Cryo Nano Ultimate SFF Review @ DH

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  1. HardwareHeaven

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    Read The Review Here
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    Do you like small PC's but don't want to compromise? Then look no further because we have one of the finest systems in our labs today. How does a watercooled Core i7 with a 1.6ghz overclock inside a custom made carbon fibre Lian Li chassis sound?

    Now we have you salivating .. make sure you check this out ...
     
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    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    damn !! :drool:

    i was drooling by the time i finished reading, and i was fully expecting a price in the 2/3K range too.
    just for a change with your latest-tech reviews, i actually didn't end up spluttering about the ridiculous price :)

    awesome review, awesome looking bit of kit. me want :D
     
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    Really good price isnt it ? nicest system ive reviewed all year, love it myself.
     
  4. Alex

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    Damn, I built a shuttle based PC this year and its crap compared to this, wish I had seen this earlier.

    Great review guys, love the spec. :w00t:
     
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    Top quality components for this build and a very good price too. I like the fact that they modded the case with the nice looking side panels and a side 120mm exhaust fan, that's really the main criticism of the stock Lian Li case - no proper exhaust fan.
     
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    What a brilliant system - big manufacturers like Dell lack this special touch in my opinion. I mean can you imagine Alienware or the like replacing even the fan on the H50 cooler with a high grade Noctua?

    Whole thing screams quality and I agree with the score, id buy it myself if I was a bit richer right now.
     
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    thats way faster than the PC in my full sized desktop.

    I am very envious - beautiful pc. overclock is insane too.
     
  8. IvanV

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    A truly lovely system, I really enjoyed reading the review. :) And it's nice to see that the people from Cryo have been reading the past reviews too since they used only DH approved components. ;) Seriously, the way those particular components came together to make a reliable, quiet and very high performance PC in such a small form factor speaks volumes about the testing process at both Cryo and DH. :)
     
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    say, anyone want to buy a slightly alcoholic cat ↓ for, i dunno, around £1,266 .. ? :p
     
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    I think im going to order one of these next week when im paid. pretty much identical to the one reviewed. might change the graphics card though.
     
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    i am drooling over this thing very nice..:D
     
  12. HardwareHeaven

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    It is an extremely sexy little piece of engineering from Cryo - more powerful than quite a few of my full size desktop systems as well !
     
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    Well, I fell in love with this system so much I bought it from Cryo to use as my main media PC machine now - my mac mini has been sent to the bedroom as a media player in there now.

    I really rate the Nvidia windows drivers for media, as the edge enhancement and noise reduction algorithms within the driver advanced panels really look stunning on my main Panasonic NeoPDP 600hz Plasma, especially with 1080p content.

    Have made a few mods of my own to it, such as attaching a bracket to the northbridge with a 92mm low noise Zalman fan over it (I have the prototype which wasn't really totally finished) and have built a little support table for it, next to the TV which I painted a glossy black with smoked glass top. looks wicked. Also hooked in my 4TB Raid-0 external unit via the esata connection. get around 200mb/s with it so its a nice file storage unit for local HD content and backups.

    This is the only 'desktop' pc I have bought incidentally in 7 years as I have never been happy with the builds - I couldn't make a better system than this myself.
     
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    now THAT says something..... very nice Allan
     
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    Wow , that's very nice case indeed , it like small refrigerator and it managed to performs very well in games and overclocking CPU to unbelievable clocks , I wish I had enough money.
     
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    NOW!! that's what i would call a HTPC its a monster :)
     
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    Wow, a really nice setup indeed.

    I only would prefer a black fan and not that brown from the Noctua fan. I know Noctua's are extremely good fans, but only the color is a downside in my opinion :)
     
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    Funnily enough thats one of the reasons I like them - they are very retro and stylish looking. Black fans are a dime a dozen.
     
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    True, true, but I wonder how it looks like with a chrome colored fan :)
     

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