC steel and is equipped with a four millimetre thick tempered glass side panel and front. The interior interior has a black coating and is also kitted out with a shroud for the power supply to ensure an incredible clean look. There is also a hard drive cage with brackets for two 3,5- or 2,5-" drives.
The visual highlights of the case include three 120 mm fans pre-installed in the front and an additional fan in the back. The fans come with 16 individually addressable RGB-LEDs. Their lighting can be controlled by the bundled RGB controller and fan hub which can be placed in a location of your choosing as well as the infrared remote control. This allows you to choose from over 300 dynamic lighting effects! Two further 120 mm fans can be mounted in the top.
Dust Filters Keep the Kolink Observatory Clean
The motherboard tray and the power supply shroud offer numerous cable openings. A 240 mm radiator can be installed in the front and the top of the Observatory case. The case's air vents come equipped with fine dust filters that are located in the top and underside of the case. These can be removed without the need for tools and even come complete with a smart honeycomb design.
Graphics cards up to 38 cm long and CPU coolers up to 16 cm high are compatible. Furthermore the I/O panel located on the front also comes with two further USB 2.0 connectors as well as a USB 3.0 Type A port. There is also a slot for a USB type C connection, but this is not included in the case and must be retrofitted separately. The same applies to a switch for controlling the RGB lighting on the I/O panel.
INTEL Core i3-12100F, clock frequency @ 4.30GHz, socket 1700, codename Alder Lake-S, TDP 58-89W, cores 4, threads 8, base clock 3.30GHz, turbo clock 4.30GHz, SMTja (Intel Hyper-Threading), dual channel memory controller PC5-38400U (DDR5-4800), also supports PC4-25600U (DDR4-3200), CPU features GNA 3.0, DL Boost, Optane Memory Support, Speed Shift, Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Intel 64, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, Idle States, EIST, Thermal Monitoring, VMD, ISM, AES- NI, Secure Key, OS Guard, XD Bit, Boot Guard, MBEC, CET, VT-x, VT-d, VT-x EPT, Golden Cove architecture, L2 cache 5MB (4x 1.25MB), L3 cache 12MB, Chipset interface DMI 4.0, 16GT/s (PCIe 4.0 x8), PCIe lanes 16x PCIe 5.0, 4x PCIe 4.0, memory max. 128GB.
The Core i3-12100F offers four of the fast performance cores and scores particularly well where the performance of the individual cores is important. As soon as tasks can potentially be distributed to more than four cores, it is of course left behind correspondingly quickly. This is particularly evident when looking at the benchmarks. However, the home office user and casual gamer can usually still get by with four cores - in this respect, as always, you have to make a certain distinction depending on the respective application profile.
Perhaps the entry-level and mid-range segments are where the gains achieved with Alder Lake are most evident. While the K models with the performance and efficiency cores were able to score in both single-threaded and multi-threaded performance, the non-K models are limited to the Core i5-12400 and below, i.e. the pure P-core models, on the single-threaded performance and cause one or the other surprise here.
However, certain limits of the four cores are also evident in the gaming benchmarks. The Core i3-12100F can keep up quite well in some titles, but not in others because it simply lacks CPU power and the utilization is already at 90+%. But here, too, it is still well above what the mid-range models of the 10th core generation had to offer.
With its entry-level and mid-range Alder Lake processors, Intel is right in an area that AMD is still criminally neglecting. If you don't want to spend four digits for a new complete system, you will probably find the largest selection in Alder Lake at the moment and can choose the processors that best suit the application profile and are still up-to-date.
INTEL Boxed cooling. All models, whether K or non-K, rely on a cooler that is very similar to that of the Clarkdale and Lynnfield versions. However, Intel has decided against radially oriented cooling fins and uses instead again curved aluminum fins. This cooler we liked in terms of smoothness in idle quite well and should be absolutely sufficient for most users.
ASUS Prime H610M-E D4, Intel 1700 socket, Intel H610 chipset, 2x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-25600U/DDR4-3200, max. 64GB, expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2/ M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280/2260/2242), 1x M.2/M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x2, 2280/2260/2242), external connections 1x VGA (iGPU), 1x HDMI 2.1 (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (iGPU), 2x USB-A 3.0 (5Gb/s, H610), 2x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb/s), 1x Gb LAN (Realtek), 3x jack, 1x PS /2 keyboard, 1x PS/2 mouse, internal connections 1x USB 3.0 header (5Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0, H610), 2x USB 2.0 header (480Mb/s, 4x USB 2.0), 4x SATA 6Gb/s (H610), 1x serial, 1x TPM header, 1x S/PDIF header, 1x speaker header, 1x COM debug header, header cooling 1x CPU fan 4-pin, 2x fan 4-pin, header lighting 1x 4-pin RGB (+12V/G/R /B, max. 3A), audio 7.1 (Realtek), special features audio+solid capacitors, onboard TPM 2.0 support (Intel PTT).
Extensive control options form the basis of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime H610 motherboard offers flexible tools that allow you to optimize every aspect of your system. So you can perfectly adapt the performance to the way you work and maximize productivity.
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes energy savings with Away Mode - a smart setting that creates an extreme power saving scenario by turning off unused I/O controllers.
The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS offers everything you need to configure, optimize and tune your system. It offers both intelligently simplified options for PC novices and rich features for seasoned veterans. An intuitive advanced mode offered through the UEFI puts you in full control. A built-in search function makes it easy to find options, and various advanced features allow you to make smart adjustments so you can tune performance exactly how you want it.
The Prime H610 series is equipped with a heatsink and a set of hybrid fan headers to ensure your system stays cool and stable even under heavy loads.
The Prime H610 series is ready for the additional cores and increased bandwidth of 12th Gen Intel® processors. The ASUS H610 motherboards provide all the essentials to boost day-to-day productivity. So your system is ready to go with stable performance, intuitive cooling and flexible transmission options.
The PRIME H610M-E D4 offers two M.2 slots that support data transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps via PCIe 3.0, enabling faster boot and load times for operating systems or applications.
Prime H610 motherboards have been specifically designed for the 12. th generation of Intel Core CPUs and offer PCIe® 4.0 connectivity for the latest GPUs. The high bandwidth and super-fast transfer speeds allow you to create feature-rich builds that can handle heavy loads with ease.
ASUS Radeon RX 6500 XT Dual OC, 4GB GDDR6, Connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4a, Chip Navi 24 "RDNA 2", 16CU, 107mm², chip clock boost: 2670-2820MHz (OC mode), Memory 4GB GDDR6, 2250MHz, 18Gbps (18000MHz effective), 64bit, 144GB/s, shader units/TMUs/ROPs 1024/64/32, cooling 2x axial fans (90mm), special features real-time raytracing, AMD Infinity Cache (16MB), HDCP 2.3, AMD FreeSync, AMD TrueAudio Next, AMD Eyefinity, 0dB Zero Fan mode, backplate, LED lighting (RGB), overclocked boost clock, interface PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4), computing power 5.78 TFLOPS (FP32), 361 GFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.1, Vulkan 1.3, Shader Model 6.6.
Featuring the groundbreaking AMD RDNA 2 architecture, the new AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics cards are engineered to deliver great gaming performance with remarkable efficiency. Step into the future, immerse yourself in 1080P gaming, enjoy vibrant virtual worlds and superior experiences with the power of next-generation graphics.
Equipped with the latest AMD RDNA 2 architecture, the ASUS Dual Radeon RX 6500 XT combines dynamic thermal performance with broad compatibility. Advanced cooling solutions from flagship graphics cards - including two Axial-Tech fans to maximize airflow to the heatsink - are packed into the 20 cm long, 2-slot card for more performance in less space. These enhancements make ASUS Dual the perfect choice for gamers looking for powerful graphics performance in a compact package.
The two proven Axial-Tech fans have a smaller hub that allows for longer blades and a locking ring that increases downward air pressure. Auto-Extreme Technology is an automated manufacturing process that sets new standards in the industry by allowing all soldering work to be completed in a single pass. This reduces the thermal stress on components and avoids the use of harsh cleaning chemicals, resulting in a lower environmental impact, lower energy consumption in manufacturing and an overall more reliable product.
ASUS GPU Tweak II utility takes graphics card tuning to the next level. It allows you to tweak critical parameters like GPU core clock, memory frequency, and voltage settings, with the ability to monitor everything in real-time through a customizable on-screen display. Advanced fan control is also included, along with many other features to help you get the most out of your graphics card.
FSP Hydro K Pro 750W ATX 2.52, fan 120mm, fixed cable management, connectors 2x 4/8-pin ATX12V, 4x 6/8-pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 2x IDE, 1x floppy, 1x 24-pin Average efficiency 88%, certificates 80 PLUS Bronze (manufacturer, 230V EU), +3.3V 20A +5V 20A +12V 62.5A -12V 0.3A +5Vsb 2.5A Number of 12V rails 1, PFC active, specification ATX 2.52, special features ErP Lot 6, supports Haswell C6/C7 low-power states, color black.
The new Hydro K PRO PSUs comply fully ATX12 v2.52 standard and the latest safety 62368 regulation as well and comes with high-grade ribbon cables, give your PC a polished look. The Hydro K PRO series is designed as a powerful single +12V rail that continually delivers maximum performance for the most demanding graphic cards, while FSP’s custom DC-DC design provides safety and power efficiency. Besides, with an 230V 80 Plus® rating, delivers over 88% high efficiency and low noise levels thanks to its hydraulic bearing fan design, where a large 120mm fan takes care of cooling duties when required, making it excellent for situations that are sensitive to size and noise.
Latest CPU ready
Global safety approved
Active PFC ≥ 0.9
High efficiency ≧ 88%
Powerful +12V single rail design
Hold up time ≥ 17ms @ 80% load
Double layer EMI filter
120mm hydraulic bearing (HYB) fan
+5V & 3.3V DC to DC module design
All black cables
Complete protections: OCP/OVP/OPP/SCP
MEGA Electronics Fastro MS150 SSD 1TB, Solid State Module (SSM) design, form factor M.2 2280, interface M.2/M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4), reading 2400MB/s, writing 3200MB/s SLC-Cached, IOPS 4K read/write 240k/250k, memory modules 3D-NAND TLC, TBW 1.2PB, reliability forecast 1.5 million hours (MTBF), controller Silicon Motion SM2263XT, 4 channels, cache 2GB (DDR4), SLC cache, protocol NVMe 1.3, Power consumption 6W maximum.
Fastro MS150 SSD is a large storage solution that offers read/write speeds of up to 2,400MB/s / 3,200MB/s. That's 6 to 8 times faster than a SATA-based SSD and even 50 times faster than a traditional hard drive. The SSD works with high performance, lower heat and faster loading time. The efficient performance and the M.2 2280 design make the MS150 SSD ideal for slim notebooks and systems with limited space.
NVMe is leading the new standard for SSDs, and NVMe SSDs are designed to provide a range of storage solutions that are ideal for new PC builds, laptops/notebooks, and storage system upgrades. Improved systems and higher PC performance also mean better performance in software and applications such as 3D rendering, gaming and media creation.
No HDD chosen !
No optical disc drive in the system!
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (2 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x D-Sub port
1 x HDMI® port
1 x Realtek 1Gb Ethernet port
3 x Audio jacks
1 x PS/2 Keyboard (purple) port
1 x PS/2 Mouse (green) port
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.
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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
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