Shipping my newly built gaming PC and 27" monitor in a few days! How show should I do it?

Am sending my newly built 1800$ PC from California to New York, these are the specs:
CASE: Corsair Carbide 500R
i5-3570k
Noctua NH-D14
ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO mobo
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 OC
8GB RAM
Samsung 256 GB SSD
1 TB HDD
Would this method of packaging suffice?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l5CSF0ZaUWs
I also have all the original boxes for every component and some air bags, would it be safer to just remove all the components and put them in their respective boxes? I'll probably need more then one suitcase ( its not a robust suitcase). If so, should ALL the components be removed, including the mobo? I really don't want to screw this up, now I'm afraid to send it through UPS.
If not, which parts should I remove? Should I remove the Noctua, GPU, mobo, try to stick them in a box and see if they fit in the empty case? What about the rest of the components, should I stick them in a suitcase and ship the case with the boxed components insde ? The computer will cost 136$ to ship (I'm guessing its actually 100$, since I'll be taking out some components).
I also have a 27" ASUS VG278HE monitor, It will cost me 100$ to ship, I'm expecting the Pc to cost even more... I'm trying to sell it on craigslist or Ebay but I doubt I'll be able to do this since I'm leaving next Wednesday.
I really should've thought about this sooner, but I'm moving in between places and really need to rush this, but am trying to do everything right after all the horror stories I've been hearing. Any help is gladly appreciated thank you.
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  1. CASE: Corsair Carbide 500R
    i5-3570k
    Noctua NH-D14
    ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO mobo
    Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 OC
    8GB RAM
    Samsung 256 GB SSD
    1 TB HDD


    I'd consider removing the Noctua (if it were me). Large, and only supported on one end.
    Everything else should be fine. 10's of thousands of PC's are shipped fully built every day.

    Why does shipping the monitor cost $100?
  2. USAFRet said:
    CASE: Corsair Carbide 500R
    i5-3570k
    Noctua NH-D14
    ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO mobo
    Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 OC
    8GB RAM
    Samsung 256 GB SSD
    1 TB HDD


    I'd consider removing the Noctua (if it were me). Large, and only supported on one end.
    Everything else should be fine. 10's of thousands of PC's are shipped fully built every day.

    Why does shipping the monitor cost $100?

    I really don't mind removing the GPU also, I have an entire suitcase which I'll be using to store the components with their original boxes ( and they said I was nuts at keeping the boxes, maybe I still am)
    The monitor will cost 100 with express mail and insurance ( only 2$ even though the monitor costs 500$). It also weighs about 20 pounds, which is why I'm thinking of selling it on Ebay or craigs, too much money just to ship a gaming setup.
  3. Why not just the original case box instead of a suitcase. After all, the case came shipped in that over several thousand miles. As do just about every other PC, built or in pieces.
  4. USAFRet said:
    Why not just the original case box instead of a suitcase. After all, the case came shipped in that over several thousand miles. As do just about every other PC, built or in pieces.

    That's what I'll probably be doing, but what I meant was that I'll be using a suitcase to store the sensitive components, since the Noctua is very heavy and so is the GPU.
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