The new and improved Cryo-TEC cooling system from Digital Storm is a radical leap forward in cooling technology. Based on the Sub-Zero Liquid Chilled system developed by Digital Storm that chills liquid below 0°C, this redesigned version is smaller, more powerful and utilizes direct contact heat dissipation technology.

By placing the processor in direct contact with the thermo-electric cold plate, the Cryo-TEC system is more efficient in lowering processor temperatures below 0°C and increasing overclocking performance.

To prove the Cryo-TEC’s prowess, the company offers a screenshot of a hexa-core Intel Core i7-990X clocked at 4.6GHz with an operating temperature of around negative 14 degrees Celsius (6.8 degrees Fahrenheit). In another photo, the Cryo-TEC is displayed with a thick layer of frost on the cold plate after sitting at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Improved design efficiencies realized on this next generation cooling system allows Digital Storm customers to integrate this powerful component into their dream systems for $500 less than the Sub-Zero Liquid Chilled system. This means that even hardcore gamers can enjoy the supercharged performance that was only previously available to enthusiasts.

“With its brilliant simple design and complete compatibility, the Cryo-TEC system represents the next technological leap in processor cooling systems,” commented Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s

The boutique system builder is offering at least four preconfigured machines — or “levels” as they’re called — with the new cooler. Cryo-TEC Level 1 starts at $3,968 with a Core i7-2600K, 8GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, a GeForce GTX 580, an Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard, a 1TB HDD and a Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX PSU. All the levels are below:

  • Cryo-TEC Level 1 – $3,968 – Core i7-2600K – 8GB of RAM – GTX 580 x1 – 1TB HDD
  • Cryo-TEC Level 2 – $4,981 – Core i7-980 – 12GB of RAM – GTX 580 x2 – 1TB HDD
  • Cryo-TEC Level 3 – $5,858 – Core i7-990X – 12GB of RAM – GTX 580 x2 – 1TB HDD
  • Cryo-TEC Level 4 – $6,931 – Core i7-990X – 12GB of RAM – GTX 580 x3 – 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD