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The Stronghold line-up is expanding. Introducing the Stronghold Prism Mid-tower that boasts four Umbra aRGB fans and user-friendly features. The screwless design, paired with a hinged tempered glass panel and removable top, makes hardware installation a breeze. Able to support up to an E-ATX motherboard, 330 mm GPU, and 165 mm CPU cooler, the Stronghold Prism is perfect for all your premium components.
The Features of Kolink Stronghold Prism Mid-tower at a Glance:
User-friendly, screwless design featuring a steel framework with metal and glass panelling
Supports up to an E-ATX motherboard, 330 mm GPU, and 165 mm CPU cooler
Integrated Umbra aRGB fans and includes Umbra Core controller
Hinged tempered glass panel and removeable top panel for easy building
Ventilated panels for superior airflow and heat dissipation
Primed to support AiO coolers up to 360 mm
Sleek and stylish gunmetal grey metal and plastic casing
The Stronghold Prism was constructed to have an accessible interior and provide a user-friendly experience. Utilising a screwless design, the top and side panels are removable with the tempered glass panel being hinged, granting greater access to the interior of the chassis. The tempered glass panel is easily opened utilising the magnetic pull tab. From there, this mid-tower can support a comprehensive range of premium gaming hardware.
To start, there are no limitations on motherboard size, with the Stronghold Prism being able to support from E-ATX down to Mini-ITX. Most modern graphics cards will fit as there is space for a GPU up to 330mm long. Plus, there is clearance for a CPU cooler up to 165 mm tall. Throughout the chassis are excellent cable routing opportunities to keep your build looking clean and tidy. There will be no cable clutter in a Kolink case.
For the aRGB Lovers
The Stronghold Prism is perfect for RGB enthusiasts. Not only does the 3mm tempered glass side panel offer a wonderful view of any aRGB accessories you may install, but this case also comes with four Kolink Umbra fans. Each 120mm fan sports nine curved blades with 21 LEDs in total, for an efficient combination of effective cooling and dazzling colour. Effects can be set via your chosen motherboard, utilising the aRGB 3-pin headers. Alternatively, you can manage your lighting with the included Umbra Core controller – creating vivid light shows with the press of a button.
Airflow and Cooling
With its mesh front panel, the natural airflow of the Stronghold Prism is already phenomenal and boosted by the integrated Umbra PWM fans. To enhance your gaming PC’s thermal performance, this case has been primed to support AiO coolers. Up to a 360 mm radiator can be installed on the front panel, whilst the top can hold up to a 240 mm and the rear can have up to a 120 mm. This even comes with the option of hosting more than one radiator on an AiO loop, to keep more of your hard-working components cool.
Attractive and Desirable
To power your gaming PC, the Stronghold Prism accommodates a power supply up to 190 mm long, held within a vented PSU shroud. Next to this compartment is the drive bay, which can host two 2.5” SSDs and either two 3.5” or 2.5” HDDs. With this flexibility, you can install a comprehensive storage solution that strikes the perfect balance between capacity and speed.
For its exterior, the Stronghold Prism utilises metal and plastic panels finished in gunmetal grey. Completing this sleek mid-tower, the I/O panel on the top of the chassis features one USB 3.1, two USB 2.0 ports, and one HD audio jack. To help with cable management and not interrupt the mesh design, these ports are placed on the side of the panel.
INTEL Core i7-13700KF, clock frequency @ 5.4GHz, cores 16 (8+8), threads 24 (16+8), turbo clock 5.40GHz (Turbo Boost Max 3.0), 5.30GHz (P-Core), 4.20GHz (E-Core), base clock 3.40 GHz (P-Core), 2.50GHz (E-Core), Socket Intel 1700 (LGA1700), "Socket V", codename Raptor Lake-S, Architecture Raptor Cove (P-Core), Gracemont (E-Core), L2 -Cache 24MB (8x 2MB + 8x 1MB), L3 cache 30MB, memory controller Dual Channel DDR5-5600 (PC5-44800), DDR4-3200 (PC4-25600), 89.6GB/s, max. 128GB, ECC support yes, SMT yes (Intel Hyper-Threading), remote maintenance yes (Intel vPro), free multiplier yes, CPU functions AES-NI, AVX, AVX2, Boot Guard, CET, DL Boost, EIST, GNA 3.0, ISM, Idle States, Instruction Set 64bit (Intel 64), MBEC, OS Guard, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, Secure Key, Speed Shift, Thermal Monitoring, Thread Director, VMD, VT-d, VT-x, VT-x EPT, XD Bit, PCIe lanes 16x PCIe 5.0, 4x PCIe 4.0, chipset interface DMI 4.0, 16GT/s (PCIe 4.0 x8).
After competitor AMD pushed ahead with its "Raphael" CPUs, Intel puts its 13th generation of Core i processors in the limelight. In addition to AMD's Zen 4 processors, Intel's Raptor Lake models will also have support for M.2 SSDs with PCI Express 5.0. However, the first production-ready SSDs should not appear until 2023. Good: According to Intel, Raptor Lake processors continue to work with DDR4 and newer and faster DDR5 memory - the new Intel CPUs digest models of the latter type that clock at up to 5,600 megahertz.
Compared to their predecessors of the Alder Lake generation, the Raptor Lake CPUs come with more cores, including new Gracemont E cores, higher clock speeds and, consequently, higher power consumption. The Core i7-13700K has 16 cores (8 of which are P and E cores) and 24 threads. The CPU is certified with a maximum turbo clock of 5.4 GHz.
The average Full HD frame rate has increased by seven to twelve percent across all test constellations. At the minimum frame rates, the increase is already 11 to 14 percent for Full HD. At 4K and QHD, the Raptor Lake CPUs were also able to outperform Alder Lake, but not by 14 percent.
With the Gletscherwasser, Alpenföhn, in cooperation with overclocking legend Roman "der8auer" Hartung, presents a premium complete water cooling system with digitally addressable RGB lighting. The included Wing Boost 3 ARGB fans and the Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut thermal paste complete the package and offer uncompromising performance with quiet operation at the same time. The replaceable logo plate also enables individual designs. The assembly of the water cooling takes place in Germany!
Complete water cooling system in cooperation with overclocking legend Roman "der8auer" Hartung
Quiet and powerful pump with 3-phase motor
Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut thermal compound
Pre-filled and completely maintenance-free
WingBoost 3 ARGB premium fan
Interchangeable logo plates
Safe mounting system
The diamond-cut copper base plate of the pump unit has large micro-channels to quickly and efficiently dissipate the processor's waste heat to the cooling circuit. 1200 rpm to 2550 rpm offer an extremely balanced range of performance to provide the necessary resources for your use in every situation. Decide for yourself whether you want maximum overclocking or subjectively silent silence in your silent project. An intelligent cooling circuit in the two-chamber design inside the pump housing also reduces the background noise of the pump unit and increases the cooling capacity and service life compared to conventional designs. The pump housing and pump cover are elaborately finished with piano lacquer after the injection molding process.
Gletscherwasser relies on a high-performance aluminum radiator. For even more security in your system, this radiator has a "leak-free" design. In the very unlikely event of a leak in the cooling system, the pressure in the cooling circuit is automatically regulated, which prevents possible coolant leakage. So your hardware is always SAFE.
With its excellent thermal conductivity, the Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut can also be used for overclocking. It was specially developed for use with large-area heat sinks, which are used, for example, in water cooling systems. Advantages: No hardening, silicone-free and not electrically conductive.
Wing Boost 3 ARGB
With 16.8 million colors, the Wing Boost 3 ARGB offers numerous options for uniquely staging the case. The addressable RGB LED lighting is integrated in the fan frame and casts a light glow on the impeller and shines stylishly to the outside.
Airflow optimized fan blades
With a new angle of attack for the fan blades, the rotor has been optimized for low speeds in order to achieve a significantly higher volume flow, total pressure and outlet speed at the same speed compared to other fans. Thanks to the Wing Boost 3 technology, air turbulence on the impeller is greatly reduced to ensure even quieter operation at full speed.
IC engine control
High-quality IC motor control minimizes electrical noise, especially in the low speed range, to a minimum.
Fluid Dynamic Bearing
By using the fluid dynamic bearing, we can realize low-vibration and whisper-quiet operation of the fan.
PWM speed control
The new Wing Boost 3 supports speed control using the PWM signal from the mainboard.
De vibration pads
Thanks to their excellent anti-vibration properties, the de-vibration pads reduce the often annoying noises that are transmitted to the housing by the vibrations of the fan to a minimum.
ASUS Prime Z790-P WIFI, form factor ATX, Skt. 1700, chipset Intel Z790, RAM 4x DDR5 DIMM, dual PC5-56000U/DDR5-7000 (OC), max. 128GB (UDIMM), expansion slots 1x PCIe 5.0 x16, 3x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4), 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2/M key (PCIe 4.0 x4, 22110/2280/2260/2242), 1x M.2/M key (PCIe 4.0 x4, 2280/2260/2242), 1x M.2/M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4/SATA, 22110/2280/2260/2242), 1x M.2/E-Key ( PCIe/Intel CNVi, 2230, occupied by WiFi+BT module), external connections 1x HDMI 2.1 (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (iGPU), 1x USB-C 3.2 (20Gb/s), 1x USB-A 3.1 (10Gb/s), 2x USB-A 3.0 (5Gb/s), 4x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb/s), 1x 2.5GBase-T (Realtek), 3x jack, 1x PS/2 combo, internal connections 1x USB-C 3.1 Key-A Header (10Gb/s), 2x USB 3.0 header (5Gb/s, 4x USB 3.0), 2x USB 2.0 header (480Mb/s, 4x USB 2.0), 4x SATA 6Gb/s (Z790), 1x serial, 1x TPM header, 1x Thunderbolt header 13-pin, 1x S/PDIF header, header cooling 2x CPU fan 4-pin, 3x fan 4-pin, 1x AIO pump 4-pin, header lighting 2x 4-pin RGB (+12V/G/ R/B, max. 3A), 3x 3-pin ARGB (+5V/DATA/GND, max. 3A, ASUS Gen2), Audio 7.1 (Realtek)
Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2x2), Bluetooth 5.2, special features audio+solid capacitors, 1x M.2 passive cooler, onboard TPM 2.0 support (Intel PTT).
ASUS has presented its mainboards with the Z790 chipset, which have been optimized for the new Raptor Lake processors. Nevertheless, we want to highlight a few highlights. For example, ASUS focuses on the fact that the Raptor Lake processors support DDR5-5600, which is a significant increase over DDR5-4800. In fact, the new boards together with the processors will enable significantly higher memory clock rates. Here ASUS provides its own ASUS Enhanced Memory Profiles (AEMP), which support the user.
Thanks to the Q-Design functions, M.2 SSDs and graphics cards can be quickly and easily installed or replaced without any tools.
CRUCIAL DIMM 16GB, DDR5-4800, CL40-39-39, type DDR5 DIMM 288-pin, on-die ECC, clock 4800MHz, modules 2x 8GB, JEDEC PC5-38400U, ranks/banks single rank, x16, CAS Latency CL 40 (corresponds to ~16.67ns), Row-to-Column Delay tRCD 39 (corresponds to ~16.25ns), Row Precharge Time tRP 39 (corresponds to ~16.25ns), voltage 1.1V, special features standard SPD.
Crucial deliberately does without a heat spreader in the value memory bars. The PCBs appear in chic black. The big advantage of the non-existing heat spreader is of course the fact that the modules are not in the way even with expansive CPU air coolers. The memory chips are of course from Micron and could be overclocked by 800 MHz in our short test, so that the effective clock frequency has increased to 5,600 MHz.
With just 4,800 MHz on the effective side, Crucial's value modules present themselves with exactly the native DDR5 maximum clock that Intel has specified for the 12th core generation (Alder Lake-S). An XMP in version 3.0 was programmed by Crucial to communicate the parameters specified by the manufacturer to the BIOS/UEFI in a simple manner.
The built-in Micron memory chips allow overclocking of a decent 800 MHz, i.e. up to DDR5-5600.
Positive properties of the Crucial Value DDR5 DIMMs:
good SPD programming including XMP 3.0
low module height for high cooler compatibility
Negative characteristics of the Crucial Value DDR5 DIMMs:
KFA2 GeForce RTX 4070 TI EX GAMER (1-Click OC), 12GB GDDR6X, Connections 1x HDMI 2.1a, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip AD104-400-A1 "Ada Lovelace", 60SM, 295mm², chip clock 2310MHz, boost: 2685MHz (extreme mode), memory 12GB GDDR6X, 21Gbps (21008MHz effective), 192bit , 504GB/s, shader units/TMUs/ROPs 7680/240/80, cooling 3x axial fans, special features real-time ray tracing (60 cores), tensor cores (240), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR Ready, AV1 decode, HDCP 2.3, 10dB zero fan mode, backplate, incl. graphics card holder, overclocked boost clock, PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, computing power 42.39 TFLOPS (FP32), 662 GFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.3, Shader Model 6.6.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070TI offers the ultra-performance and features that avid gamers and creators expect. Bring your games and creative projects to life with ray tracing and AI-powered graphics. This is backed by the ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture and 12GB of super-fast G6X memory.
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 power multiplier with AI.
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 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.
FSP Fortron/Source Hydro G 850W is the world first one PSU break the rule and makes it as a standard to gamers. With three colors, it is easy to create your theme related to VGA cards.
Unique product ID with changeable side stickers for DIY enthusiasts and gamers.
The electrical performance of the Hydro G 850W PSU was very good. The unit exhibited tight voltage regulation, high efficiency (80 Plus Gold) and good AC ripple and noise suppression. The cooling fan is very quiet and the power supply operates in silent fan-less mode at low power levels. The Hydro G Series also features fully modular, flat ribbon-style cables. Our only minor complaint was the lack of a second ATX/EPS 4+4 pin cable/connector, which is pretty standard at this power level.
Intelligent fan speed control circuit design with 0dBA function
Server grade circuit and advanced thermal layout design
Complies with newest ATX12V & EPS12V standards
High efficiency ≧ 90%
Active PFC ≧ 99%
High wattages with 80PLUS® gold certification
Powerful single +12V rail design
Advanced full modular design with ribbon cables
100% Japan-made E-cap
SLI and Crossfire ready
Quiet and long-lasting 135mm FDB fan
Full protections: OCP, OVP, SCP, OPP, UVP, OTP
Global safety approved
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!
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (1 x Type-A)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (2 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI® port
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Realtek 2.5Gb 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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