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Old December 6, 2009, 07:20 AM
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especially those external rad mount with a swiftech adaptor


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oh god yes if you have an external rad mount then drain it for sure.
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Old December 6, 2009, 07:23 AM
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I dunno about that MPG. Waterblocks don't weigh that much and they aren't top heavy. I transport my water rig all the time and I never have any issue. I would be more worried about the HDD's taking a couple nasty pot holes than a water rig. If your water rig isn't a closed system then perhaps you need to re-think your loop. So long as the area is reasonably warm and isn't bouncing around in the back of your car it will be fine.

If you had one of those 120 true coppers or another massive air cooled-top heavy HSF those would be more likely to break than any water block I've seen.
HDDs shouldn't be a problem when they're not running. It's when the platter is spinning that you've got to be careful. (And please let's not have any "my SSDs don't have that problem" comments... ;) ).
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Old December 6, 2009, 07:30 AM
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HDDs shouldn't be a problem when they're not running. It's when the platter is spinning that you've got to be careful. (And please let's not have any "my SSDs don't have that problem" comments... ;) ).
Ah-Hem!

My ssd's dont have that issue!

On topic though. I moved my WC rig via shippers, about 400km. Never had an issue. Mind you I didn't care if I did because it was insured so if it broke, it would have ment a new rig. I think if you build your loop properly the chances of something going wrong in a move are about the same as not watercooling. Really, whats going to break? Everything is bolted/screwed on, and has flexible hosing to connect the parts. The parts dont shift much (if at all). I think (as mentioned) this is really only an issue if you have a radbox.

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Lol, well I will be careful with the radiator then. Thanks guys.
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Although things are bolted. Heavy parts like watercoled GPUs can get ripped off their sockets if box get dropped hard enough. I remember like cpu was ripped off mobo with heavy heatsink, when I shipped it to a client. Would I need to ship a system with postal/courier services, I would make sure I have solid 6" of packing material around to dump acceleration forces.
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-I am talking about a 30 Minute to 2 Hour long drive going over speed bumps and such.
Unless you have some kind of res or something that could make it more prone to leak I'd lay it down on it's side. Also if you have for example a heavy full coverage GPU block I'd go get a small standard white foam insulation sheet and cut it up to make some braces and wedge it in so nothing moves. Maybe over kill but the foam is cheap and you can make short order of it cutting it with a bread knife... better than a cracked PCB or a broken slot.

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