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Aw, poop, I made my computer too heavy.

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Howdy, Brojojojojos and ladies. So here's my deal: I'm working on a rather awesome ITX box (i7-3770k@4.45ghz, 16GB Corsair DDR3, Asus p8z77-i mobo, Zalman CNPS9900-Max heatsink, GTX 650 until I can get something better) using a Lian Li PC-T1 test bench. Yes, the spider. Due to having three long-haired cats running around the house, an open bench is not exactly a good idea going forward, so I'm looking to build a plexiglass case around the motherboard/cpu/videocard chunk of this case.

Oh, except the heatsink and power supply are too heavy, and the legs can't support the weight.

Anybody have any idea on how to make the legs not suck enough to support the behemoth they are holding? thanks in advance.
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Which part of them is not strong enough? The thin end bits, the actual leg bars themselves or the hinges?
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.8GHz - 1.38v - 24/7 Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 XFX R7970 Black Edition G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB Samsung BluRay Noctua NH-D14 + 3 NF-F12 fans Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
PowerCase
OCZ Fatal1ty 750w Silverstone Raven RV-02-W 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 E0 Gigabyte G31M ES-2L HD 5670 4 GB generic value RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Samsung 500GB Scythe Yasya 1000 Windows 7 Professional 64bit Corsair CX430 
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Thermaltake 
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The hinges. Legs spread out in every direction and end up taking up the entire desk.
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Lock the legs like this. It'll help to distribute the weight better and won't take up as much desk space.

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