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Primochill Praxis WetBench Test Bench Case Review

Manufacturer: Primochill

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Introduction

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The Praxis WetBench open-air test bench is the newest version Primochill's test bench line of cases. The updated version of the WetBench features a dual steel and acrylic-based design, offering a stronger base than the original. The acrylic accents give the test bench a unique and compelling aesthetic, offered in over 20 different configurations. The open design and quick remove panels allow for easy access to the motherboard and PCIe cards without the hassle of removing case panels and mounting screws associated with a typical case motherboard change out. With a starting MSRP of $184.99, the Praxis WetBench is competitively priced when compared with other test bench solutions.

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Like its predecessor, the Praxis WetBench is unique in its design - built to support custom water cooling solutions from the ground up and re-engineered with a stronger structure for added support. Primochill designed the Praxis for mounting of the water cooling kit's radiator to the back panel with support of up to a 280mm or 360mm radiator (or 2 x 140mm or 3 x 120mm fans). The back panel is designed to allow for radiator mounting to the inside or outside of the panel surface.

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The Praxis WetBench offers support for motherboards up to E-ATX size, up to two 5.25" devices (or a single dual bay device), four hard disks or SSDs (surface mounted to the kit's mid-plate), a PSU up to 300mm in length, mount points for water cooling accessories (radiators, pumps, and/or reserviors) along the side and back panels, and space for mounting up to two vandal switches to the top panel (motherboard tray).

Technical Specifications (taken from the Cooler Master website)

Motherboards mITX / uATX / ATX / eATX
Optical Drive 2 x 5.25" drives (can support dual 5.25 bay reservoirs)
Storage Drives 4 x HDD / SSD (up to 3.5" supported)
PSU ATX PSU (up to 300mm supported)
Switches 2 x 22mm
Radiators 120mm through 360mm / 140mm though 280mm (thicker rads mount outside)
Frame Powder Coated Steel
Accent Acrylic
Length (Foot to Foot) 461.8mm
Width (Front to Back) 483mm
Height (w/ GPU Bracket) 440mm
Height (w/out GPU Bracket) 330mm
Weight 18 lbs
Parts Included Test Bench
Accent Kit
Assembly Hardware
2 x Momentary Vandal Switch - 22mm - Black
4 x 2-Pin Switch Cables
Installation Guide

July 11, 2016 | 08:27 PM - Posted by whatswithjeff (not verified)

How big was the box/packaging and how heavy was it?

July 12, 2016 | 12:05 AM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

Box was about 18 lbs with dimensions 21 x 18 x 5 inches (approximately)...

July 12, 2016 | 12:19 PM - Posted by D00mM4r1n3

Grossly overpriced for what amounts to ~10% of a computer case. Cheaper to just take a Dremel to a $20 special off of Newegg and make your own. Maybe stop by the auto store and spend $3-$5 on some paint.

July 15, 2016 | 05:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It must suck to be so fucking poor and stupid.

July 16, 2016 | 06:31 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm sure you have great perspective on that.

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