- Graphic Card(s)
KOLINK Observatory RGB, Case color black, Internal: 2x 2.5"/3.5" (transverse, HDD rails) • Front I/O: 1x USB-A 3.0, 2x USB-A 2.0, 1x microphone, 1x headphone • PCI-slots: 7 • Fan(s) (front): 3x 120mm (RGB illuminated) • Fan(s) (rear): 1x 120mm (RGB illuminated) • Radiator sizes: 240mm front, 240mm top • Motherboard: to ATX (279mm wide) • Power supply: ATX • Power supply position: bottom • CPU Coolers: to max. 160mm height • Graphics Cards: to max. 380mm • Colour: black, inside black • Dimensions (WxHxD): 201x435x435mm • Capacity: 38.03l • Weight: 6.80kg • Special features: dust filter, cable management, integrated LED control, incl. fan control, remote control, side panel window made out of glass.
Kolink is pleased to introduce the incredibly stylish Observatory Midi-Tower with its fantastic tempered glass side panel and transparent front. The inclusion of a total of four pre-installed RGB-LED fans allows the case to unlock its full cooling potential. The lighting can also be controlled via the included controller and remote control. The Observatory's spacious interior offers capacity for a wide range of hardware and components. Some of the highlights of this case include pre-installed dust filters, extensive space for watercooling as well as practical cable management options. These are just some of the strong points of this case, and all that in spite of the extremely competitive price point.
The Features of the Kolink Observatory at a Glance:
Case designed for motherboards up to E-ATX
4 mm tempered glass side panel and front
4x 120 mm RGB fans include controller and remote
I/O panel with 2x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 & HD Audio In/Out
Support for two 240 mm radiators
2x 3,5/2,5" drive slots
Graphics cards up to 38 cm long & CPU coolers up to 16 cm in height
Tempered Glass Side Panel and Front & Four Pre-Installed RGB Fans
The robust chassis consists of one millimetre strong SECC steel and is equipped with a four millimetre thick tempered glass side panel and front. The interior interior has a black coating and is also kitted out with a shroud for the power supply to ensure an incredible clean look. There is also a hard drive cage with brackets for two 3,5- or 2,5-" drives.
The visual highlights of the case include three 120 mm fans pre-installed in the front and an additional fan in the back. The fans come with 16 individually addressable RGB-LEDs. Their lighting can be controlled by the bundled RGB controller and fan hub which can be placed in a location of your choosing as well as the infrared remote control. This allows you to choose from over 300 dynamic lighting effects! Two further 120 mm fans can be mounted in the top.
Dust Filters Keep the Kolink Observatory Clean
The motherboard tray and the power supply shroud offer numerous cable openings. A 240 mm radiator can be installed in the front and the top of the Observatory case. The case's air vents come equipped with fine dust filters that are located in the top and underside of the case. These can be removed without the need for tools and even come complete with a smart honeycomb design.
Graphics cards up to 38 cm long and CPU coolers up to 16 cm high are compatible. Furthermore the I/O panel located on the front also comes with two further USB 2.0 connectors as well as a USB 3.0 Type A port. There is also a slot for a USB type C connection, but this is not included in the case and must be retrofitted separately. The same applies to a switch for controlling the RGB lighting on the I/O panel.
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.
ALPENFÖHN Super Silent HI-TECH Gaming Edition, Type: Tower Cooler • Dimensions (WxHxD): 146x155x125mm • Fan: 1x 120x120x25mm RGB illuminated, 400-1050rpm, 103m³ / h, 22dB (A) • Weight: 850g • Connector: 4-pin PWM • sockets: 775, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066, AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2 + • Special features: 4 heatpipes (6mm), heatpipe Direct touch, black finish, RGB control.
The completely black design gives the radiator an excellent and discreet look. However, the actual fan, measuring 130 mm, has been replaced by a transparent plastic case for the actual rotor in order to show off the RGB lighting.
New is the 4-pin RGB connector. We decided to use the fan directly via the RGB header on the board, ASUS AURA e.g. or via the enclosed switch if the mainboard does not have an RGB header yet. Thus, everyone can enjoy chic lighting, even if the board does not have RGB headers. If the lighting is activated by a switch, some modes are available. You can choose between different modes like color flow, single color or pulses. Adjust the speed and brightness as well as select different ready-made colors.
Once again we show that one does not always have to reinvent a wheel to present a very good cooler. Excellent cooling performance, 100% RAM compatibility, and a fan with a high-quality FDB bearing that produces no noticeable noise.
The black paint is also excellent for the cooler and if you do not want the lighting, you can simply switch it off, but still enjoy the discreet design.
MSI B450 Gaming Plus, form factor ATX, chipset AMD B450, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-27733U / DDR4-3466, max. 64GB, expansion slots 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 2.0 x16, 4x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x M.2 / M-Key, external connections 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI 1.4, 2x USB-A 3.1, 2x USB-A 3.0, 2x USB-A 2.0, 1x Gb LAN, 6x jack, 1x PS / 2 combo, Audio 7.1, RAID Level 0/1/10 (B450), Multi-GPU AMD 2-Way CrossFireX, Highlights Audio + solid capacitors, Diagnostic LED (LED indicators) manufacturer's warranty three years (from date of production).
The B450 chipset is at the heart of the MSI B450 Gaming Plus motherboard and has been specifically optimized for the Ryzen CPUs of the 2000 series (Pinnacle Ridge). B450 motherboards support all the features of the second-generation Ryzen processors, such as the new overclocking feature XFR2. In addition, the motherboards support up to 64 GB of RAM with a guaranteed clock rate of 2,933 megahertz. By means of overclocking, much higher clock rates are possible, depending on the motherboard, and the B450 chipset also enables overclocking of the processor.
The MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX motherboard features a PCI Express 3.0 slot with full x16 connectivity for graphics cards and an x4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot. For additional expansion cards, the motherboard provides four PCIe x1 slots. The four RAM banks support up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory with a clock rate of up to 2,933 megahertz and can even handle clock rates of up to 3,466 MHz per OC.
An M.2 slot with PCIe connectivity is provided by the AM4 motherboard. M.2 SSDs with advanced NVM Express protocol (NVMe) and four PCI Express 3.0 lane connectivity are up to eight times faster than SATA 6G drives and support data transfer rates of up to 32 Gb / s.
The MSI B450 Gaming Plus has two USB 3.1 connectors with type A female connector on the I / O panel. In addition, there are two of the four USB 3.0 Type A ports on the rear panel and two of a total of six USB 2.0 ports. The other ports are internal. CPUs with integrated graphics such as AMD's Raven Ridge have HDMI and DVI-D slots. The mainboard has two headers for static RGB elements. In addition, five 4-pin PWM slots for fans and a combined 4-pin connector for a pump or another fan are available.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3070 EX [1-Click OC], 8GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip GA104-300-A1 "Ampere", 46SM, 392mm², chip clock 1500MHz, boost: 1785MHz (OC mode), Memory 8GB GDDR6, 1750MHz, 14Gbps (14000MHz effective), 256bit, 448GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 5888/184/96, cooling 2x axial fans (102mm) (RGB illuminated), special features realtime Raytracing, Raytracing Cores (46), Tensor Cores (184), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, AV1 Decode, HDCP 2.3, 0dB Zero Fan Mode, backplate, LED lighting (RGB), boost clock overclocked (+ 60MHz), interface PCIe 4.0 x16, computing power 21.02 TFLOPS (FP32), 328 GFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2) OpenGL 4.6 OpenCL 2.0 Vulkan 1.2 Shader model 6.5.
The cooling takes place via two large aluminum fin blocks, which are connected via several copper heat pipes and two temperature-controlled axial fans (102 mm). The metal backplate ensures greater stability.
Gamers are offered a high level of performance that even makes last year's top model, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Non-OC, look old. 2K gaming with at least / over 60 FPS are no problem for the 3070s. Also in the technical area (higher ray tracing performance, better energy efficiency) there are only positive things to note.
In addition to the very good performance, the processing quality, overclocking potential and design (chic and customizable RGB lighting) are also appealing. There is also a big plus for the well thought-out cooling concept.
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:
SAMSUNG SSD PM9A1 256GB, M.2, design Solid State Module (SSM), form factor M.2 2280, interface M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4), read 6400MB / s, write 2700MB / s SLC-Cached, IOPS 4K read / write 500k / 600k, 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!
PS/2 Combo Port
USB 3.1 Gen1
HD Audio Connectors
BIOS Flashback Button
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.1 Gen2
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“
No WLAN chosen!
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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