Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › How to transport water cooled systems?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How to transport water cooled systems?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I'm flying home from college with my newly built computer which has the cpu watercooled from a RS240 kit. I'm wondering what is the safest way to get this computer home, it weighs approx. 54 pounds. I have a giant suitcase that I think may fit it. What I want to know is if i should remove the resevoir and pump, etc. I'm going to drain it for sure. Let me know how you guys transport your desktop on flights.

Thanks!
post #2 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by v639dragoon View Post
I'm flying home from college with my newly built computer which has the cpu watercooled from a RS240 kit. I'm wondering what is the safest way to get this computer home, it weighs approx. 54 pounds. I have a giant suitcase that I think may fit it. What I want to know is if i should remove the resevoir and pump, etc. I'm going to drain it for sure. Let me know how you guys transport your desktop on flights.

Thanks!
It will be fine as is.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
RIGIE
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
990X 4.5GHz 24/7 GA-X58A-UD9 4X EVGA SC 580 in SLI Dominator GT (3x2Gb)2000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 120GB SSD/WD 27" 32" Logitech MX 5500 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Quattro 1200W OC Lian-Li PC-P80 Logitech None 
  hide details  
Reply
RIGIE
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
990X 4.5GHz 24/7 GA-X58A-UD9 4X EVGA SC 580 in SLI Dominator GT (3x2Gb)2000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ 120GB SSD/WD 27" 32" Logitech MX 5500 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Quattro 1200W OC Lian-Li PC-P80 Logitech None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 25
All you need to do is drain it.

What would be best is to remove the GPU, because it gives leverage to break the PCI-e slot.
post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
So no need to drain the loop?
post #5 of 25
drain and disassemble man. i dont trust the sniper's tooless 5.25in bays.

i'd take out all the components too. better safe than sorry.

well that's only if you have time to take it apart.

u can use like Styrofoam as support
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4.5 1.25v Maximus Iv Extreme Unlocked 6950 @ 976gpu Ridgeback 6-8-6-20-1T @1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
C300 64GB + 320GB WD +1TB Blacks Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2343BWX (2048x1152) OCZ ElitexStream 800w 
CaseMouse
Lian Li V2000 G9 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4.5 1.25v Maximus Iv Extreme Unlocked 6950 @ 976gpu Ridgeback 6-8-6-20-1T @1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
C300 64GB + 320GB WD +1TB Blacks Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2343BWX (2048x1152) OCZ ElitexStream 800w 
CaseMouse
Lian Li V2000 G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
Ok sounds good. Kind of a noob question, how do I drain the loop lol?
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
The airport has yet to lose one of my bags, watch this be the one. I will be pissed beyond belief, that would be like $1800 down the drain lol.
post #8 of 25
Normally you put a drain tube at the lowest end of your loop. But if you did not put one, my recommendation would be to disconnect the tube that is lowest in your loop and let the water run out into a pan or something.
Wife's bane
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @ 4.5 Ghz Gigabyte Z77 UD3H HIS R9-290 8 GB Samsung Wonder RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD for OS Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus XSPC water block, 360 radiator, and 720 reservo... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT Hale90 V2 NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G500 Steelseries QcK 
Audio
Optical out to Sony receiver; Deftech Monitor 3... 
  hide details  
Reply
Wife's bane
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @ 4.5 Ghz Gigabyte Z77 UD3H HIS R9-290 8 GB Samsung Wonder RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD for OS Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus XSPC water block, 360 radiator, and 720 reservo... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT Hale90 V2 NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G500 Steelseries QcK 
Audio
Optical out to Sony receiver; Deftech Monitor 3... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 25
i would take it apart and ship it to your next location via ups or something have you ever seen a luggage man load up a plane they literally chuck your suitcase in the bottom bay have fun with all broken parts
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
heh yeah I've seen it, I used to transport my other desktop easily. I have a tempurpedic pillow and a bunch of other pillows to set it up nice so it'll be like shock absorbent hah.

Just worried about this comp because it's water cooled and has much nicer parts.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › How to transport water cooled systems?