First post, by peg
I was wondering if there was any reason to avoid putting long expansion cards into a tower, since they tend to bend downward, which causes stress on the card. I'm specifically thinking of the LAPC-I (and to a lesser extent, the voodoo 5), which is an 8-bit ISA card that is extremely long, and I noticed it flexes a lot since it's only supported partially by the ISA slot. I'm thinking of moving them into a desktop case to avoid the issue, since gravity will be working on the edge of the card instead of flexing it. Is this a legit concern, or am I being overly paranoid?