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Hi! Any suggestions on shipping a RingEdge unit?

Sure I've read somewhere about CPU coolers coming loose in transit...
That a major problem, or just bad luck?

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When I got sent my RingEdge 2 they packed the inside pretty tight with a bunch of bubble wrap to ensure nothing would come loose. It showed up in good condition and un-damaged. The packer definitely knew what they were doing though.
 

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When I got sent my RingEdge 2 they packed the inside pretty tight with a bunch of bubble wrap to ensure nothing would come loose. It showed up in good condition and un-damaged. The packer definitely knew what they were doing though.
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So just some bubble wrap in and around the CPU cooler could suffice then. I asked about removing the heat sink and the reply was ‘we don’t have anyone with the right skills for this task’ (yes, currently sitting with a forwarding company).
 

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I just bubble wrap them and throw them in a box. No problems yet.

Maybe you're confusing it with a Model 3/Hikaru? I've heard of TONS of issues shipping these, where some of the BGA chips pop off or something crazy, I don't know.
 

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I just bubble wrap them and throw them in a box. No problems yet.

Maybe you're confusing it with a Model 3/Hikaru? I've heard of TONS of issues shipping these, where some of the BGA chips pop off or something crazy, I don't know.
No, they are also infamous for having the heatsinks come off in shipment.

I think putting bubble wrap inside such that there's some support for it sounds like a good idea, but make sure the person receiving it knows that it's there.
 

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@KaPH33n Its me, I'm the one receiving :)

Don't suppose anyone has a picture of a RingEdge with bubblewrap packed inside?
Just trying to communicate as clearly as possible!
 

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You have to pack it really tight with bubblewrap. There has to be enough to support the cooler, otherwise I don't see how it's going to help at all. Personally, I would probably fashion something out of cardboard. There's less give in that than bubblewrap.

Anyway, if it's with a forwarding company that likely has no clue / little interest in what you're asking them to do, I would request it to be shipped in a large enough box filled with packing peanuts, and then pray to the shipping gods. Packing peanuts will dampen any hard drops and hopefully keep the cooler from being knocked out.
 
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