- 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 5500 @ 4.2 GHz, socket AM4, codename Cezanne, cores 6, threads 12, base clock 3.60GHz, turbo clock 4.20GHz, 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 16MB (1x 16MB), chipset interface PCIe 3.0 x4, PCIe lanes 24x PCIe 3.0 (16+4+4), memory max. 128GB, memory bandwidth 51.2GB/s.
In applications, the Ryzen 5 5500 does comparatively well thanks to its six Zen 3 cores, the Ryzen 5 5600X is not too far ahead at almost 10 percent. The slightly higher clock rates of the X model primarily make the difference, but in some workloads such as 7-Zip, the double L3 cache in particular provides a lead of around 20 percent.
Also good for gaming
A slightly different picture emerges in games, here the L3 cache and the memory subsystem in general play a more important role than in most (consumer) applications, and the power limit is less relevant for this. The Ryzen 5 5600X again has a gap of about 10 percent to the Ryzen 5 5500, in titles like Anno 1800 it is over 15 percent and in Kingdom Come Deliverance it is 20 percent. In our previous tests, the Core i5-12400F was slower than the Ryzen 5 5600X, so it's little wonder that it's ahead of the Ryzen 5 5500. At just over 3 percent, the average distance is measurable but not noticeable. As is often the case, the ratio of the two chips depends heavily on the title being played, as they respond very differently to specific architectures or tweaks. The Core i5-12400F is a good 20 percent ahead of the Ryzen 5 5500 in Anno 1800 and in Kingdom Come Deliverance, but in CSGO the tide is turning and the AMD chip is also in Civilization 6 and Flight Simulator, at least in ours scenes used by the faster processor.
With the Ryzen 5 5500 there is finally a chip in the affordable segment that has six cores and the current Zen 3 technology.
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 3/4/5xxx, 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 CPUs ex works, and future Ryzen 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 3/4/5rd 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.
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (1-Click OC), 6GB GDDR6, connections 1x DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip TU116-400-A1 "Turing", 24SM, 284mm², chip clock 1500MHz, boost: 1800MHz ( OC Mode), memory 6GB GDDR6, 1500MHz, 12Gbps (12000MHz effective), 192bit, 288GB/s, shader units/TMUs/ROPs 1536/96/48, cooling 2x axial fan (90mm), special features H.265 encode/decode, NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, HDCP 2.2, backplate, boost clock overclocked (+30MHz), Interface PCIe 3.0 x16, computing power 5.53 TFLOPS (FP32), 173 GFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.2, shader model 6.6.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and 1660 deliver the breakthrough graphics performance of the NVIDIA Turing architecture. The new superchargers compete with the GeForce GTX 1070 in the currently most popular games and deliver a huge performance boost, especially in modern games.
The NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti is a great graphics card for gaming at Ultra settings in Full HD. With these settings, you can play games like Anthem at an average of 79 fps, Apex Legends at 112 fps, and Battlefield V at 102 fps. Games like Fifa, F1 and Call of Duty are certainly not a problem, the GF GTX 1660 Ti can also handle these games in Quad HD resolution. The 1660 Ti offers excellent value for money and is suitable for gaming in Full HD at high to maximum settings,
In our graphics card ranking list, the GeForce KFA2 GTX 1660 Ti OC is a razor-thin margin ahead of the Geforce GTX 1070 FE. So the rumors about the performance were right in advance - the GTX 1660 Ti is about as fast as a GTX 1070.
With these results, the GTX 1660 Ti is suitable - as planned by Nvidia - for gaming in Full HD with maximum details and very high frame rates per second/fps. But the latest Turing offshoot still has noticeable reserves for WQHD. The GTX 1660 Ti is around 35 percent faster than the GTX 1060 and is therefore ideal for playing current titles in Full HD resolution with maximum details beyond the 60 fps limit.
fast enough for Full HD with maximum details
also has reserves for WQHD
silent when idling and very quiet under load
very cool at idle and under load
very good equipment
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:
TEAMGROUP MP33 SSD, 512GB, M.2 2280, interface M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4), read 1700MB / s, write 1400MB / s SLC-Cached, IOPS 4K read / write 220k / 200k, memory modules 3D-NAND TLC, TBW 400TB, reliability forecast 1.5 million hours (MTBF), cache SLC cache, protocol NVMe 1.3.
Using new generation of 3D flash memory: Capacity, performance, and durability are greatly improved
PCI-e interface – Supports latest NVMe 1.3 protocol
M.2 2280 specification: Supports the next-generation platforms of Intel and AMD. Suitable for both desktop and notebook
Supports SLC Caching technology. Greatly enhance computing performance
TEAMGROUP releases the new – MP33 M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive. It uses high-speed PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and complies with the NVMe 1.3 standard. With 3D nand flash memory, it is a great bargain and the performance is excellent. Both laptop and PC users can afford it easily, making it the best choice for upgrading.
The maximum read/write speed of MP33 M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive is 1,800/1,500MB/s, which is three times faster than SATA 6Gb/s interface. It is able to reduce operating delays while gaming and loading software that gives computer workers and gamers the finest and smoothest gaming experience and extremely high-speed performance without any lag even loading heavy duty video/graphics editing software and games.
MP33 M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive supports S.M.A.R.T function and its built-in smart algorithm management mechanism has functions such as GC (garbage collection) and TRIM command which are able to ensure operation efficiency, enhance the service life of the solid state drive and bring it to its maximum performance. Meanwhile, the powerful Wear-Leveling technology and ECC (Error Correction Code) function improve the accuracy and reliability of data transfer and prolong the service life of the solid state drive.
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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