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Is it safe to lay my 500r case sideways permanently?

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  1. Phusius

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    My 7970 has some serious drooping because it is so heavy, and the screws that secure it in no longer work properly, they just keep spinning and spinning when you go to install a GPU on the case.

    Really need a fix for this. If I can simply lay it on it's side all my problems will be fixed, not sure if I am risking any kind damage though if I do that, since there are no rubber feet grounding it.
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    Go ahead. no problem what so ever.


    you could try using a paddle pop stick (wooden stick found in ice creams) to wedge the graphics card up, stick it on the far edge where its drooping down to prop it up and give it support..
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    Phusius and ThE_MaD_ShOt say thanks.
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    The only grounding is from the psu to ur outlet, so lay it on its side with no worries.
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    I feel much better knowing these things, thanks a lot. I just don't like that drooping at all, until I get another case or figure out how to re-do my screws that have lost there threading for the install of the GPU.
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    You might get lucky and find a slightly larger screw that will grab the remaining threads.

    These do not need to be tight at all. Just a little
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    You could always run zip ties through the screw holes. They should be able to hold on the the brackets well enough. My motto: If in doubt - Use a zip tie.
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    Last time i had that i used some shrink wrap on the screw thread
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    thanks i will try that shrink wrap idea first, i dont own any zip ties at the moment
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    Ive put pc's on their side many of times. Even with water coolers. No dramas there. :)
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    going retro eh?

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    No worries about it being on its side... after all they used to come that way.

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