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

  • Published: 01 July 2019
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  • VDM
    VDM  1 weeks back

    If I have a ssd do I have to remove it from the pc?

    • Aboody
      Aboody  3 weeks back

      Is it allowed to have my pc case while traveling in an airplane?

      • 6ixe
        6ixe  3 weeks back

        LTX 2021 i will be there coz i im from israel lol (its like 1000 just for fllit ) and pc upgrade LOL

        • Supr3me
          Supr3me  4 weeks back

          me: Looking for simple tips for packing my gaming pc in order to bring it over for a sleep-over.
          Linus Tech Tips: So basically all that you have to is remove the hard-drive, possibly the cooler or fan if it's not a water cooler. Additionally you'll want anti-static bags for your cool.....
          me: Ima stop you right there. It would just be easier if I brought my console...honestly....

          • fredcrewneck
            fredcrewneck  2 months back

            Should I just put all the parts back in their respective boxes when I move?

            • Theft
              Theft  2 months back

              Pay for 1 day shipping less chance of it breaking.

              • Low Quality Shitposts
                Low Quality Shitposts  3 months back

                I just wanna know how to pick it up and place it on a table

                • Ghillie Gamer
                  Ghillie Gamer  3 months back

                  OK, I'm about to import an nzxt made rig, any advice for me???

                  • Bruh Moment
                    Bruh Moment  3 months back

                    *gets a PS4 ad*

                    • Eelco Stuy
                      Eelco Stuy  4 months back

                      Linus and crew! The time has come for you to make a vid about an optimized build for realtime CPU performance. The world is ready and waiting. Booyakasha

                      • Fancy Gonk Boi
                        Fancy Gonk Boi  4 months back

                        Oh shit I'm fucked

                        • Fancy Gonk Boi
                          Fancy Gonk Boi  4 months back

                          @Cheddering I'll find out if I got absolutely butt fucked in a few orders

                        • Cheddering
                          Cheddering  4 months back


                      • random person
                        random person  4 months back

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

                        • rjc0234
                          rjc0234  4 months 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  4 months back

                            dat red sata cable...

                            • Skcorpion86
                              Skcorpion86  4 months 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  4 months back

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

                                • Osmane
                                  Osmane  5 months back

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

                                  • TheCoolquis1997
                                    TheCoolquis1997  5 months back

                                    any recommendations for moving a monitor?

                                    • Kaguya Houraisan
                                      Kaguya Houraisan  5 months 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  5 months back

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

                                        • beams098
                                          beams098  5 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  5 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  5 months back

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

                                              • GE PLAYER
                                                GE PLAYER  5 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  5 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  5 months back

                                                    What about a pre built box

                                                    • bu tre
                                                      bu tre  5 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  5 months back

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

                                                    • Goreface69
                                                      Goreface69  5 months back

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

                                                      • Ry Lanfersieck
                                                        Ry Lanfersieck  5 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  5 months back

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

                                                      • Theron Dalton
                                                        Theron Dalton  5 months back

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

                                                        • SteelSkin667
                                                          SteelSkin667  5 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  5 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  5 months back

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

                                                              • Thomas Barke
                                                                Thomas Barke  5 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  5 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  5 months back

                                                                    LAPTOP GAMERS RISE UP

                                                                    • Tox Laximus
                                                                      Tox Laximus  5 months back

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

                                                                      • LazyTV
                                                                        LazyTV  5 months back

                                                                        Hard drive update please...

                                                                        • Preston Miller
                                                                          Preston Miller  5 months back

                                                                          Orrrrrr just bring a gaming laptop

                                                                          • Ricardo Becerra
                                                                            Ricardo Becerra  5 months back

                                                                            HDD safe?

                                                                            • dairycow
                                                                              dairycow  5 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  5 months back

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

                                                                            • AJP 101
                                                                              AJP 101  5 months back

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

                                                                              • TYGURSTYLE
                                                                                TYGURSTYLE  5 months back

                                                                                Very nice, I will try something like this ✌️

                                                                                • Oliver Jackson
                                                                                  Oliver Jackson  5 months back

                                                                                  Ltx stands for Linus Tech Xecution

                                                                                  • Qui-Gon Jinn
                                                                                    Qui-Gon Jinn  5 months back

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

                                                                                    • Ryan V
                                                                                      Ryan V  5 months back

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

                                                                                      • Night Raptor
                                                                                        Night Raptor  5 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  5 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.