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I apologize in advance if I am posting in the wrong section, my question doesn't really fit any section very well so I wanted to post in a busy area.

I will be moving temporarily (one year) to a different state. I am looking to have my desktop (in a HAF-X case) shipped to my new home once I move, but have no idea on the best way to go about doing this and the costs associated with such a shipment. I will not be driving there, so yes the desktop definitely must be shipped.

Has anyone done this before, any tips on how to proceed? Many thanks in advance.
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Don't do it, I've seen too many cases destroyed on this site from shipping. Drive it.
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
Don't do it, I've seen too many cases destroyed on this site from shipping. Drive it.
Unfortunately, driving is not an option. I would however be willing to buy insurance in case of any mishap like you mention. I would just like to be pointed in the right direction.
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Do you have the box the case came in? That would be ideal.

Otherwise, just get a sturdy box that's big enough to fit the case with a few inches in every direction, put about 6" of peanuts at the bottom, carefully set the case in the middle, fill the whole thing with packing peanuts, then tape it up securely. And get insurance.

You may unplug cables and zip tie them so they don't bounce around too much. Also you could use newspaper instead of peanuts, or some other solution. Maybe wrap it in bubble wrap before you box it up.
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post #5 of 6
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Thank you, this helps!

The problem is though, I believe that this may be over the UPS restrictions for box sizes. But perhaps I am not looking in the right place? Do you know if this is something UPS or Fedex can do?

Anyone have any experience with shipping a desktop?
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post #6 of 6
I worked at UPS for a bit, and saw some pretty huge boxes go through. You might have to pay a little extra, but I'm pretty sure the price is based on weight. If nothing else you can call a UPS store close by, they'll know it off the top of their head.
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