- Graphic Card(s)
The ANTEC P101, a high-class housing with many features, which is also a real eye-catcher. In a classic design with straight edges, smooth front, white air intakes, illuminated USB ports, it shows its stylish side. A lot of hardware fits into the interior, the temperature of which can be kept in check with water cooling. In addition, the side panels are insulated ex works.
The features of the Antec P101 Silent at a glance:
Chic mid-tower from Antec with sound insulation on the front and side panels
Space for E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and ITX mainboards
Smooth front with side door and white air intakes
Up to four 120 mm or three 140 mm fans possible
A 5.25 "bay, eight slots for 3.5 or 2.5" drives and two 2.5 "SSD slots
White illuminated I / O panel with 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HD audio and fan control
Graphics card length up to 450 mm, CPU cooler up to 180 mm
Lots of space for drives and graphics cards
The Silent Midi Tower Antec P101 Silent is equipped with noise insulation in the front, cover and side panels. The chassis is made of sturdy steel. After removing the left side wall, the white mainboard tray is immediately visible. Main boards up to E-ATX can be installed here. There are four black and four white PCI slot covers in the back - the P101 Silent has space for eight expansion cards or 4-way SLI and crossfire systems.
Graphics cards can be up to 290 millimeters long. After removing the drive cage installed in the front, which can accommodate eight 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives on slides, there is space for pixel accelerators with a maximum length of 450 millimeters. Two additional 2.5-inch data storage devices can be installed behind the mainboard tray. There is also a 5.25-inch slot for an optical drive at the top of the case front.
Cooling with air and water. Three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be installed in the front and there is space for a 140 or 120 fan on the back of the case. CPU coolers must not exceed a height of 180 millimeters. Four 120 mm fans are pre-installed at the factory: one in the back and three in the front. If you choose water cooling, the Antec P101 Silent offers the option of installing a 360, 280 or 240 radiator in the front and space for a 140 or 120 mm heat exchanger in the rear.
The power supply cover is a total of 290 millimeters long and thus offers space for very powerful power supplies and storage space for cables. Intelligent cable management with two centimeters of storage space behind the mainboard tray and rubberized cable tunnels guides the power connections and data cables through the housing in an orderly manner and ensures optimal airflow.
Connections and special features
In addition to the usual power and reset buttons, the I / O panel also offers a three-stage fan control and four illuminated USB ports of type A, two USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports can be found here. A headset can also be connected to the 3.5 mm jack plug. The front has an insulated side door that opens to the right, behind which there is the optical drive and the three front fans with a dust filter. There is also a removable dust filter for the power supply in the bottom of the Antec P101 Silent.
INTEL Core i9-10900F, clock frequency @ 5.20 GHz, socket 1200 (LGA), code name Comet Lake-S, TDP 65W, cores 10, threads 20, base clock 2.80GHz, turbo clock 5.20GHz, memory controller dual channel PC4-23466U (DDR4-2933 ), CPU features Optane Memory Support, Thermal Velocity Boost (5.20GHz), Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (5.10GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0, vPro, SMT (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, architecture Comet Lake, L2 cache 2.5MB (10x 256kB), L3 cache 20MB, chipset interface DMI 3.0, 8GT / s (PCIe 3.0 x4), PCIe-Lanes 16x (PCIe 3.0), memory max. 128GB, memory bandwidth 45.8GB / s.
In the 10th generation, Intel only uses the new LGA1200 socket, which is only physically compatible with the Intel socket 1151, but can deliver the increased power consumption of the top models from the i9 and i7 series. Intel continues to rely on 14-nanometer manufacturing. The cache responsible for lower latencies and thus better performance is up to 20 megabytes in total. DDR4 RAM is supported up to a clock speed of 2,933 MHz. For i5 and below, the maximum RAM clock is specified at 2,666 MHz. Consistently (except for the F variants) Intel's UHD Graphics 630 is used as the GPU.
The Z490 from the new chipset series 400 comes with 40 PCI lanes and is ready for WLAN 6 and 2.5 gigabit LAN. There is also support for Thunderbolt 3 and Intel's Optane technology. However, PCI Express 3.0 is the maximum.
The boost functions (from i3) hold up to three levels. We explain it using the flagship Intel Core i9-10900K. It clocks at 3.7 GHz in basic mode. With Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, the base clock can clock up a single one of the 10 cores up to 5.1 GHz. Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (from i7) adds another 100 MHz for one core (5.2 GHz). With Intel's new "Thermal Velocity Boost" technology (from i9, except T-model), the CPU can hold a maximum of 5.3 GHz per core or 4.9 GHz for all cores. For a short time and with increased power consumption.
ENERMAX Liqmax III ARGB 360, type internal (closed system), heat sink CPU, heat sink material copper, compatibility CPU 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066, AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, AM4, FM1 , FM2, FM2 +, radiator size 360mm, radiator thickness 27mm, radiator material aluminum, fan 3x 120mm, 500-1600rpm, 14-27dB (A), 38.23-122.5m³ / h, pump 12V, special features LED (RGB), LED control, wired remote control.
The Enermax Liqmax III 360 ARGB complete water cooling combines first-class performance with a stylish design. The CPU cooler is equipped with digitally addressable RGB LED lighting that can be synchronized via the mainboard. The three 120 RGB fans specially developed for use on radiators generate high static pressure and bright illumination.
The Enermax Liqmax III 360 ARGB complete water cooling at a glance:
Digitally addressable RGB LED lighting on CPU block and fan
360 mm aluminum radiator for maximum cooling performance
Three 120 mm ARGB fans with a static pressure of 1.98 mm H2O
Max. 122.5 m³ / h delivery volume at max. 1600 rpm
Easy handling thanks to flexible hoses with kink protection
Compatible with common AMD & Intel sockets
Even the Liqmax III RGB 240 can offer a respectable cooling performance and outperform some 240 mm models from the competition. The Liqmax III ARGB 360 goes one step further. The 360 mm radiator cools significantly better, especially when the fan speed is reduced. And there are also clear differences in the lighting effect. The regular RGB lighting with the restriction to one color at the same time is almost simple. The ARGB variant is more colorful and is just right for users who want particularly varied lighting. A clear plus is that, unlike the RGB version, a controller is included. The lighting can also be controlled independently of the mainboard.
MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi, form factor µATX, chipset Intel Z490, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-38400U / DDR4-4800 (OC), max. 128GB (UDIMM), expansion slots 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (1x x16, 1x x8), 2x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, 22110/2280/2260/2242 ), 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, 2280/2260/2242), external connections 1x HDMI 1.4b (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (iGPU), 1x USB-C 3.1 (Z490), 1x USB-A 3.1 (Z490), 2x USB-A 3.0, 2x USB-A 2.0, 1x 2.5GBase-T (Realtek RTL8125B-CG), 5x jack, 1x Toslink, 1x PS / 2 combo, Header cooling 1x CPU fan 4-pin, 3x fan 4-pin, 1x pump 4-pin, header lighting 2x 4-pin RGB (+ 12V / G / R / B, max. 3A), 2x 3- Pin ARGB (+ 5V / DATA / GND, max. 3A), buttons / switches LED switch (internal), audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC1220), Wireless WLAN 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax (2x2, Intel AX201), Bluetooth 5.1, RAID level 0/1/5/10 (Z490), multi-GPU NVIDIA 2-Way-SLI (x8 / x8), AMD 2-Way-CrossFireX (x8 / x8), RGB lighting, 1 zone (chipset cooler), BIOS 1x 32MB (256Mb), special features audio + solid capacitors, diagnostics LED (LED indicators), I / O cover integrated, 1x M.2 passive cooler.
The MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi is equipped with the high-end chipset for the Intel Core processors of the 10th generation and allows the manual overclocking of CPUs with a free multiplier. Since the "Comet Lake-S" processors require a new socket due to the optimized power supply, the Intel socket LGA1200 is used on the 400 series motherboards. Despite the increased number of pins, the actual size of the socket remains the same as older sockets, so that CPU coolers for LGA 115x sockets can also be mounted on the mainboard.
The features of the MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi motherboard at a glance:
2x PCIe (3.0) x16 and 2x PCIe (3.0) x1
3x USB 3.1 (1x type A / 1x type C / 1 header)
A total of 4x USB 3.0 and 6x USB 2.0 (internal & external)
2x M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) / 4x SATA 6G
Supports max. 128 GB DDR4 RAM up to 4,800 MHz
Integrated RGB-LED lighting with RGB-LED headers
With integrated WiFi and Bluetooth module
Fast 2.5 Gbit LAN
The MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi in detail
The MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi is a mainboard in Micro-ATX form factor and offers two PCIe x16 slots that are directly connected to the CPU, as well as two PCIe x1 slots for plug-in and expansion cards. As a high-end mainboard, the MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi also supports multi-GPU setups via SLI / NVLINK and AMD Crossfire / XDMA.
The other features of the motherboard also include a striking cooler design and integrated RGB LED lighting. Additional RGB LED components can be connected and controlled via two 4-pin RGB headers (12V) and two digitally addressable 3-pin RGB headers (5V), provided they are compatible with the RGB software of the mainboard.
Up to 128 GB DDR4 memory in dual-channel mode can be used in the four DIMM slots. The Z490 chipset supports clock rates of up to 2,933 MHz by default, but the MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi enables the operation of RAM kits with up to 4,800 MHz via OC!
Two M.2 slots and four SATA 6G ports are available for storage drives. The M.2 slots support the NVMe protocol, which enables data transfer rates of almost 4 GB / s. M.2 PCIe SSDs are up to eight times faster than SATA 6G SSDs!
The two large expansion slots for graphics cards are reinforced in order to counteract wear and tear with frequent use when the mainboard is used in test systems and on benchtables, for example. The board design is dominated by black and dark gray, so that illuminated components come to the fore.
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X 10G OC, 10GB GDDR6X, HDMI, 3x DP, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (desktop), 10GB GDDR6X, chip GA102-200-K1-A1 "Ampere" , Production 8nm (Samsung), memory 10GB GDDR6X, 2375MHz, 320bit, 760GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 8704/272/88, TDP 320W (NVIDIA), external power supply 2x 8-pin PCIe, cooling 3x axial fans (90mm), total height triple slot, special features real-time raytracing, raytracing cores (68), tensor cores (272), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, HDCP 2.3, 0dB zero fan mode , Backplate, interface PCIe 4.0 x16, DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.2, Shader model 6.5.
The GeForce RTX 3080 uses Ampere, NVIDIA's 2nd generation RTX architecture, to deliver the super performance that gamers have longed for. It is equipped with improved RT and Tensor processing units, new streaming multiprocessors and super-fast G6X memory for an overwhelming gaming experience.
Metal backplate with heat pipes
Heat pipes under the sturdy brushed metal backplate provide additional cooling for the memory modules on the back of the board
Precision-made heat pipes ensure maximum contact with the GPU and distribute the heat over the entire length of the heat sink.
Thermal design with three fans
TORX Fan 3.0: The award-winning TORX Fan 3.0 raises the limits of heat output to a new level and provides more static air pressure.
Zero Frozr: The calm before the storm: fans stay silent until cooling is actually needed.
Thermal pads: Plenty of thermal pads allow various board components to dissipate heat for better cooling performance.
MSI's exclusive Dragon Center software enables MSI products to be monitored, optimized and optimized in real time.
FTX-1200-1 Forza 1200W ATX 2.4, fan 120mm, volume 19-22dB (A), cable management fully modular, connections 1x 20/24 pin, 2x 4/8 pin ATX12V, 8x 6/8 pin PCIe , 12x SATA, 4x IDE, 1x floppy, average efficiency 92%, certificates 80 PLUS Platinum, manufacturer's guarantee ten years, number of 12V rails 1, + 3.3V, 20A + 5V, 20A + 12V 98A-12V 0.3A + 5Vsb 3A PFC active form factor ATX PS / 2 special features ErP Lot 6.
The power supply has the 80Plus Platinum certification and must therefore have an efficiency of at least 90, 94 and 91 percent at 20, 50 and 100 percent load. The housing structure differs somewhat from the usual design. The top cover, under which the fan is located, consists of a U-shape that has been perforated at the top and at one end. This "U" is not simply bent by 90 degrees on the front sides, but finely rounded without any edges. The cutouts with the connections are located on the opposite end. On the underside is the base plate on which the power supply is attached. The two sides are made of aluminum sheets, the edges of which have been completely beveled and polished. This means that there is not a single 90-degree edge on this power donor, only fine curves.
In summary, a visually elegant and high-quality design. In addition, there is a full cable management and a single powerful 12 volt rail that can be loaded up to a maximum of 98 amps.
The power supply is cooled by a 120mm fan via a temperature control. The built-in fan was barely noticeable during our test run. Regarding the fan volume, it should be noted that, as with all fans with temperature control, it is difficult to quantify the effective volume in "normal operation", at least without complex measuring methods in air-conditioned and anechoic rooms. The fan was barely audible even under full load and overload.
SAMSUNG SSD PM9A1 512GB, M.2, design Solid State Module (SSM), form factor M.2 2280, interface M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4), read 6900MB / s
Write 5000MB / s SLC-Cached, IOPS 4K read / write 800k / 800k, memory modules 3D-NAND TLC, Samsung, 136 layers (V-NAND v6), reliability prognosis 1.5 million hours (MTBF), controller Samsung Elpis (S4LV003) , 8 channels, cache 512MB (LPDDR4), SLC cache, protocol NVMe 1.3c, data protection functions 256bit AES, TCG Opal 2.0, power consumption 0.035W (idle), 0.005W (sleep mode), special features L1.2 low power standby.
The Samsung OEM SSD PM9A1 is made entirely of semiconductor components and uses NAND flash memory, which has high reliability and advanced technology in a small form factor. Thanks to the support of the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) 4.0 interface standard, performance is much faster than that of SATA SSDs. A comparison of the speed makes it clear that the PM9A1 version is definitely ahead. In contrast to the 6,000 MB / s, the two previous models only offered 3,500 MB / s. This is no wonder. After all, both OEMs were equipped with PCIe 3.0 and not the latest PCIe 4.0 standard.
The Samsung PM9A1 is an M.2 SSD with PCIe 4.0 and practically the OEM counterpart to the 980 Pro.
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!
PS/2 Combo Port
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
HD Audio Connectors
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-C)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps (Type-A)
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
Optical S/PDIF OUT
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“
Integrated WLAN. For more information click "Motherboard" or "Interfaces" !
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
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