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post #1 of 17
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Ok so what is a safe way to "pack" a CPU?
I lost the little plastic case for my i7 970, and i'm trying to figure out a safe way to pack it up for shipping.

I know Microcenter used to sell their OEM CPU's in little Styrofoam padded boxes, but they always had the CPU tray on the bottom.

Any ideas? Or do i gotta find some way to find a CPU tray/plastic case.
post #2 of 17
I shipped a CPU in a little box that a gift card came in. Inside of another package, of course, but it worked well as a replacement for the plastic case.
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post #3 of 17
I would try to find a little piece of foam to stick the pins into and then wrap it in newspaper or something and stick it in a small box. If you have an anti-static bag that couldn't hurt either.
post #4 of 17
I suggest using a piece of sponge to set the pins into just to error on the side of caution to help keep the pins in line. Than just do as you say with the anti static bag and bubble wrap.
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post #5 of 17
All you need to ship an LGA CPU is an anti static bag and some bubble wrap.
post #6 of 17
Wait... i7s don't have pins, do they? Even simpler, then.
post #7 of 17
Just wrap it in aluminum foil and stick it in a padded envelope.

It takes some serious effort to physically damage an LGA CPU.
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if u still have that little hard plastic sleeve from retail boxes that would work well
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post #9 of 17
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if u still have that little hard plastic sleeve from retail boxes that would work well
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I actually used that little plastic case for selling my i7 920 (lost the i7 920 backtray

Anyway yeah, there are no pins on the i7 970, its just the sticking out little tabs

So if i throw it into an anti static bag, it'll be fine right? Won't damage the underside

I plan to just put the CPU back into the original box with the heatsink.
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I lost the little plastic case for my i7 970
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if u still have that little hard plastic sleeve from retail boxes that would work well
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