I will be moving to america this week and want to take my pc across, i just have a couple of questions about it....
i plan to take the components out of the case and transport them in my hand luggage in a box to protectect them, not removing the processor or ram from the mobo. i will remove pci cards and graphics card. are the components safe when they go through the X-RAY scanning or will it damage them?
Once there i will buy the new case and psu i need, followed by speakers and monitor. as i have a good pc though i want to take the core components with me. i also figure its safer in hand luggage with me than in my case being thrown around.
X-ray will be ok. Anti static bags click here. Can try above company if no luck with local PC store. Most probably best if you have the original packaging materials if u build PC yourself. Good idea to buy new monitor over there as the Screens are often set up for specific region although a good screen should not have that problem. I brought one over from SA and it was a cheapy and once got here it was all green at the top. Got rid of it.
Make sure that the components are accessable for airline security and customs inspection.Would also advice that you have some form of purchase documentation, should any queries arise. Also be a little cautious Stateside, they can get a little concerned about computer and electronic parts in transit.As a suggestion, contact DHL who may give you further advice on transportation bags. I recently sent an item overseas via DHL. They collected it, packed it at my premises in their special package carton,and completed all the necessary paperwork.Great service.