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This is not spam, nor is it a joke of any sort. This is a serious matter that I'd like to address that has not been released officially to anyone. Out of respect for privacy I will not be going into detail.

Many people understand that I was a FrozenCPU employee for almost 3 years. I loved the time I spent there, it was not only a fun and enriching experience, but built my work ethic to allow me to become a professional individual through high school. I established unparalleled relationships with my coworkers, many of whom I can consider family. The office staff however, was not the same. Currently I am not employed by, and do not represent FrozenCPU in any way. The owner has struggled a long battle with addiction, and events that unfolded earlier last week have rendered the company unoperational and shut down for good. Physical damage of the warehouse has occurred as well as the dismissal of all support and warehouse staff; the company has no plans of re-establishing themselves.

My initiatives are harmless; I want to protect the community that fostered my love for computers and technology from sending payments or spending money on products that will not come. Some users have already caught on to this fact after their UPS Overnights were not delivered today. Since all staff has been fired, nobody is updating the website to inform the loyal community about the closure, nor has anyone taken steps to shut the website down. I have no sources and no images, and my credibility of this testimony rests on my previous employment with the company (why I nested this thread in "rumors and unconfirmed articles").

Thanks everyone for your time. Mods, if I have done wrong, please PM me and I'll fix any issues. Please DO NOT PM me regarding this topic; I have no further information to give.

TL;DR: Do not order from the FrozenCPU marketplace, as they have closed doors and will not be shipping product or answering E-Mails and phones.

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Current Status (12:04am EST):
FrozenCPU announces that they are not accepting orders on their website homepage:
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Site down until further notice
February 15, 2015
FrozenCPU.com will not be processing orders until future notice.

Given that this is the final piece of evidence that community was waiting for, I will no longer be updating this thread. It was a hectic and emotion-full week and I'm glad there is finally word from FrozenCPU. Thanks to everyone that provided their input!

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Primochill announces the end of FrozenCPU on their Facebook page at 5:37pm 2/13:
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After hearing from Mark earlier this week, we had high hopes that FrozenCPU would recover from whatever hardship occurred. However, we have not received any further indication that this is happening anytime in the near future. This is definitely a hard hit to the community and the industry. We have so much compassion for all affected. Although we have the utmost respect for FrozenCPU, we also are concerned for our customers and resellers that have been derailed by this situation and are desperately looking for our products.
In response to this, we have decided to re-open our online shop for end users, and will again start accepting new reseller applications shortly. We will be working day and night to get the website functional as soon as possible. Your patience during this time is much appreciated.
The loss of Frozen CPU is the end of the Era and we will all miss the great contributions that they made to the computer modification industry.


Exposes photos of damage inside the building of FrozenCPU (posted on 4:53pm EST, 2/11):
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Owner of FrozenCPU to HardForum on 2/10 at 10:21pm.
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"We just heard back from Mark Friga, the owner of FrozenCPU.com, a long time enthusiast community supplier, and he explained to me that FrozenCPU is in fact not going out of business as rumored earlier today. He said that FrozenCPU is currently running a skeleton crew and to please bare with his company while the it is ramping back up to 100% employee capacity." LINK
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Yeah, this is confirmed. Not sure what's going to happen now, but we have confirmed that Frozen CPU is out of business.

The statement has been retracted in this post:
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Hello all,

I need to officially retract any statements with respect to Frozen CPU closing down made by our rep here. We have no official information in that respect. I do apologize for any confusion on the part of our rep, which was caused by an informal conversation we had and that should have never been publicly disclosed.

The truth of the matter is this: nobody except Frozen CPU insiders really know what happened, and I for one have been unable to contact any such insiders.

All I can hope is that this could be a temporarily thing, and if it is not, then I am personally saddened by the news.

Gabriel Rouchon
Chairman & CEO, Swiftech.

Thanks to 47 Knucklehead for the summary!


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Sad... What other specialized market places for liquid cooling remain?
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Sad... What other specialized market places for liquid cooling remain?

performance-pcs. I prefer them actually.
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uh... okay. Doesn't that company have a spokesperson?

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uh... okay. Doesn't that company have a spokesperson?

It's a sole proprietorship, not a corporation, so unfortunately they do not.


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Pretty much just Performance PCs now here stateside, there are a few others but FrozenCPU and Performance PCs were the only ones that seemed to carry everything.


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performance-pcs. I prefer them actually.

They are garbage, "amazing" until you have a return and they turn into flaming idiots. I have the e-mail to prove it.

As for FrozenCPU, damn that sucks, they were always great to me and I was on the verge of going back to WC. Hell, I was just browsing their products again........

Life sucks sometimes.
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Sucks if true.

Sidewinders is constantly out of stock on everything, petras-tech closed down, newegg no longer carries any real selection of liquid cooling and other specialty parts, and PPCs is always a total gamble.

What does that leave... hunting around on ebay and amazon? frown.gif

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uh... okay. Doesn't that company have a spokesperson?

I'd wager there might have been maybe 7 or 8 full-time employees total for a company like that. More of a Mom and Pop style place so no, probably no official spokesman, no PR department, etc. etc.


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There is Xoxide and Sidewinder as well. SVC has some stuff as well.

To answer most of your questions: (1) a fridge cannot cool a PC (2) 64-bit OS for over 3.4GB (3) If a PCIe card fits, it should work (4) Resolution, not screen size (5) Report, not respond to Spam (6) Single-Rail/Non-Modular PSUs are not always better than Multi-Rail/Modular (7) Sequential does not matter as much as random for OS drives (8) Requirements come before hardware for servers

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