- 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.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 4,60 GHz, Socket AM4, code name Vermeer, cores 6, threads 12, base clock 3.70GHz, turbo clock 4.60GHz, 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 32MB (1x 32MB), chipset interface PCIe 4.0 x4, PCIe lanes 24x PCIe 4.0 (16 + 4 + 4), memory max. 128GB Memory bandwidth 51.2GB / s.
AMD offers the Ryzen 5600X processor, which is particularly interesting for gamers, below the two top models. This is due to the fact that many games still cannot handle more than eight cores, at least not noticeably.
Intel's Core i9-10900K is already sweating in the face of the smallest Zen 3 processor available to date. Even in the multicore-optimized Battlefield 5, the 5600X manages to outperform the competition. Anno 1800 is once again interesting in many ways. So far, only players with an Intel CPU could think of conjuring up larger cities smoothly on the screen. Now it's all the better with a Ryzen 5600X. The eight-core Ryzen 7 5800X shines here with a perfect connection to the L3 cache and can fully exploit its strengths and just behind it the Ryzen 5 5600X sneaks in front of the top models.
With Total War, Death Stranding and SOTTR, there are only three games in the test in which a Core i9-10900K can still assert itself. Intel then sees no more land against AMD's new eight-core, the 5800X trumps all Intel CPUs. Exceptions are games that scale very well with cores, for example the great Red Dead Redemption 2 or Battlefield 5.
The Hexacore Ryzen 5 5600X is used by those who "only" play and still do not want to forego the very high Zen 3 performance.
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 Prime B550M-A WIFI II, socket AMD AM4, chipset AMD B550, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-38933U/DDR4-4866 (OC), max. 128GB, expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2/M key (PCIe 4.0 x4/SATA, 22110/2280/2260/2242), 1x M.2/M key (PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA, 2280/ 2260/2242) External connections 1x VGA (iGPU), 1x DVI-D (iGPU), 1x HDMI 2.1 (iGPU), 2x USB-A 3.1 (10Gb/s, B550), 4x USB-A 3.0 (5Gb/s), 1x Gb LAN (Realtek RTL8111H), 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 (B550), 1x serial, 1x TPM header, 1x S/PDIF header, 1x speaker header, 1x COM debug header, header cooling 2x 4-pin CPU fan, 2x 4-pin fan , Audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC887), Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2x2), Bluetooth 5.2, orange lighting, 1 zone (audio signal path), Special features Audio+solid capacitors, ECC support, Onboard TPM 2.0 support.
ASUS Prime Series is expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/5000G Series/4000G Series/3000 Series platform. With a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, the Prime B550 series motherboards offer everyday users a range of performance optimization options via intuitive software and firmware functions.
Vote it your way
Comprehensive controls form the basis of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime B550 motherboard offers flexible tools that allow you to tweak every aspect of your system, allowing you to tailor performance settings to perfectly suit the way you work - maximizing your productivity.
Cool to the core
The Prime B550 Series is equipped with multiple integrated heatsinks and a range of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
VRM heatsink and thermal pads
A VRM heatsink with thermal pad underneath improves heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance.
Build on a solid foundation
The Prime B550 motherboard provides all the essentials to boost day-to-day productivity, so your system is up and running with stable performance, intuitive cooling, and flexible transmission options.
PCIe 4.0 M.2 (up to 64Gbps)
The PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot features NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data transfer speeds on AMD Ryzen™ 5000-series/3000-series processors.
Small things make a big difference
The Prime B550 Series adds the nuanced details that enhance every experience, from exclusive codecs that offer pristine audio quality to intuitive RGB lighting controls that allow you to customize your system to create a uniquely personal look.
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.
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).
MEGA Electronics Fastro MS150 SSD 512GB, 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.
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 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI® port
1 x Wi-Fi Module
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“
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.
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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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