The Yoyotech AMD Water Dragon 940 is the successor to their earlier AMD Dragon BE and sports quite a few improvement, above and beyond the next gen components. For instance, the cooling is provided by Coolit’s Domino ALC liquid cooling unit and there are some attractive cold cathodes throughout the casing. The performance is quite good, although their Intel series is faster as one might expect. If you are looking for a custom build, check out the review at CPU3D and see if Yoyotech might be your preferred choice.
“In this review, we’ll be taking a look at Yoyotech’s AMD Water Dragon 940. Once again it’s based on AMD’s Phenom II – 940 (AM2+) processor and features a new liquid cooling system from Coolit. The AMD Pheom II – 940 is pre-overclocked from 3.0Ghz to 3.6Ghz (18×200) and it’s then cooled by Coolit’s Domino ALC liquid cooling system, which keeps the temperatures to a very stable 39 degrees Celsius. There are 3 fan modes, which can set by a push of a button … slient, normal or full.
As for the rest of the component, there’s 4Gb of DDR2-800 ram from Corsair, Sapphire 790GX motherboard, Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 (512Mb GDDR5), 320Gb SATA-II hard drive and a DVD/RW drive. To power all of this, an OCZ 500W power supply is used, which I was very surprised … OCZ does make very good PSUs. And finally, a Coolermaster 690 chassis (with a side windowed panel) is used to house all these great components. Other neat little features include the two blue cold cathode tubes to give the system that extra umph (one at the top and one at the bottom of the chassis).”
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- YOYOTech Water Dragon 940 @ Overclock3D
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- TechSpot’s PC Buying Guide
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