- Graphic Card(s)
Especially in your own four walls, many people strive to provide peace and quiet in order to find relaxation. Unfortunately, the PC also opposes these efforts in many cases and is annoying with high noise levels during operation. With Tranquility, Kolink offers just the right housing for noise-stricken people. Comprehensive insulation provides protection against loud fans or hard drives. So that the hardware inside remains well cooled, the tranquility offers subtle ventilation slots on the front. The insulated cover can optionally be removed, for example if a radiator is installed underneath. The Kolink Tranquility can be trimmed for performance with optimized airflow, but remains nice and quiet thanks to the additional insulation on the front and side panels. Externally, the gaming case also impresses with its reserved and modern design.
The features of the Kolink Tranquility at a glance
Soundproofed design housing for mainboards up to ATX
Sound insulation on the front and side panels
Solid, soundproof and removable lid
Front made of plastic in a brushed aluminum look
2x pre-installed 120 mm fans, 6 in total possible
I / O panel with 2x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 & HD audio in / out
Support for radiators up to 240 mm on the front and lid
2x 3.5 / 2.5 inch disk slots
Graphics cards up to 38 cm long & CPU cooler up to 16 cm high
Comprehensive insulation & two pre-installed fans
The solid chassis is made of one millimeter thick SECC steel. Both side parts and the front are lined with insulation mats. The solid lid is also insulated, but can also be removed completely, for example to improve the airflow. Because underneath, a 240 mm radiator can be attached like on the front. On the front, in the look of brushed aluminum, there are two subtle ventilation slots on the side for the air supply. A 240 radiator can also be accommodated there.
In order to ensure ventilation of the hardware installed in the housing, two of six possible 120 mm fans are already included and installed in the housing. One is placed in the lowest of three possible places behind the front, the second in the only place on the back. Two additional 120 mm fans can be installed under the cover.
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. A holder for a total of two 2.5-inch drives is attached to the back of the mainboard tray. The mainboard tray and the cover of the power supply offer numerous openings for sophisticated cable management. At the bottom there is a removable dust filter for the power supply.
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.
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.
GIGABYTE Z490M, Intel 1200 socket, Intel Z490 chipset, 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-35200U / DDR4-4400 (OC), max. 128GB (UDIMM), expansion slots 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (1x x16, 1x x4), 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, 22110/2280/2260/2242) External connections 1x DVI (iGPU), 1x HDMI 1.4b (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (iGPU), 1x USB-A 3.1 (10Gb / s, Z490), 1x USB-C 3.0 (5Gb / s), 4x USB-A 3.0 (5Gb / s), 1x Gb LAN (Intel I219-V ), 3x jack, 1x PS / 2 combo, header lighting 1x 4-pin RGB (+ 12V / G / R / B, max. 2A), 1x 3-pin ARGB (+ 5V / DATA / GND, max.5A), buttons / switches USB BIOS Flashback / Q-Flash Plus (internal), audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC887), RAID level 0/1/5/10 (Z490), Multi-GPU AMD 2-Way-CrossFireX (x16 / x4), BIOS 1x 32MB (256Mb), special features Audio + solid capacitors, integrated I / O cover.
The Gigabyte Z490M is equipped with the high-end chipset for the Intel Core processors of the 10th generation and allows the 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 socket LGA 1200 is used on the 400 series motherboards. Despite the increased number of pins, the actual size of the socket remains identical to older sockets, so that CPU coolers for LGA 115x sockets can also be mounted on the mainboard.
The features of the Gigabyte Z490M motherboard at a glance:
2x PCIe (3.0) x16 (16/4) & 1x PCIe x1
1x USB 3.1 type A
A total of 7x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0 (internal & external)
1x M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA) / 6x SATA 6G
Supports max. 128 GB DDR4-RAM up to 4,400 MHz
The Gigabyte Z490M in detail
The Gigabyte Z490M motherboard in the Micro-ATX form factor offers two PCIe x16 slots and one PCIe x1 slot for plug-in and expansion cards. The x16 slots are each connected with a full 16 lanes. As a high-end motherboard, the Gigabyte Z490M also supports multi-GPU setups via AMD Crossfire / XDMA. The other features of the mainboard also include an eye-catching cooler design.
Up to 128 GB DDR4 memory in dual-channel mode can be used in the four DIMM slots. The Z490 chipset supports clock rates of up to 2,933 MHz by default, but the Gigabyte Z490M uses OC to operate RAM kits with up to 4,400 MHz! An M.2 slot for PCIe / SATA M.2 SSDs and six SATA 6G ports allow storage drives to be connected. The M.2 slot is connected to the chipset with four PCIe lanes and supports the NVMe protocol, which enables data transfer rates of almost 4 GB / s. This means that M.2 PCIe SSDs are up to eight times faster than SATA 6G SSDs!
The Gigabyte Z490M has a USB 3.0 port with a Type-C socket on the I / O panel. These are particularly thin and can be inserted on both sides. USB 3.1 or USB 3.2 Gen 2 achieves maximum speeds of 10 Gbit / s per port and USB ports with this standard usually support the fast charging function of smartphones and tablets. In addition to a USB 3.1 port of type A, there are also four USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort connection on the I / O panel. Internally, the mainboard provides a large selection of connections and headers.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 EX [1-Click OC], 12GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip GA106-300-A1, chip clock 1320MHz, boost: 1822MHz (OC mode), memory 12GB GDDR6, 15 Gbps, 192bit, 360GB / s, external power supply 1x 8-pin, cooling 2x axial fans (102mm, RGB illuminated), special features real-time ray tracing, ray tracing cores, tensor cores, NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, AV1 decode, HDCP 2.3, 0dB zero fan mode, backplate, LED lighting (RGB), boost clock overclocked, PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.2, Shader model 6.5.
The model is the first desktop GPU based on the GA106-300-A1 chip. Compared to the RTX 3060 Ti, it has 12 instead of 8 GB of GDDR6 video memory.
In a brief performance analysis, based on the technical data of the RTX 3060, the graphics card should be in the range of a Geforce RTX 2080. The 12 GByte memory, which is particularly interesting when loading large textures and with native resolutions in 4K or 8K, should be used by the graphics card in some cases.
The memory expansion is a special feature: The GeForce RTX 3060 offers a full 12 GB of GDDR6. This is connected via a 192-bit wide memory interface. With a clock rate of 1,820 MHz, it has a memory bandwidth of 360 GB / s. With this 12 GB it offers more graphics memory than a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti or GeForce RX 3070. Even a GeForce RTX 3080 only offers 10 GB of graphics memory.
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!
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks
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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