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I have to take my rig on a 3 hour car journey back to university in a few days and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to pack it.

The reason I've posted in this part of OCN is when I have shipped the rig before, the GPU has come partially out of the slot, however I believe this was because of the motherboard being bent slightly (it was an old cheap one), the HAF-X comes with a GPU support bracket, but I'm not quite sure how to fit it, should I just remove the GPU and put it in a box securely? Alternatively I have lots of brown packing paper that I could put inside the rig to keep the card firmly in place.

If anyone could tell me the best way of going about securing everything I'd be forever grateful, I've only had this new rig one day and I don't want to accidentally break it. tongue.gif

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

I have to take my rig on a 3 hour car journey back to university in a few days and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to pack it.

The reason I've posted in this part of OCN is when I have shipped the rig before, the GPU has come partially out of the slot, however I believe this was because of the motherboard being bent slightly (it was an old cheap one), the HAF-X comes with a GPU support bracket, but I'm not quite sure how to fit it, should I just remove the GPU and put it in a box securely? Alternatively I have lots of brown packing paper that I could put inside the rig to keep the card firmly in place.

If anyone could tell me the best way of going about securing everything I'd be forever grateful, I've only had this new rig one day and I don't want to accidentally break it. tongue.gif

Thanks in advance.

This is what I do when going to my mates place for a lan.

I've always put my screen facing forward on the passenger seat with a pillow between it and the seat belt.
I wrap my computer case with a duvet and place it in the back somewhere where it won't slide around. The floor space of one of the back seats works quite well if you have enough room, and if you use the passenger side you can slide the seat back on it to be ultra secure!

I've never had a problem with any components wriggling before. So I would assume everything should be fine as is but a little packing wouldn't hurt if you want to be sure.tongue.gif
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Aside of the obviously screen facing the seat, i would take out the MB and any other card from the MB. It really take 2sec to plug them back in and it will be 110% safe.
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Why would taking the motherboard out be beneficial? Surely it's secure enough with 9 screws in it.
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ive always used towels or pillows and seatbelted it in the passengers seat. as for the screen a pillow or towel wrapped around it and screen facing the soft seat. never had a component come loose.
    
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The screen isn't an issue, I have the shipping sorted for that I was more concerned with the rig itself, thanks for the tips everyone. thumb.gif
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Why would taking the motherboard out be beneficial? Surely it's secure enough with 9 screws in it.

Don't mind me, must be a drunkness typo, i meant to take out everything from the MB, not the actual mb... that came out very bad rolleyes.gif
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i would take out the MB and any other card from the MB.....
sounded like you had a MB plugged on the MB biggrin.gif
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