Specifications, Availability and Pricing
AC Input: 110V
Compressor: ZEL GQY70AD
Max Stable Load: 120W
Idle, 0W: -45 to -55 C
Dimensions (DxWxH): 18.0in x 8.2in x 10.1 in
Weight: 26 kg/ 50.6 lbs
Refrigerant Cooling Unit
Evaporation compartment temperature and internal temperature monitor and operation timer
Automatic computer boot up if evaporator compartment temperature reaches -30C
Automatic computer shut down if evaporator compartment reaches 70C
Automatic system shut down computer if compressor reaches 100C
Alarm beeps if evaporation compartment temperature reaches 60C
Extended heat pad activity after system shut down to prevent condensation on the back side of the motherboard
Not listed in OCZ's official documentation is the fact that the Cryo-Z was designed in part by chilli1, a HVAC/R engineer who has become known in the computer enthusiast industry for making one-off and small scale production phase change components. The Cryo-Z uses an evaporator designed by chilli1 and it is considered by many to be superior to the evaporators used by other companies.
As of now, OCZ Technology has not stated an official date for when the Cryo-Z will be released to the public or at what cost. We learned that the unit will be made available on PC Power's website for America only; this after each unit has been tested by hand. The compressor for the Cryo-Z will only operate at 110 Volts so Europe and Asian markets will not have the opportunity to purchase the first units. It remains to be seen whether or not the Cryo-Z will be replaced by a second model, but from everything I have gathered the Cryo-Z has gone through a limited production run, and when these units sell out they will be gone forever.
The cost of the Cryo-Z has yet to be disclosed officially by OCZ, but we were originally quoted between 299 and 399 back in January of 2006. If OCZ can hold this price point, the Cryo-Z will be the lowest cost production phase change cooler ever released to computer enthusiasts; competing products generally start out around 699 and the costs can climb as high as 899.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [The Cooler]
- Page 5 [Inside the Cooler]
- Page 6 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 7 [Questionable Build Quality]
- Page 8 [Testing Results]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Huge cyber attack involved 10s of millions IP addresses
- Apple's iPod changed the world of music 15 years ago
- ARK: Survival Evolved update: new dinos, maps, and more
- AT&T buys HBO, Warner Bros., and CNN for $80 billion
- Shadow Warrior 2 patched, includes several optimizations
- Battlefield 1 Multiplayer Gameplay Thoughts
- GA-PH67A-UD3-B3 Resume fail after suspend with Linux
- h61m-dgs gigabyte not see DDR_A1
- BSI3H-6100 long time to post
- Patriot Memory LX 200GB microSD Memory Card Review
- Eurocom launches the ultrathin 15.6' Sky M5 R2 VR Ready gaming laptop with Intel Core i7 6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5), 4G LTE support, 64 GB DDR4 memory, 6 TB SSD storage
- ENERMAX releases Steelwing aluminum case
- ENERMAX Platimax D.F. PSU is available now
- ENERMAX launches Revolution Duo power supply with DUOFlowTM design for active ventilation
- Razer unveils new Razer Blade Pro gaming notebook