Nice links. Too bad I missed em.
I got the DVD thing sorted out. Still not sure why it suddenly died, but whatev......
I also bought a Hyper 212+ Plus on impulse due to rave reviews (and because of Sick Beast's previous suggestion). This thing is huge. LOL. And I hate the idea of having to remove my motherboard just to screw in a back plate and....blah, blah. I just hate the idea of removing the damn thing in general; particularly when I'm not sure if this thing will entirely fit.
I'm half tempted to take it back and get a Hyper TX3 or Vortex Plus instead. Not sure.