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post #1 of 13
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Hey,

So how should I go about shipping my rig to another state? I'm visiting (flying) my mom for a month for my baby sister's delivery, and there's a 24" monitor waiting there for me.

I'm thinking that I should yank out my GFX and heatsink and pack them in my luggage (granted, they might think that it's a bomb when it goes through the scanner) and putting the case/everything else in the box that my case came with and plenty of packing peanuts.

I think that I'd ship it via Ground, I don't think it's a good idea to have it jumping up and down in some cargo container 30,000 feet in the sky.

Your thoughts? Questions/Concerns?

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post #2 of 13
i had my TT armor shipped. i knew it was gunna be moving so i kept the original box and shipped the thing as a whole. (i also drained the LCS). No damages for me since the original box's big foamy pieces are tough.
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post #3 of 13
Shipping is going to kill your wallet, that's all that I can say.
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post #4 of 13
Ground delivery would probably be your best bet.

Like you already said....


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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by lilsquirtle View Post
i kept the original box and shipped the thing as a whole.
So did I

I'm hoping it won't be TOO much...

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post #6 of 13
Carry it in your hands?
Idk. you can dismantle the case and but in a suitcase and you can carry the internal stuff in a bookbag, just make sure its wrapped in an antistatic bag
    
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post #7 of 13
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Carry it in your hands?
Idk. you can dismantle the case and but in a suitcase and you can carry the internal stuff in a bookbag, just make sure its wrapped in an antistatic bag
Ehhh...I'm no CyberDruid...I don't think I could pull that off. Knowing my luck, I'd probably lose a few pieces and be screwed.

What do you think my rig would weigh? Sans the GFX and heatsink...

Quoting UPS and Fedex right now...I put in ~20lbs...not that bad to ship it actually...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by startekee View Post
Carry it in your hands?
Idk. you can dismantle the case and but in a suitcase and you can carry the internal stuff in a bookbag, just make sure its wrapped in an antistatic bag
"Sir whats this in your bag? Is that a bomb?!?!"
"No I swear it's my 8800GTS with a Zalman heatsink/fan on it!"



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post #9 of 13
Thats a huge case, a xbox 360 weighs 12lbs according to MS so a full computer case should easily weigh 3-4x that so I'll say 30lbs
    
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by startekee View Post
Thats a huge case, a xbox 360 weighs 12lbs according to MS so a full computer case should easily weigh 3-4x that so I'll say 30lbs
Still not bad, only ~$18 for UPS and Fedex. 2 Day delivery as well..hmm.

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