I have a nice big computer desk with a computer cabinet. Keeping the pc in there builds heat. I thought about perhaps modifying a pc case frame or rack and make a sliding unit that pulls out of the desk like a drawer. I could put the entire pc in the cabinet and not have a real case to help build heat. With that I was thinking I could use my hole cutters and drill holes in the side, maybe even bottom of the desk to mount fans on. On the outside of the desk I could cover the holes with mesh grills. I think doing this would let me put some distance between the psu and the mobo, and perhaps give me better slightly better cooling over a normal case. No circuits would be openly exposed. The trick would be finding a spot for the DVD-R. How long of an IDE cable can a person buy? Might be I could also stick it on the outside of the pc cabinet part of the desk.