Ok, I am very computer savy so don't just be like "ur a noob, just plug it in"
I had to recently sell my amazing gaming computer to pay for some college classes that I NEEDED and ended up sufficing with just some little computer..
Ok, basically it came with a GeForce 9100GT, and I was fine with that for awhile, it can run pretty much any game on lowest to mid range settings, and it runs WoW on max with shadows all the way down.
I need to upgrade badly.
BUT, here is my problem. My motherboard is really small and compact.
I upgraded the power supply and everything and am going to be getting a new GFX card.
But, the high level of graphics card I am looking to get is in the length range from 9-12 inches. I have about 2 inches past the back end of the PCI-e bus till it hits my heatsink for my processor, but it offset to the right a little bit, so an actual card itself(2-3mm), could find past it to an extent of over a foot.
Basically what I am asking, is it safe to remove the plastic cover's from GFX's(like the GTX 285, or the 9800GTX+)? I don't have one to test it, but my ventilation is extremely well, so I don't think I would be having any cooling problems.
And, if I did remove the plastic cover, the fan of most higher output cards, would be hovering slightly above or back behind the heatsink, is this a bad idea?
No, I don't have the money to custom make my own computer. I am saving up as we speak, hopefully give myself a nice holiday gift