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YOYOTech Warbird SB2500-460 System Review

Rating: 8.0.

We reviewed an impressive XDNA system from YOYOTech a few months back which impressed us with a tasty overclock and CPU water cooling ‘out of the box’.  Sadly, this was priced for those people with deeper pockets, so we were very excited when YOYOTech offered us one of their latest Sandy Bridge systems –  around half the price of the XDNA.

Today we are going to look at the YOYOTech Warbird SB2500-460 which, as its name suggests, contains Intels Core i5 2500 chip, in the unlocked ‘k’ form, alongside a GTX460 graphics card.  Despite not having water cooling like the XDNA, YOYOTech have still achieved an impressive overclock on this system, at 4.6GHz.

Specification

  • 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor 2500k
  • Overclocked to 4.6GHz
  • Thermaltake Contac29 CPU Cooler
  • Intel P67 Motherboard
  • 1GB nVidia GTX460 Graphics Accelerator (3D/CUDA/PhysX)
  • 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
  • 1TB SATA II Hard Drive
  • 22x DVD MultiBurner
  • Silverstone PS03 Chassis
  • Thermaltake 550W Modular PSU

Like many system builders, YOYOTech has decided to cut costs by using the box that the Silverstone PS03 was supplied in instead of a custom branded one.  This is no bad thing, though, as the Silverstone box has ample protection built in to protect the system during transit.  Unlike many manufacturers, YOYOTech package inside the machine with bubble wrap to prevent damage to the internals.  There is a note inside the box which instructs the user to remove it before firing the system up. Our particular review sample doesn’t include any of the extras.

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