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Solved: Using a tower case horizontally

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  1. rbuck

    rbuck Thread Starter

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    My daughter has a new Dell computer. It is a desktop mid tower case. It has the usual drives and accessories. My question is "Can she use it on her desk in a horizontal position"? To me it is meant to be set up vertically but I have seen some set up otherwise. Could the horizontal position effect drives or other moving parts?

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    Rbuck
     
  2. crjdriver

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    The only issue I can see would be if laying down the case blocks an air intake and or exhaust.
     
  3. TonyB25

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    If it has an optical drive, that could be a problem too. If the case was designed to be flipped, you can change the orientation of the optical drive.

    If she doesn't need or use an optical drive, don't worry.
     
  4. rbuck

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    Thanks for the info I think the cd rom drive error possibility is the clincher. I will advise to mount the case upright!
    Rbuck
     
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