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My suggestion is the same as others.

Either teach whomever it's going to how to install a heatsink or ship it with a lighter cooler. The H70 would be great.
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While you could immobilize a D14 with solid hunks of Styrofoam, custom cut to fill the spaces, you would need a bandsaw to do the work properly. Not what I'd recommend.

You could send it in its old box - that's very well protected. If you send it with the backplate and the bracket it bolts onto already installed, the the recipient would not have to fiddle with the back of the mobo at all. He would only need to make sure the four thumb nuts are tightened. If you ship the cpu and heatsink fully cleaned, then all he would need to do is place a small drop of the Noctua TIM or similar low-viscosity on the cpu and mount the heatsink. He ought to be able to do that.

The H70 is an expensive solution that gets noisy if this machine will be overclocked, but it would handle rough shipping with ease, since no part of it sticks up to get wiggled.

Good luck with it.
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If I ever have to ship a NH-D14 (or any other tower type cooler) in a 800D (or any other case), one move to make is to install a system of ties (using cheap but strong fishing lines) to tie the heatsink with the chassis in orthogonal directions. See diagram below showing just 3 of the 10-20 lines.

When the buyer receives the PC, all he has to do is to scissor off the lines and is ready to boot up the rig.
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While you could immobilize a D14 with solid hunks of Styrofoam, custom cut to fill the spaces, you would need a bandsaw to do the work properly. Not what I'd recommend.

You could send it in its old box - that's very well protected. If you send it with the backplate and the bracket it bolts onto already installed, the the recipient would not have to fiddle with the back of the mobo at all. He would only need to make sure the four thumb nuts are tightened. If you ship the cpu and heatsink fully cleaned, then all he would need to do is place a small drop of the Noctua TIM or similar low-viscosity on the cpu and mount the heatsink. He ought to be able to do that.

The H70 is an expensive solution that gets noisy if this machine will be overclocked, but it would handle rough shipping with ease, since no part of it sticks up to get wiggled.

Good luck with it.
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While you could immobilize a D14 with solid hunks of Styrofoam, custom cut to fill the spaces, you would need a bandsaw to do the work properly. Not what I'd recommend.

You could send it in its old box - that's very well protected. If you send it with the backplate and the bracket it bolts onto already installed, the the recipient would not have to fiddle with the back of the mobo at all. He would only need to make sure the four thumb nuts are tightened. If you ship the cpu and heatsink fully cleaned, then all he would need to do is place a small drop of the Noctua TIM or similar low-viscosity on the cpu and mount the heatsink. He ought to be able to do that.

The H70 is an expensive solution that gets noisy if this machine will be overclocked, but it would handle rough shipping with ease, since no part of it sticks up to get wiggled.

Good luck with it.
Mmm I see, thanks, that is a good idea. Noise is not what I want, which is why I really like the NH-D14. Mmm...

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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
If I ever have to ship a NH-D14 (or any other tower type cooler) in a 800D (or any other case), one move to make is to install a system of ties (using cheap but strong fishing lines) to tie the heatsink with the chassis in orthogonal directions. See diagram below showing just 3 of the 10-20 lines.

When the buyer receives the PC, all he has to do is to scissor off the lines and is ready to boot up the rig.
Mmm, I see. That's a good idea too, cheers. But woh... that's a massive cooler.
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post #16 of 21
Zip tie the heatsink to the chassis. Then fill the entire inside of the case full of expanding air bags. Ship the case inside its original box. Instruct the customer to remove the air bags and cut the zip ties around the heatsink.
Edited by Riou - 6/19/11 at 8:53pm
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A bandsaw to cut Styrofoam? Really?
When you have really big blocks of it, yes - if you are looking for straight cuts. Anyone can butcher Styrofoam, but doing it right means a long cutting blade that doesn't move side to side.
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Zip tie the heatsink to the chassis. Then fill the entire inside of the case full of expanding air bags. Ship the case inside its original box. Instruct the customer to remove the air bags and cut the zip ties around the heatsink.
It seems zip ties sound like the best idea. And expanding air bags are good too, easy to remove. I suppose it isn't too hard to remove the side case and cut some zip ties / remove air bags. Thanks.

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It seems zip ties sound like the best idea. And expanding air bags are good too, easy to remove. I suppose it isn't too hard to remove the side case and cut some zip ties / remove air bags. Thanks.

Thanks everyone for your help!
+1 came here to say this. You should be fine to move it with zip ties and air bags, just make sure they are very snug, and that the recipient is made aware they have to be removed before he starts the computer
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I thought about mentioning zip-ties. I just imagined them either being tightened too much and breaking something or not being tightened enough and the thing cracking in transit.

Whatever works.
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