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AMD PhII/6850/Phantom/24" 1080p build. MOVING OS

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As the title suggests, I'm moving overseas from Richmond, VA in the USA to London, UK sometime in July. I originally built my system in November 2009, and have since upgraded to the 6850, Dark Knight and Phantom case. I love my computer and don't really want to part with it but transporting it will be problematic I'm sure.

Excluding the storage HDD's (thus only including the 640gb WD Black), what would be your estimates on selling my sig-rig as a complete package?

Also, if you have any information on transporting PC's from the US to the UK like how much it costs, how to pack it, whether you can arrange to take it on the plane with you etc etc, that would be most appreciated.

I feel like it would make the most sense to keep and transport the case and contents, selling off the monitor. I still have the box and foam for the Phantom. Financially I know that PC costs are higher outside the US, and I won't "make" what the PC is worth to me I'm sure, but the prospect of shipping my PC, worrying about safe transportation, moisture, fragility, damage etc etc, it seems like a huge amount of work.

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You can take it on the plane with you, will cost you extra depending on who your flying with, I say put the PC into the PC Case box and stuff it up with shipping peanuts. Take it with you on the plane because it'll be cheaper than shipping it through a shipping company.

Just remove the CPU Cooler if its a HUGE cooler, that way you'll prevent it from ripping off or damaging anything if forsay, someone was to toss the computer box around(I can't trust airport workers enough) WRITE FRAGILE FRAGILE!! All over it =]

Your computer I say about 600-700 dollars max, I wouldn't pay more than 700 for it personally and thats being generous. PC's don't keep their value at all, they drop in value so quickly considering the hardware on it seems a bit outdated.
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I should state that I run the CPU @ 3480mhz 1.440v almost always (sig rig speeds very rarely, and even as an x3 @ 2800mhz, NB @ stock and RAM @ 1333 7-7-7-20 1.85v when used for media playback)

Also my 6850 can hit ~ 1034mhz/1174mhz 1.25v (making it unequivocally faster than a 6870 at stock clocks) but I choose the cooler and barely-noticeably slower clocks from my sig. The GPU cooling solution keeps temps at or below 60 degrees with very little audible noise even when overclocked.

Thanks for your reply. I'm thinking that will be the general consensus. I can still upgrade to an Thuban x6, to 8gb of RAM and add a 2nd 6850 which should make my PC more than capable for another couple of years, so selling it seems to be a surefire way to lose money.

Any more information on the conditions in which shipping PC cases occurs? Do HDD's have to be removed lest they go through an Xray machine and suffer data loss from magnetism or something? What about if the box and case go under the plane in cargo and suffer moisture condensation? Or simply the shock of being dropped etc?

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Edited by willibj - 4/23/11 at 10:31am
 
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I should state that I run the CPU @ 3480mhz 1.440v almost always (sig rig speeds very rarely, and even as an x3 @ 2800mhz, NB @ stock and RAM @ 1333 7-7-7-20 1.85v when used for media playback)

Also my 6850 can hit ~ 1034mhz/1174mhz 1.25v (making it unequivocally faster than a 6870 at stock clocks) but I choose the cooler and barely-noticeably slower clocks from my sig. The GPU cooling solution keeps temps at or below 60 degrees with very little audible noise even when overclocked.

Thanks for your reply. I'm thinking that will be the general consensus. I can still upgrade to an Thuban x6, to 8gb of RAM and add a 2nd 6850 which should make my PC more than capable for another couple of years, so selling it seems to be a surefire way to lose money.

Any more information on the conditions in which shipping PC cases occurs? Do HDD's have to be removed lest they go through an Xray machine and suffer data loss from magnetism or something? What about if the box and case go under the plane in cargo and suffer moisture condensation? Or simply the shock of being dropped etc?

Cheers
I flew with my PC multiple times and it usually doesn't cost me more than 50 dollars(Sometimes even less depending on who you fly with)

I never remove my HDD's and they seem to have survived all the trips, You should be fine. I travel with my Laptop a lot also and that thing always goes through the X-Ray machine because well its required lol and my HDD never got damaged so I say it has no effects on it_

You just have to cross your fingers and hope they don't toss your PC around_ I suggest writing PLEASE DON'T TOSS FRAGILE on the case. I've always done this and my PC has survived about 5 trips so far. Moisture and condensation is nothing to worry about as they won't happen in a plane at least to my knowledge.
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