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User Info: chicksboii

chicksboii
5 months ago#1
my home is small and will there be a consequence to my custom built pc if it is laying down on the side rather than standing up? thanks

User Info: monkmith

monkmith
5 months ago#2
i have vague memories of PCs that used to sit horizontally instead of vertically... the heathens used to put their monitors on top of them...

it should be fine as long as you're not blocking vents i'd think.

edit: unless you've got a custom loop. angle change could screw that up.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
5 months ago#3
monkmith posted...
i have vague memories of PCs that used to sit horizontally instead of vertically... the heathens used to put their monitors on top of them...

it should be fine as long as you're not blocking vents i'd think.

edit: unless you've got a custom loop. angle change could screw that up.

And if you are still using an optical drive.
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User Info: Cards_and_Hats

Cards_and_Hats
5 months ago#4
one time I broke the hinge of a graphics card while moving it, the hinge was connected to the I/O shield so the only way I could use it was to lay my pc on the side and it worked perfectly fine

just make sure no vents are blocked and the motherboard side is lying on the bottom so stuff doesnt hang

the only negative is that it looks stupid as f*** and you cant really use your optical drive if you into that thing

User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
5 months ago#5
monkmith posted...
i have vague memories of PCs that used to sit horizontally instead of vertically... the heathens used to put their monitors on top of them...


The Dark Ages.
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User Info: shmirlywhirl

shmirlywhirl
5 months ago#6
nominturddaddy posted...
monkmith posted...
i have vague memories of PCs that used to sit horizontally instead of vertically... the heathens used to put their monitors on top of them...


The Dark Ages.


What? Old IBMs where designed to have the monitor on top
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User Info: _Marka_Ragnos_

_Marka_Ragnos_
5 months ago#7
Would realistically not affect anything to be honest.

monkmith posted...
i have vague memories of PCs that used to sit horizontally instead of vertically... the heathens used to put their monitors on top of them...



It'd look stupid for sure, but most cases are solid enough metal. Wouldn't pose a problem outside of looking bad.
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User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
5 months ago#8
shmirlywhirl posted...
nominturddaddy posted...
monkmith posted...
i have vague memories of PCs that used to sit horizontally instead of vertically... the heathens used to put their monitors on top of them...


The Dark Ages.


What? Old IBMs where designed to have the monitor on top


The Dark Ages.
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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
5 months ago#9
captsplatter_1 posted...
monkmith posted...
i have vague memories of PCs that used to sit horizontally instead of vertically... the heathens used to put their monitors on top of them...

it should be fine as long as you're not blocking vents i'd think.

edit: unless you've got a custom loop. angle change could screw that up.

And if you are still using an optical drive.

Surprisingly not, I’ve had multiple optical drives on their sides for years.
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ClunkerSlim
5 months ago#10
It may be important to note that sitting your PC on its side will change the airflow slightly. And for Gods sake, make sure the motherboard isn’t upside down. A blower card would be less effected than an card that just recirculates air. But it should be fine. If you’re rocking something like an i5 and 1050TI then you probably don’t have much to worry about. If you’re rocking an overclocked i7 and GTX1080TI then I might be worried about dead spots.
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