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Just remove your gpu and cpu cooler and you're fine. That's what I do, anyway.
I agree. Also remove and package the HDD separately. I have seen HDDs, GPUs and CPU tower coolers break free and wreak havoc inside a case.

I shipped MPS (Military Postal Service) once and it looked like the air dropped it into Germany...
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I've shipped entire rigs before just fine. But in retrospect I would take out the GPU if it is a rather large GPU, possibly the hard drive depending on the user's tech level, and the CPU cooler if it was for myself.

But, NO AMOUNT of insurance will pay for your rig if it was damaged because you packed it poorly.
For example, your GPU is still in, but it breaks during shipping. Most likely your fault, not theirs.
post #13 of 30
Definitely take off the cooler, the Thermaltake V1 is pretty heavy, you don't want it to crack your mobo during shipping.
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What about bringing it on a long plane ride? I'm down here for a month, and I know I'm going to have take my soon to be built i7 rig on a plane, and its likely gonna have to be in the luggage rack under the passenger compartment. Considering my plane was cruising at 40000 feet, I'm a little worried about the coldness in the luggage compartment, should I worry, or so long as I stick a million fragile stickers on it will it be fine (provided I pack it well)?
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Times like this make me glad I have a gaming laptop.
I had a bunch of HP laptops, three to be exact, but they all broke over time with gaming. HP gave me a new one each time. They were built to game too; I got tired of that and said: time to build my own computer and stop relying on people in China to make it for me.
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What about bringing it on a long plane ride? I'm down here for a month, and I know I'm going to have take my soon to be built i7 rig on a plane, and its likely gonna have to be in the luggage rack under the passenger compartment. Considering my plane was cruising at 40000 feet, I'm a little worried about the coldness in the luggage compartment, should I worry, or so long as I stick a million fragile stickers on it will it be fine (provided I pack it well)?
If you have your own plane sure, if you expect to pass through airport security with an electronic device AND fingernail clippers, you are poorly mistaken.

Plus, they could "Lose" your luggage.

Take off the CPU cooler, video card, and pad the crap out of everything inside and out - ship it.
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But how practical is it to ship a PC to Europe and the Caribbean?
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hmmm. how to ship a desktop? take it apart and ship it in pieces, in the original boxes. dont ship it assembled.
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What about bringing it on a long plane ride? I'm down here for a month, and I know I'm going to have take my soon to be built i7 rig on a plane, and its likely gonna have to be in the luggage rack under the passenger compartment. Considering my plane was cruising at 40000 feet, I'm a little worried about the coldness in the luggage compartment, should I worry, or so long as I stick a million fragile stickers on it will it be fine (provided I pack it well)?
First of all, never put anything sensitive in the belly of the plane. It gets cold and I'm also pretty sure its unpressurized. Second of all, have you seen how they load luggage into a plane? They assume everything is clothing. If you have to, send it through fedex or something else. Do not bother taking it on the plane. I'm taking a train home, and if I had any way of getting on the train with a huge tower, I would have done it that way.


Now I'm starting to get all OCD about leaving my GPU and Heat Sink in. Should have messaged you all in advance.
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i have actually and luckily shipped a whole desktop, a P4 2.8ghz 1gb with radeon x300 and 80gb hard drive in one piece and LUCKILY survived. my mom forgot to put fragile on the box and the covers in the front for the drives all got pushed in and scattered around with the motherboard. by some miracle it survived!!

what i would totally suggest is DO put fragile on every edge and corner and if possible take the rig apart, take out the GPU and cooler if possible. wrap everything is styro and bubble warp if possible.

CPU are much much tougher than people give credit for. but better be safe
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