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Travelling with my desktop

Trozz
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A few years ago I assembled a desktop, and soon I'll have to leave the country I'm in and I'm thinking of taking said desktop with me. With that being said I would like to know what precautions should I take before packing it in my suitcase.
My main questions are:

1. Can I have problems if I don't disassemble my CPU watercooler? 

2. Is there any alternative to using an antistatic bag to store my GPU?

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Use the box the case came in, if you have it. 

 

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11 minutes ago, Trozz said:

A few years ago I assembled a desktop, and soon I'll have to leave the country I'm in and I'm thinking of taking said desktop with me. With that being said I would like to know what precautions should I take before packing it in my suitcase.
My main questions are:

1. Can I have problems if I don't disassemble my CPU watercooler? 

2. Is there any alternative to using an antistatic bag to store my GPU?

Thank you for reading!

Remove Cpu connection wire (outside) and put it in the case box with handling foam .thats fine.

 

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don't forget you MAY have to pay taxes on that PC if you're unlucky... and shipping costs. Might be an idea to price up a similar build from your country of origin, and see how much it costs, and then see if you can sell your PC where you are for that amount or close to it.

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Anything that is heavy on the mobo remove, like the GPU, you may be able to get away with leaving the aio on, but if you wanted to be thorough i'd remove it and put it in its own box to prevent damage just in case it gets knocked loose during the trip

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A few things in bullet point form:

  • Create as much free volume in the case as possible by taking out expansion cards RAM, and leaving out all the cables. Then see if you can find a way to cushion what's left and pack the rest of the hardware in like that. i.e., find a way to use the case's volume more efficiently.
  • Find anti-static packaging, like bubble wrap.
  • If that piece of luggage with the computer is over 50lbs / 22kg, you'll have to pay an overweight luggage fee.
  • Luggage handlers do not care in handling your luggage, even if you put all sorts of warning labels saying its fragile or "this side up"
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