So I shipped my PC from San Francisco to London. I fully expected it to be destroyed when it arrived but it doesn’t look that bad.
It was $320 from UPS to ship the slowest option of about 2 weeks. In the UK, I received a letter telling me that I owed customs fees before I could have it delivered. That was another $450.
The box looked relatively goodupon arrival. There was a ding in the side. The odd part was the tape was missing from the bottom like it had been opened.
After pulling the case out, I spotted some external damage. This crack on top:
And some bent screws:
This lead me to believe that maybe they opened up the case. That seems crazy.
Inside though, the SSD tray was not snapped in. It doesn’t seem like it would come off unless someone took it off. Who knows though.
The other side seemed to be in order. I had stuffed bubble wrap between the GPU cards to keep them from flexing the PCIe slots and that seemed to work well. I also wrapped my Elgato HD60 Pro in there for safe keeping.
The only thing I could find out of order inside the main compartment was the SLI bridge. I’m not sure how it could have dislodged since it fits on pretty snug. Could this be another sign someone was inside looking around? If so, at least they put the bubble wrap back in place nicely.
I won’t know for sure if everything works until I get a monitor and hook everything up.
to be continued…