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OCZ calls it quits on CryoZ

Subzero cooling to get more affordable alternative
Sun Jun 17 2007, 15:38
OCZ HAS BEEN developing affordable sub-zero cooling for over two years now, and in the end, it delivered a stillborn baby.

The main problem that OCZ had was how to transport pressurised tanks across the ocean, from Taiwan/China to US and Europe.

While regular coolers have no problem being transported by boats or planes, a different set of regs apply to pressurised tanks, and with sub-zero cooling using nearly-identical concept as fridges, it would take a decent increase in manpower in every continent where the product is distributed to do a manual fill of each tank with gas, killing the once touted affordable price range.

After all, CryoZ was not supposed to be a mass volume product.

This once $199, later $299 product planned to shake up the market of sub-zero cooling systems and bring the price down to an affordable level, but problems with manufacturing were too great for the mass market.

So, if you're really high-geared to freeze your processor down, give Asetek's VapoChill a good look. OCZ is currently developing a high-performance hybrid water/air-cooling device which is slowly getting to market. µ


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