Primochill Wet Bench
OverviewHardware: Cases & PSU
WHAT WE LIKED:Simple design, tons of water cooling support, unique drive mounting systems, HUGE color selection available.
WHAT WE DISLIKED:PCI card holders very tight, peeling backing paper from all the acrylic tabs is both messy and time consuming, no PSU mounting option.
Our test sample came from Primochill all wrapped together inside a single plain cardboard shipping box. Primochill says that the retail versions will come in two boxes – one for the top and one for the base assembly since they’re available in numerous color options.
Our bench was packed nicely. All the components were wrapped together and then encased in bubble wrap.
Here we have the main packaged group removed from the box. The wrapping is what standard shipping companies use to wrap boxes together on pallets so it’s strong stuff and it was wrapped nice and tight.
Here we have all the parts laid out. All parts come with the protective backing still applied except for the topside of the motherboard plate.
Here’s a shot of the motherboard plate. You can see all the mounting plates nestled inside the CPU cooler back plate cutout.
The Wet Bench comes with several baggies with hardware. Also included are a pair of 22mm vandal switches with wiring.
For this part, I highly recommend wearing gloves. Peeling the backing off of all the major components is fairly easy and only took about ten minutes.
Peeling the backing off of all the clips however was a little tougher. Seeing how the parts are so small there was some burning during the laser cutting leaving the backing paper charred and sometimes difficult to remove.
And this is why I suggested you wear gloves. My fingers were covered in a mix of adhesive from the backing paper and soot from the burnt paper.
Lets take a closer look at the Wet Bench’s components now.