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The popular Micro-ATX case Citadel Mesh RGB from Kolink is getting an upgrade for the style-conscious: With its front made of tempered glass, the Citadel Glass SE gives every gaming setup a first-class appearance. Two strips with digitally addressable RGB LEDs adorn both sides of the front. In addition, there is now a modern USB 3.2 port of type C on the I / O panel. Like its predecessor, the Citadel Glass SE has a side door made of tempered glass and three pre-installed 120 mm PWM vents, which are also digitally addressable RGB-LEDS are equipped. This means that every high-end hardware can be optimally presented.
The features of the Citadel Glass SE Midi-Tower at a glance:
- Front made of tempered glass with two pre-installed 120 mm PWM fans including ARGBs
- Two strips placed on the side with digitally addressable RGB LEDs on the front
- A pre-installed 120mm PWM fan with digital RGB LEDs on the back
- An RGB controller hub with numerous effects and modes including a remote control
- The RGB lighting can be synchronized via the mainboard
- Side door made of tempered glass for an unobstructed view of the interior
- For Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX mainboards
- Two vertical PCI slots for graphics cards (up to 2.5 slot height, riser cable available separately)
- Space for a 280 mm radiator on the front and a 240 mm on the lid
- I / O panel with 1x USB 3.2 type C port, 2x USB 3.0 and HD audio
- Graphics cards up to 345 mm, CPU coolers up to 190 mm, power supplies up to 200 mm
Kolink Citadel Glass SE: Improved aesthetics, attractive lighting
A total of three 120 mm PWM fans are already pre-installed in the Kolink Citadel Glass SE. Their digitally addressable RGB lighting can be controlled via the RGB controller and fan hub with remote control that are also included. Alternatively, the lighting can also be connected to a mainboard with a corresponding 3-pin 5VDG header and controlled using the mainboard manufacturer's software. In addition to attractive lighting, the fans also offer good performance and can be connected to a total of six 4-pin PWM headers on the hub.
In addition to the pre-installed fans, two 120 or 140 mm fans can be installed on the cover. There is a magnetic dust filter over the honeycomb cover. If you prefer water cooling, you can install a 280 mm radiator on the front and a 240 mm radiator on the lid. Thanks to the tempered glass side door, the hardware installed inside is not only clearly visible, but also easily accessible. Magnets keep the side door closed.
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.
ASUS TUF Gaming A520M-Plus II, socket AMD AM4, chipset AMD A520, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-38400U/DDR4-4800 (OC), max. 128GB, expansion slots 1x PCIe 3.0 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 2.1 (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (iGPU), 4x USB A 3.0 (5Gb/s), 2x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb/s), 1x Gb LAN, 3x jack, 1x PS/2 combo, internal connections 1x USB 3.0 header (5Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0 ), 2x USB 2.0 header (480Mb/s, 4x USB 2.0), 4x SATA 6Gb/s, 1x serial, 1x TPM header, 1x S/PDIF header, 1x speaker header Header cooling 1x CPU fan 4-pin, 2x fan 4-pin, header lighting 2x 4-pin RGB (+12V/G/R/B, max. 3A), 2x 3-pin ARGB (+5V/ DATA/GND, max. 3A, ASUS Gen2), Buttons/Switches USB BIOS Flashback (external), Audio 7.1, RGB lighting, 1 zone (right accent), special features Audio+solid capacitors, ECC support, onboard TPM 2.0 Support (AMD fTPM).
DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.
TUF Gaming A520M-Plus II distills essential elements of the latest AMD platform and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance with unwavering gaming stability.
When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.
With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs, plus support for faster memory, TUF Gaming A520M-Plus II is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.
TUF GAMING A520M-Plus II provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 (1-Click OC), 12GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip GA106-300-A1 "Ampere", 28SM, 276mm², chip clock 1320MHz, Boost: 1792MHz (OC Mode) memory 12GB GDDR6, 1875MHz, 15Gbps (15000MHz effective), 192bit, 360GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 3584/112/64, cooling 2x axial fans (90mm), special features real-time ray tracing, ray tracing cores (28), tensor cores (112), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, AV1 decode, HDCP 2.3, 0dB zero fan mode, backplate, boost clock overclocked (+ 15MHz), interface PCIe 4.0 x16, computing power 12.85 TFLOPS (FP32), 201 GFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2) OpenGL 4.6 OpenCL 3.0 Vulkan 1.2 Shader Model 6.6.
This card is a safe bet, especially at lower resolutions up to WQHD, even if the lag to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is a bit more pronounced than expected. In some situations you will have to lift one or the other quality regulator in WQHD, but only if you need extremely high FPS numbers and the game does not support DLSS 2.0. It only gets a bit tighter in higher resolutions, but NVIDIA doesn't advertise the card for the high resolutions either.
DLSS in particular has never been as valuable for this combat dwarf as it is today, because if you focus more on performance and dampen the other settings a bit and do without the DXR effects completely, you can even use Ultra HD in the appropriate games swim with the river. Otherwise, DLSS also allows DXR in Full HD, which was probably the intention.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is an inexpensive 1440p gaming card and it fulfills this requirement with flying colors. Even current titles are displayed with sufficient FPS (of course, depending on the selected resolution). If you need 144 Hz in FullHD, you will also be happy with a GeForce RTX 3060 in most games.
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!
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x D-Sub
1 x Realtek 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“
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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