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YoYoTech launches hand-crafted, engraved and water-cooled PCs

YoYoTech launches hand-crafted, engraved and water-cooled PCs

The YoYoTech XDNA Aurum 24K

YoYoTech has entered the super-premium PC market, unveiling a new highly modified, water-cooled system called the XDNA Aurum 24k.

As its name suggests, the system centres around a gold theme with almost the entire thing either finished in black or gold. It is also heavily modded with right-angle water-cooling used throughout, acrylic panels fitted to cover up all the untidy bits and custom laser-cutting used to add that final flourish.

With a price tag of £7,979.79, it's no surprise that YoYoTech offers plenty of customisation options too.

The build itself is based on the Corsair 900D case and at its heart is an Intel Core i7 4960X that has been overclocked to 4.4GHz+. This is accompanied by an Asus X79 Deluxe motherboard and two Asus GTX Titan graphics cards. Essentially it packs all the top hardware you'd expect.

YoYotech describes the system as, "Hand built in the UK our goal was to design a boldy crafted desktop which stands in a class of its own."

The announcement follows not long after another UK system builder, Overclockers UK, entered the same high-end PC market with its 8Pack systems, which are designed and built by the UK's top overclocker, 8Pack. Its systems start at around the same price but top out at a whopping £10,000!

We certainly like the look of both YoYoTech and OverClockers' systems. Here's hoping they're still around when we've saved up enough to buy one!

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Woodspoon 30th October 2013, 18:57 Quote
Somebody's having a laugh with that price.
I think most people who are going to spend that kind of money on a very high end system would want to build it themselves as well.
Gradius 30th October 2013, 19:19 Quote
I see no fun on this one, but yep, what a waste. They are crazy.
Hustler 30th October 2013, 19:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon

I think most people who are going to spend that kind of money on a very high end system would want to build it themselves as well.

Doubtful..I can see these sitting in those luxury apartments in Canary Wharf and the rest, where £8K is nothing, perhaps 1% of an annual bonus

Think of all those stressed out bankers, cash rich, time poor...this sort of pre built bling PC is just ideal for them...w8nkers.
Woodspoon 30th October 2013, 22:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon

I think most people who are going to spend that kind of money on a very high end system would want to build it themselves as well.

Doubtful..I can see these sitting in those luxury apartments in Canary Wharf and the rest, where £8K is nothing, perhaps 1% of an annual bonus

Think of all those stressed out bankers, cash rich, time poor...this sort of pre built bling PC is just ideal for them...w8nkers.

I see the point you're making but I seriously doubt that crowd would be aware of this sort of kit or where to get it and they're more likely to go to "generic well known high street store no1" and just buy the most expensive thing there they can see.
Maki role 30th October 2013, 22:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Somebody's having a laugh with that price.

I dunno, clearly a lot of time and thought has gone into this build and the components themselves will take a good chunk of that. Just throwing it into PCPartpicker shows that a similar build, without cooling would set you back around £4200, I would expect the cooling to add another 5-600 to that, so you're likely looking at £4800. Add another £100 for extra materials (sleeving isn't cheap, neither is all the plastic), custom routing, milling and cutting work is not cheap either, although the scale is minimal here, so maybe £100. That leaves £2979, and if we decide that labour is £15/hr (although it could well be 20-30 given the nature of the build) and you're looking at between 100 and 200 man hours to complete this rig from concept to finish.

I'll admit that sounds a little on the high side (time wise), but it's clearly a show piece and not a staple product. If you want a glitzy product for the front page of the website, this does a pretty good job tbh. It's basically advertising.
AlexB 30th October 2013, 23:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Maki role
I dunno, clearly a lot of time and thought has gone into this build and the components themselves will take a good chunk of that. Just throwing it into PCPartpicker shows that a similar build, without cooling would set you back around £4200, I would expect the cooling to add another 5-600 to that, so you're likely looking at £4800. Add another £100 for extra materials (sleeving isn't cheap, neither is all the plastic), custom routing, milling and cutting work is not cheap either, although the scale is minimal here, so maybe £100. That leaves £2979, and if we decide that labour is £15/hr (although it could well be 20-30 given the nature of the build) and you're looking at between 100 and 200 man hours to complete this rig from concept to finish.

I'll admit that sounds a little on the high side (time wise), but it's clearly a show piece and not a staple product. If you want a glitzy product for the front page of the website, this does a pretty good job tbh. It's basically advertising.

£15 an hour? Crikey. I'd not get out of bed for that.
Maki role 31st October 2013, 00:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by AlexB
£15 an hour? Crikey. I'd not get out of bed for that.

Well given that's pretty bang on for the UK average, I felt it was a realistic bottom-line figure.
andrew8200m 31st October 2013, 00:32 Quote
Slower, a Titan down, in a mainstream corsair case...

Yes it looks nice but £1k more buys you so much more with an 8pack build.

That's not me saying "I'm at OcUK so ours is better" that's me stating the obvious.. It's pretty but it's hardly groundbreaking.
SchizoFrog 31st October 2013, 00:57 Quote
Sorry to have a dig YoYo but I don't think I would throw that level of money at a company who had already folded, has only just come back from the dead and may not be around to offer support in 6 months time.
Thermolance 31st October 2013, 13:44 Quote
SchizoFrog. Yes that is true. however Centerprise International Ltd has bought the Yoyotech brand.
If you look up Centerprise International you will see that it is a very large company that sees the potential in Yoyotech. So with a company like Centerprise International backing up Yoyotech then there should be no reason to be concerned if you purchase anything from us.
Centerprise has been around for 30 years so they know how to stick around.
the_kille4 2nd November 2013, 18:47 Quote
I still prefer MDPC's modded TJ07 which has the same black and gold theme.
Cobalt 2nd November 2013, 22:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by AlexB
£15 an hour? Crikey. I'd not get out of bed for that.

Well lucky you. I guess I should just sleep in instead of going to my £11/hour job.
Tulatin 4th November 2013, 04:58 Quote
Everything looks amazing, except for the copper plates on the GPU blocks. C'mon guys.
damien c 4th November 2013, 13:21 Quote
I wonder if all these builds are going to bring back the Custom PC's Dream PC Competition?

Either way it's a nice pc and with all the time and effort put in to it, I wouldn't say no to one if given it but I just couldn't justify buying one.

Good Job YoYoTech!
seapanda 13th December 2013, 14:51 Quote
What's the verdict on the less chi-chi versions, the XDNA's? I'm thinking about abandoning or sidelining my recently built DIY and going with a prebuilt watercooled.
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