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Posted · Original PosterOP

This PC will be on a ride for about 20 min by car every week basically, I need some tips I want to avoid disassembling anything (planning on getting a GPU stand in the future)

 

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[CPU] AMD Ryzen 5 3600

[CPU Cooler] Stock (planning on new one just don't know if i should go AIO or something else)

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[GPU] GTX 1060 3GB single fan

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[HDD] WD 1TB

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Try to put it on a seat instead of in the trunk or on the ground, that way if you hit a bump it gets softened. You should also wrap it with a thick blanket or something else to absorb bumps. Make sure it is secure and won't slide around. If you are worried about the graphics card shifting or you drive like a maniac, you can take out the graphics card and install it at your destination. 

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1 minute ago, The_russian said:

Try to put it on a seat instead of in the trunk or on the ground, that way if you hit a bump it gets softened. You should also wrap it with a thick blanket or something else to absorb bumps. Make sure it is secure and won't slide around. If you are worried about the graphics card shifting or you drive like a maniac, you can take out the graphics card and install it at your destination. 

Always have it in the back seat in the case box, the card I'm not to worried about as I said I will be getting a GPU stand later on to hold up in the corner


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If you can get one of those expandable foam things, you could put that in once and every time just put it in then remove it as it will be shaped to your pc.


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Just now, zeusthemoose said:

If you can get one of those expandable foam things, you could put that in once and every time just take it out and remove it as it will be shaped to your pc.

Where can I get those sounds perfect for me, what about the drives they are in a drive bay so it should be fine right?


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I used to do week by week shared parenting so the struggle is real.

 

I'd invest in an ITX build for ease of transport.  If you really don't wana do that, just don't go too bulky and I'd keep the GPU box and straight up remove it each time I moved the computer.  It's really the only piece that doesn't transport well.

 

The foam insert someone else suggested is a good idea too.

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2 minutes ago, Anarchyz11 said:

I used to do week by week shared parenting so the struggle is real.

 

I'd invest in an ITX build for ease of transport.  If you really don't wana do that, just don't go too bulky and I'd keep the GPU box and straight up remove it each time I moved the computer.  It's really the only piece that doesn't transport well.

 

The foam insert someone else suggested is a good idea too.

Well I don't have the money for a new build and doesn't a GPU stand make the GPU more stable and minimize the risk of it damaging anything (the GPU I have isn't really heavy either)


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I'd simply get a bracket of sorts to lock down the end of your GPU so there's no stress on the PCIe slot.  Then put the case on it's side with the GPU vertical then.

 

Nothing else to worry about. CPU is locked in place, RAM is locked in place, fans are screwed in, etc etc etc.

 

Probably go with an AIO then, so there's no torque issue like a larger air cooler can cause if you have a small drop.

 

Otherwise PC's are solid and basically everything is screwed down or locked somehow.


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8 minutes ago, Kanna said:

Where can I get those sounds perfect for me

Search for Instapak and you should find the foam thing (Amazon has a ton of models with different sizes).

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27 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

I'd simply get a bracket of sorts to lock down the end of your GPU so there's no stress on the PCIe slot.  Then put the case on it's side with the GPU vertical then.

 

Nothing else to worry about. CPU is locked in place, RAM is locked in place, fans are screwed in, etc etc etc.

 

Probably go with an AIO then, so there's no torque issue like a larger air cooler can cause if you have a small drop.

 

Otherwise PC's are solid and basically everything is screwed down or locked somehow.

So I should be safe as long as everything is screwed up and I have a GPU bracket for GPU support?


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23 minutes ago, Kanna said:

So I should be safe as long as everything is screwed up and I have a GPU bracket for GPU support?

100%.  Think about the parts and how they're handled.

 

Don't forget that foam is nice but doesn't LOCK things in so they cannot move.  You'll still get wiggle and torque.  

 

Also, parts are shipped.  No one has or will take care of your PC and its parts like YOU.  UPS / Fedex / DHL, etc. all have tossed the parts around like frisbees and they still work.

 

I've personally moved Emma and Plex multiple times around the house as well as built machines and transported them to other's houses.  No issues.

 

 


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Don't worry about it. You're driving, it's not going to come under that much strain. If it's properly secured, it's not going to have any damage done to it unless you're driving down a logging road or something and the car's quite bouncy.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Don't worry about it. You're driving, it's not going to come under that much strain. If it's properly secured, it's not going to have any damage done to it unless you're driving down a logging road or something and the car's quite bouncy.

 

8 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

100%.  Think about the parts and how they're handled.

 

Don't forget that foam is nice but doesn't LOCK things in so they cannot move.  You'll still get wiggle and torque.  

 

Also, parts are shipped.  No one has or will take care of your PC and its parts like YOU.  UPS / Fedex / DHL, etc. all have tossed the parts around like frisbees and they still work.

 

I've personally moved Emma and Plex multiple times around the house as well as built machines and transported them to other's houses.  No issues.

 

 

Okay thanks I will be getting a GPU bracket then ai don’t really have to worry more, and when switching from stock cooler I will be aiming for aio as that isn’t bulky and takes less space


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41 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

UPS / Fedex / DHL, etc. all have tossed the parts around like frisbees and they still work.

That gave me a good laugh and relation as I have had this happen to me with a calendar, one of the corners was a bit frayed.

 

And for keeping your PC in good condition while driving, just drive carefully and make sure you have secured so it doesn't move around and you should be right anyway as long as the parts inside are being supported for even weight distribution.


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2 hours ago, Kanna said:

Well I don't have the money for a new build and doesn't a GPU stand make the GPU more stable and minimize the risk of it damaging anything (the GPU I have isn't really heavy either)

Sorry I thought you meant this would be a new build.

 

GPU stand helps for sure but it would only brace the card from the bottom.  It could theoretically still snap upward if a bump is big enough. 

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9 hours ago, Anarchyz11 said:

Sorry I thought you meant this would be a new build.

 

GPU stand helps for sure but it would only brace the card from the bottom.  It could theoretically still snap upward if a bump is big enough. 

Well it is parts I’m buying but most of it I already have so it would be highly inefficient to build a new build


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