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So I'm going to be building my PC today and I have to build it downstairs because that is where I have the most room and can work comfortably.

 

My case is an Enthoo Luxe so I don't think it has any handles or anything when moving it.

 

I'm going to be needing to move it all the upstairs and I was wondering if there is any danger in doing that? It has an H115i AIO in it too.

 

Also, does anyone know roughly how much the PC will weigh? Here is the build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qDrVLD

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It'll be fine. Just note the above.


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There are a few things you have to worry about.

 

I didn't look at your specs so... yeah...

 

Do you have a massive CPU cooler? If so then you have to be very careful moving the machine. A jolt could put too much pressure on the motherboard and do bad things.

 

Same goes for heavy graphics cards. Honestly if you're worried about it, don't install either till you get it roughly where it needs to go. 

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Roughly around 30-40 lbs. And no, there's no danger in moving it -- just don't go shaking it around violently. 


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1 minute ago, corrado33 said:

There are a few things you have to worry about.

 

I didn't look at your specs so... yeah...

 

Do you have a massive CPU cooler? If so then you have to be very careful moving the machine. A jolt could put too much pressure on the motherboard and do bad things.

 

Same goes for heavy graphics cards. Honestly if you're worried about it, don't install either till you get it roughly where it needs to go. 

He says he has a AIO

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1 minute ago, Unexas. said:

He says he has a AIO

You are correct good sir. ;) I missed that.

 

The advice still applies for heavy graphics cards though.

 

And even that can be mediated by making sure you screw the GPU down where it's supposed to go.

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What Unexas. says. Computers aren't so fragile that carrying them will hurt anything so long as everything is properly secured inside. Just don't drop it on the way up and it'll be fine.

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i think you should hire movers


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It'll be fine.


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For comfort I would leave the gpu out and put it in once the pc is in its final spot. Not that it would really extra damage if it took a drop, but its easy enough to install and would give peace of mind


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i got my pc from friends who live down the road. they just walked down to my house with the pc under their arm with everything in it. So that is proof that it won't damage anything. (pc was 8 years old when moving it, so pretty old crappy stuff in there)


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If you are really paranoid. After you build the PC, put it in the box the case was shipped in with the packing material and then move it upstairs.

 

You still won't want to drop it, though.

 


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The only option is to switch your house around completely. Have the downstairs as your bedroom, bathroom etc.

 

For the love of all that is holy and Neil Degrasse Tyson DO NOT MOVE IT!


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