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Transporting PC in car, safe for heatsink?

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Pollux

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I have a Zalman CNPS-7000A-AlCu mounted on my Abit NF7-S 2.0. In one month, I'll be moving into my college dorm, which is about a 2 hour drive from where I live. How do u suggest I safely tranport my PC? Should I remove the heatsink, or can it be done without removing it?
 

mtb856

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I wouldn't worry too much about transporting your computer with that HS on there... if you had a SP-94 w/ a 92mm fan on a spacer or maybe a Hyper 6 HS, then you would have to worry. If it makes you less nervous, go ahead and remove the HS... it's always better to be safe than sorry.
 

cougars37

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I would lay it down flat in the back seat, recline the passenger front seat until it braces up against your case to help minimize movement. And then i would buckle it in for good measure. Remeber Click it or Ticket.
 

Sjaak

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I've been moving my PC (sig..zalman copper flowerbed) around for 3 months to LAN's etc. Just put some blanket in the back of the car, case lied down, and voila, everything's fine.
 

a c i d.f l y

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Or you could stuff a wash-rag or two in there to hold everything in place.. just make sure to remove them before you power your monster back up! :D

-Frank
 

YellowDart

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mtb856 said:
I wouldn't worry too much about transporting your computer with that HS on there... if you had a SP-94 w/ a 92mm fan on a spacer or maybe a Hyper 6 HS, then you would have to worry. If it makes you less nervous, go ahead and remove the HS... it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Bah! The sp-94 probably puts less stress on a mobo since it's got the x-plate on the rear to support the weight. The Zalman has only the retention bracket.


a c i d.f l y said:
Or you could stuff a wash-rag or two in there to hold everything in place.. just make sure to remove them before you power your monster back up! :D

-Frank

And get all that extra lint, dust, etc from the rag in there??? And also risk the cloth snagging on any of the components less-than-rounded edges???

Dood, you'll be fine. Just lie your tower down on its side on a blanket in your back seat. I LAN pretty often, and have yet to have a problem transporting mine.
 

Docta_Z

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Pollux said:
how about in the trunk?

Where will you stash your bodies then?


Bring some towels to brace it from moving.

I drive for like 18 hours with my case back to university, and I've never had a problem.

All the retention brackets are built pretty tough.
 

lugee

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i dont have any bolt mounts, but i commute an hour every week and sometimes bring my pc back home.

i tilt it and recline the seat so taht itll hold it down. doesnt move or anything after that.