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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 04:45 PM - Thread Starter
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Shipping a computer cross country?

So my laptop died and im bouncing between a laptop and building a pc. The issue is im planning to move from Toronto to Vancouver this fall. I would prefer to build so is there a safe low risk way of shipping the computer?
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You take it apart and separately pack each part in its own packaging. Easier if you keep the original box and packing materials.
Unfortunately luggage and freight frequently gets dropped and thrown.

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..basically two approaches (apart from driving it yourself across the country ) -

1.) get a sturdy wood-framed box that can fit your PC 'whole', after draining any custom loops you might have, and also taking the HDD/SDD drives out, and filling a plastic bag with loose Styrofoam under the GPU card...also use Styrofoam or packing paper between the PC case and the box to make sure there's no wiggle room. Declassified Systems (YouTube) ahs a couple of builds which ship internationally like that.

2.) Take it apart and put the components back into their original boxes, a la this vid:

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