The following is a sponsored (though unbiased) post: Cryo Performance Computing makes custom gaming PCâ€™s and high performance desktop computers for a number of different users, including gamers, professionals, audio, video & multimedia creators, and home theater buffs.
Each computer that Cryo makes is specially designed to perform at the peak of its potential, and they utilize a number of different tools and techniques to reach that potential, including a process called blueprinting and â€œCryo Boostâ€.
Blueprinting is when they design a system by looking at each of the components to make sure there is no â€˜least common denominatorâ€™ holding everything else back. For instance, if you buy the top of the line video card, but your processor canâ€™t handle it, then youâ€™re not getting the full capability out of your video card. To prevent that from happening, Cryo â€œcarefully selects individual components that [they] know will all compliment each other and work well togetherâ€.
Cryo Boost is a process that Cryo uses to go beyond just overclocking and performance tuning into a whole new and revolutionary way of designing, building and testing a PC. This â€œend-to-end lifecycle of innovative idea to end productâ€ includes:
- User requirement driven design
- Reference to a huge knowledgebase of component experience
- Experienced industry professionals
- Disciplined and thorough testing and verification
- Just-in-time building and fulfillment
- Technology and delivery partners
- Participation in Web 2.0, blogs and forums
Which results in:
- 30-50% better performance over any mainstream manufacturer
- 30% longer product lifecycle
- Reduced obsolescence
- Over-engineered key components
- Personal and individual service
One thing to note is that Cryo is based in the UK, so youâ€™ll need to take things like warranty and shipping into consideration before making your purchase (for instance, they do their pricing in Pounds) but considering the fact that theyâ€™ve been â€œarchitecting, designing and building PC technology hardware and software for over 20 yearsâ€, I donâ€™t think you should have any problems with their products.
Plus, if you need even more convincing that they know their stuff, just check out their â€˜Free Stuffâ€™ area, where theyâ€™ve posted a number of technical articles, useful tools and useful links, as well as their â€˜Cryo Benchmarksâ€™, where they show off various performance reports that have been done on their system, including the Custom PC Benchmark record that they set with the Velox in December of 2008.