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

  • Published: 01 July 2019
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  • SteveAkaGoatpile
    SteveAkaGoatpile  5 days back

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

    • beams098
      beams098  6 days 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 weeks 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 weeks back

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

          • GE PLAYER
            GE PLAYER  2 weeks 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  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                What about a pre built box

                • bu tre
                  bu tre  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                • Goreface69
                  Goreface69  2 weeks back

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

                  • Ry Lanfersieck
                    Ry Lanfersieck  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                  • Theron Dalton
                    Theron Dalton  2 weeks back

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

                    • SteelSkin667
                      SteelSkin667  2 weeks 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  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                          • Thomas Barke
                            Thomas Barke  2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks back

                                LAPTOP GAMERS RISE UP

                                • Tox Laximus
                                  Tox Laximus  2 weeks back

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

                                  • LazyTV
                                    LazyTV  2 weeks back

                                    Hard drive update please...

                                    • Preston Miller
                                      Preston Miller  2 weeks back

                                      Orrrrrr just bring a gaming laptop

                                      • Ricardo Becerra
                                        Ricardo Becerra  2 weeks back

                                        HDD safe?

                                        • dairycow
                                          dairycow  3 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                        • AJP 101
                                          AJP 101  3 weeks back

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

                                          • TYGURSTYLE
                                            TYGURSTYLE  3 weeks back

                                            Very nice, I will try something like this ✌️

                                            • Oliver Jackson
                                              Oliver Jackson  3 weeks back

                                              Ltx stands for Linus Tech Xecution

                                              • Braydyn de Blois
                                                Braydyn de Blois  3 weeks back

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

                                                • Ryan V
                                                  Ryan V  3 weeks back

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

                                                  • Night Raptor
                                                    Night Raptor  3 weeks 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  3 weeks 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  3 weeks 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                        • Spaero
                                                          Spaero  3 weeks 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  3 weeks 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                              • Master Dragon
                                                                Master Dragon  3 weeks 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  3 weeks back


                                                                  • Maximus Mii
                                                                    Maximus Mii  3 weeks back

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

                                                                    • KC Royal
                                                                      KC Royal  3 weeks back

                                                                      how to i download gta mods?

                                                                      • Carlcig6669420
                                                                        Carlcig6669420  3 weeks back

                                                                        Gaming laptops are the best lan party computer

                                                                        • ACDCnLedZeppelin
                                                                          ACDCnLedZeppelin  3 weeks 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.

                                                                          • TheProspectormike
                                                                            TheProspectormike  3 weeks back

                                                                            Watches this video then buys high end laptop !!

                                                                            • Tim Rebernik
                                                                              Tim Rebernik  3 weeks back

                                                                              30 sec in i tought he sad speaking of tits

                                                                              • break
                                                                                break  3 weeks back

                                                                                i moved 900km without a car and the only option i had was to ship myself my own pc. you guys can go all out on the packaging but i promiste you some delivery workers will still manage to break it. so if you ever, EVER are doing it get extra insurance on your package. i spent 40€ instead of 25€ on shipping and if anything ever went wrong i wouldve gotten my shit replaced up to 10.000€.

                                                                                • Paul Kerssenbrock
                                                                                  Paul Kerssenbrock  3 weeks back

                                                                                  too bad this video got out like, 2 days after i needed to move my pc on 1000+km

                                                                                  • Jason Bliss
                                                                                    Jason Bliss  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Righting "fragile" is actually an invitation for "hey, betcha can't break what's inside"

                                                                                    • Grant Todd
                                                                                      Grant Todd  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I just throw mine in the car and haul ass

                                                                                      • Brian Green
                                                                                        Brian Green  3 weeks back

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                                                                                        *He died for us rose from the dead, and Now He lives forever!*
                                                                                        *He will also heal your body!*

                                                                                        • Lucas Hartmann
                                                                                          Lucas Hartmann  3 weeks back

                                                                                          This video came 15 years too late. Totally did the pinball cooler... Kinda surprised the system survived the 2 meter drop, though.