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I've wondered this for a while now. How would I properly pack a CPU cooler to be shipped? I was thinking some simple electrical tape(Would this damage the base of the cooler, possibly?) for the base, and then maybe some packing peanuts surrounding the cooler? Please let me know how you guys pack CPU coolers when you ship them. Thank you!
    
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I just wrap it up in news paper and put it in the box with more paper for padding. If you have the oem box that helps a ton.
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How about putting it in a plastic bag to keep it clean, then put that in a box with peanuts. Or just a paper towel over the cpu contact point with some tape on the the fins to keep it on, then the peanuts.
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I've wondered this for a while now. How would I properly pack a CPU cooler to be shipped? I was thinking some simple electrical tape(Would this damage the base of the cooler, possibly?) for the base, and then maybe some packing peanuts surrounding the cooler? Please let me know how you guys pack CPU coolers when you ship them. Thank you!
Putting electrical tape at the base might leave sticky residue which is a pain to remove. Try using masking tape. Wrap the heatsink with a layer of bubble wrap. Then add enough cushion inside the box so that the heatsink can't be tossed around. You can use crumbled up newspaper, brown paper, peanuts, etc

Don't worry about it too much. It's only a heatsink


Edit: Check my trader ratings...I know how to package well
Edited by listen to remix - 10/7/11 at 5:58pm
    
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Make sure the heatsink is in a well supported box that will not be crushed.
blue painters tape (masking tape) is your best bet with tapes, as it is designed to leave very little residue.
Sturdy box + crumpled paper = happy heatsink.
    
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Thanks a bunch guys! You have all been repped.
    
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This is why I never throw away the boxes cpu coolers come in. I save every bit of the packaging. When I moved on from my Megahalems, I put it away, And it was ready when it came time to put it in my daughter's rig. Ditto my Armageddon and my Z600R. Heck, my POS Freezer Pro 7 is sitting next to me in its original packaging.

Some things are OK if you throw away the boxes. A cpu cooler is not one of those things. Its packaging is custom made for it.
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