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Best way to store my Rig?

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I am leaving for a couple of months (gonna miss all of you guys BTW) and I am worried about my rig. I am going to be storing it over at a friend of mines. I have a couple of questions. How is the best way to prepare it for storage? Wrap the entire rig in plastic, or should I dis-assemble it and place all the components in their Anti-static bags and original boxes? (Yes I keep all of that stuff).

What would you guys suggest? I just want my rig to be safe and still perfectly functional when I get back.

Also, what is the best way to store a pair of LCD monitors?
 
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This is why I always keep the original packaging and the foam of the case. If you don't have that anymore you can just put it in a plastic bag, you would have to free it from dust when you pick it up again tho.

Same with the monitor, a plastic bag is sufficient, I'd be more worried about the means of transportation.
 
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As long as it's indoors just toss it in a closet.

If you are going to put it in a plastic bag to cut down on any dust etc make dead sure you put a silica gel packet or something in there to make sure you don't lock moisture in it.
 
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As long as it's indoors just toss it in a closet.

If you are going to put it in a plastic bag to cut down on any dust etc make dead sure you put a silica gel packet or something in there to make sure you don't lock moisture in it.
DAmn...that is a good point...I would have never thought about that.
 
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I'd just leave it in its case, if I was really worried I might put a sheet over it, that way protected from dust but breathable so no moisture.
 

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I'm with the wrapping it in a sheet method. Stored a lot of electronics in a storage unit this way for over a year, and all came out just as good as the day I put them in there.
 
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I'd just leave it in its case, if I was really worried I might put a sheet over it, that way protected from dust but breathable so no moisture.
I'm with the wrapping it in a sheet method. Stored a lot of electronics in a storage unit this way for over a year, and all came out just as good as the day I put them in there.
So just a normal bed sheet? Wrap it up and stick it in the closet?

I am going to disable the power button by unplugging it from the board just to be sure no one decides to try and play with it.
 

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Monitors should be facing the wall. That way, the screen is facing the wall, so if anyone or anything happens to bump into them, the screen won't get jacked up.
 

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Yep, normal bed sheet.
 
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