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post #11 of 19
I have traveled as far as 9 hours one way a few times with my rig with no problems at all. I still have my original case box that I put it in each time. Lying down or upright I've never had any leaks. Your rad is external so if you secure it properly I wouldn't worry too much.
post #12 of 19
Personally, I'd be more concerned about my hard drives on a road trip. A couple years back I took my rig on a trip and when I got there...cashed hard drive. I will swear on my CPU that it was never even slightly bumped or jarred...but yeah the hard drive was dead.

I now remove my hard drives and pack them in foam lined boxes that some hard drives came in. Maybe a little parinoid but I've had one go bad since.
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Hey Dig, How have you been doing Buddy? If you leave your XP in it I would fill the res to top, might keep it from sloshing around so much, keep the bubbles down.... I'm chicken I would drain it.... But then you would have to bleed it again and that's a royal pain...
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Hey Dig, How have you been doing Buddy? If you leave your XP in it I would fill the res to top, might keep it from sloshing around so much, keep the bubbles down.... I'm chicken I would drain it.... But then you would have to bleed it again and that's a royal pain...
lol yeah I'm currently taking a look at the res right now. If you remember how I have to fill it by taking off the back pannel to flip the res upright. Well thats pretty much the reason why I'd hate to bleed it all out. lol because there "will" be tilting envolved.. lol


If the xp leaks then at least its xp. But I'd dry it up before I fire it up again.


anyways, so far the rigs done awsome with since the day it went liquid. only thing i've added is a 120mm fan and grill to replace some of my un-used rom bays. So its been fighting the hot pretty well lately!
post #15 of 19
I remember, you had a heck of a time getting all the bubbles out with that res..It looks really nice though...I'm glad it's all still working well for you, that is a very nice WC rig you put together...Just take a bottle of alcohol and some Q-Tip's......
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post #16 of 19
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I just checked the water level in the res. I have to un-install trough the back pannel it to take the cap off.. To my amazment its still completely full when I last filled it a while back. Other thing that struck me is there is no corrosion in the aluminum body of the res.

so yeah, other than finding something to cover the radiator fins I think im good to go.. thanks guys
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I just checked the water level in the res. I have to un-install trough the back pannel it to take the cap off.. To my amazment its still completely full when I last filled it a while back. Other thing that struck me is there is no corrosion in the aluminum body of the res.

so yeah, other than finding something to cover the radiator fins I think im good to go.. thanks guys

Hey I'm glad to hear that about the corrosion........It's been several months now, maybe it's going to hold up better then we thought...
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Hey I'm glad to hear that about the corrosion........It's been several months now, maybe it's going to up better then we thought...

yeah thats pretty crazy

all i saw was 5 micro bubbles, but the walls were completely uniform so maybe anodizing really does work on a copper loop? I was expecting the early stages of corrosion. But I bought quality parts so maybe it takes them longer to break down?
post #19 of 19
how much different can this be then a car's coolant system? and cars I'm sure take a lot more of a pounding then the computer woudl on a trip so I would assume you get things nice and good they shouldn't slip off and spill unless your rad/res start flopping around then you could have problems but if everything is all held together don't see why it would be a problem
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