Moving expensive desktop PC without a car?
June 26, 2012 8:17 AM Subscribe
How can I take my expensive desktop computer with me to move when I am flying? If I were driving, I'd just put the desktop tower in my car.
posted by AppleTurnover to Computers & Internet (28 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a pretty nice new custom-built desktop computer (it has an i7 processor, top of the line) that I love, but I am moving to Chicago on Thursday for about five months. I really want to have this computer there. The case is massive and I had enough trouble carrying it in and out of my latest apartments. It's too heavy and I broke the wheels so I think I need to get a smaller, lighter case for it anyway. (I'm a petite girl and it's really heavy.)
Should I ship myself the components? Bring them on a plane? Other ideas? I figure, either way, I am going to have to re-build it. I don't see how I could get it there in tact. I considered taking a train, but how am I going to keep track of like three heavy bags by myself on a train? I feel like that won't work. I am wondering what the safest way to get these components to Chicago is. As I said, I have an i7 and all the components (CPU, graphics card, motherboard, power supply, RAM) are probably worth $1000.