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Hey guys. I'm looking for a midtower case that will secure the components down as tightly as possible.

The last few PC's we shipped for events arrived with the mobo half popped out, GPU popped out, etc. These PC Cases were inside of $500 pelican cases but it didn't make a difference because the parts could still move with the P.C. case itself.

Any recommendations? Price is really not an issue.

Thanks,

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Can you give us a hardware list? It could help to pick an mATX or ATX case without watercooling or without watercooling support, etc.
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for what events? wouldn't itx be a better choice for travel?
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You can stuff the computer with brown paper or newspaper or even bubble wrap to prevent the heatsink and gpu from moving around.
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Originally Posted by smithydan View Post

You can stuff the computer with brown paper or newspaper or even bubble wrap to prevent the heatsink and gpu from moving around.

 

+1

Even when traveling with my own rig via my own car, I still take off the side panel and stuff the inside with old newspapers of brown packing paper, or some old shirts. I also toss all my cables, mouse, earbuds, and rolled up mouse pad as well so that only my keyboard is left loose.

This saves space for shipping/traveling and keeps everything inside the case secure, which is really important for water-cooled systems.
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post #7 of 9
Large air coolers and GPU's don't take well to traveling. This is because the weight of the GPU/Cooler becomes an issue when it's moved around a lot. Like bouncing around in the back of a car. Only thing you can really try is filling the inside of the system with something soft to stop the parts from jumping around. Other option is to remove the GPU and cooler until you get where you're going.
     
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Given how cases are built to accomodate the most varied components they can I don't see how you can have a case built around specific components to lock them down. Closest thing I can think of would be the Thermaltake Level 10.
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post #9 of 9
Honestly, as other's have mentioned... fill the voids in the case.

http://www.uline.com/BL_1142/Virgin-Kraft-Paper
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