One important thing to note on the differences in the ATI/AMD Cards...
I seem to recall that how it was originally...
The 68xx Series, was not and never meant, to be the replacement for the 58xx series.
The 68xx was a replacement of the 57xx Series; which is why the 68xx has less performance then a 58xx; it was meant to be the upgrade from the 57xx.
The 69xx Series, is the replacement for the 58xx Series.
There is, as yet, no replacement plan for the 59xx series. AMD has recently announced a new 67xx Series, which is basically a rebranding
of the 57xx; not a replacement, but a rebranding in order for AMD to come out with another "budget card".
I am thinking about removing my Side Panel fans, as they are QUITE noisy, and I am thinking I could do better without them, and putting something quieter behind the front grill in the 5.25 bays.
My only concern is, that I would have those two open vents in the side panel that might have an effect on air flow.
With that in mind, I might be considering replacing that plexi window, with one that has no vents. However, I'm not very good at making custom windows like that; and I KNOW
we have some good guides on it on Page 1
though it may be a few weeks before I do anything with it, considering this for part of my Tax Return in the next month or so... and I am thinking I ought have someone else do it, just to make sure its done right and I don't screw it up...
Any suggestions there?Edited by cjc75 - 1/20/11 at 3:27pm