Yoyotech XDNA 760 review

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Building a fast PC is easy these days thanks to the current generation of easily overclockable processors and lightning-quick graphics cards. Making that system stable, sturdy, tidy and quiet, however, is far trickier.

Yoyotech’s XDNA 760 certainly gets off on the right foot, exuding an air of quality and a range of features that will appeal to enthusiasts with money to burn. It’s all housed in a Cooler Master HAF X chassis, which is a good start. Its meshed, angular design is imposing, and build-quality is top notch, with thick side panels and sturdy metal throughout.

The front of the machine is dominated by a water-cooling reservoir and, more unusually, a Scythe Ultra Kaze fan controller. Four smart aluminium dials let you adjust the speed of fans at the front, rear, top and side of the case, while an LED screen lets you monitor processor, graphics card, hard disk and system temperatures. It’s not an essential addition, but it’ll undoubtedly appeal to tweakers.

Rather than stick with one of the under-performing pre-built units that we’ve seen from the likes of CoolIT, Yoyotech has put its own system together, consisting of a 240mm radiator in the roof of the chassis, a 12V pump towards the bottom of the case, and a reservoir occupying two 5.25in bays. The pipes themselves look striking too: they’re filled with red coolant, wrapped in black cable, and match the trio of red cold cathode tubes that illuminate the matte black interior.

Yoyotech XDNA 760

Yoyotech has worked hard to ensure the rest of its machine lives up to this high standard. The modular Thermaltake power supply, cable partition and roomy motherboard tray ensure wires are barely visible at all, making fleeting appearances to plug into the relevant sockets. It’s very neat indeed.

The HAF X also sports a number of smart touches. The hard disk bays are furnished with plastic trays that allow you to fit and remove hard disks without the need for tools, and the PSU sits on a rubber pad that absorbs vibrations. Yoyotech has routed a pair of USB 3 ports from the backplate to the front of the chassis, and there are plenty of ports and sockets elsewhere: the front panel sports two USB 2 ports, plus eSATA and FireWire, while the rear provides further eSATA, FireWire and optical S/PDIF ports.

Inside, two spare DIMM sockets are still accessible behind the pair of cooling tubes that loop towards the processor, and the Asus P7P55D-E motherboard offers a single PCI Express x16, two standard PCI and one PCI-Express x1 slots. Four SATA/300 ports lie empty at the base of the motherboard, and there’s a pair of free SATA/600 sockets empty too. Three hard disk bays lie vacant and, while there are only two 5.25in bays free, they’re easy to access. Once again, clips allow the mesh covers on the front of the chassis to be removed and new optical drives to be added quickly and without fuss.


Warranty1 yr return to base

Basic specifications

Total hard disk capacity1,064
RAM capacity4.00GB
Screen sizeN/A


CPU familyIntel Core i5
CPU nominal frequency2.80GHz
CPU overclocked frequency4.20GHz
Processor socketLGA 1156
HSF (heatsink-fan)Watercool Heat Killer CPU block


MotherboardAsus P7P55D-E
Motherboard chipsetIntel P55
Conventional PCI slots free2
Conventional PCI slots total2
PCI-E x16 slots free1
PCI-E x16 slots total2
PCI-E x8 slots free0
PCI-E x8 slots total0
PCI-E x4 slots free0
PCI-E x4 slots total0
PCI-E x1 slots free1
PCI-E x1 slots total2
Internal SATA connectors6
Internal SAS connectors1
Internal PATA connectors1
Internal floppy connectors1
Wired adapter speed1,000Mbits/sec


Memory typeDDR3
Memory sockets free2
Memory sockets total4

Graphics card

Graphics cardNvidia GeForce GTX 470
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards?no
3D performance settingLow
Graphics chipsetNvidia GeForce GTX 470
Graphics card RAM2.00GB
DVI-I outputs2
HDMI outputs0
VGA (D-SUB) outputs1
DisplayPort outputs0
Number of graphics cards1

Hard disk

Hard diskKingston SSDNow V-Series 64GB
Hard disk usable capacity59GB
Internal disk interfaceSATA/300
Spindle speedN/A
Cache sizeN/A
Hard disk 2 make and modelSamsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ
Hard disk 2 nominal capacity1,000GB
Hard disk 2 formatted capacity931
Hard disk 2 spindle speed7,200RPM
Hard disk 2 cache size32MB
Hard disk 3 make and modelN/A
Hard disk 3 nominal capacityN/A
Hard disk 4 make and modelN/A
Hard disk 4 nominal capacityN/A


Optical driveSamsung SH-B083L
Optical disc technologyBlu-ray reader
Optical disk 2 make and modelN/A
Optical disk 3 make and modelN/A


Monitor make and modelN/A
Resolution screen horizontalN/A
Resolution screen verticalN/A
ResolutionN/A x N/A
Pixel response timeN/A
Contrast ratioN/A
Screen brightnessN/A
DVI inputsN/A
HDMI inputsN/A
VGA inputsN/A
DisplayPort inputsN/A

Additional Peripherals

Speaker typeN/A
Sound cardRealtek HD Audio


ChassisCooler Master HAF X
Case formatFull tower
Dimensions230 x 550 x 599mm (WDH)

Power supply

Power supplyThermaltake ToughPower XT
Power supply rating775W

Free drive bays

Free front panel 5.25in bays2

Rear ports

USB ports (downstream)6
FireWire ports2
eSATA ports2
PS/2 mouse portyes
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports1
3.5mm audio jacks6

Front ports

Front panel USB ports4
Front panel FireWire ports1
Front panel eSATA ports1
Front panel memory card readerno

Mouse & Keyboard

Mouse and keyboardN/A

Operating system and software

OS familyWindows 7

Noise and power

Idle power consumption183W
Peak power consumption452W

Performance tests

Overall application benchmark score2.29
Office application benchmark score1.43
2D graphics application benchmark score2.91
Encoding application benchmark score2.35
Multitasking application benchmark score2.46
3D performance (crysis) low settings167fps
3D performance settingLow

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