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Water Cooling on Plane

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if you can fly bottles of water around the world without them freezing then yes, a H100i will be fine

Hi!

 

I've found a gaming rig, that is compact and easy to carry, which is good since I travel alot. I know watercooling>air cooling most times, so I was wondering if it was okay to bring an h100i to a plane, and if several flights could affect its performance. Also, whenever I go to the states it is really cold, so if I happen to take the future rig there, would the cooling freeze? 

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if you can fly bottles of water around the world without them freezing then yes, a H100i will be fine

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TBH this isn't a dumb or pointless question

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And do people in airport security are used to seeing this? (I live in a 3rd world countyr so I don't know if they would freakout)

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Hi!

 

I've found a gaming rig, that is compact and easy to carry, which is good since I travel alot. I know watercooling>air cooling most times, so I was wondering if it was okay to bring an h100i to a plane, and if several flights could affect its performance. Also, whenever I go to the states it is really cold, so if I happen to take the future rig there, would the cooling freeze? 

 

I would bring it as carry on but bringing to a cold climate is fine as long as your don't leave it in the cold, the unit does have anti-freeze in the fluid for transport or shipping especially in cold climates but if it does get too cold it can freeze and leak, that occur with some orders in the US and Canada where it was a very cold winter.

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Its just a radiator with some fans going to a Copper plate mounted pump

 

its not like its extraterrestrial hardware

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as long as the storage compartment is semi pressurized (which is almost all of them) than yes

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i mean think a bout this. if the h100i was manufactured on a different country and flown to your house then.... tada yes it can survive a plane

I would almost guarantee that it was shipped from China via sea freight..

 

if you can fly bottles of water around the world without them freezing then yes, a H100i will be fine

Depends. I've had friends try and bring back bottles of pop here from back east only to have them freeze, expand and explode in their checked baggage.

 

 

Here's something to consider.

 

 

From a similar plane (767) and written by a A320 pilot:

Conditioned air is directed from the cabin, so the air tends to be a little cooler by the time it reaches the cargo areas, which are also less insulated than the cabin. Cargo temperatures vary in our fleet.
The Boeing 767 maintains its baggage hold above 7˚C
, but the bulk area (where animals are carried) can be heated above 18˚C. Controlled temperature cargo bins are also available when temperature-sensitive goods are being shipped.

So your wine is unlikely to freeze if it only gets down to 7 degrees, but it's worth noting that in some exceptional cases (close to the outside, no insulation, extreme temperatures outside) it may cause some freezing. Your best bet is to insulate it with some jackets or similar, like you've suggested you will do. Odds are, it'll be fine.

 

It depends entirely on the plane. Best to call the airline and ask.

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Well, thanks to everybody!

 

You can't take it in your carry on and as such it would have to be in checked baggage meaning that it could freeze or explode, so I would not think that this would be a good idea.

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