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    Scythe ninja heatsink - safe enough in transit?

    I will soon own a scythe ninja heatsink and was wondering if it was dangerous to transport a pc with that great chunk of metal attached to the cpu? ...anyone ever had an issue doing this?

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    Re: Scythe ninja heatsink - safe enough in transit?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamena View Post
    I will soon own a scythe ninja heatsink and was wondering if it was dangerous to transport a pc with that great chunk of metal attached to the cpu? ...anyone ever had an issue doing this?
    Haven't done it with the ninja, but with other heavy cpu coolers in my experience, it is fine as long as it is secured properly and put flat in the boot with the heatsink facing up, so all the weight will go down into the motherboard

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    Re: Scythe ninja heatsink - safe enough in transit?

    Yeah, it is okay as far as the Case is laid down flat with the Cooler facing up. Obviously , a bumpy ride is always risky!
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    Re: Scythe ninja heatsink - safe enough in transit?

    I don't have scythe ninja but got a coolermaster geminII, its about 1kg so its heavy as well. Do make sure that the heatsink is facing up, and try and make sure that the case won't slide around in the boot. If possible just to be on the safe side, carry it like that as well, you might need two people to do it

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    Re: Scythe ninja heatsink - safe enough in transit?

    I would still suggest taking the heatsink off. If it happens to drop the whole thing to the ground from 1m, the force will probably be great enough to break the motherboard into 2 pieces.

    As SiM said, if you're very careful when transporting, then it should be fine.
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    Re: Scythe ninja heatsink - safe enough in transit?

    I moved back in September, with my Scythe NInja in place, without issue. I don;t even think I put the case on it's side, left it standing up iirc. However, the ninja touches the inneer side of my case, to there's no space for movement.

    As said above, just be careful and you should be fine. Lay it on it's side, and ensure it can't slide about & bump into anything..

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    Re: Scythe ninja heatsink - safe enough in transit?

    I once moved house with a PC with a thermaltake volcano 12 (AKA huged lump of copper) installed. Was planning on removing it before transporting the PC. Trouble is I had 'help' from the family.

    To my horror I saw my brother in law running down the stairs with the PC box in his arms. The PC was inside with the Volcano still installed. Was never quite stable in games again, although I'm not 100% sure it was down to that incident.

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    Re: Scythe ninja heatsink - safe enough in transit?

    A guy I built a PC for took in the car just lying it down in the back seat. That was with a ninja. Just make sure it is really on properly and it will be fine

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