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Would turning my case horizontally break my build?


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#1 Purplegill10

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

So basically I am almost done with my build (sorry if this is in the wrong forum) and I was wondering if I could run my computer horizontally (the entire thing). I could only screw in 3 screws around the corners of the mobo but couldn't anymore due to the screws being so short. I was wondering if I could run it horizontally with the mobo facing the ground and the optical drive/hdd facing vertically. I've seen builds like this but I was wondering if this was safe to do with mine.

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MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
Z77A-G41 mobo (1155)
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
LG Black 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive SATA
XCLIO 320 ATX
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

it shouldn't hurt

but i have to question how the screws could be to short as the board ,should be lying flush on the case with no distance between them

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

The case was quite cheap, and its just the screws that are short, they barely fit inside of the case as it is. But thanks anyways :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

That's a decent build, good bit of money involved...your local computer shop probably has bags of assorted screws for about $3.

The only catch (and a very minor one at that) is you might occasionally have to fight with the CD/DVD tray if the discs don't like to sit in there as they should :)
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