Fortunate enough to be one of the first people to have this. Got my hands on the brand new Primochill Acrylic Tubing, and I have to say it's pretty nice! I know acrylic tubing is nothing new to the PC watercooling scene, but now that its being marketed heavily by a fairly large company, it may catch on.
- Super cheap (Sold in packs of 4, 24" a piece for a total of 8 feet per pack. Only costs $15.)
- Well packaged, solid enough not to break during shipping
- Sold in almost every color imaginable, including four shades of orange, and both UV and non-UV colors.
- Super time consuming (in a good way)! People are going to be making some cool designs that's for sure.
- End cuts are horrible
- No instructions; prepare for endless threads in the watercooling section about bending this stuff.
- Does not include any sort of bending tool. There's nothing to put inside of the tube to prevent it from collapsing in on itself when you go to bend it. Users are on their own for that.
- The fittings. Primochill released fittings especially for their rigid tubing and they are horrible. Not only are they chunky, but when you tighten the rigid tube in the fitting, you can pull it right out. It's so easy to pull out I'm actually concerned something would come loose if you tried to transport the case or if you accidentally pumped a tube with liquid in it. With a little bit of sanding and patience, you can get this tubing to fit into Bitspower crystal link fittings, which are much much more solid.
For the future:
- Primochill will also be offering 36" cuts for people who really need the extra length, and there is speculation of 48" pieces as well.
- Primochill plans to release a "modders pack," which essentially includes instructions, fittings, tubing, and bending tools (one of the cons above).
For sale now at FrozenCPU and should be coming soon at all of the other big retailers.
Edited by WebsterXC - 6/14/13 at 5:18pm