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  Product:     PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs  
  Price:     Dual Bay Reservoir $45 (CAN) / $35 (U.S) 
  Price:     Floppy Bay Reservoir $32 (CAN) / $25 (U.S) 
  Supplied By:     PrimoChill
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     November 13th, 2003
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank PrimoChill for sending the Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs for review.

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Introduction:

Pre-assembled water cooling kits have simplified the process for overclockers to transition from air based cooling systems to an all purpose water cooling system. The advantage with a pre-assembled kit is that most of the guess work has been eliminated in terms of selecting all the components needed to cool an overclocked computer system. For a few select individuals who prefer the DIY method, there is now an assortment of vendors offering individual parts which can be assembled to make a complete water cooled system that can equally perform just as good as a pre-assembled kit but at half the cost. A reservoir is one of the key components that simplify the process of assembling a home grown water cooling system. A few months ago, MTB profiled the Bayres and more recently the Bayres revision 2.0 from AngelEye Technologies. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs, two new products which represent the next evolution in water cooling components.

Specifications:

The PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs come pre-assembled with all the necessary equipment required to mount and install the product on any standard mid-tower or server tower case. Both products are designed to fit conveniently into a dual 5.25" and 3.5" drive bay. Here are some specifications taken directly from the PrimoChill documentation and website:

PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs - Key Specifications:
PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs: Manufactured by PrimoChill
Material: 1/4" Lucite Acrylic
Fits most standard mid-tower and server cases
Outfitted with 1/2" clear nylon barbs
Fits conveniently into a dual 5.25" and 3.5" drive bay
Top front of the reservoir for easy filling
Rounded corners and four fan mounting screws
Special Features: Perfect for water systems using UV dyes
 
PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs
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PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs
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The PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs were shipped in a standard double-walled corrugated box with no case manufacturer's logos and images printed on any of the sides. The packaging inside the box was good and consisted of both units wrapped in protected bubble wrap surrounded by polystyrene peanuts.

PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs
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PrimoChill Dual and Floppy Bay Reservoirs
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Inside the box revealed an assortment of smaller packaged components each sealed in seperate plastic bags which included the following:
  • 9 x 1/2" ID Nylon Fittings
  • 2 x Metal Washer Cap tightening tools
  • 5 x Port Caps
  • 2 x Fill Caps
  • 8 x Mounting screws
  • 10 x Black O-rings
Also included in the package was two 1 page reference sheets which provide a 5-step installation procedure documented with product images.
 
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