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A combination of steel and tempered glass, the Kolink Citadel Mesh ATX ARGB case accommodates a variety of gaming hardware and cooling components. Thanks to the mesh front and stylish side ventilation, the natural airflow of this case is excellent. In addition, four pre-installed Umbra 120mm ARGB/PWM fans are attached to the front and rear. The case was designed with ease of use in mind, comprehensive cable management and a carefully designed interior make it a great case for all PC enthusiasts.
The Kolink Citadel Mesh ATX ARGB Midi Tower at a glance:
ATX version of the popular Citadel Mesh PC case
Tempered glass side panel with rear screws for easy access and a sleeker aesthetic
Four pre-installed Umbra 120mm ARGB/PWM fans with Umbra Core Controller
Supports up to E-ATX motherboards, triple-slot GPUs and ATX power supplies
Extensive water cooling support with room for up to 420mm radiators on the front
Exceptional airflow thanks to the mesh front with side ventilation
The ATX version of the Citadel Mesh shares many of the aesthetic traits we know and love from this series. The front panel is fully mesh and complemented by stylish side vents that create excellent airflow within the case. The left side panel is made of tempered glass. This is attached to the back with two screws and provides a comprehensive view of the inside of the case. The screws can be easily loosened for easy access. They also offer a smoother finish than their side-mount counterparts.
The steel case has a matte black finish that gives the Citadel Mesh ATX ARGB a classy look. The four Umbra 120mm ARGB/PWM fans add plenty of color to the case - perfect for RGB lovers. Lighting and fan speed can be controlled via the included Umbra Core Controller.
In addition to the pre-installed fans, the Citadel Mesh ATX ARGB offers a variety of mounting options for additional cooling hardware. Three of the four Umbra fans are installed at the front, while the fourth fan is installed at the rear. Should you prefer larger fans, any of these fans can be replaced with 140mm fans. Either three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be mounted on the lid. This allows the already excellent airflow of this case to be increased even further.
INTEL Core i9-11900K, clock frequency @ 5.30GHz, code name Rocket Lake-S, cores 8, threads 16, base clock 3.50GHz turbo clock, 5.30GHz, SMT yes (Intel Hyper-Threading), memory controller Dual Channel PC4-25600U (DDR4-3200 ), Free multiplier yes, remote maintenance yes (Intel vPro), CPU functions DL Boost, Thermal Velocity Boost (5.30GHz), Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (5.20GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (5.10GHz), 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, TDP-down (95W), TDP-down frequency (3.00GHz) Chipset suitability B460, B560, H410 H470, H510, H570, Q470, W480, Z490, Z590, architecture Cypress 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.
One should not take a cursory look at the technical data of the new Rocket Lake-S processors. Despite the 14nm manufacturing process, a lot has happened under the heatspreader. Comet Lake-S shows that Intel is still squeezing a lot of potential out of the silicon with the new architecture.
The old Skylake architecture has now had its day and will be replaced by Sunny Cove, but the performance of the new Intel generation is still remarkable. When comparing the microarchitectures it becomes clear that there is now a slightly larger L2 cache. Each calculation kernel has become a bit larger in terms of the die area. The familiar naming scheme is retained. There are therefore also variants without an iGPU or without a freely selectable multiplier.
The current generation of Rocket Lake remains true to the 1200 socket. Nevertheless, there is a new high-end platform for the new processors with the Z590 chipset. The new chips can also be operated on the 400 series motherboards via a BIOS update. The extent to which the new features are then all supported is up to the respective on-board partner. If you want to be on the safe side, you should choose a current board, then there is certainly PCI-E 4.0 support with a maximum of 20 lanes.
With Rocket Lake-S, Intel tries to close the gap to AMD. Sometimes they succeed and in many places the new processors are on par with AMD.
With the Gletscherwasser, Alpenföhn, in cooperation with overclocking legend Roman "der8auer" Hartung, presents a premium complete water cooling system with digitally addressable RGB lighting. The included Wing Boost 3 ARGB fans and the Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut thermal paste complete the package and offer uncompromising performance with quiet operation at the same time. The replaceable logo plate also enables individual designs. The assembly of the water cooling takes place in Germany!
Complete water cooling system in cooperation with overclocking legend Roman "der8auer" Hartung
Quiet and powerful pump with 3-phase motor
Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut thermal compound
Pre-filled and completely maintenance-free
WingBoost 3 ARGB premium fan
Interchangeable logo plates
Safe mounting system
The diamond-cut copper base plate of the pump unit has large micro-channels to quickly and efficiently dissipate the processor's waste heat to the cooling circuit. 1200 rpm to 2550 rpm offer an extremely balanced range of performance to provide the necessary resources for your use in every situation. Decide for yourself whether you want maximum overclocking or subjectively silent silence in your silent project. An intelligent cooling circuit in the two-chamber design inside the pump housing also reduces the background noise of the pump unit and increases the cooling capacity and service life compared to conventional designs. The pump housing and pump cover are elaborately finished with piano lacquer after the injection molding process.
Gletscherwasser relies on a high-performance aluminum radiator. For even more security in your system, this radiator has a "leak-free" design. In the very unlikely event of a leak in the cooling system, the pressure in the cooling circuit is automatically regulated, which prevents possible coolant leakage. So your hardware is always SAFE.
With its excellent thermal conductivity, the Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut can also be used for overclocking. It was specially developed for use with large-area heat sinks, which are used, for example, in water cooling systems. Advantages: No hardening, silicone-free and not electrically conductive.
Wing Boost 3 ARGB
With 16.8 million colors, the Wing Boost 3 ARGB offers numerous options for uniquely staging the case. The addressable RGB LED lighting is integrated in the fan frame and casts a light glow on the impeller and shines stylishly to the outside.
Airflow optimized fan blades
With a new angle of attack for the fan blades, the rotor has been optimized for low speeds in order to achieve a significantly higher volume flow, total pressure and outlet speed at the same speed compared to other fans. Thanks to the Wing Boost 3 technology, air turbulence on the impeller is greatly reduced to ensure even quieter operation at full speed.
IC engine control
High-quality IC motor control minimizes electrical noise, especially in the low speed range, to a minimum.
Fluid Dynamic Bearing
By using the fluid dynamic bearing, we can realize low-vibration and whisper-quiet operation of the fan.
PWM speed control
The new Wing Boost 3 supports speed control using the PWM signal from the mainboard.
De vibration pads
Thanks to their excellent anti-vibration properties, the de-vibration pads reduce the often annoying noises that are transmitted to the housing by the vibrations of the fan to a minimum.
ASUS TUF Gaming B560M-Plus WIFI, Intel 1200 socket, Intel B560 chipset, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-40000U/DDR4-5000 (OC), max. 128GB (UDIMM), expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2/M key (PCIe 4.0 x4, 2280/2260/2242), 1x M.2/M key (PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA, 2280/2260/2242), external connections 1x HDMI 2.0b (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4a (iGPU), 2x USB-A 3.1 (10Gb/s, B560), 1x USB-C 3.0 (5Gb/ s), 2x USB-A 3.0 (5Gb/s), 4x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb/s), 1x 2.5GBase-T (Realtek), 5x jack, 1x Toslink, 2x 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), Audio, 7.1 (Realtek ALC897), Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2x2, Intel AX200), Bluetooth 5.2, RGB lighting, 1 Zone, special features audio+solid capacitors, diagnostic LED (LED indicators), integrated I/O panel, 1x M.2 passive cooler, onboard TPM 2.0 support.
The ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI takes all the key elements of the latest Intel® processors and combines them with gaming features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, upgraded power supplies, and a comprehensive cooling system, this motherboard offers rock-solid, stable performance for extra-long gaming marathons. Visually, the TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI features the new TUF Gaming logo and understated geometric design elements that reflect the reliability and stability of the TUF Gaming series
Rock solid performance
With improved power delivery and comprehensive cooling options for the latest 10th and 11th Gen Intel® CPUs, as well as support for faster RAM and storage, the TUF GAMING B560M PLUS series motherboards are the perfect foundation for your next battlestation with many processor cores.
The TUF GAMING Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and renowned PC component manufacturers to ensure maximum compatibility with a wide range of PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and many other parts. With new partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow.
The TUF GAMING B560M PLUS series motherboards offer a comprehensive, powerful gaming package with a long list of features that enhance your gaming experience. These include ultra-fast network for smoother online gameplay, pristine sound with audible positioning for FPS games, and built-in RGB lighting that can be synced with connected accessories to create a personalized gaming atmosphere.
Intel® WiFi 6
The Intel® WiFi 6 is compatible with the 802.11ax standard and increases the theoretical maximum bandwidth to an incredible 2.4Gbit/s. Perhaps more importantly for power users, optimizing to operate more efficiently on crowded networks with a lot of competing traffic. Combine your motherboard with an ASUS WiFi 6 router to fully exploit the network potential of WiFi 6
KFA2 GeForce RTX 4080 SG (1-Click OC), 16GB GDDR6X, connections 1x HDMI 2.1a, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip clock 2230MHz, boost: 2580MHz (OC mode), memory 16GB GDDR6X, 22.4Gbps (22400MHz effective), 256bit , 716GB/s, shader units/TMUs/ROPs 16384/512/176, cooling 3x axial fans (102mm), 1-clip booster 2.0 fan, special features real-time raytracing (128 cores), tensor cores (512), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, AV1 Decode, HDCP 2.3, 0dB Zero Fan mode, backplate, LED lighting (RGB), incl. graphics card holder (KFA2 Dark Obelisk), boost clock overclocked (+ 75MHz), interface PCIe 4.0 x16, computing power 85.03 TFLOPS (FP32), 1.33 TFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.3, shader model 6.6.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 offers the ultra-performance and features that avid gamers and creators expect. Bring your games and creative projects to life with ray tracing and AI-powered graphics. This is backed by the ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture and 16GB of super-fast G6X memory.
Hyperrealistic. hyper fast.
The Ada architecture unleashes the full glory of ray tracing, which simulates how light behaves in the real world. With the power of the RTX 40 series and the third generation RT cores, you can experience incredibly detailed virtual worlds like never before.
The power multiplier with AI.
DLSS is a revolutionary breakthrough in AI-powered graphics that massively boosts performance. DLSS 3 leverages the new fourth-generation Tensor Cores and Optical Flow Accelerator on GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs to use AI to create additional high-quality frames.
Victory measured in milliseconds.
NVIDIA Reflex and GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs offer the lowest latency and best responsiveness for the ultimate competitive advantage. Designed to optimize and measure system latency, Reflex delivers faster aiming, faster response times, and the best aiming accuracy for competitive games.
FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W ATX 2.52, fan 120mm, semi-passive, fully modular cable management, connections 1x 24-pin, 2x 4/8-pin ATX12V, 8x 6/8-pin PCIe, 14x SATA, 5x IDE, 1x floppy , Average efficiency 90% (80 PLUS, 115V), certificates 80 PLUS Gold (115V), dimensions (WxHxD)
150x86x150mm, manufacturer's guarantee ten years, number of 12V rails 1 + 3.3V 20A + 5V 20A + 12V 83.33A -12V 0.3A + 5Vsb 2.5A PFC active, form factor ATX PS / 2, special features ErP Lot 6, supports "Haswell" C6 / C7 Low-Power States, semi-passive mode switchable.
Compared to the previous generation, the Hydro G Pro is an IEC62368 certified power supply, which has been greatly improved in its safety design and has a more compact dimension without affecting its efficiency. Like all power supplies from FSP, the Hydro G Pro also delivers constant power. The 80 Plus® Gold certification serves as a globally known quality feature, which guarantees the user a carefree gaming experience. This power supply also has interchangeable side stickers that DIY enthusiasts can use to color-match and customize their PC build perfectly. All power supplies of the Hydro G Pro - series are provided with a coating, which guarantees a reliable performance in a rough and unusual environment. Compared to conventional power supplies, it can work with a humidity of 95% without any problems.
Complies with ATX12V and EPS12V v2.52 standards
High efficiency ≥ 90%
Intelligent fan control
Quiet and durable 120mm FDB fan
Ribbon cables for DIY enthusiasts
12V single rail design
Japanese capacitors - 105C
Compatible with Intel's current CPUs
Full protection: OCP, OVP, SCP, OPP, OTP
Extra coating for high demands on the environment
SAMSUNG SSD PM9A1 1TB, M.2, design Solid State Module (SSM), form factor M.2 2280, interface M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4), read 7000MB / s, write 5100MB / s SLC-Cached IOPS 4K read / write 1000k / 850k, memory modules 3D-NAND TLC, Samsung, 136 layers (V-NAND v6), reliability prognosis 1.5 million hours (MTBF), Samsung Elpis (S4LV003) controller, 8 channels, 1GB cache (LPDDR4), SLC cache, NVMe 1.3c protocol, 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!
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (2 x Type-A)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (2 x Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI™ port
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
1 x Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out 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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