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Electronics on international flight.

Hey guyz, so i dunno if this is the right forum to ask such question... however i will try, any opinion shall be greatly appreciated....

so my question is...

1. i am planning to bring my desktop in the philippines.... i plan to disassemble it and i am planning to put the case on the box and plan to check it in.... while i bring the cpu, gpu, ssd, hd, and mobo with me.. i don't have the box packages of the said items except for the mobo only...
so will any of the components get damage by the x-ray scanner on airports? or has anyone here have any experience of being detain for bringing such materials...

2. [dumb question] my desktop's psu is evga 500b 500watts, will i be able to use it in phil that uses a 220v? i mean i think the total power being used in my gaming desktop is around 460+ so if i bring it to the phil. does that mean i have to upgrade it to around 650? since u.s uses 110v so 110v + 100v = 220v? the additional 100v should be added along with the total psu?


3. will a 220v power increases the chance of the components being fried?


4. if i disassemble my desktop, do i just unplug all the components directly? like.. for example, on usb.. you need to click 'safely remove' it before completely removing it.... so do i need do some kind of the same stuff before removing the components? or do i need to back it up or whatever? and if i plug-in back the ssd and hd incorrectly? will it corrupt my system? like if my ssd during installment was plug into cable 1 and the hd was in 2 and i re-installed it vice versa, will there be any corrupt files or etc.?
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  1. I use 220V all the time. Its no problem. I have exported PC parts, but only to europe so i dont know how it will be like in the phillipines.
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    2.. your PSU evgra has input range 100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz (Active PFC) ... so no problems with 110/220 volt input...

    3... nope, in fact the efficiency will up...

    4... only remove parts after complete shutdown (not in standby/sleep mode)... remove all power connection/plug, make sure no more electricity.. let the remain power drains out about 5-10min before unplug/disassemble the hardware....
  3. Yeah, the PSU converts the voltage internally.

    220V power is fine. Arguably superior for many reasons.

    You should be fine going through x-rays, though I'd keep a good backup of any data on the HDD.

    Biggest advice is to pack it well because baggage handlers can be rough.
  4. Need to add, use the anti static warps.. if u still had the box for each part (they supplied), u can re-use them...

    touch the case/PSU case for discharging any static electricity in your body before disassemble.. or using anti static bracelet.. (usually i just touch the case after let the power drain out)..
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