Basic Setup...mounting options.
I'm looking to get a very basic setup. I don't need navigation or anything complex monitoring. Just mp3 playback, some Wi-Fi but don't anticipate much more than simple file transfers at home and the occasional stops at Panera or Starbucks, and really that's about it. My planned setup follows:
Power Supply: m2-ATX
Mobo: Via M10000
RAM: 512 or 1GB
Video and Sound: Onboard
HDD: 40 GB 3.5"
Input: Wireless mini Keyboard/trackball combo from eBay
Screen: In-Dash Panasonic CQ-VD1000U.
PCI: Belkin Wireless Network Card
Accesories: 2 6' or 10' USB extension cables to a more accesible location, Radiolabs Wi-Fi antenna, and maybe some cathode lights just for fun.
Thoughts: Plenty of power incase I want to expand or use on a new setup, the board seems tried and true on here, RAM is based on cash, the HDD is lying around here, the screen is a video HU with aux inputs (those Red/White/Yellow cables) I know about the loss of quality but really its just going to be WinAmp or similar and the occasional FireFox session.
Questions: I don't really want to use a case, I've got plans to mount an Amp under the passenger seat and the driver seat has some AC ducts that I don't want to or have time to mess with. Is there any problem simply mounting the parts directly to my glovebox? I've taken a couple level readings and found that when closed I can mount the HDD vertically, I was thinking something similar to the attached gif animation where the Blue is the PSU, Red is the board and green is the HDD. The yellow arrows indicate the direction in which the mounting screws would go, with the HDD screws coming out at you from the monitor.