Christ that's brilliant! THANK YOU, I don't know why I didn't think of that. I'm off to hunt down the perfect unit. Oh man I'm so excited now!
Glad you liked the idea! Hey, you MUST post pics when you get it finished!! Lol, it'll cost you tons less that a sff/htpc case anyways...gives you room to play with hardware.
Hey, if you don't want to use a PCI Riser card (like in 1U/2U cases) you might want to look for a TALL Amp...there were a bunch of older ones that had very basic/plain faces...gives you freedom for display/etc. But, for the stereo-philes out ther (me included) PLEASE don't kill a good amp like a Yamaha/Marantz/Nakamichi/etc...
You DO have a dremel, right?