Tbh, half of this stuff you can figure out by searching the mp3car forums.
A link to a site for the 2699 case is here: http://www.diffusion-informatique.co...ue2/index.html
Found this by searching for "2699" on this very forum. Follow the Boitiers Mini ITX
Again, Presslab turns up rather a lot on this forum. Search, you'll find it.
Some of those posts weren't problems, they were suggestions and helpful links (eg, the DVD slowing down one). I'm guessing the point of the post wasn't to highlight that a particular drive was noisy, but to spread the news about the software that can slow it down. This will help quieten down most drives.
Timeline is this one: http://www.timeline-inc.com again found by searching on this forum.
I'm sure you're getting the idea.
There is a lot of information here, but you're expected to search. Posting every possible angle on every post is going to bloat the forum somewhat, and make it harder to find the information you're after (imho).