I am moving overseas for a few months and will be working remotely, which will require me to take my desktop computer.
What are the best methods to take a desktop computer overseas? What potential issues are involved?
- Should I stuff the entire desktop into a hard-case samsonite luggage (and bubble-wrap/cushion it)?
- Should I remove sensitive parts and take those sensitive parts separately?
- Will the TSA say anything if I remove the GPU and CPU and take that with me as carry-on luggage?
Also, I hear that the TSA may open your checked-in luggage, and for desktops that they may remove the heatsink on the CPU. I do not want my CPU to get damaged, so in that case should I remove the heatsink, and CPU so that no one else has to do it?
Anything else to consider?