We move in just a couple weeks. We're stuffing all our belongings that will fit into the car and shoving of. Among these belongings will be two desktop computers. What is the safest way to transport these?
Everything else we're moving are household items who's greatest value is sentimental. But our computers are our babies, and neither of us has the funds for any repair or replacement once we get where we're going.
Our route is long, and occasionally mountainous. We're concerned about jolts and vibrations and hard turns knocking stuff loose inside our cases. My system is inside one of these,
if that matters. My sweetheart rocks one of these.
Assuming that taking out all the components and packing them individually isn't an option, as we lack the know how to reassemble them when we arrive, how should we pack our cases? I've still got much of the original packing materials my machine arrived in, but we'll have to find boxes for my girlfriend's.
We'd considered packing the cases with some of our clothing, for additional padding. I'd also figured on strapping them in for the trip. But what am I forgetting? Does anyone have any experience with driving a desktop computer halfway across the country intact? And if so, would you please share your findings?
Thank you very much for your time.