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hi,

i was wondering about this new desk i bought ( technimobil tempered glass desk,

). on one side i am currently holding my pc and a few other things ( 1 ps3 controller, headphones, little things) the thing is though, the weight limit is said to be 50 lbs on that side. do you think it would be okay for me to keep my pc there?

pc is sig rig ( silverstone FT02 already weighes 30ish lbs!)

also, if i am over the limit by just a bit, would it still be okay? i know when engineers deisgn these things, they usually implement a factor of safety, but i dont know if they would have such a big one for glass desks.

thanks for all your help

edit: im having the pc stay around the middle of the table so that some of its weight can be rested on the middle metal beam underneath the glass
    
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So you keep your tower on the desk? I have a similar L desk (Don't use it for the computer though) but if it's anything like mine, I'd put the tower in the middle where there are two metal bars that separate the center triangle area and have the side of the tower on one bar and the front of the tower resting on the perpendicular bar. You shouldn't have to worry about the 50lb. limit if you keep stuff spread out over all 3 sections of the desk. Since there are 3 separate glass sections, it should be fine to have near 50lb. on each section and if the tower is on the L shaped metal bars, then most of the weight won't be on the glass.
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yea, its on the left side of the desk.

im trying out what you said, though i tweaked it a little bit.

the front of my case is lying on one of the beams that holds the quarter circle glass in place, while the rest of its body lies on one of the beams in the middle of the left side desk.

doing it this way, did seem to take off some weight on the glass, hopefully enough =]

does anyone have any other suggestions? or any thoughts on this? thanks for the help so far and + rep
    
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I think that'd be your best bet. Weight recommendations are iffy when you think about the physics because they never specify how they get that rating for the glass. Are they panning a flat weight over the entire surface or a smaller more concentrated at the center of the glass as it's being supported by the edges (like on the table). I think as long as part of the case is on the beams you'll be alright. Also, try to keep the center quarter circle glass piece dedicated to the tower and have the two main rectangular glass pieces for your other items to spread the load.
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Id also say you're ok with what you have on it. Just be careful how the things sit on the glass. Its not the wait that will break it. It will break due to specific types of forces on its face. Like it your pc had spiked feet on it.

How thick is the glass on it anyway?
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