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Old August 18, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Hey guys, I am moving on Sept 1 and last time I moved my pc (i was driving to work with it in the car) a bit of fluid leaked from the cap on the microres.

I was wondering what the best method would be for moving the pc this time around. I plan on draining most of the fluid out of the res itself, then screwing the cap back on and gently carrying my case into my car and placing it behind the seat or something to keep it steady. That way I dont have to completely drain my loop, and when I get to the new house I can just put my pc inside, pull the side off, and top up the res.

Is there any dangers in doing this? What would be the best way in your opinion.

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You need to drain all the coolant. slosh slosh slosh
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Get a cap that keeps water sealed.
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Get a cap that keeps water sealed.
The cap has the o-ring and i had it very tight but it still somehow managed to leak that time...
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The cap has the o-ring and i had it very tight but it still somehow managed to leak that time...
It's your res the problem, i was moved my computer 2 time a week for 3 month and never have a leak...
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Old August 18, 2009, 07:43 PM
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ya the res is the problem i have moved many a water cooled pc and i never drain them
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Old August 18, 2009, 07:47 PM
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This is awsome. I was just thinking about this tonight, as I move in a week from today. We have a moving company packing us etc. Everything is insured, but I still wanted to see about the safety of this.

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You mean, you're letting a moving company handle your computer? That's just begging for trouble, if you ask me. You should at least handle your computer personally, water-cooled or not.

One red flag that I'm seeing is the full-cover block on your video card - those have some weight to them, and if the computer is being shaken and vibrated, that might put excess stress on the video card.
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You mean, you're letting a moving company handle your computer? That's just begging for trouble, if you ask me. You should at least handle your computer personally, water-cooled or not.

One red flag that I'm seeing is the full-cover block on your video card - those have some weight to them, and if the computer is being shaken and vibrated, that might put excess stress on the video card.

Very good point about the full cover blocks. My computer will be right behind my seat in my 2dr car with the seat back enough so the case is snug and doesn't move around. Just the sloshing of the water will pose as the problem, but I think I'm just going to take down the fluid in the res down to the barbs and screw the cap on as tight as I can without stripping it.

Should be good, only for about 3.5 hours on the crappy 401 and QEW
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Old August 18, 2009, 08:40 PM
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Take the time to completely drain the loop. And leaktest before you start up again. How much is your mobo/cpu/gpu/ram/psu worth? And how much is the coolant you're trying to save?

That's what I thought. :) I've lost a 4870 to a leak. Ain't worth it.
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