OCZ Cryo-Z Phase Change Cooler Tested

Posted on Friday, Mar 07 2008 @ 13:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
TweakTown had the opportunity to test the new Cryo-Z cooler from OCZ:
Today is finally the day when we can tell you more about the OCZ Technology Cryo-Z. The information that we have gathered is not from a press release nor an assumption based on seeing the unit at a technology show. This is in fact real hands on with the unit, sitting at the Secret Bunker of Technology.

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.
Check it out at TweakTown. The Cryo-Z does a good job at keeping a processor cooler, the reviewer found the cooler kept the test bed at -21.6°C in idle and -12.8°C in load. The noiselevel is quite high though, under idle and load there's 68dBA at 1.5 feet so it's definitely not a cooling solution for fans of silent computer systems.

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