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So I will eventually be building a desktop gaming rig, no idea when, but when I do I'm going to be faced with a problem, cooling. Specifically CPU cooling, I am a fan of massive cooler like the Mugen 2, which I have two of , but when you live 2700 miles from school having a 2lbs of aluminium hanging off your board starts to sound like a bad idea. Any ideas how to get around this? How do water cooling systems stand up to travel, custom or pre packaged (H-5/6/70)?
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I think the H50/70 is a better idea to travel with since there wont a huge strain on your motherboard due to a giant heatsink attached to it. Aside from that the radiator is also securely attached to the case with screws so I don't think there should be any problem there.
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Custom loops can get really heavy if you use bigger rads. The H50/70 would be ideal IMO or taking off you air cooler when you transport and putting it back on when you arrive at your destination.
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How to go around this? Well you could deattach the cooler and ship it that way Easy
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Most likely ship, but I might want to take it as a carry on because I don't trust shipping things like computers and no way is it going as checked
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If you have a heavy, big video card you should take that out 2
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Komder View Post
How to go around this? Well you could deattach the cooler and ship it that way Easy
QFT. Very easy indeed.
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Originally Posted by Darksoul844 View Post
If you have a heavy, big video card you should take that out 2
THIS. Vidcards bend just sitting on or under your desk. Having them wobble in their slots in transit is worst-case scenario.
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Yeah I know about the video card issue, I built a machine for my uncle and even with a single slot card it came out just enough to cause prevent booting when it arrived, but thats easy
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