- Graphic Card(s)
Elegant look and spacious interior: The Midi-Tower Kolink Bastion combines functionality with a reserved yet chic exterior. Beneath the tempered glass side door, the Midi Tower is decorated with an RGB LED strip, its colors are discreetly illuminated behind a strip of acrylic milk glass. The color scheme is complemented by a rear fan with digitally addressable RGB LEDs. A switch on the I/O panel controls the lighting. The spacious interior is packed with powerful hardware. A fine mesh with integrated dust filter on the top provides a proper ventilation.
The features of the Kolink Bastion Midi-Tower at a glance:
chic midi tower for motherboards up to E-ATX format
side part made of tempered glass with hinges
subtle digitally addressable RGB lighting on the power supply cover
a pre-installed 120 mm rear fan with digitally addressable RGB LEDs
up to five 120 mm and two 140 mm fans possible in total
room for graphics cards up to 370 mm, CPU cooler up to 160 mm
I/O panel with control for RGB LEDs, 1x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0
Lots of space for gaming hardware at Kolink Bastion
Although the exterior dimensions are similar to a midi tower, the bastion, with its sophisticated design, is designed to accommodate a motherboard even in E-ATX format. Even enough space for graphics cards with 370 millimeters to the front. With 160 millimeters, there is enough space for common CPU coolers. A cover hides the power adapter and HDD cage, which can accommodate either two 3.5-inch or two 2.5-inch drives. Two 2.5-inch SSDs can be attached to the back of the motherboard bracket.
Those who rely on air cooling will find enough slots for 120-millimeter fans. Two 120-millimeter fans can be attached to the power supply cover, while a removable air filter under the power supply ensures dust-free operation. Either two 120 mm or two 140 mm fans can be attached to the lid. The lid is provided with a mesh, which lets the air flow through almost unhindered. Again, a dust filter ensures that the hardware inside does not have to be constantly cleaned. At the back, a powerful 120-millimeter fan already uses the available slot. The pre-installed fan is also equipped with a digitally controllable RGB LED lighting. Of course, instead of the fans adequate radiators can be installed.
Tempered glass and RGB LEDs highlight the hardware in a proper way
Even the motherboard tray is a real eye-catcher. Instead of boring quads and rectangles, for example, the recess behind the mainboard can be seen in form of a trapezoid. Well-placed feedthroughs and terminals allow for sophisticated cable management. The chic interior can be admired through a tempered glass side door, which can also be lifted out of the hinges. A strip of digitally addressable RGB LEDs is placed at the front of the power supply cover. A cover made of acrylic milk glass ensures a subtle light scattering. Its control and light effects are handled by a switch on the I/O panel.
The lighting on the pre-installed fan is also via a corresponding 3-pin connector (5VDG). Both can be connected to the two slots on the controller of the I/O panel. The fan also has a 3-pin socket to which other RGB components can be connected. Alternatively, the strip and fan can be connected to a corresponding 3-pin connector on the mainboard and is controlled via the software of the mainboard. This way the RGB switch on the I/O panel can be used as a reset button. In addition to the RGB/Reset switch, there is also a USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 slots, as well as 3.5mm jacks for headphone and microphone, and a power and HDD LED.
Dimensions (H x W x D): 482 x 200 x 397 mm
Material: steel, tempered glass, plastic
Weight: approx. 5.9 kg
Form factor: E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Total possible fan:
2x 120/140 mm (cover)
2x 120 mm (power supply cover)
1x 120 mm (back)
1x 120 mm back
1x 240/280 mm (cover)
1x 240 mm (power supply cover)
1x 120 mm (back)
Filter: cover, bottom
2x 3.5 / 2.5 inches (internal, HDD cage)
2x 2.5 inches (internal, mainboard tray)
Power supply: 1x standard ATX (optional)
Expansion Slots: 7
I / O panel:
2x USB 2.0 (internal connection)
1x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
1x each audio in / out
1x RGB / reset switch
Maximum graphics card length: 370 mm
Maximum CPU cooler height: 160 mm
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.
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 MPG B550 Gaming Plus, form factor ATX, chipset AMD B550, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-35200U / DDR4-4400 (OC), max. 128GB, expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), 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, 2280/2260/2242), external connections 1x HDMI 1.4 (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (iGPU), 1x USB-C 3.1, 1x USB-A 3.1 , 2x USB-A 3.0, 4x USB-A 2.0, 1x Gb LAN, 5x jack, 1x Toslink, 1x PS / 2 combo, internal connections 1x USB-C 3.0 Key-A header, 1x USB 3.0 header (2x USB 3.0 ), 2x USB 2.0 header (4x USB 2.0), 6x SATA 6Gb / s (B550), 1x TPM header, 1x chassis intrusion header, header cooling 1x CPU fan 4-pin, 6x fan 4-pin, 1x fan / Pump 4-pin, header lighting 1x 4-pin RGB (+ 12V / G / R / B, max. 3A), 2x 3-pin ARGB (+ 5V / DATA / GND, max. 3A ) Audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC892), RAID level 0/1/10, multi-GPU AMD 2-way CrossFireX (x16 / x4), lighting RGB, 1 zones (chipset cooler), special features audio + solid capacitors, Diagnostic LED (LED indicators), I / O panel integrated, 1x M.2 passive cooler.
The B550 chipset is the heart of the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus mainboard and has been specially optimized for the Ryzen CPUs of the 3000 series (Matisse). B550 motherboards support all the features of the Ryzen processors of the third and fourth generation, especially the PCI Express standard in version 4.0 (PCIe 4.0). PCIe 4.0 is backward compatible and can be used with all expansion cards from previous generations. In addition, the mainboards support up to 128 GB of RAM with a guaranteed clock speed of 3200 megahertz. With overclocking, much higher clock rates are possible, depending on the mainboard. The B550 chipset also enables the processor to be overclocked.
The features of the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus at a glance:
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16) and 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4)
2x USB 3.1 / 1x USB 3.0 Type C (internal) / 4x USB 3.0 / 8x USB 2.0
2x M.2 (1x PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA 6G / 1x PCIe 3.0 x4) / 6x SATA 6G
DDR4 memory up to 4400 MHz using OC
Ready for AMD Ryzen 3000 processors
RGB lighting with MSI Mystic Light Sync
The equipment of the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus in detail:
The MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus is an ATX mainboard and has a PCI Express 4.0 slot with full x16 connection plus a PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot with four lanes for graphics cards. The motherboard provides two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots for additional expansion cards. The four RAM banks support up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM with a clock rate of up to 3200 megahertz and can even handle clock rates up to 4400 MHz via OC.
The AM4 mainboard provides two M.2 slots. One of the M.2 slots is connected to four PCI Express 4.0 lanes. It accepts plug-in cards up to 110 mm (22110) 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 connected to the chipset with four PCI Express 3.0 lanes and supports plug-in cards up to 80 mm (2280). In addition, six SATA 6G connectors are provided for additional drives.
Modern connections and RGB LED lighting
The MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus has a USB 3.1 port with a Type-C socket, a USB 3.1 port with a Type-A port, two USB 3.0 ports with a Type-A on the I / O panel Socket and four USB 2.0 ports (type A) are ready. The USB Type-C port can be plugged in on both sides, is particularly thin, and USB ports with this standard generally support the quick charge function of smartphones and tablets. USB 3.1 reaches maximum speeds of 10 Gbit / s per port. An HDMI and DisplayPort connection are available for CPUs with an integrated graphics unit.
Furthermore, this B550 mainboard offers features such as Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8111H), on-board sound (Realtek ALC892 audio codec), a reinforced PCI slot for the graphics card and numerous internal headers. Also on Bo (a) rd are OC features as well as an optimized power supply and large cooling elements in black.
A special feature of the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus is the RGB lighting, which can be synchronized with other RGB components via the manufacturer's software. The mainboard has a 4-pin RGB header and two 3-pin RGB headers. Furthermore, a total of eight fans can be connected and controlled directly to the board.
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Ventus 3X 8G OC, 8GB GDDR6X, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip GA104-400-A1 "Ampere", 48SM, 392mm², chip clock 1575MHz, Boost: 1800MHz, memory 8GB GDDR6X, 1188MHz, 19Gbps (19000MHz effective), 256bit, 608GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 6144/192/96, cooling 3x axial fans (90mm) Special features Real-time ray tracing, ray tracing cores (48), tensor cores (192), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, AV1 Decode, HDCP 2.3, 0dB-Zero-Fan-Modus, Backplate, Incl. graphics card holder, overclocked boost clock (+ 30MHz), PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, computing power 22.12 TFLOPS (FP32), 346 GFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2) OpenGL 4.6 OpenCL 3.0 Vulkan 1.2 Shader model 6.6.
After NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti on the market in week 22, the next model is now following: the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Here, too, NVIDIA is increasing the expansion of the ampere GPU, probably with the Radeon RX 6800 more clearly in the barriers to refer or to get a little closer to the Radeon RX 6800 XT.
There is the GA104 graphics chip, which celebrated its debut in October 2020 with the RTX 3070, but has only been able to show what it is really made of in a professional environment. This is over now, the fillet pieces of GPU production are used on the Geforce RTX 3070 Ti: Chips with the ending "400" and thus the full configuration. The new Ampere graphics card has 48 shader multiprocessors, which include 6,144 FP32 ALUs, 328 texture units, 96 raster output stages and 48 ray tracing cores.
This alone does not make up much ground, which is why Nvidia makes use of a previously unused feature of the GA104: GDDR6X support. So far, the 256-bit wide memory interface of all GA104 models was equipped with 14 GT / s fast GDDR6-without-X memory, which led to a transfer rate of 448 GByte / s. The Geforce RTX 3070 Ti, on the other hand - like the RTX 3080 (Ti) - can use GDDR6X with 19 gigatransfers per second to copy data at 608 GByte / s. That is almost 36 percent faster and therefore a significant plus. The other performance parameters around a 4 MiByte level 2 cache depend directly on the memory controller and are therefore identical to the RTX 3070.
The RTX 3070 Ti achieves a good ten to fifty percent higher performance than the already comfortably fast RTX 3070 and can therefore basically satisfy almost all requirements, provided that WQHD gaming is the desired goal at most. Although the new ampere card is just below the Radeon RX 6800 when it comes to rasterizing, it can be around 21 percent behind when it comes to ray tracing. The warm feeling in the stomach area is also psychologically valuable, with the RTX 3070 Ti receiving the best, fully active GA104 chips and fast-paced GDDR6X memory. Modern game code is becoming more and more floating point, so time is an ally. Added to this are the improvements in the ray tracing and tensor units which, with appropriate programming, bring performance increases of up to 100 percent compared to Turing.
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!
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