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PHANTEKS Enthoo Luxe Big-Tower • Dimensions: 235 x 560 x 550 mm (W x H x D) • Weight: 14 kg • Material: Steel (body) • tempered glass (side window) • aluminum (front, cover) • Color: black • Form factor: E-ATX, ATX, Micro -ATX, Mini-ITX • SSI EEB • Fan total possible: 1x 200 / 2x 140/120 mm (front) 1x 120 mm (ODD cage, front) 1x 140/120 mm (back) 1x 200 / 3x 120 / 2x 140 mm (Cover) 1x 140 / 2x 120 mm (floor) • Pre-installed: 2x 140 mm1x 140 mm1x 140 mm • Radiator mountings (partial waiver of HDD and / or fan slots): 1x max. 240 mm (front) 1x max. 120 (back) 1x max. 360/420 mm (cover, up to 65 mm height) 1x max. 240/140 mm (bottom) • Filter: front, lid, bottom, power supply (removable) • Drive bays: 3x 5.25 inches (external, tool-less) 6x 3.5 / 2.5 inches (internal, 2 HDD cages, 3, 5 inches without tools) 2x 2.5 inches (internal, both with SSD brackets behind the motherboard tray with "Drop-n-Lock", 2x expandable) • Power Supply: 1x Standard ATX (optional) • Expansion Slots: 8 • I / O Panel: LED switcher (10 colors and deactivatable) 2x USB 3.0 (internal connection) 2x USB 2.01x per audio In / Out • Maximum graphic card length: 347 mm • Maximum CPU cooler height: 193 mm • Maximum network part length: 318 mm • Cable management space: 27 mm (39 mm im power supply range).
The PHANTEKS Enthoo Luxe Big Tower in the Tempered Glass Edition is an enhanced and visually enhanced version of the base model Enthoo Luxe. The new version now has a stylish side panel made of tempered glass, which allows an unobstructed view of the interior of the case. In addition to the dust filters for front, lid, bottom and power supply, the housing has four pre-installed 140-mm fans, which can be controlled by the integrated fan hub temperature-dependent or replaced by radiators (up to 360 mm). Incidentally, motherboards can be built up to E-ATX form factor or SSI EEB and a maximum of three 5.25-inch, six 3.5-inch and a maximum of four 2.5-inch drives, where for a full drive potential at 2.5 "Drives require optional mounts.
Features of the Phantek Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Big Towers
Elegant design through large tempered glass window & aluminum exterior
10 color integrated LED lighting (expandable) & ASUS AURA support
Suitable for motherboards up to E-ATX form factor or SSI EEB
Three dust filters & four 140mm fans & PWM fan hub already included
I / O panel with two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports & HD audio ports
Space for six 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch disks (expandable)
Graphics cards up to 34.7 cm, CPU cooler up to 19.3 cm & power supplies up to 31.8 cm
Timelessly elegant design with large glass side window
The Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass uses high-quality aluminum on the top and front, which can be illuminated with integrated LED lighting in 10 colors. The tower deserves the name "Luxe", because "lux" is known as the Latin word for "light", which, as a portmanteau word, is aptly fused with "luxury" and "deluxe". Housed in the two-sided "channels" between the chassis and side panels, the preinstalled LED strips shine u. a. in red, green or blue and give off their light pleasant indirect. Switching between the 10 colors is done via a push button on the I / O panel. An additional connector is available for another, optional LED strip in the case, so that the buyer can continue to expand the lighting and also control it. The right-hand side part and the basic frame are made of gray-painted steel, while the left-hand side wall is made of a huge, tinted tempered glass pane, which is held in place by four screws and provides impressive insight into the housing and the installed hardware.
Compatible with motherboards with RGB-Strip-Header and RGB LEDs
Thanks to the ingenious Phanteks RGB LED adapter cable, motherboards with 12 volt RGB headers can be equipped with the integrated (or also extended by Phanteks RGB LED Strips or upgraded) RGB LED lighting in Phantks housings Enthoo Luxe series , Enthoo Mini XL and Eclipse P400 (S) in all variants (Standard, Window, Tempered Glass, Insulated) and colors together. The trick here is that the aura motherboard lighting can be controlled together with the respective housing lighting on the practical software, which the entire gaming PC is lit as desired uniform and can represent the same LED effects.
Optimum ventilation for heavy hardware
In addition to the aluminum aesthetics and built-in LED glow in 10 possible colors enthuses the Enthoo Luxe inside with all sorts of benefits. In the filtered front, either a 200 mm fan or two 120 or 140 fans can be installed, with two of the latter type are already pre-installed. At the top three ODD slots (of course tool-less) are hidden behind the bezels, the top panel is a flap for the I / O ports, twice USB 3.0 and 2.0 and audio ports - and the LED button. Instead of optical drives, another 120 mm fan can also be placed here. The top piece continues the look seamlessly. At the front there is only an illuminated power button, behind it fan slots for optional fans are hidden in 200, 140 or 120 mm behind black mesh, with a 140 mm model already waiting for its use at the factory. Unlike many other cases, Phanteks donated the Enthoo Luxe not only in the front and bottom, but also here a removable dust filter.
Luxurious water cooling & cable management support
Both in the lid, behind the front, on the ground as well as on the rear fan position, which is preceded by another 140 fan, the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe can also be equipped with water cooling radiators. In the lid even, triple heat exchangers up to 360 mm, which must not fail higher than 65 mm, in order not to collide with the installed mainboard. The tray accommodates boards from Mini-ITX to E-ATX / SSI EEB and behind the eight PCI slots you can screw on a Watercooling expansion tank. The view through the large main window reveals many rubberized cable glands also have their own sealed compartment ("PSU shroud") for the ATX power supply, which draws its fresh air from below and does not radiate its heat to the other components in the enclosure. The opened right-hand side of the case reveals further ingenious features: Two individually removable HDD cages sit in the front, which are also loaded from here with 3.5 or 2.5-inch drives. At this point, however, can also be mounted on the bottom of the housing as an alternative, the vibration-resistant pump mount. On the far back, on the back of the motherboard tray, you can also attach two included 2.5-inch "drop-n-lock" brackets for one extra small drive each. Thanks to the many Velcro fasteners and clips, the bundling and steering of cables is very easy to accomplish, especially since there is space between 2.7 and 3.9 cm. And another, enormously practical Phanteks invention is housed there. A small board with connectors for up to six 3-pin fans. These are powered by the power supply via SATA power cables. The trick, however, is that they are all automatically speed-controlled - depending on the PWM signal, which dictates the built-in motherboard. An extra cable from the fan hub leads to the 4-pin PWM connector on the motherboard. Thus, the three preinstalled and three other fans can be controlled synchronously and temperature-dependent. The chic Big Tower Enthoo Luxe is thus an excellent choice for style lovers, quality buyers, because it combines a low purchase price with the unique design, the aluminum grace and the lighting options.
INTEL Core i9-10900X, clock frequency @ 4.50GHz, code name Cascade Lake-X, cores 10, threads 20, base clock 3.70GHz, turbo clock 4.50GHz, memory controller Quad Channel PC4-23466U (DDR4-2933), CPU features DL Boost, Optane Memory Support, Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (4.70GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0, SMT (Hyper-Threading), VT-x, VT-d, Intel 64, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512 ( 2x FMA), EIST, AES-NI, XD bit, multiplier freely selectable, chipset suitability X299, L2 cache 10MB (10x 1MB), L3 cache 19.25MB, chipset interface DMI 3.0, 8GT / s (PCIe 3.0 x4 ), PCIe-Lanes 48x (PCIe 3.0), memory max. 256GB, memory bandwidth 93.85GB / s.
The Core X-10000, code-named Cascade Lake-X, is a new edition of the Core X-9000. This time, Intel is producing slightly modified silicon chips with VNNI instructions for AI applications and partial protection mechanisms against the Meltdown and Specter security vulnerabilities. In addition, the improved production with structure widths of 14 nanometers allows higher clock frequencies. However, nothing changes in the underlying architecture. Intel runs model maintenance on its LGA2066 platform: previous X299 mainboards are compatible with Cascade Lake-X and only require a BIOS update. Intel only unlocks four additional PCI Express 3.0 lanes in the CPUs for 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes. These were already physically present in the predecessors, but deactivated on the desktop models. In the Xeon server versions, these were intended for Lewisburg chipsets with QuickAssist function, for which Intel provided a higher transfer rate.
Intel's new Core X processors are the fastest when it comes to special inferencing AI calculations: Intel provides the Cascade Lake processors with so-called Vector Neural Network Instructions (VNNI): Thanks to VNNI, two AVX-512 units per core can work together up to 128 Process 8-bit integer values in parallel in a fused multiplay operation. In the 8-bit inferencing test of the AI benchmark AIXPRT with the OpenVINO toolkit, the Core i9-10980XE manages 1007 frames per second and is therefore almost twice as fast as the Core i9-9980XE without VNNI.
ENERMAX Liqmax III ARGB 360, type internal (closed system), heat sink CPU, heat sink material copper, compatibility CPU 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066, AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, AM4, FM1 , FM2, FM2 +, radiator size 360mm, radiator thickness 27mm, radiator material aluminum, fan 3x 120mm, 500-1600rpm, 14-27dB (A), 38.23-122.5m³ / h, pump 12V, special features LED (RGB), LED control, wired remote control.
The Enermax Liqmax III 360 ARGB complete water cooling combines first-class performance with a stylish design. The CPU cooler is equipped with digitally addressable RGB LED lighting that can be synchronized via the mainboard. The three 120 RGB fans specially developed for use on radiators generate high static pressure and bright illumination.
The Enermax Liqmax III 360 ARGB complete water cooling at a glance:
Digitally addressable RGB LED lighting on CPU block and fan
360 mm aluminum radiator for maximum cooling performance
Three 120 mm ARGB fans with a static pressure of 1.98 mm H2O
Max. 122.5 m³ / h delivery volume at max. 1600 rpm
Easy handling thanks to flexible hoses with kink protection
Compatible with common AMD & Intel sockets
Even the Liqmax III RGB 240 can offer a respectable cooling performance and outperform some 240 mm models from the competition. The Liqmax III ARGB 360 goes one step further. The 360 mm radiator cools significantly better, especially when the fan speed is reduced. And there are also clear differences in the lighting effect. The regular RGB lighting with the restriction to one color at the same time is almost simple. The ARGB variant is more colorful and is just right for users who want particularly varied lighting. A clear plus is that, unlike the RGB version, a controller is included. The lighting can also be controlled independently of the mainboard.
MSI X299 Pro, form factor ATX, chipset Intel X299 (platform "Glacier Falls"), RAM 8x DDR4 DIMM, quad PC4-33600U / DDR4-4200 (OC), max. 256GB, expansion slots 4x PCIe 3.0 x16, 2x M.2 / M-Key, external connections 1x USB-C 3.2, 4x USB-A 3.0, 4x USB-A 2.0, 1x 2.5GBase-T, 1x Gb LAN, 5x jack , 1x Toslink, 1x PS / 2 combo, internal connections 1x USB-C 3.1, 4x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 6x SATA 6Gb / s, 1x Thunderbolt header 5-pin, 1x TPM header, 1x VROC header , Header lighting 1x RGB header 4-pin (5050), 2x RGB header 3-pin (WS2812B), buttons / switches power button (internal), reset button (internal), clear CMOS button (external) , Audio 7.1, RAID level 0/1/5/10, multi-GPU NVIDIA 3-Way-SLI, AMD 3-Way-CrossFireX, special features audio + solid capacitors, Diagnostic LED (LED indicators), 2x M.2 passive cooler.
With the launch of the Cascade Lake X processors, MSI was encouraged to offer new X299 mainboards. All models have been modernized accordingly and are compatible with Intel's Cascade Lake X processors. In this case, the LGA2066 processor is driven by nine coils, the VRMs of which are supplied by two 8-pin connectors. Up to 256 GB of RAM can be stowed here.
There are four mechanical PCIe 3.0 x16 slots in the case of the X299 Pro and two M.2 connectors in between. If that's not enough, you can use the included M.2 Xpander Z expansion card, which has two more M.2 interfaces. Furthermore, six SATA devices can also be connected. In addition to a total of eight USB 3.2 Gen1 and eight USB 2.0 ports on the I / O panel, the MSI X299 Pro also received a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C port. There is also a USB 3.2 Gen2 front header onboard. WLAN let alone Bluetooth does not exist in this case, but there is a Gigabit LAN and 2.5 GBit / s LAN connection.
G.Skill RipJaws V black DIMM Kit 64GB, DDR4-3200, CL16-18-18-38, Typ DDR4 DIMM 288-Pin, Module 4x 16GB, JEDEC PC4-25600U, CAS Latency CL16 ( ~10.00ns), Row-to-Column Delay tRCD18 ( ~11.25ns), Row Precharge Time tRP18 ( ~11.25ns), Active-to-Precharge Time tRAS38 ( ~23.75ns), 1.35V, Heatspreader, Intel XMP 2.0, Sensor.
As the latest addition to the classic Ripjaws family, Ripjaws V series is the newest dual-channel DDR4 memory designed for maximum compatibility and cutting-edge performance with the latest Intel Core processors. Built with the finest components, tested under the most rigorous conditions, and offered in five color options, Ripjaws V is the perfect choice for building a new performance system or for a simple memory upgrade.
Available in a wide range of frequency options from standard DDR4-2133MHz to a blistering DDR4-4000MHz, Ripjaws V lets you enjoy a faster computing experience for gaming, video & image editing, rendering, and data processing. Each and every Ripjaws V DDR4 memory kit is tested with G.SKILL’s rigorous validation process on all major performance motherboard brands to ensure the best-in-class reliability and compatibility across the widest selection of motherboards.
Continuing the tradition of aftermarket CPU cooler compatibility, Ripjaws V is designed with a 42mm module height suitable for most oversized CPU heatsinks.
Designed with a low voltage of 1.2V~1.35V at DDR4 standard, this lowers the memory voltage requirement by 20% from DDR3 memory kits! Now your system can perform even faster without becoming an expensive appliance heater.
But that's not enough: The memory modules are illuminated with a RGB memory cover for DDR4 memory modules. A total of 36 addressable LEDs with 16.8 million colors controlled by the patented TT RGB PLUS software and / or synchronized with MSI's motherboard RGB software.
2 x KFA² GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER EX [1-Click OC], each card: 1x HDMI 2.0b, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, chip TU104-450-A1 "Turing", chip clock 1650MHz, boost: 1845MHz, memory 8GB GDDR6, 1938MHz, 256bit, 496GB/s, Shader Units/TMUs/ROPs 3072/192/64, Cooling 2x Axial Fan (100mm, RGB illuminated), Highlights Real Time Raytracing (8Grays/s), Raytracing Cores (48), Tensor Cores (384), H.265 encode/decode, NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, NVIDIA NVLink, NVIDIA 2-Way SLI (NVLink), HDCP 2.2, 0dB Zero Fan Mode, Backplate, LED Illumination (RGB), Boost clock overclocked (+ 30MHz), PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, 11336GFLOPS (single), 354GFLOPS (Double), DirectX 12.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 2.0, Vulcan 1.1.103, Shader model 6.3. The two RTX 2080 Super are connected together using the RTX NVLink bridge.
With the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super EX (1-Click OC), KFA2 introduces its first custom model of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super, designed for ambitious gamers with high demands in performance, noise and cooling.
The technical basis is the well-known TU104 chip, which Nvidia also uses for the GeForce RTX 2080 and the GeForce RTX 2070 Super. The new graphics processor based on the Turing architecture provides the enormous performance boost, which outclasses its predecessor with its 3,072 CUDA® arithmetic units, 384 tensor and 48 raytracing cores as well as increased clock rates. The cooling concept developed by KFA2 guarantees outstanding cooling performance with low sound levels.
A total of 5 copper heat pipes are used, which transfer the waste heat to the cooling fins in a highly efficient manner. Subsequently, waste heat is dissipated by two 100 mm fans. Silent Extreme technology keeps the GeForce® RTX 2080 Super EX (1-Click OC) running quietly.
The highly efficient cooling concept enables the GeForce® RTX 2080 Super EX (1-Click OC) to operate at a much higher boost speed of 1,845 MHz. This increase in clock frequency can be unlocked using the in-house Xtreme tuner software with "one click" and unleashes further performance reserves. The memory clock is 15.5 Gbps.
Of course, the new GeForce® RTX 2080 Super EX (1-Click OC) graphics card also features the outstanding characteristics of the GeForce RTX series, which include DirectX 12, NVIDIA G-SYNC, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA highlights, NVIDIA Adaptive Shading and last but not least, real-time raytracing and NVIDIA® DLSS count. In terms of connectivity, the new GeForce® RTX 2080 Super EX (1-Click OC) comes with three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and an HDMI 2.0b port.
The GeForce RTX NVLink Bridge connects two NVLink SLI-capable graphics cards with 50 times the transmission bandwidth of previous technologies. So you can count on super-fluid gameplay with maximum resolutions in ultimate graphics quality with GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 SUPER / 2070 SUPER graphics cards.
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
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 981, 512B, M.2, Solid State Module, Form Factor M.2 2280, M.2 / M-Key Interface (PCIe 3.0 x4), Read 3000MB/s, Write 1800MB/s, Read / Write IOPS 4K 270k / 420k, 3D-NAND TLC memory modules, Samsung, 64-layer (V-NAND v4), reliability forecast 1.5 million hours, Samsung Phoenix (S4LR020) controller, 8 channels, NVMe 1.2a protocol, 256bit AES, TCG Opal 2.0 privacy features, Power consumption 5.9W (operation), 0.03W (no load), special features L1.2 Low power standby.
With the 981 SSD series Samsung once again breaks all previous speed records and consolidates its place as the undisputed leader in the field of flash-based solid state drives. The reason for this is the technical superiority of the Samsung SSDs, especially this Samsung 981 in M.2 format with 512 GB capacity, stacked with MLC memory cells with several layers - called V-NAND. It has a very fast PCI Express 3.0 connection with 4 lanes and support for the state-of-the-art NVM Express protocol.
The new Samsung "Phoenix" controller of this hyper-fast drive supports four PCI Express lanes of the standard 3.0, which make a theoretical maximum of about 3,900 MB/s possible! With the built-in Samsung 3-bit MLC V-NAND, the 256 GB variant of the Samsung 981 achieves tremendous 3,000 MB/s reading and 1,800 MB/s writing-, as well as fantastic IOPS values of 270,000 in 4KB read or 420,000 in 4KB write. The modern "Phoenix" controller chip also ensures less waste heat, which does not lead to a performance throttling due to high temperatures.
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.
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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, Full Version!
Windows 10 is the Goldilocks version of Microsoft's venerable PC operating system -- a "just right" compromise between the familiar dependability of Windows 7, and the forward-looking touchscreen vision of Windows 8.
This new Windows, available as a free upgrade for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 noncorporate users, is built from the ground up to pursue Microsoft's vision of a unified OS that spans all devices without alienating any one platform. It's an attempt to safeguard Microsoft's crumbling software hegemony, assailed on all sides by Google and Apple. And it's a vision of the future as Microsoft sees it, where a single user experience spans every piece of technology we touch. Welcome to Windows as a service.
Yes, this new OS is chock-full of fresh features. To name just a few: a lean, fast Internet Explorer replacement called Edge; Microsoft's Siri-like voice-controlled virtual assistant, Cortana; and the ability to stream real-time games to your desktop from an Xbox One in another room. (And in case you're wondering: there is no "Windows 9" -- Microsoft skipped it, going straight from 8 to 10.)
But Windows 10 is also the end of a long, awkward road that began with the release of Windows 8 in 2012, when Microsoft tried to convince a world of keyboard and mouse wielders that touchscreens were the way to go -- or else. Ironically, in 2015, the PC hardware for that touchscreen future is now here -- everything from 2-in-1s such as the Lenovo Yoga line to convertible tablets with detachable keyboards, like Microsoft's own Surface. And Windows 10 smoothly lets users transition from "tablet" to "PC" mode on such devices like never before.
For the rest of the PC universe -- including those who still prefer good old-fashioned keyboard and mouse navigation -- Windows 10 is a welcome return to form. The Start menu, inexplicably yanked from 8, is back and working the way you expect it to. Those live tiles from the Windows 8 home screen still exist, but they've been attached to the Start menu, where they make a lot more sense. And the fiendishly hidden Charms bar has been morphed into the more straightforward (and easier to find) Action Center.
As always, there are some quibbles and gripes with the end product, but all-in-all -- after living with Windows 10 for months -- I can say it's a winner. It's flexible, adaptable and customizable. And it's been battle-tested by an army of beta testers for the better part of a year, making it one of the most robust operating system rollouts in recent memory.
A fresh Start
The Start menu is back; it's almost funny how relieving that is. That humble Start button has been a fixture on the lower left corner of the Windows desktop since the halcyon days of Windows 95, offering speedy access to apps and settings. Press it on Windows 10, and you'll see the latest step in a long conversation about the state of the PC industry.
The past sits on the left: a neat column with shortcuts to your most used apps. Press the "All Apps" button and you'll get an alphabetical list of all of the apps installed on your PC. There are folders in there too -- press them, and extra options will fly out, just like they always have.
The future -- or at least, the future as Microsoft envisions it -- sits on the right side of the Start menu. These are the colorful, animated live tiles that debuted in Windows 8, pulling double duty as app shortcuts and informative widgets. You can resize these live tiles, drag them about to arrange them into groups and pin as many apps as you'd like -- the entire Start menu can be shrunk or expanded to suit your liking. It's essentially a miniaturized version of the fullscreen Start menu we saw in Windows 8. Hate live tiles? Then unpin them to excise them from your computer, leaving you with the narrow column of frequently used apps we've known for so long.
HI-TECH Anti-Cucumber Warranty (when you buy a HI-TECH PC and / or laptop already completely in the scope of services)
- Complete assembling the PC system or notebook computer with serial number management
- Optimization of the wiring between the individual components of PC in order to optimal air flow in the system
- Optimization and performance of different hardware components (graphics / CPU, etc.)
- install the latest BIOS update (motherboard, graphics)
- Complete configuration of BIOS settings to provide maximum performance and reliability of the system PC + save settings to load it in a later episode again (eg after changing bios battery)
- Free Hotline
- 24-hour endurance test for quality control of PC components at maximum load of processor, RAM, graphics card and mainboard test run (consisting of: 2 instances of Prime95 + Furmark + Intel Burn) including continuous observation of the temperature and volume development
- Connection and function control of all ports (USB / Audio Front / Rear audio / network / etc)
- partitioning the drive into 3 partitions (system 1x / 1x data / 1x Hi-Tech Drivers)
- Optical quality control by 2nd employee (wiring, damage to the housing, fully bundled accessories)
- depositing the latest device drivers for your PC on the 2nd Partition of the disk in order to start working with the new drivers can, for example, or for self-installation of the operating system
- For Shipping: fitting transportation safety, so that the PC or notebook reaches the customer without harm
- Additional monitoring by the 2nd employee of the measures transportation safety
- 24 months full warranty
Enjoy a Breathtaking Gaming Experience with the Systems of HI-TECH!
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