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post #1 of 10
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Ok a few months ago I built myself a desktop for which I really adore. Now to the real issue. I am moving this weekend and I am driving to my destination (7hours by car). So I was wondering how I should transport my computer and stuff.

I have the original case box and monitor box as well
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post #2 of 10
Stuffed mine in the box my case came in...will let you know how that turns out when I unpack it


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post #3 of 10
It might be worthwhile to remove the processor heatsink during the move. Those create significant cantilever stress by just sitting there, and if the computer experiences even a small drop, it might rip the socket out entirely. Otherwise, like others said, the case box is probably the best bet.
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How about laying the case on the side so the mobo is facing up? Will that work, because re-applying the TIM and installing my heatsink is a pain in the butt (see CPU cooling in sig and know my pain)

Then remove the HDD into an antistatic bag perhaps?
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How about laying the case on the side so the mobo is facing up? Will that work, because re-applying the TIM and installing my heatsink is a pain in the butt (see CPU cooling in sig and know my pain)

Then remove the HDD into an antistatic bag perhaps?
I see no reason why it wouldn't work


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post #6 of 10
i would lay the case with the mobo facing up in the case box
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post #7 of 10
Are you riding in a wooden carriage across the oregon trail? Put it in the back seat in a place where it won't tip over and it will be fine. As long as you don't drive like a maniac that is....
post #8 of 10
Place the case on its side so the CPU Cooler is facing up rather than sideways and make sure it doesn't slide around.
Problem solved.
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post #9 of 10
I always transport my comp between NH and MA, and ive had it in the back of a jeep, trunk, and in the open bed of a truck and have had no problems. just put it in the box and it will be fine.
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post #10 of 10
Got a luggage rack? Strap it to that.
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