Xigmatek Prime Review
Up Close: Packaging and Accessories.
The Prime comes packaged in a sturdy cardboard box, with the exterior giving graphic representation of the contents as well as product specifications and highlights. Inside the Prime is nestled in an expanded polystyrene cut out, with the first of the 140mm fans having it's own separate section. Accessories and instructions are also contained in a separate small box. This separation of items within the packaging goes a long way to protecting them from damaging each other in transit, and as the example I received for review had clearly had something of an impact along the way with the contents being perfectly preserved I think we can safely say that the packaging is up to the job.
Also included, although packed separately is a second 140mm fan, shown below with the contents of the fixings and accessories box. The long gangly black things in case you're wondering are the rubber fan attachment clips. Acting sort of like bungees they not only secure the fans to the cooler but also serve as noise and vibration isolators. It's the first time I've come across this method of fitting personally, although I have seen it used on other heat-sinks. I was a little nervous to begin with with regards to how much force to use as I was worried about snapping them or slitting them on the fins of the heatsink, however as it turns out I needn't have worried as you can pretty much stretch them as much as you like. All that said, it would have been nice to see a few spares in the box to cover any disasters.