Advice Request: Mounting components in my Custom Carputer Box
As detailed in My Worklog, I'm going to attempt to mount my carputer under the drivers seat of my 2006 Ford Territory (Australian SUV). Yes, I've read through the FAQ: Reasons for not installing anything underneath the seats, but my main reasons are:
1) There's virtually no room in the rear boot/trunk area as my Territory is a 7-seater, and
2) The car comes with a lockable "valuables" box housed under the drivers seat that I hope to use.
Here's the lockable box:
And here are the dimensions of the internal space I hope to use:
So my challenge at the moment is to mount the following components in this box (approx sizes):
17cm x 17cm x 3cm (6.7" x 6.7" x 1.2") - Motherboard (Via Epia EN12000EG)
13cm x 10cm x 3cm (5.1" x 3.9" x 1.2") - Power Supply (Opus 150 Watt DC-DC)
15cm x 10cm x 3cm (5.9" x 3.9" x 1.2") - Hard Disk (3.5" Seagate 200Gb SATA)
13cm x 13cm x 2cm (5.1" x 5.1" x 0.8") - DVD/CDRW (Sony CRX830E)
So basically, I'm after any advice I can get.
The top of the box is not removable and remains fixed to the under side of the seat. So in theory I "could" mount components to the top of the box as well, although this would add significant complexity. I've read plenty about others mounting hard disks vertically, but I'd be interested to know which components (Motherboard, Power Supply, and/or Hard Disk) "could" be mounted upside down ?
I also want to know if there's anything else I need to be concerned with. Like, does the motherboard need to be mounted on metal ? Do I need to use the traditional motherboard mounting screws/standoff's or can I get creative with this stuff ?
I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks in advance.