Originally Posted by justinjja
I have checked a fully set up computer on an airplane before, lol.
I just used the original box, and packed the inside of the computer with t-shirts.
but I'm crazy so...
I've done that before, everything went fine, one of the hdd's had broken the screwless mounts but hadn't moved enough to break anything.
Also had a case shipped to me in the original box with nothing protecting the inside, arrived with both hdd's flopping around in the case, Had it not been for horrible cable management I'm sure they would have done a lot of damage.
Packing foam and bubble wrap can and most likely will cause a lot of static so I really suggest against that. News paper is ok but still not ideal or as safe as removing the heavier components.