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OCZ Cryo-Z Phase Change Cooler Tested - The Cooler

Wondering if it would ever arrive, we finally get a hold of OCZ's Cryo-Z phase change unit for testing in our TECC.

| Editorials in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 6, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 81%      Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

The Cooler

 

 

The face of the Cryo-Z is aluminium and is where the power switch is located. The LCD display is also located here, so when the unit is active you can visually check to see where the system temperatures are operating at.

 

 

On the side we see several cut-outs that give the Cryo-Z a very modern look.

 

 

On the back we see additional ventilation as well as the power plug.

 

 

The other side is similar to the first with cut outs covered with a metal mesh.

 

 

A view from the top shows the case has an aluminium top and that the hose bundle comes from the rear of the unit.

 

 

The bottom has six rubber feet that are held on with screws instead of double sided tape.

 

 

The chilli1 designed head is made of copper, but is not a mirror finish as we might have expected.

 

 

With the system on you can see the LCD display lit up. This image was taken with the power on but with the compressor turned off; the system is showing the idle room temperature.

 

 

On the left is the Cryo-Z and on the right is the case for the Mach II GT, a competing phase change cooler. You can see that the Cryo-Z is a little taller and wider than the Mach II GT, and in my opinion a bit more stylish.

 

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