A desktop computer is needed for moving.
It may seem hard to move a bulky PC.While there are a few things you need to keep in mind while packing, this process shouldn't be difficult.static electricity is the main thing you want to watch out for.If you pack your desktop computer on a carpeted floor, don't wear socks, and touch a metal door or appliance before you start to discharge static electricity, it will be damaged.
Step 1: The computer should be turned off before you take the cables out.
First of all, shut your computer down.If you have one, flip the power switch at the back of your PC.Set the power cable aside.You may have plugged in your keyboard, monitor, and other peripherals to the tower.Before moving, make sure to back up any important files.If your computer gets damaged in a move, you will want a backup.It is tempting to pack the cables in the same box as the PC.Set them aside so they can be packed separately.Any kind of computer tower is affected by this process.If you want to take additional steps to keep your investment safe, skip the last section of the article.
Step 2: The bottom of the box should be reinforced with packing tape and clothes.
There is a box that is big enough to hold the tower.Use packing tape to reinforce the box after flipping it upside down.To keep the bottom from falling out, cover each seam multiple times and pull the tape as taut as possible.Line the bottom of the box with clean, soft towels or clothes after flipping it over.If you still have the original box, use it.Even though you have torn them open to remove the PC, the boxes are still strong.Dust is a problem for a computer.You should vacuum the inside of the box if it has been sitting out for weeks.
Step 3: Wrap the tower with a blanket or anti-static bubble wrap.
You can wrap a large moving blanket around the computer, or buy some anti-static bubble wrap and wrap the tower around it.Pack the blanket or bubble wrap with packing tape.Wrap the tower in another layer of fabric and tape it tight.If you prefer, you can use clothing items or towels instead of a moving blanket.Don't use wool, it has an affinity for static electricity.Regular bubble wrap attracts static electricity.If your computer is exposed to a lot of static, your hard drive and graphics card are at risk.
Step 4: The box has a tower inside.
Put your tower in the middle of a cardboard box.Pack your computer in a way that doesn't put it on its side.If you can't get the tower to rest evenly inside of the box, move the clothing around at the bottom to even it out.Hold the computer with two hands and go slow.Do not put pressure on the fiberglass panel if you are packing a gaming PC.If you apply too much pressure to it, you can break it.
Step 5: Clothes or packing paper can be used to fill in the remaining empty space.
Pack the leftover space with packing paper, foam, and towels.This will prevent your computer from sliding around in the box.
Step 6: Put the box down and tape it up.
Once the empty space is filled in, close the top of the box and tape it up.Use capital letters to writefragile and computer all over the box.This will prevent anyone from accidentally messing with your computer.Don't put anything on your computer if you're hiring a moving company.If you are packing your own truck, make sure the box is secure and don't put anything on top of it.
Step 7: You should wrap your cables.
If you want to not bend the cables, softly loop them around themselves.Attach the cable with rubber bands or zip ties.Attach your cables to a small box.When you unpack, you should be able to figure out which cable goes where.If you have a lot of electronics and cables, label them.Write down what the cable is for in permanent marker with a piece of tape around it.They are putting a lot of pressure on the cables if they wrap them tight.
Step 8: Pack your monitor with packing materials.
Don't plug your monitor, grab a thick piece of cardboard.You can trace the monitor by holding it over the screen.Use a utility knife or scissors to cut out the cardboard.To protect the screen, tape the cardboard around it.Wrap the monitor in bubble wrap, a blanket, or cloth.You can put your monitor in a box with the screen facing up.Movemates may not know what a computer screen is, so write "fragile" and "Computer screen" on the box.Pack your box with packing paper, peanuts, clothing, or foam.It shouldn't matter if the screen is covered and the box is facing up.Pack the stand separately if it is not replaceable.Newspaper can be used to pack your monitor.The texture on the screen can scratch your monitor.
Step 9: The keyboard should be wrapped in cloth or paper to protect its keys.
Wrap the keyboard cable around the keys.Attach the end of the cable to the keyboard with a piece of tape.Wrap a blanket, sweater, or packing paper around the keyboard.Don't worry about taping the protective layer down.The keyboard should be inside a small box with the keys facing up.Write something on the box.If you are trying to pack your clothing and bed sheets efficiently, pillow cases are perfect for keyboards.Place the keyboard inside of a pillowcase, fold it around a few times, and repeat the process with more pillowcases.If nothing is resting on top of the keys and the other items aren't heavy, you can pack the keyboard with other things.If you have a high-end mechanical keyboard, invest in a protective sleeve or case.This is the best way to get a nicer keyboard.
Step 10: Wrap your electronics with packing paper.
The screen, tower, or keyboard are more fragile than your headphones, computer speakers, and mouse.Wrap each item in clothing or packing paper and put them in a box together.Pack peanuts, paper, or clothing in excess space.You don't need to separate the boxes for the components.The cables, monitor, keyboard, and headphones should all be in one box.
Step 11: If you want to keep your components safe, disassemble them.
If you own a gaming PC, it's a good idea to take the interior components out of the case before putting it in a box.This isn't mandatory, but it is an added set of steps to make sure your investment stays safe if you are making a longer trip.Since you installed the components yourself, this should be easy for you if you built the PC yourself.Don't take anything out if you bought a pre-built PC.If you aren't sure what you're doing, taking things out can do more harm than good.This is unnecessary if you are moving the PC yourself and you can keep an eye on it all the time.If you are moving somewhere far away, it is a good idea to take some of the components out.
Step 12: The fiberglass panel can be taken off with knobs or a screwdriver.
Set your tower on its side with the fiberglass panel facing up.To remove the glass from the fiberglass panel, twist the knobs counterclockwise.If there are screws in the frame, you can remove them with a screwdriver.It's a good idea to put the fiberglass flat on a clean blanket.There is a chance to clear out any dust.To clean it out, hit the inside of the computer with canned air.When blowing air on the fan blades, make sure to put a gentle finger on them.
Step 13: Pack anything you take out with anti-Static bags.
You don't need to remove all of the components of a gaming PC.Purchase anti-Static bags to protect the components.After you take a component out, set it inside of an anti-static bag and then pack it separately in a small box.The bigger the component, the safer your PC will be if you remove it.If the PC gets knocked around in the box, the bigger components may break or fall out of their slots.
Step 14: Take your graphics card out to make sure it's safe.
The heaviest component in your computer is this.Remove the cables that connect the battery to the graphics card and the screws that hold it in the case.Press or flip the clip on top of the graphics card to open it.The case needs to be removed from the graphics card.Near the left is where the graphics card is usually located.The larger piece may say "Nvidia" or "GeForce" on it.
Step 15: If you don't have a liquid cooling system, you need to remove the cooler.
The cooler has a cable connecting it to the board.Unclip the tab holding it in place and then remove the screws from the case.Lift the cooler out of its slot and put it in a bag.The only fan that isn't facing the same direction as the rest of the fans in your PC is the CPU cooler.Above the graphics card is where it is located.If you have liquid cooling, don't take the system out because it's hard to remove.If you take the thermal paste out, you will have to apply it again.
Step 16: If you want to be extra safe, take out the hard drive.
The process is different from model to model and case to case.After removing the back panel, you can remove the hard drive from the power supply.You can take the graphics card out of some PCs.If your hard drive is snug in your PC, you can leave it inside of your case.
Step 17: Wrap a zip tie or rubber band around the RAM.
A zip tie or large rubber band can be used to keep your RAM from popping out.Wrap it around the plastic case.Release the rubber band or tighten the zip tie to apply some pressure.This will make sure that your RAM cards are locked inside of the case.If you leave the RAM cards in the case with added support from a zip tie or rubber band, they should be fine.
Step 18: The case has cables in it.
Attach the cable to the empty space in your case by peeling off a small piece of electrical tape.This will prevent the cables from flying around in your case.If the power supply is at the bottom of the case, you can tape the cables to it.
Step 19: Pack the inside of the PC with packing paper.
Start crumpling packing paper with a ton of it.Carefully fill in all of the empty space inside the case.Place the paper between the components that may come loose.Pack the tower as described in the first section when your case is relatively full of paper by putting the fiberglass side back on the computer.The inside of your case was filled with foam when it was shipped to you.If you want to, you can buy this foam, but you have to ship the computer internationally.You can use a pool noodle to fill in the computer.