- 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.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X @ 4.40GHz, Socket AM4, codename Matisse, cores 8, threads 16, base clock 3.60GHz, Turbo clock 4.40GHz, memory controller Dual Channel PC4-25600U (DDR4-3200), CPU features ECC support, Turbo Core 3.0, Precision Boost 2, Precision Boost Overdrive, SMT, VT-Vi, X86-64, AMD-V, AVX, AVX2, AES (2x FMA), NX-Bit, EVP, PCIe 4.0 (X570 only), multiplier selectable , L2 cache 4MB (8x 512kB), L3 cache 32MB (2x 16MB), PCIe lanes 24x PCIe 4.0 (16 + 4 + 4), memory max. 128GB, memory bandwidth 51.2GB / s.
Thanks in part to a significantly redesigned Zen 2 architecture and 7-nm manufacturing, AMD's competitor intends to put further pressure on Intel in terms of both performance and energy efficiency. AMD has also worked hard on the architecture under the hood, for example in the form of a doubled L3 cache (called a "game cache"). According to AMD, this reduces the memory latency, which can lead to better performance in games.
In our gaming benchmarks, AMD Intel is getting a lot closer with the new Ryzen 3000 CPUs. Compared to the previous flagship in the form of the 2700X (about 4.0 GHz under game load), the Ryzen 7 3700X with the same number of cores has a plus of almost seven percent. A certain advantage for Intel remains: the Core i9 9900K with eight cores is about eight percent faster than the 3900X and eleven percent faster than the 3700X.
When it comes to simultaneously playing and streaming to twitch per CPU on a single computer, AMD has always been good with the Ryzen CPUs, thanks to a relatively high core and thread count - albeit at the expense of the performance in the game itself tested Ryzen-3700X gives even an even better picture: it not only manages the processor without problems, a stream in Full HD with 60 fps to represent without image loss, but also the fps loss in the game itself falls pleasingly low. This is particularly clear in the comparison between the Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 7 3700X: While the fps in the game with the 2700X when streaming in 1920x1080 still drops clearly by 43.9 percent, the 3700X has only 13.2 percent fewer pictures per second - a very good result.
ENERMAX Liqmax III, internal (closed system), heatsink for CPU, heatsink material copper, compatibility CPU 775, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066, AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, AM4, FM1 , FM2, FM2 +, radiator size 240mm, radiator thickness 27mm, radiator material aluminum, fan 2x 120mm, 500-1600rpm, 14-27 dB (A), LED (RGB), LED control
The LIQMAX III RGB all-in-one CPU water cooler with RGB lighting.
The water block in acrylic optics is equipped in the Aurabelt design, which provides brilliant light effects. LIQMAX III RGB supports RGB synchronization with motherboards that have 4-pin RGB connectors (+ 12V / G / R / B). Thanks to the dual chamber design patented by ENERMAX, the Central Coolant Inlet (CCI) and the Shunt Channel Technology (SCT), the cooler achieves faster heat transfer and a longer service life. The RGB fans with dual-convex fan blades are optimized for radiators and generate high static pressure to force the heat out of the cooling fins. The LIQMAX III RGB is an excellent cooler for housings that do not want to do without RGB lighting.
The cooler is very well made and, for fans of light games, has smartly illuminated fans and a discreetly illuminated pump unit. In addition, the lighting is compatible with all common mainboards with a corresponding mainboard header.
MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WIFI, form factor Mini-ITX, chipset AMD B550, RAM 2x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-40800U / DDR4-5100 (OC), max. 64GB (UDIMM), Expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4 / SATA, 2280/2260), 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280, rear), 1x M .2 / E-Key (PCIe, 2230, occupied with WiFi + BT module) External connections 1x HDMI 2.1 (iGPU), 1x USB-C 3.1 (CPU), 1x USB-A 3.1 (CPU), 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 lighting 1x 3-pin ARGB (+ 5V / DATA / GND , max.3A), buttons / switches USB BIOS Flashback, Audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC1200), Wireless WLAN 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax (2x2, Intel AX200), Bluetooth 5.1, RAID -Level 0/1/10 (B550), special features audio + solid capacitors, diagnostic LED (LED indicators), integrated I / O cover, 1x M.2 active cooler.
The B550 chipset is the heart of the MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi motherboard and has been specially optimized for the Ryzen CPUs of the 3000 series (Matisse). B550 motherboards support all the features of the third and fourth generation Ryzen processors, above all the PCI Express standard version 4.0 (PCIe 4.0). PCIe 4.0 is downward compatible and can be used with all expansion cards from previous generations. The mainboards also support up to 64 GB of RAM with a guaranteed clock rate of 3200 megahertz. With overclocking, much higher clock rates are possible, depending on the motherboard. The B550 chipset also allows the processor to be overclocked.
The features of the MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi at a glance:
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16)
2x USB 3.1 (type A + type C) / 1x USB 3.0 type C (internal) / 4x USB 3.0 / 4x USB 2.0
2x M.2 (1x PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA 6G / 1x PCIe 3.0 x4) / 4x SATA 6G
DDR4 memory up to 4600 MHz using OC
Ready for AMD Ryzen 3000/4000 processors
The features of the MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi in detail:
The MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi is a mini-ITX motherboard and has a PCI Express 4.0 slot with full x16 connection for the graphics card. The two RAM banks support up to 64 GB DDR4 main memory with a clock rate of up to 3200 megahertz and can even handle clock rates of up to 4600 MHz via OC.
The AM4 mainboard provides two M.2 slots. One of the M.2 slots is connected with four PCI Express 4.0 lanes. It accepts plug-in cards up to 80 mm (2280) and supports the SATA protocol. M.2 SSDs with the advanced NVM Express protocol (NVMe) and a connection via four PCI Express 4.0 lanes support data transfer rates of up to 8 GByte / s and are twice as fast as via PCI Express 3.0.
The second M.2 slot is on the back of the board and is connected to the chipset with four PCI Express 3.0 lanes. It supports plug-in cards up to 80 mm (2280). Four SATA 6G ports are also provided.
SAPPHIRE NITRO + AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT OC SE Gaming Graphics Card 16GB GDDR6. The ULTIMATE GAME CHANGER 4K gaming.
Design the look of your NITRO + card with the integrated ARGB and ARGB fan accessories.
Connections: Choose between HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C with a maximum number of 4 outputs
Innovative cooling technologies for maximum performance and optimal airflow
The backplate ensures stability and improves heat dissipation so that the card always stays nice and cool.
Star Wars: Squadrons
Watch Dogs: Legion
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
The AMD Radeon RX 6800 graphics card with AMD RDNA 2 architecture contains 72 powerful, advanced compute units, 128 MB brand new AMD Infinity Cache and 16 GB dedicated GDDR6 memory for ultra-high frame rates and professional gaming in 4K.
Extremely intensive gaming with DirectX 12 Ultimate
Stable graphics functions, made possible by AMD FidelityFX1
More image details through Radeon Image Sharpening2
Overclock with a click of the mouse through the performance presets in Radeon software
No distortion, no jerking, pure gaming on over 1300 screens with AMD FreeSync technology3
Get the game advantage with lower input latency with Radeon Anti-lag4
Extra performance when you need it with Radeon Boost5
AMD Smart Access Memory
AMD Smart Access Memory expands the communication between Ryzen processor and Radeon graphics card. Up to 7% more gaming performance in selected games at 4K with a Radeon RX 6800 graphics card
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!
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
HD Audio Connectors
BIOS Flashback Button
PS/2 Combo Port
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-C)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps (Type-A)
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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