- Graphic Card(s)
The manufacturer Kolink, now renowned for its innovative and high-performance housings, is once again presenting the Midi-Tower Balance, a feature-rich gaming case that offers plenty of space for strong hardware behind its chic exterior. A powerful gaming setup based on an E-ATX mainboard can be admired through a tempered glass side panel, a power supply cover conceals unsightly cable spaghetti. The front with its large and fine-meshed ventilation grille not only ensures good airflow. The digitally addressable RGB LED strip placed in the middle accentuates the chic exterior. The lighting can be controlled via a switch on the I / O panel. Alternatively, the strip can also be connected and controlled directly on a mainboard. And a fine mesh with integrated dust filter on the top ensures proper ventilation. A pre-installed 120 mm fan, also with digitally addressable RGB lighting, ensures adequate ventilation.
The features of the Kolink Balance Midi-Tower at a glance:
Chic midi tower for motherboards up to E-ATX format
Tempered glass side panel for an unobstructed view inside
Front with expansive, fine-meshed ventilation grille
Subtle digitally addressable RGB lighting on the front
A pre-installed 120 mm fan with digitally addressable RGB lighting on the back
Up to five 120 mm and four 140 mm fans in total possible
Space for graphics cards up to 370 millimeters, CPU cooler up to 160 millimeters
I / O panel with control for RGB LEDs, 1x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0
Kolink Balance: Lots of space for powerful gaming hardware
Even if the external dimensions correspond to a midi tower, thanks to its sophisticated design, the Balance is designed to accommodate a mainboard even in E-ATX format. There is also plenty of space for graphics cards with 370 millimeters to the front. At 160 millimeters, there is also enough space for common CPU coolers. A cover hides the power supply and the HDD cage, in which either two 3.5-inch or two 2.5-inch drives can be installed. Two 2.5-inch SSDs can be attached to the back of the mainboard bracket.
If you rely on air cooling, you will find enough slots for 120-millimeter fans. Three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be attached to the front. Either two 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be attached to the lid. The lid is provided with a mesh through which air can flow almost unhindered. A dust filter ensures that the hardware inside does not have to be constantly cleaned. Another removable dust filter is on the floor. On the back, a powerful 120 millimeter fan with digitally addressable RGB LEDs already occupies the available slot. There is space for a 280 mm or 360 mm radiator on the front, another 280 mm radiator can be attached to the lid and the pre-installed fan on the back can be replaced by a 120 mm heat exchanger.
Tempered glass and RGB LEDs skilfully showcase hardware
Sophisticated cable management can be achieved through well-placed bushings and terminals. The spacious interior can be admired through the tempered glass side panel. A strip with digitally addressable RGB LEDs is attached in the middle of the front. A switch on the I / O panel is responsible for controlling it, including lighting effects. Alternatively, the strip can also be connected and controlled directly on the mainboard. In addition to the RGB switch and a power and reset switch, there is also a USB 3.0 slot and two USB 2.0 ports as well as 3.5 millimeter sockets for headphones and microphone and finally a power and an HDD LED.
INTEL Core i7-11700, clock frequency @ 4.9 GHz Socket 1200, code name Rocket Lake-S, cores 8 threads 16, base clock 2.50GHz turbo clock 4.90GHz, SMT yes (Intel Hyper-Threading), memory controller Dual Channel PC4-25600U (DDR4 -3200), CPU functions DL Boost, Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (4.90GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (4.80GHz), vPro, Hyper-Threading, VT-x, VT-d, VT-x EPT, Intel 64, SSE4 .1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512, Idle States, EIST, Thermal Monitoring, IPT, SIPP, GNA 2.0, AES-NI, Secure Key, OS Guard, TXT, XD Bit, Boot Guard, Cypress architecture Cove, L2 cache 4MB (8x 512kB), L3 cache 16MB, chipset interface DMI 3.0, 8GT / s (PCIe 3.0 x8), PCIe lanes 20x PCIe 4.0, memory max.128GB, memory bandwidth 50GB / s.
The Core i7-11700 offers eight physical cores and can process up to 16 threads simultaneously thanks to SMT (Hyper-Threading) support. The base clock is 2.5 GHz, the highest turbo clock frequency in single-threading load increases to 4.9 GHz. As a new highlight, the Core i7-11700 also has 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes, 16 of which are primarily intended for the graphics card and the remaining four lanes for a PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD.
In terms of single-threaded and IPC performance, the Cypress Cove architecture is a significant step forward - especially compared to what we have seen over and over again in recent years with the numerous Skylake reissues. We are actually talking about + 20% IPC performance, which Intel brings back to the level of AMD's Zen 3 architecture in this regard. Intel can exploit this primarily in applications in which only a few cores are used. Above all, however, Intel is clearly targeting gamers as buyers of its new processors. If we look at the corresponding benchmarks, we can actually say that Intel has once again put the player's crown on the table. But the truth is also that you don't clearly beat AMD with the Ryzen 5000 processors, but the gaps here are so small that you can speak of a tie. Gamers who choose an output resolution of 1080p and higher and a corresponding level of detail are limited by the GPU performance of both AMD and Intel.
SILENTIUMPC Spartan 4 Max Evo ARGB. SilentiumPC offers the Spartan 4 CPU cooler in four versions. RGB lighting is also reserved for certain versions. The Spartan 4 MAX is not only a bit bigger, but above all, it is more powerful. In addition, the number of heat pipes increases. In addition, the lamellar body and thus the height of the radiator grow to a still low 143 millimeters. At the same time, the fan is being replaced by a 120 mm version that can be operated between 250 and 1,500 rpm. This enables a TDP of 150 watts to be cooled.
Spartan 4 Max Evo ARGB is offered with an illuminated ARGB fan, in which each individual LED can be controlled separately. Not only the fan blades but also the fan frame are illuminated. The speed range remains the same compared to the non-illuminated fans of the standard models. The lighting can be controlled via a suitable mainboard or a suitable controller. If both are missing, an auto-LED function can at least start the rainbow effect.
MSI B560M Pro-VDH WIFI, socket Intel 1200, chipset Intel B560, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-40533U / DDR4-5066 (OC), max. 128GB (UDIMM), expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 , 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4, 221100/2280/2260/2242, CPU), 1x M.2 / M-Key) external connections 1x VGA (iGPU), 1x HDMI 2.0b (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (iGPU), 2x USB-A 3.1 (10Gb / s), 2x USB-A 3.0 (5Gb / s), 2x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb / s), 1x 2.5GBase-T (Realtek RTL8125B), 3x jack, 1x PS / 2 combo, header cooling 1x CPU fan 4-pin, 2x fan 4-pin, 1x pump 4-pin, header Lighting 1x 4-pin RGB (+ 12V / G / R / B, max. 3A), 1x 3-pin ARGB (+ 5V / DATA / GND, max. 3A), audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC897) , Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, 2x2, Intel AX201), Bluetooth 5.2, Special features audio + solid capacitors, 1x M.2 passive cooler, diagnostic LED (LED indicators).
The PRO series helps users work smarter by providing an efficient and productive experience. The motherboards of the PRO series offer stable functionality and high-quality assembly and not only offer optimized professional workflows, but also less troubleshooting and longevity.
M.2 SHIELD FROZR
The world's fastest SSDs can degrade performance when they get hot. M.2 SHIELD FROZR is part of the motherboards heat sink design and the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this. It provides the best thermal protection to ensure that the SSD maintains maximum performance.
A huge step in GDR performance
MSI OC LAB doesn't just work hard on extreme overclocking. Compared to the XMP profile of the B460 motherboard memory, MSI has significantly improved the performance and efficiency of the B560. Easy to activate XMP profile with automatic power settings to get the best storage speed and stability.
Supports 10th Generation Intel Core, 11th Generation Intel Core
Supports DDR4 memory up to 5066 (OC) MHz
Core Boost: With premium layout and digital power design to support more cores and get better performance.
DDR4 Boost: Advanced technology to provide pure data signals for best performance and stability.
Lightning fast: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr
2.5G LAN: Improved network solution for professional and multimedia use. Provides a secure, stable and fast network connection
Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio-quality sound
Steel Jacket: Protects VGA cards from bending and EMI for better performance, stability, and strength.
SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 6700 XT OC, 12GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip Navi 22 XT "RDNA 2", 40CU, 335mm², chip clock 2321MHz, boost: 2433-2615MHz, memory 12GB GDDR6, 2000MHz, 16Gbps (16000MHz effective), 192bit, 384GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 2560/160/64, cooling 2x axial fans (95mm), special features real-time ray tracing, AMD Infinity Cache (96MB), HDCP 2.3 , AMD FreeSync, AMD TrueAudio Next, AMD Eyefinity, AV1 Decode, 0dB-Zero-Fan-Modus, Backplate, Boost clock overclocked (+ 34MHz), interface PCIe 4.0 x16, computing power 13.39 TFLOPS (FP32), 837 GFLOPS (FP64) , DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.1, Vulkan 1.2, Shader Model 6.5.
"For professional gamers, delays can mean the difference between winning and losing, even if they last a second. Radeon ™ Anti-Lag is ideal for gamers."
- Pow3r, Fnatic Fortnite
AMD Radeon Anti-Lag
Play to win with an enhanced esports experience that enables faster click-to-response response times.
Sapphire promises higher performance in the Pulse version, paired with more efficient cooling. It is therefore based on the upper performance range for this model. Cooling, production, choice of materials and additional functions should help to set yourself apart from the competition.
In the case of the Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT Pulse, there are a few important points to note. There is the performance, which is higher than that of the reference version.
The owner of the Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT Pulse can take some steam out via the BIOS switch, but we would rather recommend this for cards that are quite loud when pushed to the limit - and this is not the case here. That brings us straight to the next topic: cooling. The Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT Pulse can convince here compared to the reference version. Lower temperatures are offered and the two axial fans do their work much more quietly. With the measured 34.8 dB (A), many a CPU cooler or case fan should be louder than the card itself. The Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT can collect a big plus here.
The Radeon RX 6700 XT is very suitable for playing modern AAA games in 2,560 × 1,440 (WQHD) with maximum details. 3840 × 2160 is also possible with mostly reduced details, but the performance reserves are quite low for Ultra HD. The smaller "Infinity Cache" also slows down slightly in the high resolution, but primarily the GPU lacks raw performance for so many pixels.
The memory equipment of the graphics card is commendable, because 12 GB is exactly the right capacity that a performance model should currently have. That is enough VRAM for future games and even nowadays an advantage with ray tracing - here models with only 8 GB get into trouble every now and then. The energy efficiency is just as positive. The Radeon RX 6700 XT makes a decent step in FPS per watt compared to its predecessor.
FSP Fortron/Source Hyper 700W Netzteil, ATX 2.31, Fan: 120mm low noise, PFC: active, Type of connection: fixed, Connectors: 1x 20/24-Pin, 1x 4/8-Pin ATX12V, 4x 6/8-Pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 2x IDE, 1x Floppy, Quantity of 12V-Rails: 1, +3.3V 20A, +5V 20A, +12V 45A, +5Vsb 3.0A, Average efficiency: 85% (Manufacturer), Form factor ATX PS/2, Dimensions (WxHxD) 150x86x140mm
HYPER K series comes ranging from 500W, 600W to 700W for your choice. Enthusiasts of Gamer and hardware, you won't miss HYPER series this time, the high stable performance but affordable price will be your BEST choice.
HYPER K series comes with the +12 single rail design and the SATA array cable, optimized the airflow in case, no-hassle with case side panel. Also, 120mm long lasting fan provides superior cooling, noise <19dBA at 50% loading. Multiple PCI-Express 6+2 pin connectors equipped also 8 units of SATA cable provided.
Complies with ATX 12V v2.4 & EPS 12V v2.92
Meets 85% Efficiency
Active PFC, Power Factor ≧ 99%
+12V Single Rail Design
PCI-Express 6+2 Pin Graphic Card Connectors
SATA Array Cable
120mm Quiet Fan
Complete Protections: OCP, OVP, SCP
Meet ErP/EuP 2013 Standard
Latest Intel Platform Ready
Multiple Safety Approvals
As we get requests concerning the proper sizes of power supplies very often, we want to give you some information here, so that you can get an idea of this topic:
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!
Keyboard / Mouse
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A
WiFi / Bluetooth
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A
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
Enjoy a Breathtaking Gaming Experience with the Systems of HI-TECH!
Our perfectly configured high performance systems offer you the power that you need to win against all your opponents. Real graphics and extreme performance lead you into new dimensions of gaming. Independent journalists attest: our PCs and notebooks are a "masterpiece" (Ingame.de) and the "antithesis of the iMac" (Profil.at)
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