Yoyotech Warbird Titanium Pro SLI review

YoYoTech Warbird Titanium Pro SLI

Yoyotech has selected the 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K and, like Wired2Fire, pushed it to 4.8GHz through overclocking. This PC is fitted with a Corsair H55 sealed-unit liquid cooler which manages to keep temperatures relatively low despite this high speed. See all gaming PC reviews. See also: gaming PC buying advice and our latest gaming PC group test.

Like Chillblast's Fusion Carbine, the Yoyotech Warbird Titanium Pro SLI uses a pair of nVidia graphics cards to accelerate gaming speeds. This time we find two MSI-branded GeForce GTX 660 Ti cards. These are faster than the entry-level 650 Ti Boost cards used by Chillblast. Together they form a formidable graphics sub-system which delivered very noticeable performance gains in all tests, except Final Fantasy XIV at its highest-quality settings where results were more average. See all Power PC reviews.

One of three systems housed in the Corsair Carbide 300R system case, the Warbird Titanium Pro SLI looks, externally, very familiar. Blue interior lighting shines brightly through the transparent side panel, through which all of those expensive internal components can be seen clearly.

In addition to two graphics cards, you get a 3TB hard disk, and 120GB Samsung 840 SSD to boost performance. The system also features built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi.

External components are rather less impressive, because there aren't any. Pay careful attention when considering the cost of this PC as the £1300 Yoyotech is asking for this model doesn't include any peripherals such as monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Add decent examples of these and you're looking at at least another £200 on the price tag, making it one of the most expensive of the group. Also note that this system comes without a Blu-ray drive. It's not an essential for just gaming use, but it's conspicuous when it's the only system here that omits what can be a useful asset. See all gaming PC reviews. See also: gaming PC buying advice and our latest gaming PC group test.

Yoyotech Warbird Titanium Pro SLI: Specs

  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K (4.8GHz OC)
  • Corsair H55 watercoolers
  • 8GB 2133MHz Geil Memory
  • 120GB Samsung 840 SSD & 3TB Samsung Barracuda HDD
  • Cooler Master GX750
  • Asus P8Z77 - V
  • 4 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2x MSI 660Ti with 2GB vram 941 MHz, 6008MHz in sli
  • Gigabit ethernet, 802.11n
  • 4 x Dvi, 2 x hdmi, 2 x DisplayPort
  • Corsair Carbide 300R
  • Pioneer DVD±RW
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • 3 year, 1st year (28 days collect on fault) return to base, 2 and 3 return to base
  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K (4.8GHz OC)
  • Corsair H55 watercoolers
  • 8GB 2133MHz Geil Memory
  • 120GB Samsung 840 SSD & 3TB Samsung Barracuda HDD
  • Cooler Master GX750
  • Asus P8Z77 - V
  • 4 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2x MSI 660Ti with 2GB vram 941 MHz, 6008MHz in sli
  • Gigabit ethernet, 802.11n
  • 4 x Dvi, 2 x hdmi, 2 x DisplayPort
  • Corsair Carbide 300R
  • Pioneer DVD±RW
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • 3 year, 1st year (28 days collect on fault) return to base, 2 and 3 return to base

OUR VERDICT

This is an impressively fast PC which overclocks the Core i5-3570K processor from 3.4GHz to 4.8GHz without any signs of over-stretching itself. At £1300, it may look competitive, but you'll need to add in the cost of a monitor, keyboard and mouse before you compare it against other systems in the group test.

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