Cpu heatsinks safe for vertical mount

Hi! I'm new here and doing my first system build. I'm starting with a Cooler Master CM 690 case, an Asus M4N72-E mobo, an AMD Phenom II X2 550 cpu, 4 GB of Corsair DDR2 1066 memory, a Western Digital 1TB Sata hard drive and a Sony IDE DVD/CD Rom drive, along with Windows 7 64-bit OS.

I am considering changing the stock cpu fan/heatsink, but since my mobo will be a vertical mount, I am concerned about the stress on my mobo since most of the current performance fan/heatsinks are quite heavy. Any suggestions? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    Well, all mobos are mounted vertically in towers. Unless you lug the case to lan parties, I don't think you need to worry about the HSF weight.
  2. Thanks! I appreciate the feedback. After I posted here I read around and found somewhere that said the mounting lugs can handle something like 20 lbs of stress, so between your answer and reading around I am more comfortable hanging 1 1/2 to 2 pounds since my case will remain stationary. Thanks again p55ibexpeak!
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