2Enigma wrote:What I know others have done was to strip the motherboard and hard drives. Leave the case and power supply and monitor behind. The things you take will easily fit into your luggage packed in plastic wrap and stuffed between clothing for safety. The case and power supply are cheap and easily reassembled when you get here. I know of at least 3 friends that have done this and it worked for them. I would probably back up my hard drives onto a portable hard drive and stick into my carryon.
Amen to that. I'm currently in Israel for two and a half months, and whenever I'm going to be abroad for that length of time, I put my monitor in my 'check in' bag, my desktop in my roll-around 'carry on', and my hard drives (and their backups) in my backpack. And, thank God, I've never had any problems.
BTW, I do NOT advise you to carry your motherboard separately - unless you have retained the box and packing material that they came in. Keep your motherboard within the housing of the computer and put the computer in your carry-on. If your computer is too big, the motherboard should still do fine in your 'check in' bag, if - again - it is in it's housing.I should also mention here that I tend to build my computers so that they are easily transportable in my luggage.
Good luck on your new business and welcome to Taiwan!
(Writing from a secret location deep within the hills of Jerusalem)