Originally Posted by NoGuru
I run caseless, it dose not matter were you put anything, just plug it all in and go.
According to your statement you could put the computer in molten lava and it would be good to go.
Some places are not ideal for computers.
I would not recommend putting your motherboard on a metal work bench.
Wood or some sort of laminate would be fine. If your hard drives are faster than 7200rpm I would suggest some sort of hard drive cage for them.
I used to use a simple tech station that I created myself with about 20 dollars worth of parts from home depot. The case held the water cooling components in via compression. The design worked very well and I would recommend it to anyone.
Let me know if you like the idea and need any assistance.
Please note that at this time of writing this I am very busy with work and traveling often. If you do request help via this thread please PM me as well.