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Is it ok to lay a desktop on its side?

#1Sephiroth311Posted 7/15/2012 1:42:55 PM
I won't bore you with the reasons why but providing no fans are obstructed is there any reason you shouldn't lay them on their side if they are meant to be stood upright?
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#2MahoganyTooth92Posted 7/15/2012 1:43:32 PM
I don't see any problem as long as it doesn't block any fans.
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#3little_spedvePosted 7/15/2012 1:45:26 PM
Well, your disc drive will come out sideways. That's one thing...
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#4420FatalPosted 7/15/2012 1:45:59 PM
I do it all the time...just make sure your not laying it on a side with vents.
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#5Sephiroth311(Topic Creator)Posted 7/15/2012 1:46:20 PM
Ideally I need a smaller case but it's a fairly high end gaming pc so I doubt it would all fit in anything smaller and it needs the extra ventilation.
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#6cody4783Posted 7/15/2012 1:49:02 PM
While it may coincide with the above recommendation of not blocking vents, I will say it's recommended to lay it motherboard-side *down*.

That way parts aren't just dangling in the air, directly pulling on/away from the motherboard.

But other than that, it's not a huge issue.
#7Government_FoodPosted 7/15/2012 1:50:43 PM
Yeah... make sure the mobo isn't upside down.
#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 7/15/2012 2:46:10 PM
There are cases designed to be seated that way.
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