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I am about to ship a desktop to my cousin who is all the way across the country. I am shipping it ground. I am worried that the brackets are not enough to protect the video card from damage as the plastic retaining clip seems kinda flimsy on the mobo. Any pro builders out there that can give me a idea on what solutions I can come up with to this problem? Im assuming the desktop is going to get knocked around a bit on a 5 day trip.
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Still got the Graphics cards box? If so you can temporarily pack it back away.
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Pack the GPU in a separate padded box: http://www.uline.com/BL_7651/Anti-Static-Bubble-Bags or http://www.uline.com/BL_8006/Anti-Static-Pick-and-Pack-Foam

Pack the entire contents of the case with anti static peanuts/anti static bubble wrap, tape down any movable pieces/HDDs, wrap the entire case in bubble wrap and pack the hell out of the oversize box you ship it in.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NeoReaper View Post

Still got the Graphics cards box? If so you can temporarily pack it back away.

This would be the best way. I've actually lost a 8800GTX to that when they first came out.
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You have two options really for something like this.

1) Keep it assembled and overpack it.

Get the PC in a box and make sure it's secure, has lots of packing material etc.
Then put that box in a second one and repeat.

2) Break down the components as needed into smaller shipments.
This is more costly but the most secure option.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

You have two options really for something like this.

1) Keep it assembled and overpack it.

Get the PC in a box and make sure it's secure, has lots of packing material etc.
Then put that box in a second one and repeat.

2) Break down the components as needed into smaller shipments.
This is more costly but the most secure option.[/
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Yeah you don't want to ship it in the pcie slot you will probably not break the card but you will break the motherboard so I would remove it and ship it in its own packaging.

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Assume worst case scenario:


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Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the replies.

Wow at that fedex video. Cringed.

I did find this video too hope it helps someone else in my situation.

http://forums.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2532062
Edited by bloomstomb - 10/22/15 at 3:44am
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