@crash: Actually, the only thing the backplate does is hold the motherboard securely on, seperated by stand-offs. It'd be the same as running your computer with the side panel off.
Actually, I am now pulling this thing out. Not the end of it, though. I want to change it out with my other system, now that I got a CPU for it. It's a 1156 system.
I plan to build a tech station. How, I'm not sure yet, still working on that. Not buying a $80 tech station when I can use spare parts around the house.
Something like this:
I want to, perhaps in 2-3 weeks, get a NAS enclosure, Put my 2 x 640GB on RAID1 and share it over the network. I know I could do it with this system, but the NAS uses less power and is all set, in one tiny box. Have my eye on this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822155019