posted on Sep, 20 2015 @ 12:07 PM
I need to move my desktop computer which involves a 3 hour flight (I have decided to take it as extra baggage). I have the base unit (no
manufacturer's packaging) and a 22" LCD monitor (with manufacturer's packaging).
I have built all my desktop computers in the last 18 years (I am one of the old brigade that started with Win 2.1 lol). My last build was 2 years ago
and I still have the motherboard manual. My idea was to remove the dvd drive, hard disks, memory, graphics card, CPU and the motherboard. Place in
anti-static bags where necessary and pack all the components inside the base casing with bubble wrap. The base unit will be transported surrounded by
rolled up towels and bedding in the suitcase. The boxed monitor will be packed similar in another case.
I did search on the net about desktop PC transportation and everything I have read suggests just packing the base unit as is which will result in a
small risk of cards unseating or connectors becoming unplugged. Has anyone tried this method and was there any damage?
I did contemplate using the opportunity to upgrade but performance increase to cost ratio (or is it the other way round) is very high.
Thanks for any help/advice.