Yoyotech Dragon F-58 review

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Silverstone has produced some exciting PC enclosures in its time, but the new FT03 – which houses the Yoyotech Dragon-F58 – is truly outlandish. Abandoning the conventional layout, its motherboard has been rotated 90 degrees and its components arranged from top to bottom in a tall, towering column design unlike anything we’ve seen.

The PSU sits at the bottom of the FT03 and acts as ballast for the thin body. It’s fitted so snugly that the power socket isn’t readily accessible, so an extension cable connects it to a secondary input at the bottom of the case. Four feet keep the base raised to allow air to be drawn in, and cables are hidden away in the side of the case behind the motherboard tray.

Yoyotech Dragon F-58

Beside the PSU is one of the FT03’s two 120mm case fans. It’s angled at 45 degrees, and draws cool air from a vent on the underside of the machine upwards towards the graphics card and CPU cooler. There are a couple of neat additions on top of the PSU, too: room for a slot-loading optical drive and a bracket for an SSD. It’s a shame that the FT03’s minimal façade means the eject button on the drive can’t be used, though.

The FT03 can only handle micro-ATX motherboards – Yoyotech has chosen the Asus M4A88TD-M EVO – and the interior is necessarily cramped. The vertical graphics card next to the side of the chassis blocks access to the empty PCI slot and trio of spare 6Gbits/sec SATA ports along the bottom of the board. You can get to the two vacant RAM sockets behind the Thermaltake Contac29 cooler, but it’s a bit of a squeeze.

The hidden cable area ensures the Yoyotech is tidy, and it also includes a couple of hard disk bays. The main 3.5in bay is hot-swappable and can be opened using a switch at the top of the case, and there’s a second less simple bay too. Silverstone has even found room to include a third hard disk bay that hangs down from the top at a slight angle.


Warranty1 yr return to base

Basic specifications

Total hard disk capacity1,000GB
RAM capacity4.00GB


CPU familyAMD Phenom
CPU nominal frequency2.80GHz
CPU overclocked frequency3.60GHz
Processor socketAM3
HSF (heatsink-fan)Thermaltake Contac 29


MotherboardAsus M4A88TD-M EVO
Motherboard chipsetAMD 880
Conventional PCI slots free1
Conventional PCI slots total1
PCI-E x16 slots free0
PCI-E x16 slots total1
PCI-E x8 slots free0
PCI-E x8 slots total0
PCI-E x4 slots free0
PCI-E x4 slots total0
PCI-E x1 slots free0
PCI-E x1 slots total1
Internal SATA connectors0
Internal SAS connectors1
Internal PATA connectors1
Internal floppy connectors0
Wired adapter speed1,000Mbits/sec


Memory typeDDR3
Memory sockets free2
Memory sockets total4

Graphics card

Graphics cardSapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards?no
3D performance settingLow
Graphics chipsetATI Radeon HD 5850
Graphics card RAM1.00GB
DVI-I outputs2
HDMI outputs1
VGA (D-SUB) outputs0
DisplayPort outputs1
Number of graphics cards1

Hard disk

Hard diskWestern Digital Caviar Blue
Hard disk usable capacity931GB
Internal disk interfaceSATA/300
Spindle speed7,200RPM
Cache size32MB


Optical disc technologyDVD writer

Additional Peripherals

Sound cardRealtek HD Audio


ChassisSilverstone FT03
Case formatMicro ATX
Dimensions235 x 284 x 487mm (WDH)

Power supply

Power supply rating500W

Free drive bays

Free front panel 5.25in bays0

Rear ports

USB ports (downstream)6
FireWire ports1
eSATA ports1
PS/2 mouse portyes
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports1
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports0
3.5mm audio jacks8

Front ports

Front panel USB ports2
Front panel eSATA ports1
Front panel memory card readerno

Operating system and software

OS familyWindows 7

Noise and power

Idle power consumption143W
Peak power consumption378W

Performance tests

3D performance (crysis) low settings129fps
3D performance settingLow
Overall Real World Benchmark score0.80
Responsiveness score0.96
Media score0.79
Multitasking score0.66

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