- Graphic Card(s)
With its striking front, the Midi-Tower Nimbus from Kolink stands out clearly. An RGB LED strip surrounds a large recess in the front, which significantly increases the airflow of the housing. The well-cooled hardware inside the case can be admired through the tempered glass side panel. Despite the solid side panel, the Kolink Nimbus only weighs 4.58 kilograms. The housing, which is designed for good airflow, can accommodate motherboards up to an ATX form factor, graphics cards can be up to 325 mm long - enough space for powerful gaming hardware.
Tempered glass side panel & a pre-installed fan
The solid chassis consists of one millimeter thick SECC steel and is equipped with a four millimeter thick tempered glass side part and a front made of plastic with an aluminum look. A huge recess, surrounded by a digitally addressable RGB LED strip, ensures an optimized airflow, the magnetic dust filter behind it keeps the inside of the housing clean.
The entire interior is coated in black and provided with a power supply cover to achieve a particularly clean look. There is space for a permanently installed hard drive cage with brackets for two 3.5 or 2.5 inch drives and the power supply. There are two additional slots for 2.5-inch drives on the back of the mainboard tray.
Dust filters keep the Kolink Nimbus clean
In order to ensure ventilation of the hardware installed in the housing, one of six possible 120 mm fans, also in black, is already included in the housing and installed on the back. On the front, a total of three 120 mm fans have space under the lid, and two further 120 mm fans can be installed. Two 140 mm fans can also be installed at the front.
A 240 mm radiator can be placed in the front and on the lid of the Castle housing. The mainboard tray and the cover of the power supply offer numerous openings for sophisticated cable management. Vents with fine dust filters are located in the lid and on the underside of the housing. They are magnetic and reinforced with a delicate honeycomb pattern.
Graphics cards can be up to 32.5 centimeters long and CPU coolers up to 16 centimeters high. In addition, the I / O panel placed on the front has a USB 3.0 Type-A port in addition to two USB 2.0 ports. There is also a switch for controlling the RGB lighting.
The features of the Kolink Nimbus Midi-Tower at a glance
Designer case in black for mainboards up to ATX
Large inlet on the front with RGB-LED border for optimal airflow
Magnetic dust filters on the front, lid and bottom
Side part made of 4 mm thick tempered glass
1x pre-installed 120 mm fan, 6 in total possible
I / O panel with 2x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 & HD audio in / out, RGB LED control
Support for radiators up to 240 mm in front and on the lid
2x 3.5 / 2.5-inch data carrier slots, 2x slots for 2.5-inch drives on the mainboard tray
Graphics cards up to 32.5 cm long & CPU cooler up to 16 cm high.
Note: The rear case fan is not illuminated on motherboards of the MSI A320M and H310M series.
INTEL Core i7-10700F, clock frequency @ 4.8GHz, Socket 1200 (LGA), code name Comet Lake-S, TDP 65W, cores 8, threads 16, base clock 2.90GHz, turbo clock 4.80GHz, SMT yes (Intel Hyper-Threading), memory controller Dual Channel PC4-23466U (DDR4-2933), CPU functions Optane Memory Support, Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (4.80GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0, vPro, Hyper-Threading, VT-x, VT-d, VT-x EPT, Intel 64, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, Idle States, EIST, Thermal Monitoring, IPT, SIPP, AES-NI, Secure Key, SGX, OS Guard, TXT, XD Bit, Boot Guard, L2-Cache 2MB (8x 256kB), L3 cache 16MB, chipset interface DMI 3.0, 8GT / s (PCIe 3.0 x4), PCIe lanes 16x PCIe 3.0, memory max. 128GB, memory bandwidth 45.8GB / s.
Thanks to the newly optimized 14 nm manufacturing process, the Core i7-10700 with Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 offers a single-core max boost of 4.8 GHz, while all 8 cores (and 16 threads) are automatically increased to up to 4 , 6 GHz boost clock can be overclocked. Depending on the type of application, the Core i7-10700 always achieves optimal performance thanks to the automatic boost clock.
With the Intel Socket LGA 1200, the 10th generation of Intel Core processors has a socket for mounting on the mainboard. This means that the processor is only compatible with Intel mainboards with the LGA 1200 socket. Even if the number of pins increases to 1200, the dimensions of the socket and the ILM (Independent Loading Mechanism) remain identical to the socket 1151/1155. This means that the corresponding CPU cooler can still be used without the need for a conversion kit.
Cooler Masters MasterAir G100M is not just a flat top blow cooler for SFF systems. No, the UFO cooler with integrated RGB lighting is also an eye-catcher. And thanks to the massive heat column in the center, it is also interesting from a technical point of view. A new structure with a central heat column should deliver the decisive increase in performance. This means that the MasterAir G100M can be used on processors with a TDP of up to 130 watts. It is very clear, however, that the MasterAir G100M is also about optics. The completely circular cooler is strongly reminiscent of a UFO. It looks even more spacey when the integrated RGB lighting is activated.
Once again, Cooler Masters RGB lighting is very convincing. This is not only due to the successful integration of the RGB LEDs, but also to the control options. Cooler Master gives the user the choice: he can either control the lighting directly via the included controller. Or he uses the RGB software from one of the major mainboard manufacturers.
Aspects of the Cooler Master MasterAir G100M:
Effective RGB lighting, controllable via the included controller or the RGB software from various mainboard manufacturers
low overall height, so it can also be used for SFF systems
discreet volume at reduced speed
MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus, form factor ATX, chipset Intel Z490, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-38400U / DDR4-4800 (OC), max. 128GB, expansion slots 2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, 22110/2280/2260/2242), 1x M.2 / M- Key (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, 2280/2260/2242), external connections 1x HDMI 1.4b, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x USB-C 3.1, 1x USB-A 3.1, 2x USB-A 3.0, 2x USB- A 2.0, 1x 2.5GBase-T, 5x jack, 1x Toslink, 1x PS / 2 combo, internal connections 1x USB-C 3.0 Key-A header, 2x USB 3.0 header (4x USB 3.0), 2x USB 2.0 header (4x USB 2.0), 6x SATA 6Gb / s, 1x serial, 1x TPM header, 1x Thunderbolt header 5-pin, 1x RTD3 header, 1x chassis intrusion header, cooling header 1x CPU fan 4-pin, 6x fan 4 -Pin, 1x pump 4-pin, header lighting 1x 4-pin RGB (+ 12V / G / R / B, max. 3A), 2x 3-pin ARGB (+ 5V / DATA / GND, max . 3A), buttons / switches LED switch (internal), audio 7.1, RAID level 0/1/5/10, lighting RGB, 1 zone (chipset cooler), BIOS 1x 32MB (256Mb), special features audio + solid capacitors, diagnostic LED (LED indicators), integrated I / O panel, 1x M.2 passive cooler.
The MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus is equipped with the high-end chipset for the Intel Core processors of the 10th generation and allows manual overclocking of CPUs with a free multiplier. Since the "Comet Lake-S" processors require a new socket due to the optimized power supply, the Intel series LGA1200 is used on the 400 series mainboards. Despite the increased number of pins, the actual size of the socket remains the same with older sockets, so that CPU coolers for socket LGA 115x can also be mounted on the mainboard.
The MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus is a motherboard in the ATX form factor and offers two PCIe x16 slots, one of which is connected to the CPU with 16 lanes and one to the chipset with four lanes, as well as two PCIe x1 slots for plug-in and expansion cards. The MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus also supports multi-GPU setups via AMD Crossfire / XDMA.
Other features of the mainboard also include a striking cooler design and integrated RGB LED lighting. Additional RGB LED components can be connected and controlled via a 4-pin RGB header (12V) and two digitally addressable 3-pin RGB headers (5V), provided they are compatible with the RGB software of the mainboard.
Up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM in dual-channel mode can be used in the four DIMM slots. The Z490 chipset supports clock rates up to 2,933 MHz, but the OC enables the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus to operate RAM kits with up to 4,800 MHz!
Two M.2 slots and six SATA 6G connectors are available for connecting drives. The M.2 slots support the NVMe protocol, which enables data transfer rates of just under 4 GB / s. This means that M.2 PCIe SSDs are up to eight times faster than SATA 6G SSDs!
The MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus has a USB 3.1 port on the I / O panel. Type-C socket is particularly thin and plugs can be inserted on both sides. USB 3.1 (USB 3.2 Gen. 2) achieves high transmission speeds of up to 10 Gbit / s.
In addition to a USB 3.1 port and two USB 3.0 type A ports, the board also offers two USB 2.0 ports and a classic PS / 2 port for mouse or keyboard. In addition, an HDMI and a display port connection are provided as signal outputs for the integrated graphics unit of the processor. The MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus offers fast 2.5 Gigabit LAN (Realtek 8125B) for wired networks.
When it comes to audio, the manufacturer relies on the Realtek ALC1200 audio codec. This provides a total of five 3.5 millimeter jack sockets and an optical S / PDIF output on the I / O panel and supports 7.1 surround sound. Internally, the mainboard provides a large selection of connections and headers.
The MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus offers a total of eight 4-pin PWM connections for fans and / or pumps on the main board. For the power supply there is a 24-pin ATX connector as well as an 8-pin and a 4-pin connector on the mainboard. Overclockers are also pleased with the extensive power supply with 12 + 1 + 1 phases, which is equipped with large-area heat sinks.
The large expansion slot for the graphics card is reinforced to counteract wear and tear under frequent use, for example when the mainboard is used in test systems and benchtables. The color of the board design is dominated by black, so that illuminated components come to the fore.
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X OC, 8GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 8GB GDDR6, chip GA104-300-A1 "Ampere", 46SM, 392mm², chip clock 1500MHz, boost: 1755MHz , Memory 8GB GDDR6, 1750MHz, 256bit, 448GB / s, shader units / TMUs / ROPs 5888/184/96, cooling 3x axial fans (90mm), special features real-time ray tracing, ray tracing cores (46), tensor Cores (184), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, AV1 Decode, HDCP 2.3, 0dB-Zero-Fan-Modus, Backplate, Boost clock overclocked (+ 30MHz), Interface PCIe 4.0 x16, computing power 20.67 TFLOPS (FP32 ), 323 GFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.2, Shader Model 6.5.
MSI VENTUS delivers a performance-oriented design. Three fans in an industrial look - suitable for every PC build.
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 VENTUS 3X OC
The GeForce RTX 3070 is powered by Ampere, the 2nd generation of the RTX architecture from NVIDIA. It features improved ray tracing and tensor processing units, new streaming multiprocessors, and high-speed G6 memory, and delivers the performance needed to master even the most demanding games.
The backplate uses a blend of graphene for increased strength and better thermal conductivity for once-through cooling.
Cool core pipes
Core pipes are precisely manufactured heat pipes with the aim of ensuring maximum contact with the GPU. This distributes the heat over the entire heat sink, which enables efficient cooling of the entire graphics card.
Thermal design with three fans
TORX Fan 3.0: The award-winning TORX Fan 3.0 raises the limits of heat output to a new level and provides more static air pressure.
Zero Frozr: The calm before the storm: fans stay silent until cooling is actually needed.
Thermal pads: Plenty of thermal pads allow various board components to dissipate heat for better cooling performance.
MSI's exclusive Dragon Center software enables MSI products to be monitored, optimized and optimized in real time.
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 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A)
HD Audio Connectors
USB 2.0 Ports
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-C)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps (Type-A)
Optical S/PDIF OUT
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
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