On the whole, the XDNA is a fine system that is built to very high standards by the engineers at YOYOTech. The Cooler Master HAF X is functional and provides a good basis for the system, delivering has all of the features that we could ask for, including USB 3.0 support.
The inclusion of a front-mounted fan controller is very useful as it allows us to reduce the system noise significantly without detracting greatly from thermal dissipation. When adjusted properly, the system becomes almost inaudible when idle, but under load the reference GTX 470 graphics card soon changes this. We’d suggest that you ask for an alternative version of the GTX470 as there are several available now with improved coolers.
For those who want a pre-built water-cooled system, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the XDNA. Building water-cooled systems isn’t something we would recommend for less advanced users as there are so many risks involved with water so close to electronics. So a pre-built system would be preferable and the XDNA has a price that is difficult to match with any other manufacturer at £1,499.
KitGuru Says: A top notch system from YOYOTech that ticks all the boxes. Looks great in the dark and will provide a serious talking point when your mates come over for an AvP or StarCraft 2 session.
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