- Graphic Card(s)
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.
INTEL Core i5-12600KF, clock frequency @ 4.90GHz, socket 1700, codename Alder Lake-S, cores 10 (6+4), threads 16 (12+4), base clock 3.70GHz (P-Core), 2.80GHz (E- Core) turbo clock 4.90GHz (P-Core), 3.70GHz (E-Core), SMT yes (Intel Hyper-Threading), memory controller Dual Channel PC5-38400U (DDR5-4800), also supports PC4-25600U (DDR4-3200) , Free multiplier yes, CPU features GNA 3.0, Thread Director, 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 + Gracemont (hybrid design) , L2 cache 9.5MB (6x 1.25MB + 4x 512kB), L3 cache 20MB, 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.
Like the Core i9 12900K, the Core i5 12600K relies on the new Socket 1700 with support for DDR5 RAM and PCI Express 5.0. In this case, too, the greatest special feature is the mixture of fast and slow cores, called P cores and E cores or performance cores and efficiency cores. Intel's basic idea makes sense: If the PC only has to take on less demanding tasks, the frugal efficiency cores are used. On the other hand, when it comes to more demanding work such as gaming, the performance cores provide enough power.
This also means a higher core count. The Core i5 12600K has a total of 10 cores, while the predecessor 11600K only has six of them. In this comparison, however, you always have to keep in mind that four of the ten cores of the 12600K are just a little less fast than the six P cores. It is easily possible to achieve very similar performance with the Core i5 12600K as with the Core i9 12900K or the Ryzen 9 5900X. So if you really mainly play with your PC and accordingly do not (yet) need the additional cores of expensive models, the Core i5 12600K can be a good choice. The Intel Core i5-12600K performs well all round in the test and proves to be an excellent PC core for both everyday work and gaming.
JONSBO CR-2100 CPU cooler dual tower, 2x 120mm ARGB black. Dimensions with fan (WxHxD) 120x159x134mm, fan 2x 120x120x25mm, 700-1500rpm, 43.32-106.7m³/h, 18.1-29.5dB(A), socket 775, 1150/1151/1155/1156/1200, AM2 /AM2+/AM3/AM3+, AM4, FM1/FM2/FM2+, RGB lighting, special features 6 heat pipes, heat pipe direct touch, dual tower
The Jonsbo CR-2100 is suitable for cooling powerful processors. The quiet 120 mm PWM fans with ARGB lighting ensure high cooling potential and a stylish design.
The features of the Jonsbo CR-2100 CPU cooler at a glance:
Black and silver dual tower cooler from Jonsbo
Two 120mm PWM fans
Fan with ARGB lighting (3-pin RGB, 5VDG, 5V)
Six copper heatpipes for quick heat dissipation
High compatibility with AMD and Intel
TDP of 200 watts
The features of the Jonsbo CR-2100 CPU cooler in detail
The Jonsbo CR-2100 is a powerful tower cooler for AMD and Intel sockets. The six copper heatpipes ensure that the heat is quickly dissipated and the two 120 mm fans with ARGB LEDs supplied provide stylish lighting. The 120 fans rotate at 700 to 1,500 rpm and generate a very low background noise of no more than 29.5 db(A) with a delivery volume of 106.7 m³/h.
The black cover ensures a discreet and minimalist design. The two 120 fans have integrated ARGB lighting. The lighting can be controlled via a suitable mainboard. The Jonsbo CR-2100 is compatible with many popular AMD and Intel sockets.
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.
KFA GeForce RTX 3080 SG 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", manufacturing 8nm (Samsung), memory 10GB GDDR6X, 19 Gbps, 320bit, 760GB / s, Boost Clock 1710, 1-Click OC Clock 1725 MHZ (by installing Xtreme Tuner Plus Software and using 1-Click OC), Shader units / TMUs / ROPs 8704/272/88, TDP 320W (NVIDIA), external power supply 2x 8-pin PCIe, cooling 3x axial fans (92mm), total height triple slot, special features real-time ray tracing, ray tracing cores (68), tensor Cores (272), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, HDCP 2.3, 0dB-Zero-Fan-Modus, backplate, interface PCIe 4.0 x16, DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.2, Shader Model 6.5.
With the GeForce RTX 3080, Nvidia wants to reach enthusiasts who do not necessarily have to have the fastest model with the largest possible memory capacity, but who value speed and graphics quality.
The GeForce RTX 3080 is the first player graphics card with the new amp architecture. The graphics card is based on the GA102 GPU and therefore the largest chip in Nvidia's portfolio. This means that the second fastest model also uses the largest GPU for the first time in a long time - the GTX 1080 and RTX 2080 only had the second largest expansion stage.
The GeForce RTX 3080 makes a huge leap in performance compared to the old Turing generation. The average frame rate of 3,840 × 2,160 increases by a whopping 60 percent compared to the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is also left behind by 31 percent in comparison. Even a heavily overclocked GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has no chance and has to admit defeat by 15 percent - especially since not every GeForce RTX 2080 Ti achieves such OC values.
If you are looking for a graphics card for Ultra HD or for high frame rates, the GeForce RTX 3080 is the right choice. The new graphics card is 60 percent faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Super in classic rasterizer titles and is even 31 percent faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. There is no game on the test course that does not run smoothly in Ultra HD with maximum graphics details. And often more than 60 FPS are possible.
If you compare the power loss with activated ray tracing of Ampere and Turing, you will find that the GeForce RTX 3080 loses slightly less FPS than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The motto here is: the more ray tracing is used, the more amperes are separated. The difference is smaller than the advantages promised in isolation with the RT cores would have led one to hope, but in combination with the significantly higher raw performance, ray tracing runs noticeably better than before.
The GeForce RTX 3080 is fast enough for full ray tracing details in WQHD, whoever switches on the DLSS, which is visibly matured in version 2.0, can also use ray tracing smoothly in Ultra HD.
SEASONIC B12 BC-850, 850W, fan 120mm, fixed cable management, connectors 1x 20/24-pin, 2x 4/8-pin ATX12V, 4x 6/8-pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 3x IDE, average efficiency 85 % (manufacturer), certificates 80 PLUS Bronze (manufacturer), manufacturer's guarantee five years, number of 12V rails 1 +3.3V 15A +5V 15A +12V 70A -12V 0.3A +5Vsb 2.5A PFC active form factor ATX PS/2 special features ErP lot 6
The B12 BC Series is available in the standard ATX Form Factor and in wattages that are most common for a PC system. The Seasonic B12 BC achieves 80 PLUS® Bronze standard of providing at least 82 %, 85 % and 82 % power usage efficiency at 20 %, 50 % and 100 % operating loads, respectively. This efficiency, combined with Active Power Factor Correction, enables the B12 BC series power supplies to lessen energy waste, which translates into savings on the costs of energy costs for its users. In addition to being greatly efficient, the B12 BC units utilize the LLC resonant converter design, and the industry’s 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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