How to Not SMASH Your PC - Gaming Rig Packing & Moving Guide

  • Published: 01 July 2019
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  • random person
    random person  4 days back

    Easily solution transport it your self in your car or in friends/family. And make sure everything secure

    • rjc0234
      rjc0234  5 days back

      "Fragile" and "this way up" are for the person opening the box at the other end. As someone one who is a professional packaging shill, this video is great!

      • Hàn Tuấn
        Hàn Tuấn  2 weeks back

        dat red sata cable...

        • Skcorpion86
          Skcorpion86  2 weeks back

          I have shipped my desktop to myself via US Postal Service across the USA and I have flown with it across the USA and Overseas. I have duel GPUs, and a AIO Liquid cooler in a mid sized ATX case. I usually just stuff the insides with clothes I want to have with me at the destination. Fold them up and stuff them anywhere and everywhere so nothing can move on the inside. I didnt pay extra attention to the HDDs (Although that was the main thing I was worried about since I just kept them their cages). If you don't have that many clothes to bring, you can just stuff the insides with all the packing material you can find. Works the same.

          As far as Monitors go. I just take my stands off of them and and place them on top a bunch of clothes in my suitcase And wrap clothes around them and stuff as many clothes I can around the edges making sure the monitors can't move. I have done this with a single monitor more times than I can count, and done it with two monitors once. Never had any issues.

          For the outside of the box I just used the original box with the hard foam and stuffed as much extra packing material around the case as I could. I will be using the 2 box method as Linus suggested in the future though, due to the fact that my foam is completely shot after being shipped / moved so many times.

          Hopes this helps anyone worried about transporting their beloved gaming PCs

          Side Note: Take steps to avoid your case window(s) from getting scratched up. I did not and now mines is pretty scratched up

          • Darren Hash
            Darren Hash  3 weeks back

            How to safely transport your pc! JUST PUT IT IN THE FRONT SEAT AND BUCKLE IT PROBLEM SOLVED YAAAAAAY.

            • Osmane
              Osmane  4 weeks back

              Why is there 732 dislike on a video which explain how to safely ship a pc ?

              • TheCoolquis1997
                TheCoolquis1997  4 weeks back

                any recommendations for moving a monitor?

                • Kaguya Houraisan
                  Kaguya Houraisan  4 weeks back

                  a bring your own pc party? hmmm...

                  everyone: *brings rgb, rtx 2080, core i9 water cooled packed monsters*
                  Devin Dyer: *brings a dell optiplex 780*
                  Code Bulletin: *brings a CRT monitor with geforce 210*
                  me: *Brings a 2006 Gaming PC(includes ATI X1950XTX with Athlon 64 x2 4600+ @3.0ghz) with a CRT*
                  Code Bulletin(again): *Brings a vacuum tube computer with some LEDs and 128bit tape recorder as storage*

                  • SteveAkaGoatpile
                    SteveAkaGoatpile  1 months back

                    buy a car. drive it yourself.
                    if you use a plane... disassemble it.

                    • beams098
                      beams098  1 months back

                      so I put a new hard drive in my laptop and it flops around a little bit any ideas on how to secure it

                      • Dion Starfire
                        Dion Starfire  1 months back

                        Am I the only one who read this as "how not to smash ..." and came here expecting creative and interesting ways to destroy a PC?

                        • Liviu Bita
                          Liviu Bita  1 months back

                          6:06 New gig in town: Linus Hit Tips!

                          • GE PLAYER
                            GE PLAYER  1 months back

                            I worked in airfreight for nearly 10yrs so I can shed abit of light on this. From my experience and observations the best way to ship a PC, especially Internationally, is to palatize it. By strapping it to a small wooden pallet you right away prevent the case from being tipped or placed upside down, because being attached to a wooden pallet makes it more suited to being loaded in a vertical manner. Airfreight is considerably more expensive then traditional road transport, but in the case of road transport for domestic users I would still paletize it. And for an added protection I highly recommend once youve loaded it onto a small pallet that you then incase the PC in a simple plywood crate to the size of the pallet that the PC is strapped too. This way you have a gap between the crate and your PC which you can fill with packing, it also serves s a buffer incase the crate is punctured.

                            • Grobfoot
                              Grobfoot  1 months back

                              I take my pc to and from college all the time. I reserve a back seat to have my PC rest motherboard down so the mounting of all the components work with gravity. I've never had an issue yet, just can't drive too crazy!

                              • Sam Keitz
                                Sam Keitz  1 months back

                                What about a pre built box

                                • bu tre
                                  bu tre  1 months back

                                  crate your rig. crates are rare enough in normal shipping that it makes the handlers take pause as they assume it weighs a ton. I ship valuable antiques all the time this way and have never had any problems.

                                  • Future Sight Games
                                    Future Sight Games  1 months back

                                    Valuable antiques? I think I left my shoe at your house, can you send your address?

                                • Goreface69
                                  Goreface69  1 months back

                                  How not to smash your PC hosted by Linus? Yeah no.

                                  • Ry Lanfersieck
                                    Ry Lanfersieck  1 months back

                                    i feel like writing computer on the side of a box is a bad idea, i mean we all are supposed to feel like we trust the people handling our stuff, but in the case of delivery, if the box is on your porch or something, writing computer might help the delivery guy be careful but there is nothing stopping that random guy on the street from seeing something labeled computer then just swiping it

                                    • Chuuni Chewer
                                      Chuuni Chewer  1 months back

                                      That's only a real concern if you live in the hood.

                                  • Theron Dalton
                                    Theron Dalton  1 months back

                                    Do you have any recommendations for transporting or shipping a RAID array?

                                    • SteelSkin667
                                      SteelSkin667  1 months back

                                      I wonder if you can have a proper flight case made for a PC case or monitor. That would solve the box problem.

                                      • neojack333
                                        neojack333  1 months back

                                        i am volunteer for the dreamhack (construction and tech team). it's is actually important to keep the boxes in good order, to ship the gear to the next dream Hack location ! yes the same PCs and Monitors are used all around the world !

                                        • thatdude034
                                          thatdude034  1 months back

                                          How to safely transport your pc
                                          Step 1: don't let Linus hold it

                                          • Thomas Barke
                                            Thomas Barke  1 months back

                                            Haha I have just placed my computer in the backseat of my car like 1000 time and it still works like a charm

                                            • Edgar Renje
                                              Edgar Renje  2 months back

                                              "Why do you want to buy an AIO water cooling system?"
                                              "I move around a lot."


                                              How Linus solved the plastic waste problem.

                                              • CyanXWatcher
                                                CyanXWatcher  2 months back

                                                LAPTOP GAMERS RISE UP

                                                • Tox Laximus
                                                  Tox Laximus  2 months back

                                                  Don't balance it on your head like I did, it ends in tears. :(

                                                  • LazyTV
                                                    LazyTV  2 months back

                                                    Hard drive update please...

                                                    • Preston Miller
                                                      Preston Miller  2 months back

                                                      Orrrrrr just bring a gaming laptop

                                                      • Ricardo Becerra
                                                        Ricardo Becerra  2 months back

                                                        HDD safe?

                                                        • dairycow
                                                          dairycow  2 months back

                                                          im going to cali in 2 hours in a car so this helped I want to bring my pc because im staying a long time. hopefully im just fine taking out my gpu haha gl 3 4 tb hard drives and my ssds

                                                          • Andy Daubner
                                                            Andy Daubner  2 months back

                                                            dairycow no need to remove the ssd since vibrations don’t hurt them at all

                                                        • AJP 101
                                                          AJP 101  2 months back

                                                          Linus : *Your gonna have Bad Time*
                                                          Me : **San's Flashbacks Intensifies*

                                                          • TYGURSTYLE
                                                            TYGURSTYLE  2 months back

                                                            Very nice, I will try something like this ✌️

                                                            • Oliver Jackson
                                                              Oliver Jackson  2 months back

                                                              Ltx stands for Linus Tech Xecution

                                                              • Braydyn de Blois
                                                                Braydyn de Blois  2 months back

                                                                Damn for the longest time I just placed it in my case box and that's it

                                                                • Ryan V
                                                                  Ryan V  2 months back

                                                                  I cringed so hard when you were twisting the tower cooler on the motherboard !

                                                                  • Night Raptor
                                                                    Night Raptor  2 months back

                                                                    something jank: use t-shirts, jeans, ranger panties, socks and a bunch of other stuff.... that way you have clothes and packing material

                                                                    • Charles Yeo
                                                                      Charles Yeo  2 months back

                                                                      I'm moving in a few months. I'm afraid of shipping my tower. or even checking it in with the luggage on a flight.

                                                                    • TheMaddi96
                                                                      TheMaddi96  2 months back

                                                                      Harddrives when "parked" actually can take some serious shocks because the head is in a safe position, at least in modern HDDs. So that should not be a big problem.

                                                                      • runningpancakes
                                                                        runningpancakes  2 months back

                                                                        linus, you need to put a marijuana plant behind you, bruh🌱☘

                                                                        • Spaero
                                                                          Spaero  2 months back

                                                                          I had no reason to watch this, i'm not packing my pc any time soon but I watched the whole thing because this channel is highly entertaining. Keep up the good stuff

                                                                          • Master Dragon
                                                                            Master Dragon  2 months back

                                                                            Pretty much just fill your PC with clothes or completely dismantle it and put it in a box, bag, or luggage bag. And if putting it in a box put all the warnings you can and put them all over the box

                                                                            • ed
                                                                              ed  2 months back

                                                                              Top grab skills while not skipping a beat on the reporting. Damn nice Linus.

                                                                              • Master Dragon
                                                                                Master Dragon  2 months back

                                                                                Linus is one to talk. He can drop a $5,000 graphics card. He can even drop a teeny tiny CPU. HOW???

                                                                                • Zufuru yin
                                                                                  Zufuru yin  2 months back


                                                                                  • Maxi Mal
                                                                                    Maxi Mal  2 months back

                                                                                    or bring a kinda good laptop and remote controle you actual PC

                                                                                    • KC MineBlox
                                                                                      KC MineBlox  2 months back

                                                                                      how to i download gta mods?

                                                                                      • Carlcig6669420
                                                                                        Carlcig6669420  2 months back

                                                                                        Gaming laptops are the best lan party computer

                                                                                        • ACDCnLedZeppelin
                                                                                          ACDCnLedZeppelin  2 months back

                                                                                          I suggest a couple cans of spray foam it's an easy install too, just getting it out is not going to be easy.