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Hello fellow tech enthusiasts!
I come seeking advice from you all. In the next couple of years I'm going to be heading off to university. This is great and all but it carries with it two problems. The first is, if I attend a college that is far away (ie I need to fly there) how the heck am I going to get my rig, monitor and peripherals there. For those of you that are or have been in a similar situation, what did you do? Is it better to leave it home with the parents for the duration of ny college education. Should I buy a new monitor at the college? Can I bring a pc on an airplane? Is it too expensive/dangerous to the components to ship it to myself? Buy a laptop? Also to all you college students, do you leave your rig at school over the summer or do you bring it with you wherever you end p going over the summer?
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post #2 of 9
get a cheap netbook for like 300.

Dont bring your expensive rig, 1, it could get damaged; 2 its a big hassle transporting everything; 3, people steal expensive electronics in college, you never know.

i leave my rig at my house, safe and sound whenever i go home. and when i leave, i have a net book that has an HD screen and a SSD, so its perfect for HW and watching netflix etc, everything you need in college
Edited by mnkeyprince - 10/2/11 at 10:27pm
post #3 of 9
Buying a laptop would be best for school.
post #4 of 9
i say take you rig just make sure its properly protected when you ship big foam box for monitor and for the pc just make sure u put Styrofoam to support gpus and cpu cooler when its gettin tossed around . best bet would be to remove the cooler and gpus and just put a block of foam in the case
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I would buy a $300 laptop of ebay. You can find some great deals.
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No way would I ever buy a laptop if I knew full well that I could in some way get my much more powerful desktop system counterpart there with me as well. Take a part your system, ship all of the components to college in Styrofoam and other protective materials (i.e, lots of newspaper or what have you), and rebuild once you move in.
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post #7 of 9
You are going to be living in the dorms right? I would suggest a laptop, unless you want to drive across the country and see it.
post #8 of 9
Heya Cavus,

It really depends on what you're looking to do @ college, and how much money you are willing to spend to either ship the rig or buy something else. If you are an avid gamer, and plan to play a couple games on the weekend, then i would advise you to bring it with you. If you are just looking to type papers, use the web to browse the forums on overclock.net, you should probally invest in a small laptop.

As for me, I attend a university about 3 hours from where I live so it's not that much trouble just hauling my rig here every semester. It can be a hassle though, and sometimes I wish i just had a laptop to mess around on, but it's definetly worth having if you can afford bringing it with you.
post #9 of 9
1) You are years away from University why are you worried about this?

2) Get a laptop for the time you are at college and living in the dorms. You will be having too much fun anyway your first year to play many games.

3) When you're a 2nd year student and in your own apartment then take apart your rig and ship it to yourself next time you are at home or on break.
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