shipping a computer

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  1. Bagsic

    Bagsic New Member

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    I'll be needing to ship my computer (desktop tower) across the country and I was wondering if anyone had experience with this? I was thinking of removing all the parts and wrap them up. Or just filling up the computer with the peanut foam stuff and wrap up the computer. Any advice would be great! Thanks
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Most of it should be fine, Everything is securely bolted in place in a tower anyway except any PCI/graphics cards, which I would take out.
     
  3. Chris

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    dell and hp and all the rest ship thousands of desktops everyday. if you have a giant video card I would remove it, but otherwise as long as the box that its in is secure with foam or peanuts you should be good
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    To be fair in OEM computers everything is bolted down more than usual :mamoru:
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Tell that to Dell who manages to ship us with CPU's and memory falling out :rolleyes:
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    If you have a big heatsink, especially if it's attached to the CPU socket (as opposed to a frame surrounding the CPU, like on a Pentium 4), then I would take it off. You can't assume the box won't get knocked around, or that it will remain right-side up the whole time it's in shipment. The last thing you want is to plug in the computer and find out the motherboard is cracked or the CPU socket is detached because of a good whack that caused the heatsink to sway too far.
     
  7. I ship/receive computers every day at work and #1 problem is the motherboards cracking during shipment....so just beware.
     
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    See? See? Told you. :p
     
  9. Bagsic

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    thanks for the help guys. i guess i'll just take out the graphics and the heat sink.
     

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