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It’s time to welcome back an old favourite. The Observatory Z ARGB Mid-tower is the latest in our flagship Observatory range, featuring a plethora of upgrades and improvements to the design. Including four Umbra Void 120mm Fans, this chassis balances style and cooling performance expertly. The quick-release tempered glass side panel affords an excellent view of your high-end hardware. The interior has been expertly designed to accommodate most components currently available, along with hidden sections for cable management and easy to use features. Showcase your gaming PC in the versatile Observatory Z.
Kolink Observatory Z ARGB Mid-tower at a Glance:
Mid-tower PC case with integrated Umbra Void 120mm ARGB PWM fans
Tempered glass front panel with innovative side mesh ventilation
All black interior with support for most hardware available currently
Includes vertical* GPU mount bracket and L-bracket for longer cards
Support for additional fans, including 2 x 200mm fans on the front panel
Comprehensive accommodation for radiators, including a 420mm on the front panel
Umbra ARGB controller included
*Riser cable sold separately.
Featuring new upgrades and improvements, the Observatory Z ARGB is the latest in our flagship range. This premium PC case offers a range of features that are innovative and easy to use, as well as creating a versatile chassis that is ready for future technology. Plus, with its integrated ARGB fans and cleverly curated interior design, this is the perfect chassis for hardware enthusiasts and ARGB lovers.
Classic Observatory Design
An excellent choice for showcasing your high-end hardware, the Observatory Z ARGB features a tempered glass side panel, with a quick-release mechanism that allows you easy access to the interior. On this particular model, the front panel has been manufactured from 4mm tempered glass, with side mesh ventilation elevating from the framework. This clever design allows for ample airflow whilst looking sleek and stylish. Across the chassis, there are metal mesh dust covers to promote airflow, in addition to the four integrated Umbra Void ARGB PWM 120mm fans. These fans have adjustable speeds, allowing you to boost up to 1500RPM during intensive workloads. Their curved fan blades make them efficient whilst the hydraulic bearing increases the longevity of the fan.
Adding to the ample airflow these fans create, there is support for additional fans. On the rear panel, you can install a single 120mm or 140mm fan which could alternatively be a radiator of the same size. Upon the roof, your options include three 120mm fans, two 140mm fans, or a radiator that can be 360mm, 280mm, or 240mm long. With the front panel, you have even more flexibility. The standard options of 120mm or 140mm fans exist, which equally support a radiator of the corresponding size. Alternatively, you can mount two 200mm fans on the front panel, for a showstopping effect. These mounts also accommodate up to a 420mm radiator. With so many options for fans and radiators, the Observatory Z would be excellent for custom water cooling as well as harnessing the natural airflow. CPU coolers up to 180mm tall can be utilised, which covers most of the models currently available.
Amazing Hardware Support
With seven expansion slots and three extras included on an optional bracket, the Observatory Z has a carefully curated interior with ample support for hardware. Able to host up to an E-ATX motherboard, there truly are no limits. The optional bracket is for vertically mounting your GPU, which can be up to 380mm in length and use three slots. Many popular GPUs fit these parameters, allowing you amazing flexibility when it comes to choosing your graphics hardware. Plus, there is also a support bracket to prevent longer or heavier cards from sagging. As part of its innovative features, the PSU shroud opens from the rear panel for ease of access. This spacious shroud accommodates power supplies up to 200mm in length, as well as supporting a number of storage drives. In this area, you can install either two 2.5” SSDs or two 3.5” HDDs. Furthering your storage capacity, the back plate panel behind the motherboard can be removed and more storage can be installed here. This can host either three 2.5” SSDs or two 3.5” HDDs.
Sleek Interior and ARGB Lighting
With its all-black interior, the Observatory Z is the perfect canvas for ARGB lighting, hardware with bold aesthetics, or colour co-ordinated cables. Keeping the interior tidy and a true showcase, there is a hidden cable management section behind the main chamber. Featuring three Velcro strips, this area offers 30mm of space for neatly maintaining cables and feeding them directly to the motherboard. The I/O panel is directly above this section, including a USB 3.1, two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and HD audio. As well as impressive cooling performance, the Umbra Void Fans provide a vivid light show. The centre ring features an infinity mirror effect for a sensational glow. Utilising ARGB lighting, each LED can be customised with the Umbra ARGB controller, with a downloadable software. Alternatively, ARGB lighting can be set via a compatible software if connected to the motherboard’s 3-pin 5V ARGB header.
INTEL Core i7-12700KF, clock frequency @ 5.0GHz, Socket 1700, code name Alder Lake-S, cores 12 (8 + 4), threads 20 (16 + 4), base clock 3.60GHz (P-Core), 2.70GHz (E-Core), turbo clock 5.00GHz (Max Turbo), 4.90GHz (P-Core), 3.80GHz (E-Core), SMT yes (Intel Hyper-Threading), memory controller Dual Channel PC5-38400U (DDR5-4800), also supports PC4-25600U ( DDR4-3200), free multiplier yes, CPU functions GNA 3.0, Thread Director, DL Boost, Optane Memory Support, Speed Shift, Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (5.00GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, VT-x, VT -d, VT-x EPT, Intel 64, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, Idle States, EIST, Thermal Monitoring, VMD, AES-NI, Secure Key, OS Guard, XD Bit, Boot Guard, MBE , CET, chipset suitability Z690, L2 cache 12MB (8x 1.25MB + 4x 512kB), L3 cache 25MB, chipset interface DMI 4.0, 16GT / s (PCIe 4.0 x8), PCIe lanes 16x PCIe 5.0, 4x PCIe 4.0, memory max.128GB, memory bandwidth 76.8GB / s.
Intel Alder Lake-S alias Core i-12000 is the expected big step for Intel in many areas in the form of the first three models Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K.
The CPUs offer much more performance in almost all disciplines than their predecessors, the IPC increase in the P-Cores also ensures very good results, especially in single-core scenarios and games - over 40 percent growth in single-core benchmarks Within less than two years / generations, of which almost 20 compared to its direct predecessor, Intel has returned to first place in both disciplines. Multi-core scenarios also benefit from additional threads.
In the end, Alder Lake-S won the gaming crown with the fast, but thirsty and very large P-Cores. The gains are not only clear compared to the predecessor, the competitor is also kept in check almost everywhere. One year after the market launch of Ryzen 5000 at the upper end of the range, however, that was also necessary. The bottom line is that Intel Alder Lake-S is still a big hit for Intel. The CPUs bring significantly more life to the market than previous models and with the price advantage especially compared to the 12 and 16 core Ryzen from competitor AMD.
The question of the right mainboard for Alder Lake-S with the new LGA 1700 socket is quickly clarified today: DDR4 is not only more than sufficient, but in many cases even faster than DDR5 and in the end it is definitely much cheaper in the overall package. Even slightly overclocked DDR5 memory doesn't stand a chance against the solid DDR4-3200 setups.
JONSBO CR-2000 GT, tower cooler design, dimensions with fan (WxHxD), 120x159x134mm, fan 2x 120x120x25mm, 700-1500rpm, 43.32-106.7m³/h, 18.1-29.5dB(A), weight with fan 900g, connection 4-pin PWM, 3-pin ARGB (+5V/DATA/GND), Socket 775, 1150/1151/1155/1156/1200/1700, AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+, AM4, AM5, RGB lighting, special features 6 heat pipes, heat pipe direct touch, dual tower.
The Jonsbo CR-2000 GT is suitable for cooling powerful processors. The quiet 120 mm PWM fans with ARGB lighting ensure high cooling potential and a stylish design.
The features of the Jonsbo CR-2000 GT CPU cooler at a glance:
Black and silver dual tower cooler from Jonsbo
Two 120mm PWM fans
Top cover and fan with ARGB lighting (3-pin RGB (5VDG, 5V)
With RGB controller
Six 6mm copper heatpipes for fast heat dissipation
High compatibility with AMD and Intel
TDP of 200 watts
The features of the Jonsbo CR-2000 GT CPU cooler in detail
Jonsbo describes the largest cooler in the series as the CR 2000 GT. The model lets its six heat pipes end in two fin towers and is equipped with two 120 mm fans (700 to 1,500 rpm), which generate a very low background noise of a maximum of 29.5 db(A) with a displacement of 106, 7 m³/h and ARGB LEDs. An ARGB controller is included. The CR 2000 GT is the only cooler in the series that can also be installed from the front of the mainboard.
The dual-tower cooler offers integrated ARGB lighting on the top cover and on the 120 fans. The lighting can be controlled via a suitable mainboard. The Jonsbo CR-2000 GT is compatible with many popular AMD and Intel sockets.
ASUS Prime B660M-A WIFI D4, Intel 1700 socket, Intel B660 chipset, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-42666U/DDR4-5333 (OC), max. 128GB, expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (1x x4, 1x x1), 2x M.2/M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4, 2280/2260/2242), external connections 2x HDMI 2.1 (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (iGPU), 2x USB-A 3.1 (10Gb/s, B660), 4x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb/s), 1x Gb LAN (Intel I219-V), 3x jack, 1x PS/2 combo, header cooling 2x CPU fan 4-pin , 2x fans 4-pin Header lighting 1x 4-pin RGB (+12V/G/R/B, max. 3A), 3x 3-pin ARGB (+5V/DATA/GND, max. 3A, ASUS Gen2), audio 7.1 , Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2x2, Intel), Bluetooth 5.2, RAID level 0/1/5/10, audio features +solid capacitors, 1x M.2 passive cooler, onboard TPM 2.0 support (Intel PTT).
The ASUS Prime B660M-A D4 is a Micro-ATX motherboard with the Intel B660 chipset and the LGA 1700 socket. The motherboard is suitable for desktop processors of the 12th generation Intel Core CPUs, Alder Lake. It supports DDR4 memory with up to 5,333 MHz and supports features such as WLAN ax and Bluetooth 5.2.
The overall performance of the ASUS Prime B660M-A WIFI D4 is impressive across the board and gives no cause for criticism. Instead of flaunting lavish equipment, the ASUS Prime B660M-A WIFI D4 concentrates on the essentials: A reliable circuit board with equipment that is absolutely sufficient for the majority.
The square PCB not only features the LGA1700 socket for Intel's Alder Lake S processors and the four DDR4 UDIMM memory banks for up to 128 GB RAM, but also a 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot for expansion cards. A total of two M.2 M-Key interfaces with a PCIe 4.0 x4 connection were positioned in the gaps. In addition, there are four SATA 6GBit/s. ASUS specifies a maximum clock of 5,333 MHz for the RAM slots.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 4060 Ti (1-Click OC), 8GB GDDR6, HDMI, 3x DP, GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, memory 8GB GDDR6, 128bit, 18Gbps, 2250MHz, 288GB/s, overclocking +30MHz Boost (OC profile ), +15MHz boost (standard profile), clock boost 2550MHz (standard profile), 2565MHz (OC profile), clock base 2310MHz (standard profile), 2310MHz (OC profile), cooling 2x axial fans (92mm) with 0dB zero fan mode, interfaces 1x HDMI 2.1a, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, connection PCIe 4.0 x16 (x8), special features clock profiles (default mode/OC mode), backplate, LED Lighting (white), computing power 22.33 TFLOPS (FP16), 22.33 TFLOPS (FP32), 0.35 TFLOPS (FP64).
The ultimate platform for gamers and developers
Develop, provide, create. With the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060 you can use the latest titles and apps with the ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture. Enjoy an efficient, AI-accelerated application with ray tracing and DLSS 3 and optimize your creative process and productivity with NVIDIA Studio.
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 performance multiplier with AI (NVIDIA DLSS 3)
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 is 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.
Your ideas, accelerated by NVIDIA Studio
Take your creative projects to the next level with NVIDIA Studio. Thanks to the new dedicated hardware, the RTX 40 series offers unmatched performance in 3D rendering, video editing and graphic design. Experience feature-rich RTX accelerations in top creative apps, best-in-class NVIDIA Studio drivers engineered for maximum stability, and a suite of exclusive tools that harness the power of RTX for AI-powered creative workflows.
FSP Hydro K Pro 750W ATX 2.52, fan 120mm, fixed cable management, connectors 2x 4/8-pin ATX12V, 4x 6/8-pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 2x IDE, 1x floppy, 1x 24-pin Average efficiency 88%, certificates 80 PLUS Bronze (manufacturer, 230V EU), +3.3V 20A +5V 20A +12V 62.5A -12V 0.3A +5Vsb 2.5A Number of 12V rails 1, PFC active, specification ATX 2.52, special features ErP Lot 6, supports Haswell C6/C7 low-power states, color black.
The new Hydro K PRO PSUs comply fully ATX12 v2.52 standard and the latest safety 62368 regulation as well and comes with high-grade ribbon cables, give your PC a polished look. The Hydro K PRO series is designed as a powerful single +12V rail that continually delivers maximum performance for the most demanding graphic cards, while FSP’s custom DC-DC design provides safety and power efficiency. Besides, with an 230V 80 Plus® rating, delivers over 88% high efficiency and low noise levels thanks to its hydraulic bearing fan design, where a large 120mm fan takes care of cooling duties when required, making it excellent for situations that are sensitive to size and noise.
Latest CPU ready
Global safety approved
Active PFC ≥ 0.9
High efficiency ≧ 88%
Powerful +12V single rail design
Hold up time ≥ 17ms @ 80% load
Double layer EMI filter
120mm hydraulic bearing (HYB) fan
+5V & 3.3V DC to DC module design
All black cables
Complete protections: OCP/OVP/OPP/SCP
MEGA Electronics Fastro MS150 SSD 1TB, Solid State Module (SSM) design, form factor M.2 2280, interface M.2/M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4), reading 2400MB/s, writing 3200MB/s SLC-Cached, IOPS 4K read/write 240k/250k, memory modules 3D-NAND TLC, TBW 1.2PB, reliability forecast 1.5 million hours (MTBF), controller Silicon Motion SM2263XT, 4 channels, cache 2GB (DDR4), SLC cache, protocol NVMe 1.3, Power consumption 6W maximum.
Fastro MS150 SSD is a large storage solution that offers read/write speeds of up to 2,400MB/s / 3,200MB/s. That's 6 to 8 times faster than a SATA-based SSD and even 50 times faster than a traditional hard drive. The SSD works with high performance, lower heat and faster loading time. The efficient performance and the M.2 2280 design make the MS150 SSD ideal for slim notebooks and systems with limited space.
NVMe is leading the new standard for SSDs, and NVMe SSDs are designed to provide a range of storage solutions that are ideal for new PC builds, laptops/notebooks, and storage system upgrades. Improved systems and higher PC performance also mean better performance in software and applications such as 3D rendering, gaming and media creation.
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 ports (2 x Type-A )
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
2 x HDMI® ports
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel® 1Gb Ethernet port
3 x Audio jacks
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse combo 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
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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