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RSS FeedsIs mounting a vertical graphics card really a good idea?
(Windows Phone Central)


4 may 2022 14:05:36

Is mounting a vertical graphics card really a good idea?
(Windows Phone Central)

Best answer: Yes, but only when taking careful precautions. A GPU positioned vertically too close to a side panel will restrict airflow in the case and suffer raised temperatures. You`ll need plenty of breathing room or liquid cooling to accommodate the vertical GPU. Why mount a GPU vertically? The most common reason is to prevent sagging with heavier cards pulling so much weight down on the PCIe slot. The secondary is to fully appreciate RGB lighting built into some cards, which otherwise can be obstructed by surrounding components. It`s popular in the custom PC building scene due to putting the GPU on full display via a transparent side panel, and after all, when you`ve paid a pretty penny for your high-end graphics card, it makes sense to show it off. It`s not something to jump into without serious research since you`ll lose access to surrounding PCI lanes and often make nearby M.2 SSD sockets harder to reach. If vertically mounting a GPU with care, the results can be stylish a...

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