Transporting a Computer From Coast to Coast

  1. baumgrenze's Avatar
    Posts : 132
    win 7 pro x64 (upgrade from XP/Pro OEM)
       #1

    Transporting a Computer From Coast to Coast


    I have two machines, one 8 years old and the other not yet in service, both built by the same local builder.

    I am moving from CA to VA later in mid-March. The move will be coordinated by a major cross-country van line. I asked the builder what I needed to do to prepare for the move.

    I've been advised that the proper way to orient a machine built in a tower case is to place the carton in which it is being moved so that the case is oriented with the MOBO down with respect to any peripheral cards.

    I'm trying to understand why this is being suggested. Can any of you experts offer an explanation?

    thanks
    baumgrenze
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  2. oscer1's Avatar
    Posts : 526
    win 10
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    Hi for one thing to lay it down on so motherboard is facing down is because if it was upright the weight of the cards that are installed could break the slots on the motherboard or card itself. best option would to remove any cards when transporting it. that way you know for sure they do not get damaged.
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,278
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    I bet your new PC doesn't stay the right way up when it is shipped half the way around to you when you buy it!
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #4

    One thing to check with custom builds is the CPU cooler. Some air coolers are very tall and stand perpendicular to MOBO. Under stress they can cause issues with MOBO.

    Your Silent Pipe does not appear to be one of these tall air coolers but you did say you had two units being shipped.
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  5. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
       #5

    I would actually take it apart. Or at least remove the videocard and hard drives and put them in bubbled containers. That is what I actually did. The trip was by plane though.
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