Boutique outfit Digital Storm is once again dipping its system building fingers into sub-zero territory with the launch of its Cryo-TEC Cooling System. This chilly cooler is essentially a redesigned version of Digital Storm's Sub-Zero Liquid Chilled system and is now smaller and more powerful than before by way of direct contact heat dissipation technology.
Digital Storm describes the new model as a "radical leap forward in cooling technology," a claim made possible by placing the processor in direct contact with the thermo-electric cold plate. The Cryo-TEC Cooling System also includes a custom control board that automatically optimizes cooling power and efficiency, Digital Storm says.
The Cry-TEC is also $500 less expensive than the previous Sub-Zero cooling apparatus. It's offered in four different gaming computers, or "Levels," as Digital Storm dubs them. The Level 1 setup starts at $3,968 and includes:
Intel Core i7 2600K processor
Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard
8GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Dominator DHX memory
Nvidia GTX 580 videocard
Western Digital 1TB Black Edition hard drive (7200RPM, 64MB cache)
24X DVD burner
Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX power supply (1050W)
The above system setup also includes a "Stage 3" overclock with Digital Storm goosing the processor to somewhere between 4.9GHz and 5.2GHz.
Starting at $6,931, the Level 4 machine is built around an Intel Core i7 990X processor, 12GB of memory, and three GTX 580 videocards for tri-SLI bragging rights. All four machines can be custom configured.