Best way to haul Pc and monitor into gaylord

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  1. TheStayHomeDad

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    wow words are hard..

    So what would be the best way to haul my caselabs mercury s5 and my 27" predator monitor so that it's all safe and easy to carry?

    Monitor bags I've seen on amazon and/or a dolly cart and if so which one?
     
  2. jex

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    I do both. I have a hand truck and then I also have the carrying straps on both my PC and my monitor. I'm pretty happy with my solution. One thing I would suggest is a towel or something around any edges or places you might not want to get scratched. If I was only going to suggest one then I'd say you need a cart...that way while you are standing in line to get in you aren't either holding/shifting your PC all the way through the line.
     
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    Any suggestions on monitor and pc straps?

    I have a 27" and I'm going to try this: Gator Cases G-LCD-TOTE-MD Padded Nylon Carry Tote Bag for Transporting LCD Screens Between 27" - 32" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CVSXMWG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_5W6Jyb3M44CMA

    And cart wise:

    Magna Cart Personal 150 lb Capacity Aluminum Folding Hand Truck (Silver) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HVVSDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wY6Jyb9HGWSSA
     
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    My monitor has a stand that is not easy to remove so I'm currently using this on my 24" ultrasharp:
    https://www.amazon.com/ROCCAT-Wides...8&qid=1485814683&sr=8-1&keywords=monitor+case

    They don't make the case to carry my computer anymore but they have others out there that are similar:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999410

    That Magna Cart is a good choice but it all just depends on how heavy your hardware is. I would suggest you get some bungee chords and a towel because every year in the security lines I see people stop or start too fast with their dolly and stuff falls off their cart.

    Also, this topic was covered pretty well in this thread for additional reading:
    http://www.qconforums.com/forums/threads/carrying-your-monitor-pc-into-quakecon.5512/
     
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    This is something that I have used back in the day. I frankly speaking dont use mine anymore (as I dont take my desktop apart & bring it anymore). I believe that mine is a regular size Gear Grip. They arent very popular anymore, but they are still made (you can find them on Amazon). When it comes to your monitors, I do highly recommend using both a towel & some bungee straps so that they move as little as possible.

    Btw, heres the large version of it: https://www.amazon.com/ThinkGeek-GearGrip-Pro-Large-Size/dp/B00021UJ62
     
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    I've been using this foldable hand truck from Harbor Freight for my 800D coupled with towels for protection and bungie cords. I often stack my monitor on top of it in its box, because I like my monitors. :)

    It works pretty well even for my huge case, and I'm downsizing this year so if you have a mid tower I don't see a reason it wouldn't work. The only caveat to that is if the base of your tower is not even, it won't balance all that well.
     
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    I added towels to my 'Have PC, Will Travel' thread. I sort of touched on it but now I'm flat out encouraging it. I do this every year to make sure my case doesn't get scratched. Just easier if you can make sure you can easily access at least one area for the barcode sticker.
     
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    I'm probably gonna need to get a new dolly for our computers this year; because ours is pretty wrecked since we have done three moves since 2013. One thing I'm doing as an additional step with our equipment is putting QR Codes on our computers and monitors in addition to the security tags that will go on.
     

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