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Hey guys, so I have been thinking about going water cooling lately in an attempt to reduce noise and get a higher overclock for more folding PPD. I was thinking about getting the XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 because it is cheaper than a custom loop and has good reviews.

What I want to know is how portable is a water cooled system? I like to go to LAN parties usually about once a month. Would it be bad to be moving my rig around with water cooling that much or should it be ok?
post #2 of 21
As long as the tubing is secured well and you do not tilt or lay it down (the air in the res or fill tube could move) I imagine it should be fine.
    
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Unless you mount the rad on the outside of the case, it's exactly as portable as your machine is right now, just a bit heavier. An external rad mount does make things a bit trickier, but still, reasonably portable, especially if you put it in your car (I give mine a seat to itself and belt it in place)
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If everything is secured well, it's probably safer than an air cooled system.

WC weighs more though. My case with everything in it is closing in on 70 pounds...
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It's fine
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post #6 of 21
completely portable unless something isn't as secure as it should be.

as long as everything is in place and secured and you make sure your pump has fluid in it before flipping the switch back on again your good to go.
post #7 of 21
Yes, it is portable. If all your fittings are secured properly like they should be.

And you could tilt the system on its side, but note that you would have to bleed the system all over again, depending on how much air gets trapped.
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post #8 of 21
Its heavy..
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Originally Posted by muels7 View Post
Hey guys, so I have been thinking about going water cooling lately in an attempt to reduce noise and get a higher overclock for more folding PPD. I was thinking about getting the XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 because it is cheaper than a custom loop and has good reviews.

What I want to know is how portable is a water cooled system? I like to go to LAN parties usually about once a month. Would it be bad to be moving my rig around with water cooling that much or should it be ok?
Lots of the WC setups I've seen seem to have lots of fans. Won't 3+ fans outside of the case be more noisier that 2 max inside the case?

Also, I don't think custom WC is made to be moved often. I really can't confirm since I don't have one. I would like to one day.
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post #10 of 21
I have moved my rig many many times with no issues. but damn its heavy (and its matx).
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