pmilleroly27

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I was wondering if anyone has any experience running a Tower PC on it's side. The reason I'm curious is due to the set up of my graphic cards. I have two 7870 in crossfire and with them in a vertical position the heat raises upward and by doing so the heat from one GPU hits the other GPU. So I thougt why not rest my Tower on it's side so the GPU heat travels upward. This would also put less strain on the heat sink which is a fatty hyper 212. My only fear is hard drive resting side ways, I don't care about Opitcal drives, dead technology in my opinion. I know all the case fans will need to be reconfigured for a horizontal postion, I know how to set that up so none issue. I just want to know if the hard drive will have a hire chance of failing.
 
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the hard drive should be okay, optical drives can be problematic, but you don't care, so all good. Just make sure the drive is either vertical or horizontal, not a weird angle.

Companies like Dell sell workstations designed to be placed either horizontally or vertically.

I have a 7870 and am adding another, was thinking about the same thing.

depending on the case, putting it on its side could block an airvent or change the airflow profile, but it sound's like you have thought about that already.

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the hard drive should be okay, optical drives can be problematic, but you don't care, so all good. Just make sure the drive is either vertical or horizontal, not a weird angle.

Companies like Dell sell workstations designed to be placed either horizontally or vertically.

I have a 7870 and am adding another, was thinking about the same thing.

depending on the case, putting it on its side could block an airvent or change the airflow profile, but it sound's like you have thought about that already.

 
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pmilleroly27

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Thanks eshepard, just to let you know I got 7870 crossfire has screen tearing issues at 5760x1080, tempature at 55 C high temp and 35 low temp. I'm satisfied, but sort wish I had gotten 7950 or 670.
 

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