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User Info: Sephiroth311

Sephiroth311
4 years ago#1
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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User Info: MahoganyTooth92

MahoganyTooth92
4 years ago#2
I don't see any problem as long as it doesn't block any fans.
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little_spedve
4 years ago#3
Well, your disc drive will come out sideways. That's one thing...
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User Info: 420Fatal

420Fatal
4 years ago#4
I do it all the time...just make sure your not laying it on a side with vents.
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User Info: Sephiroth311

Sephiroth311
4 years ago#5
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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User Info: cody4783

cody4783
4 years ago#6
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.
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User Info: Government_Food

Government_Food
4 years ago#7
Yeah... make sure the mobo isn't upside down.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
4 years ago#8
There are cases designed to be seated that way.
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