I've got an extra PC sitting around that I'd like to make into an HTPC, but it's in a good ol' fashioned beige tower box (doesn't fit into my equipment rack very well!) Rather than buy a new case and try tearing the machine apart, couldn't I just put the whole thing in another room and run a firewire cable into my equipment rack, then use an external DVD drive in my rack? It seems to me I'd have less noise, heat, clutter etc. and still have all the benefits of HTPC. Anyone see a downside here?