I have flattened lot's of capacitors, taken of the ring of light plug the ethernet/usb plug and the power plug. I have also cut down the cpu heatsink and bend the gpu heatsink. I know have a xbox motherboard that is less than 3cm high but still runs cool. It was quite hard bending the coper pipe and I also put a little JB weld on at the end to reinforce it. The motherboard is nearly ready to be put in the case, all that needs doing is the hard drive connector needs removing and the case needs to be spray painted (glossy black which is still in the post).