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Is it safe to transport my computer weekly with an h80i installed?

Hi guys, so, I travel between my moms house and my dad's house weekly by car, and I was wondering if it is still safe to transport my computer if I install an h80i on it, as I received one for christmas, or will the coolant possibly spill?

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Hi guys, so, I travel between my moms house and my dad's house weekly by car, and I was wondering if it is still safe to transport my computer if I install an h80i on it, as I received one for christmas, or will the coolant possibly spill?

No, the coolant will not spill. Unless the hose gets cut inside the case during transportation which I have no idea how that would happen O.o

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It should be fine, its a closed loop cooler, so nothing should spill.

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Surely if the cooler survived transport from the factory to your house, it will survive transport between houses.

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Hi guys, so, I travel between my moms house and my dad's house weekly by car, and I was wondering if it is still safe to transport my computer if I install an h80i on it, as I received one for christmas, or will the coolant possibly spill?

Same as the other guy said, if the H80i survived being shipped from China (I assume that's where it's made) and all the way to under your Christmas tree, it can probably manage that too. When you've got it fitted there shouldn't be any reason why it shouldn't be able to survive... unless you load your case with razor blades, then maybe not.

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If anything, it would be better to have a closed loop cpu cooler than having a large heatsink when transporting the PC.

 

Take it from a guy who had a large noctua cooler on the cpu, you break a little bit internally when the car hits a bump and you visibly see the heatsink shaking.

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handle it carefully, so you make sure you don't strip the mounting holes on the rad. It shouldn't spill at all.

Also, be very careful with the GPU! If it's one of those gigantic coolers it may lead to sag, or even damage the PCIe slot.

If you are mindful of the system, it shouldn't be much of an issue.

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Thanks so much guys, I'll be installing the cooler tonight, no more jet plane noise :)

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Surely if the cooler survived transport from the factory to your house, it will survive transport between houses.

 

You mean, the cooler in the cardboard packaging that minimised the risk of getting caught at all, compared to the cooler that is now in a case full of considerably sharp metal objects that could knick the pipe and split it?

 

Saying that, the tubes on coolers are fairly thick nowadays.

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You mean, the cooler in the cardboard packaging that minimised the risk of getting caught at all, compared to the cooler that is now in a case full of considerably sharp metal objects that could knick the pipe and split it?

 

Saying that, the tubes on coolers are fairly thick nowadays.

There are more components to damage the cooler, but only the pipes can move round in the PC, so there is a smaller chance of the joints leaking. I'm just making guesses.

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yes it is safe you could throw the damn thing and it would be fine.

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If you want to be extra careful, you could always fill the empty space in the case with bubble wrap or soemthing similar, as long as it's soft/doesn't put stress on the components, but still sturdy enough to stop other things from moving too much in the case it should be fine... depeends on how much trouble you want to go through each week really.

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