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Moving country for work, how do i package my gaming PC for the airport

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April 10, 2012 5:59:18 PM

Hello,

I have to move and i was wondering how i go about this. I thought maybe if i put padding in my suitcase and take out the sensitive stuff, the HDD's and the graphics card and put them back in when i land.

What do you guys think, im not very confident in taking out motherbaords etc
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a b U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 6:25:30 PM

Hi :) 

Just go to a Computer shop..like the ones I own in the UK.....ASK FOR A CASE BOX, IT WILL BE FREE ...it will come with polystyrene inserts to hold a standard ATX case...

All the best Brett :) 
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April 10, 2012 6:34:47 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Just go to a Computer shop..like the ones I own in the UK.....ASK FOR A CASE BOX, IT WILL BE FREE ...it will come with polystyrene inserts to hold a standard ATX case...

All the best Brett :) 


thanks i got a pc case with all thats good jazz but is it safe for the dudes at the airport to toss it around
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April 10, 2012 9:34:11 PM

Arimurad said:
thanks i got a pc case with all thats good jazz but is it safe for the dudes at the airport to toss it around



Hi :) 

Not really lol...

Hand luggage ? lolll

All the best Brett :) 
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April 10, 2012 9:38:04 PM

I like your idea of packing the HDD's and GPU seperately. I would ship them over seperately too since I dont think they'd get thru security in your suitcase.
I would also think about removing the cpu heatink & fan and shipping seperately.
Wrap the case good to insure no packing material gets inside before boxing it.
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April 10, 2012 9:44:59 PM

I would say the biggest threat of damage would be caused by the CPU cooler especially if its a large air cooler.

If it gets ripped off its mount from being tossed around it will cause all kinds of damage to the motherboard and any other valuable devices it comes into contact with.
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April 10, 2012 10:02:38 PM

Safest way would be to disassemble all parts that could be possibly a threat when getting loose. Like ko888 said, most of all the CPU cooler, but also keep an eye on "tool less" fitted hardware, like HDDs/SSDs. Either secure those with screws or take them out.
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