Originally Posted by QuaziBee
I hate to tread on the guru's ground but a dry system is a safe system when he has to transport it that much.
another option, for using a reservoir, is to use shutoff valves on either side. No air can flood the lines if there's no way for it to get in.
Or, you could do it his way. Which could be just as easy if not easier and just as effective.
My rig has gone with me to a good 20 lans and I've never had a problem getting there, plugging it in, and playing games right off the bat. Heck me and my friend drove 8 hours to Ontario CA for a lan with my computer upsidown behind the passenger seat because we were crammed inside his MR2 which didn't have a back seat. And my rig has an externally mounted radiator.
Water cooling loops are easily safer to transport than certain air cooled setups...
Tuniq Tower anyone?
The problem with draining a loop before you move it is the time required to fill it. With a reservoir it isn't bad, but with a t-line it becomes an arduous task and can take more than an hour.
Shutoff valves are incredibly restrictive, read, bad for water cooling loops.