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With its striking front, the Midi-Tower Nimbus from Kolink stands out clearly. An RGB LED strip surrounds a large recess in the front, which significantly increases the airflow of the housing. The well-cooled hardware inside the case can be admired through the tempered glass side panel. Despite the solid side panel, the Kolink Nimbus only weighs 4.58 kilograms. The housing, which is designed for good airflow, can accommodate motherboards up to an ATX form factor, graphics cards can be up to 325 mm long - enough space for powerful gaming hardware.
Tempered glass side panel & a pre-installed fan
The solid chassis consists of one millimeter thick SECC steel and is equipped with a four millimeter thick tempered glass side part and a front made of plastic with an aluminum look. A huge recess, surrounded by a digitally addressable RGB LED strip, ensures an optimized airflow, the magnetic dust filter behind it keeps the inside of the housing clean.
The entire interior is coated in black and provided with a power supply cover to achieve a particularly clean look. There is space for a permanently installed hard drive cage with brackets for two 3.5 or 2.5 inch drives and the power supply. There are two additional slots for 2.5-inch drives on the back of the mainboard tray.
Dust filters keep the Kolink Nimbus clean
In order to ensure ventilation of the hardware installed in the housing, one of six possible 120 mm fans, also in black, is already included in the housing and installed on the back. On the front, a total of three 120 mm fans have space under the lid, and two further 120 mm fans can be installed. Two 140 mm fans can also be installed at the front.
A 240 mm radiator can be placed in the front and on the lid of the Castle housing. The mainboard tray and the cover of the power supply offer numerous openings for sophisticated cable management. Vents with fine dust filters are located in the lid and on the underside of the housing. They are magnetic and reinforced with a delicate honeycomb pattern.
Graphics cards can be up to 32.5 centimeters long and CPU coolers up to 16 centimeters high. In addition, the I / O panel placed on the front has a USB 3.0 Type-A port in addition to two USB 2.0 ports. There is also a switch for controlling the RGB lighting.
The features of the Kolink Nimbus Midi-Tower at a glance
Designer case in black for mainboards up to ATX
Large inlet on the front with RGB-LED border for optimal airflow
Magnetic dust filters on the front, lid and bottom
Side part made of 4 mm thick tempered glass
1x pre-installed 120 mm fan, 6 in total possible
I / O panel with 2x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 & HD audio in / out, RGB LED control
Support for radiators up to 240 mm in front and on the lid
2x 3.5 / 2.5-inch data carrier slots, 2x slots for 2.5-inch drives on the mainboard tray
Graphics cards up to 32.5 cm long & CPU cooler up to 16 cm high.
Note: The rear case fan is not illuminated on motherboards of the MSI A320M and H310M series.
INTEL Core i5-10600KF, clock frequency @ 4.80GHz, Socket 1200, code name Comet Lake-S, TDP 65W, cores 6, threads 12, base clock 4.10GHz, turbo clock 4.80GHz, SMT yes (Intel Hyper-Threading), memory controller Dual Channel PC4-21300U (DDR4- 2666), CPU functions Optane Memory Support, Turbo Boost 2.0, vPro, Hyper-Threading, VT-x, VT-d, VT-x EPT, Intel 64, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, Idle States , EIST, Thermal Monitoring, IPT, SIPP, AES-NI, Secure Key, SGX, OS Guard, TXT, XD Bit, Boot Guard, L2-Cache 1.5MB (6x 256kB), L3-Cache 12MB.
"Comet Lake-S" - This is the name of the 10th generation of Intel Core processors. In addition to increased clock rates compared to the 9th generation "Coffee Lake-S Refresh", "Comet Lake-S" supports higher memory clock rates and offers support for Intel WiFi 6 (Gig +). The biggest change, however, is the change to the new LGA 1200 socket. This is as large as its predecessor in terms of dimensions, but has additional pins so that "Come Lake-S" processors are not compatible with mainboards with a different socket are!
The Core i5-10600KF is worth a closer look for many users simply because of its lower purchase price. Unlike its predecessor Core i5-9600, it now offers hyperthreading - which applies to all Comet Lake S processors in the Core series.
Six cores including hyperthreading are more than enough for many gamers' everyday use. In games, it cannot quite keep up with the top models, but the CPU performance is the limiting factor in the rarest of cases. The higher the resolution and the more detailed the display, the more important the graphics card becomes.
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 H510M-E, Intel 1200 socket, Intel H510 chipset, RAM 2x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-25600U/DDR4-3200, max. 64GB (UDIMM), expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M. 2/M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA, 2280/2260/2242) external connections 1x VGA (iGPU), 1x HDMI 2.0b (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4a (iGPU), 2x USB-A 3.0 (5Gb/s), 2x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb/s), 1x Gb LAN (Intel I219-V), 3x jack, 1x PS/2 keyboard, 1x PS/2 mouse Header lighting 1x 4 -Pin RGB (+12V/G/R/B, max. 3A), Audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC897), BIOS 1x 16MB (128Mb), special features Audio+solid capacitors, onboard TPM 2.0 support.
ASUS Prime series motherboards are expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 10th and 11th Generation Intel® processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, PRIME H510M-E provides daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime H510 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling performance tweaks to perfectly match the way you work, to maximize productivity.
Prime H510 series is engineered with an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
Prime H510 series features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert software or via the UEFI BIOS.
Each header can dynamically reference three thermal sensors. Fan Xpert allows you to map the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to optimize cooling for GPU- and CPU-intensive tasks.
Prime H510 series adds the nuanced details that improve every experience, exclusive codecs that provide pristine audio quality let you customize your system to create a uniquely personal look.
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER (1-Click OC), 192-bit, 1x DVI ports, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x DisplayPort 1.4a, TU116-300-A1 chip "Turing", chip clock 1530MHz, Boost: 1830MHz (OC Mode ) Memory 6GB GDDR6, 14GHz, 192bit, 336GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 1408/88/48, cooling 2x axial fan (90mm), special features H.265 encode / decode, NVIDIA G - Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, Backplate, HDCP 2.2, Boost Clock Overclocked (+ 45MHz), PCIe 3.0 x16 Interface, 5153GFLOPS (Single), 161GFLOPS (Double), DirectX 12.1, OpenGL 4.6 , OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1.103, Shader Model 6.3.
Already the Geforce GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti were cheap gaming graphics cards for users who do not require raytracing. With the Geforce GTX 1660 Super Nvidia wants to fill the gap between the two models. Thanks to the very fast memory of the KFA2, the card is in games partially above the Geforce GTX 1660 TI.
The GeForce GTX 1660 Super in reference design lands exactly where it should land: well ahead of the GeForce GTX 1660 and just behind the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Works the latest super product according to Nvidia's reference specifications, delivers the graphics card in Full HD 11 percent more FPS than the GeForce GTX 1660, while the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is 2 percent faster.
Thus, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super is 16 percent faster than the Radeon RX 590 - and even if the Radeon RX 5500 announced for November 2019 has not yet arrived in the trade, it is already clear that the small Navi offshoot is probably with the GeForce GTX 1660 will create, but not with the GeForce GTX 1660 Super. As with GeForce RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super Nvidia has taken care of here, too.
The overclocking potential of the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super is not big, but some additional power - around 6% - can be gotten out of the graphics card. In that case, the performance of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will be over.
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 Intel® I219-V 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)
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g) 24-hour long-term test for quality control of the PC components
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