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Old March 7, 2008, 11:54 AM
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OCZ Cryo-Z Phase Change Cooler Tested :: TweakTown

Too bad they didn't do a more detailed review on the performance of the unit.
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Old March 7, 2008, 12:36 PM
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Heh yeah, shady testing metho, they dont even say how many w of heat load temp is. Two years later, not mass produced like it supposed to be, no availability = boo.
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Old March 7, 2008, 12:44 PM
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AC Input: 110V
Compressor: ZEL GQY70AD
Refrigerant: R507
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
I hope that's wrong, you'd be better off with a $300.00 Vapochill XEII.
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Old March 8, 2008, 08:10 AM
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No one else want to comment on this long awaited unit?
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Old March 8, 2008, 09:13 AM
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I'll suspend judgement until I start reading some real-world results. The review doesn't tell us much really- real-world quad core overclcoking is what we need to see and the max 120w doesn't seem too promising

Either way- this is the first stab at it for them- the next generation will be better- hopefully they can sell enough of these to make it worth a second attempt though. Truthfully, I think they continue to develop this idea even if they lose money at it. It is worth alot of cred to produce an affordable sub-zero cooler that is practical
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Old March 8, 2008, 09:45 AM
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I would be surprised to even see these actually released retail. This has been such a colossal failure for them that the RMA rate would certainly be high. It cannot handle a Quad core without a major retrofit and if you tried to cool a Quad with it the way it is speced then it would fail quickly. OCZ bit off far more than they could chew with this. The company that is building them for OCZ has taken that and made it even more of an epic failure. I would expect OCZ to sell them off as either scrap or defective to private channels and try to put it behind them as quickly as possible. OCZ Tony on XS has been making ridiculous claims about the performance of these units and their ability to handle 250W+ loads. Obviously he has a modified unit and not one of these POS. Why a company would even allow such a horrible unit out as a review unit is beyond me.
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Old March 8, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Why not ask the man himself what he thinks of the unit:

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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.
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Disappointing to say the least. Personally, I would NEVER buy anything with that kind of quality.
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Old March 8, 2008, 11:34 AM
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Chilly1 is a disgrace as of late. He owes people tens of thousands of dollars for work he did not perform AFTER he got the money. He is nothing but a scam artist really. OCZ would be wise to distance themselves from that name as well.

I agree SKYMTL. If I paid $400+ and that thing showed up at my door, I'd surely send it back. The current rumor is that OCZ will not sell them retail and offer them up as damaged at some point. I believe the word fiasco comes to mind.
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I might pick up a rotary SS for ~$400.00, depending on my winnings at the Casino. Going in with $50.00, hopefully come out with a $200.00 profit.
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