- Graphic Card(s)
After uniformly designed and therefore mostly closed fronts were popular in recent years, there has been a growing number of enclosures that use more open designs and thus promise a stronger airflow. These models also include the new Citadel Mesh RGB, which Kolink has placed as an attractive Micro-ATX case. A total of three 120 mm A-RGB fans shine through the front or through the glass side panel. The lighting is controlled either via a 5 V A RGB connection on the mainboard or conveniently via the remote control supplied.
The interior of the Citadel Mesh RGB not only promises enough space for a micro ATX mainboard and an ATX power supply, but also for tall tower coolers and long graphics cards. If necessary, water cooling with a 240mm radiator can also be used.
The cooling performance is accordingly significantly better than in comparable, closed housings. It is particularly positive that the A-RGB fans have PWM connections and can be easily controlled via a single PWM connection using the integrated PWM distributor. This is an exception in this price range. The fans are not whisper-quiet, but if you turn them down, the noise level will be completely unproblematic for most users.
Compared to a typical ATX case, Kolink's micro-ATX case saves a lot of space, but is still generous with a view of high tower coolers and long graphics cards. The three pre-assembled A-RGB fans shape the appearance of the housing - and the Citadel Mesh RGB is particularly user-friendly when it comes to lighting control. In addition to the LED button and control via a suitable mainboard, the supplied remote control can also be used. The glass side panel also provides convenience because it can be easily opened as a door.
INTEL Core i5-12400F, clock frequency @ 4.4GHz, Socket 1700, code name Alder Lake-S, cores 6, threads 12, base clock 2.50GHz, turbo clock 4.40GHz, SMT yes (Intel Hyper-Threading), memory controller Dual Channel PC5-38400U ( DDR5-4800), also supports PC4-25600U (DDR4-3200), CPU functions GNA 3.0, DL Boost, Optane Memory Support, Speed Shift, Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, VT-x, VT-d, VT- x EPT, Intel 64, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, Idle States, EIST, Thermal Monitoring, VMD, AES-NI, Secure Key, OS Guard, XD Bit, Boot Guard, MBE, CET, Architecture Golden Cove, L2 cache 7.5MB (6x 1.25MB), L3 cache 18MB, chipset interface DMI 4.0, 16GT / s (PCIe 4.0 x8), PCIe lanes 16x PCIe 5.0, 4x PCIe 4.0, memory max.128GB, memory bandwidth 76.8GB / s.
The first benchmarks of the Core i5-12400F, probably the most exciting new Intel CPU, showed up as early as November 2021. The CPU designed for 65 watt TDP with 6 cores and 12 threads should be able to easily compete with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, while the single-core performance should even be above that of an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. Since the Intel Core i5-10400F and i5-11400F already scored with a very good price-performance ratio, a Core i5-12400F should also convince many interested parties from Alder Lake, especially if you consider the price of an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X in the Retains the back of the head.
It took a while, but it's going well at Intel. 22 new processors will be added to the portfolio and the Core i7-12700F and Core i5-12400F in particular should be exciting, as they deliver high performance at a comparatively low purchase price. Thanks to the RAM-OC capability of the B660 chipset, a 12400F could be exactly the budget option that potential buyers have been waiting for years with the competition.
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 B660M-A WIFI D4, Intel 1700 socket, Intel B660 chipset, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-42666U/DDR4-5333 (OC), max. 128GB, expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (1x x4, 1x x1), 2x M.2/M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4, 2280/2260/2242), external connections 2x HDMI 2.1 (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (iGPU), 2x USB-A 3.1 (10Gb/s, B660), 4x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb/s), 1x Gb LAN (Intel I219-V), 3x jack, 1x PS/2 combo, header cooling 2x CPU fan 4-pin , 2x fans 4-pin Header lighting 1x 4-pin RGB (+12V/G/R/B, max. 3A), 3x 3-pin ARGB (+5V/DATA/GND, max. 3A, ASUS Gen2), audio 7.1 , Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2x2, Intel), Bluetooth 5.2, RAID level 0/1/5/10, audio features +solid capacitors, 1x M.2 passive cooler, onboard TPM 2.0 support (Intel PTT).
The ASUS Prime B660M-A D4 is a Micro-ATX motherboard with the Intel B660 chipset and the LGA 1700 socket. The motherboard is suitable for desktop processors of the 12th generation Intel Core CPUs, Alder Lake. It supports DDR4 memory with up to 5,333 MHz and supports features such as WLAN ax and Bluetooth 5.2.
The overall performance of the ASUS Prime B660M-A WIFI D4 is impressive across the board and gives no cause for criticism. Instead of flaunting lavish equipment, the ASUS Prime B660M-A WIFI D4 concentrates on the essentials: A reliable circuit board with equipment that is absolutely sufficient for the majority.
The square PCB not only features the LGA1700 socket for Intel's Alder Lake S processors and the four DDR4 UDIMM memory banks for up to 128 GB RAM, but also a 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot for expansion cards. A total of two M.2 M-Key interfaces with a PCIe 4.0 x4 connection were positioned in the gaps. In addition, there are four SATA 6GBit/s. ASUS specifies a maximum clock of 5,333 MHz for the RAM slots.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 TI EX [1-Click OC], 8GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, GA104-202-A1 "Ampere", 38SM, 392mm², chip clock 1410MHz, boost: 1680MHz (OC mode), memory 8GB GDDR6, 1750MHz, 14Gbps (14000MHz effective), 256bit, 448GB / s Shader units / TMUs / ROPs 4864/152/80 Cooling 2x axial fans (90mm) Special features Real-time ray tracing, ray tracing cores (38), Tensor Cores (152), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, AV1 Decode, HDCP 2.3, 0dB zero fan mode, backplate, LED lighting (RGB), overclocked boost clock (+ 15MHz), PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, computing power 16.34 TFLOPS (FP32), 255 GFLOPS (FP64) DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2) OpenGL 4.6 OpenCL 3.0 Vulkan 1.2 Shader Model 6.6
The graphics cards from the RTX 3060 Ti series are aimed at everyone who plays in Full HD with all options to the limit, uses ray tracing functions and does not want to pay too much.
The most exciting question is the performance of the KFA2 RTX 3060 Ti and the entire family. And here we experienced an enormous surprise: The card can easily keep up with an RTX 2080 Super, one of the fastest graphics cards of the previous generation. What is particularly impressive is that the RTX 3060 Ti is much cheaper.
The benchmarks are not only good in generic tests, they also continue in games. In addition to the pure performance, the card can fall back on numerous features of Nvidia. In addition to shadow play, which can now be used to automatically record cool actions in many games, this includes DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). If the game in question is supported, the GPU can use AI technology to keep the number of frames as high as possible despite the high resolution and realistic light calculation via ray tracing. This works now with more and more titles and helps with the decision between frames and appearance. You notice DLSS especially at higher resolutions, such as 1440p or UHD. If DLSS works properly and is supported by the game, it's a game changer that everyone should try.
SEASONIC B12 BC 750W, ATX, fan 120mm, fixed cable management, connectors 1x 20/24-pin, 2x 4/8-pin ATX12V, 4x 6/8-pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 3x IDE, certificates 80 PLUS, Dimensions (WxHxD) 150x86x140mm, manufacturer's guarantee 5 years, +3.3V, 15A, +5V, 15A, +12V, 62A, -12V, 0.3A, +5Vsb, 2.5A, number of 12V rails 1, PFC active, special features ErP solder 6.
The B12 BC Series is available in the standard ATX form factor and wattages most commonly used for a PC system. The Seasonic B12 BC achieves the 80 PLUS® Bronze standard with at least 82%, 85% and 82% energy consumption efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100% operating load respectively.
This efficiency, combined with Active Power Factor Correction, allows the B12 BC Series power supplies to reduce energy wastage, resulting in energy cost savings for users.
As well as being extremely efficient, the B12 BC units utilize LLC resonant converter design and industry-leading Smart and Silent Fan Control (S2FC).
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!
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A )
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
2 x HDMI® ports
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel® 1Gb Ethernet port
3 x Audio jacks
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse combo 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“
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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