- Graphic Card(s)
An infinity mirror illuminated by RGB LEDs in the front, an RGB LED strip in the power supply tunnel and three 120mm RGB fans make the X-908 Infini2 a real eye-catcher. The front made of tempered glass and the side panel made of 4mm thick tempered glass give a generous insight into strong effects and colors, which can be managed by a switch on the front or via the 5V RGB header connection (addressable RGB LEDs).
The easy-to-reach control panel of the X-908 Infini2 is equipped with HD audio jacks, two USB 3.0 Type A and two further USB 3.0 Type C ports. Two separate switches offer the option of manual fan control in three stages (low, high or stop). The power and reset switches are slightly recessed and thus prevent accidental activation in the dark.
The infinity mirror is set in scene through the tempered glass of the front panel and offers insights into the depths of the optical illusion. Another highlight is the 4mm thick tempered glass side panel, which also highlights the built-in hardware. With the RGB-LED switch on the side, all pre-programmed effects and colors can be switched easily and conveniently. With the 3-pin RGB header connection for 5V RGB mainboard controls and matching mainboard software, all RGB LEDs can also be controlled individually (addressable RGB LEDs).
In the cover of the housing there is a large dust filter that protects the interior of the housing from dust. The dust filter is removed with two simple clicks and can thus be cleaned quickly and easily.
Three standard built-in 120mm RGB-LED fans not only skilfully stage the interior, they also ensure clean and cool air for the built-in components. The effects of the fans can be controlled via the built-in RGB-LED switch or via the 3-pin RGB header connection for 5V RGB mainboard controls, synchronized with the RGB LEDs in the front and above the power supply tunnel.
INTEL Core i9-11900K, clock frequency @ 5.30GHz, code name Rocket Lake-S, cores 8, threads 16, base clock 3.50GHz turbo clock, 5.30GHz, SMT yes (Intel Hyper-Threading), memory controller Dual Channel PC4-25600U (DDR4-3200 ), Free multiplier yes, remote maintenance yes (Intel vPro), CPU functions DL Boost, Thermal Velocity Boost (5.30GHz), Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (5.20GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (5.10GHz), vPro, Hyper-Threading, VT-x, VT-d, VT-x EPT, Intel 64, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512, Idle States, EIST, Thermal Monitoring, IPT, SIPP, GNA 2.0, AES-NI , Secure Key, OS Guard, TXT, XD Bit, Boot Guard, TDP-down (95W), TDP-down frequency (3.00GHz) Chipset suitability B460, B560, H410 H470, H510, H570, Q470, W480, Z490, Z590, architecture Cypress Cove, L2 cache 4MB (8x 512kB), L3 cache 16MB, chipset interface DMI 3.0, 8GT / s (PCIe 3.0 x8), PCIe lanes 20x PCIe 4.0, memory max.128GB, memory bandwidth 50GB / s.
One should not take a cursory look at the technical data of the new Rocket Lake-S processors. Despite the 14nm manufacturing process, a lot has happened under the heatspreader. Comet Lake-S shows that Intel is still squeezing a lot of potential out of the silicon with the new architecture.
The old Skylake architecture has now had its day and will be replaced by Sunny Cove, but the performance of the new Intel generation is still remarkable. When comparing the microarchitectures it becomes clear that there is now a slightly larger L2 cache. Each calculation kernel has become a bit larger in terms of the die area. The familiar naming scheme is retained. There are therefore also variants without an iGPU or without a freely selectable multiplier.
The current generation of Rocket Lake remains true to the 1200 socket. Nevertheless, there is a new high-end platform for the new processors with the Z590 chipset. The new chips can also be operated on the 400 series motherboards via a BIOS update. The extent to which the new features are then all supported is up to the respective on-board partner. If you want to be on the safe side, you should choose a current board, then there is certainly PCI-E 4.0 support with a maximum of 20 lanes.
With Rocket Lake-S, Intel tries to close the gap to AMD. Sometimes they succeed and in many places the new processors are on par with AMD.
ENERMAX AquaFusion 360, type internal (closed system), heat sink CPU, heat sink material copper, radiator size 360mm, radiator thickness 27mm aluminum, fan 3x 120mm, 500-2000rpm, 17-32.6dB(A), 66.26-135.6m³/h, pump 12V , TDP classification 380W,
Special features LED (RGB), LED control, wired remote control
AQUAFUSION is an all-in-one CPU water cooler with individually controllable RGB LEDs. The RGB water block features a 3D layered design with Aurabelt™ for unique lighting effects. Together with the addressable ENERMAX SquA RGB fans, AQUAFUSION can create a dynamic visual experience via the mainboard software or the included control box. The ENERMAX SquA RGB fans generate a strong, centered air pressure through the Vortex frame construction in order to quickly dissipate the heat from the cooler. Thanks to the dual-chamber design patented by ENERMAX, the Central Coolant Inlet (CCI) and the Shunt Channel Technology (SCT), the cooler achieves faster heat transfer and a longer service life. AQUAFUSION is a unique cooling solution for special gaming rigs or spectacular system builds for Intel and AMD CPUs.
AQUAFUSION is an all-in-one CPU water cooler with pre-filled coolant. This makes a water cooler as simple as a regular air cooler. Easy installation and no maintenance. The fully sealed design ensures minimal liquid evaporation and long service life.
With colorful lighting and quiet cooling, AQUAFUSION is best suited for case mods and gaming systems.
The patented two-chamber design isolates the pump from the heated coolant and extends the life of the radiator. The cold coolant enters the first chamber with the pump and is then pushed through the cold plate to absorb the heat. The heated coolant is collected in the second chamber and then transported to the radiator for cooling.
Central Coolant Inlet (CCI) injects the coolant in the center above the CPU and distributes it evenly across the cold plate using patented Shunt Channel Technology (SCT). The result is a shorter coolant flow path and faster heat transfer.
The premium RGB water block with 3D layered design and Aurabelt™ lighting is capable of creating colorful rainbow effects with 16.8 million colors. Synchronizable RGB lighting is possible via addressable RGB headers on Asus, Asrock, MSI and Gigabyte motherboards.
ENERMAX SquA RGB fans support addressable RGB technology for a unique RGB lighting experience. The fan is equipped with a vortex frame that can generate a centered, stronger air pressure that is optimized for radiators. The frame of SquA RGB is equipped with rubber damping pads to prevent vibration transmission to the case.
MSI MAG Z590 Tomahawk WIFI, form factor ATX, socket Intel 1200, chipset Intel Z590, CPU compatibility Core i-11000, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-42666U / DDR4-5333 (OC), max. 128GB (UDIMM) expansion slots 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU), 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), 2x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4, 22110/2280/2260/2242, CPU), 2x M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, 2280/2260/2242), 1x M.2 / E-Key (PCIe / Intel CNVi, 2230, occupied by WiFi + BT module ), Connections external 1x HDMI 2.0b (iGPU), 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (iGPU), 1x USB-C 3.2 (20Gb / s), 1x USB-A 3.1 (10Gb / s, Z590), 4x USB-A 3.0 (5Gb / s), 1x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb / s), 1x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb / s, Z590 via Hub GL850G), 1x 2.5GBase-T (Intel I225-V), 5x jack, 1x Toslink, Audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC4080) Wireless Wi-Fi 6E (WLAN 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, 2x2, Intel AX210), Bluetooth 5.2, RAID level 0/1/5 / 10 (Z590), Multi-GPU AMD 2-Way-CrossFireX (x16 / x4), RGB lighting, 1 zone (chipset cooler), special features audio + solid capacitors, Diagnostic LED (LED indicators), I / Integrated O-cover, 2x M.2 passive cooler.
MSI's MAG series is the abbreviation for MSI Arsenal Gaming and corresponds to MSI's entry-level gaming, regardless of the platform. The TOMAHAWK model can be seen as the flagship of the Arsenal gaming series and is popular with many interested parties. You can of course argue about the selected color of the heat sinks, but the majority of the customers will certainly be satisfied with the equipment. MSI generously supplies a heat sink for all three M.2 interfaces. While the top slot with the CPU (only with Rocket Lake-S) comes into contact with a maximum of PCIe 4.0 x4, the two lower connections work together with the Z590 chipset, but here "only" with a maximum of PCIe 3.0 x4.
As with the Z590-A PRO, a PCIe x16 slot was connected directly to the CPU. The rest via the PCH itself, whereby the second x16 slot is only of a purely mechanical nature and was connected electrically with a maximum of PCIe 3.0 x4. Of course, there are also four DDR4 UDIMM slots for a maximum of 128 GB RAM and a maximum of 5,333 MHz with two single-rank modules and 4,700 MHz with two dual-rank modules.
The currently (still) fastest USB interface according to the USB 3.2 Gen2x2 specification is also not missing in the MAG Z590 TOMAHAWK WIFI and, together with two USB 3.2 Gen2s, six USB 3.2 Gen1s and some USB 2.0 connectors, provides enough connection options for various things USB equipment. Instead of the Realtek ALC897, which was installed in the Z590-A PRO, the new ALC4080 codec is used in the MAG Z590 TOMAHAWK WIFI.
Not only the 2.5 Gbit / s LAN port (Intel I255-V) shows its presence here, but also Intel's new Wi-Fi 6E-AX210 module, which, in addition to the 2.4 and 5 GHz - also mastered the new 6 GHz frequency band and operated in the frequency corridor between 5.925 GHz and 7.125 GHz. In addition, Bluetooth revision 5.2 is still supported. However, both wireless technologies will only be officially supported with the upcoming Windows 10 function update version 21H1 (Build 19043).
EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 XC3 Ultra Gaming, 24GB GDDR6X, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip clock 1395MHz, Boost: 1740MHz, memory 24GB GDDR6X, 1219MHz, 19.5Gbps (19504MHz effective), 384bit, 936GB / s, shader Units / TMUs / ROPs 10496/328/112, cooling 3x axial fans (90mm), special features real-time ray tracing, ray tracing cores (82), tensor cores (328), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, NVIDIA NVLink, NVIDIA 2-Way-SLI (NVLink), AV1 Decode, HDCP 2.3, 0dB zero fan mode, LED lighting (RGB), backplate, overclocked boost clock (+ 45MHz), PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, computing power 36.53 TFLOPS (FP32), 571 GFLOPS (FP64), DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2), OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.2, Shader Model 6.6.
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 XC3 Ultra Gaming is a real high-end model that gets the most out of the current hardware in all areas.
A highlight is certainly the 24 GB of GDDR6X memory, which works at 1,219 MHz, is connected via a 384 bit wide memory interface and thus achieves a memory bandwidth of 936 GB / s. The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming is now truly a high-end model. Every GeForce RTX 3090 has 24 GB GDDR6X together with the high raw performance of the almost fully exhausted GA102 GPU. What EVGA can still claim with the GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming is good cooling. This is one thing above all: Quiet under load. With a power consumption of just over 380 W, a volume of 40.3 dB (A) is astonishingly good.
Another plus point of the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming are the additional functions such as temperature monitoring via iCX2. An additional temperature sensor on the GPU, two on the GDDR6X memory and five on the VRMs offer a certain added value in monitoring and with a power consumption of 380 W and more, you certainly want to keep an eye on the temperatures as well as possible.
We also really liked the implementation of the RGB lighting. You don't have to be a fan of lighting on the graphics card, but if there is one, then the one on the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming is certainly a highlight. The large area on the front of the card shines evenly and offers plenty of space for the corresponding effects.
The features in short:
fastest GPU / card on the market
24 GB graphics memory
extremely quiet under load
semi-passive fan mode
chic RGB lighting
iCX technology with additional temperature sensors
FSP Hydro PTM Pro 1200W, fan 135mm, semi-passive, volume <35dB (A) (manufacturer), 24.17dB (A) (Cybenetics, 115V), 22.76dB (A) (Cybenetics, 230V) Fully modular cable management, connections 1x 20/24 pin, 3x 4/8 pin ATX12V, 8x 6/8 pin PCIe, 14x SATA, 5x IDE, 1x floppy, average efficiency 92% (manufacturer), 91% (80 PLUS, 115V), 89.79% (Cybenetics, 115V), 91.99% (Cybenetics, 230V), certificates 80 PLUS Platinum (manufacturer), 80 PLUS Platinum (115V), ETA-Platinum ( 115V), LAMBDA-A (115V), ETA-Silver (230V), LAMBDA-A (230V), number of 12V rails 1 + 3.3V 20A + 5V 20A + 12V 100A -12V 0.3A + 5Vsb 3A PFC active form factor ATX PS / 2 special features ErP Lot 6, semi-passive mode switchable.
Compared to the previous generation, Hydro PTM PRO is an IEC62368 certified PSU that has been greatly improved in its safety design as well as a more compact dimension without compromising its efficiency. It comes with exclusive Off-Wet technology "conformal coating", which protects the power supply and its internal components from dust, humidity, stains for harsh environments, the Hydro PTM PRO series is tested to work perfectly even in 95% relative humidity.
Intel Latest CPU ready
Global Safety Approved
High efficiency ≧ 92%
Powerful +12V single rail design
Quiet and durable cooling
Full Japanese electrolytic capacitors
Compliance with newest ATX 12V V2.52 & EPS 12 v2.92 standards
Intelligent fan speed control circuit design
Full protections OCP,OVP, SCP,OPP,OTP, UVP
High Wattages with 80PLUS® Platinum Certification
Unique product ID with changeable side stickers for DIY enthusiasts and gamers
SAMSUNG SSD PM9A1 1TB, M.2, design Solid State Module (SSM), form factor M.2 2280, interface M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 4.0 x4), read 7000MB / s, write 5100MB / s SLC-Cached IOPS 4K read / write 1000k / 850k, memory modules 3D-NAND TLC, Samsung, 136 layers (V-NAND v6), reliability prognosis 1.5 million hours (MTBF), Samsung Elpis (S4LV003) controller, 8 channels, 1GB cache (LPDDR4), SLC cache, NVMe 1.3c protocol, 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 P300 Desktop PC 4TB, SATA 6Gb / s, form factor 3.5 ", speed 5400rpm, cache 128MB, power consumption 4.11W (operation), 2.32W (idle), volume 24dB (A) (operation), 22dB (A) (idle) Recording method Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), Drive Managed SMR sectors 4KB with emulation (512e).
As an HDD, the Toshiba P300 can of course not keep up with the performance of an SSD, but at least it costs only a fraction of correspondingly large SSDs such as the Samsung 960 Pro. In comparison with its HDD counterparts, the transfer rates of the P300 are still good. The hard drive achieved a read rate of 198 MB / s in the test. The same can be said about the writing speed of the P300. In the test, our test files are written to the large memory at a rate of 195 Mbyte / s - the access time is a good 6.88 milliseconds. At least among the 4TB models, we have measured the best results with the P300 so far.
With a great price-performance ratio, the Toshiba P300 with a capacity of four terabytes is aimed at PC users with large amounts of data and a tight budget. Despite the low price, the hard drive does well in the test and can convince with transfer rates of almost 200 MB per second.
No optical disc drive in the system!
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A
2.5G LAN Port
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Antenna
HD Audio Connectors
Flash BIOS Button
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps Type-C
Optical S/PDIF OUT
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
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I do not like the case at all though for the following reasons:
*Opening the top panel is really difficult - it took me about 30 minutes to get one of the buttons to unlock.
*For a High end pc a non-moterised front panel for where you place the CD's is awful. It also makes the most horrible noise when you are opening it and doesn't always stay down.
*Overall the case operates, looks & feels a bit cheap.
The command Centre and SoundBlaster software was also not loaded onto the system when it arrived though customer support provided the links very quickly and efficiently.
I cannot stress though how excellent the service and support is!