Here is an updated pic, I put a really quiet 80 mm fan over the heat sink and ram to keep both cooled. It's much quieter now. I see why Asus put a small 40mm fan embedded in the heat sink, it is to retain the 1U server height restriction. Fortunately I am using a 2U size chassis
I'm using a Norco 2U server chassis, the shallow version, it's like 16" deep.
Right now I am running with a MicroATX 300W power supply.
I actually bought this for car use but I am testing it in the house first. I streamed a blu-ray movie through it yesterday and it worked very well, so far the board seems very snappy with stripped XP pro on it. So far I have not messed with the bluetooth but everything else seems to be in order. Sound is fantastic on the via chipset.
Also since the Atom has H.T. ability, the OS sees this board as having 4 cores
ION video is nice, right now its pushing a 37" Olevia HDTV over the HDMI connection. Running at 1080 resolution.
Well I upgraded this ASUS ITX system to a 32Gb SSD and windows 7 ultimate. Honestly I think it runs better with win 7 which is a surprise. Perhaps it has something to do with being able to run newer directx versions, but more likely it's the speed of the SSD.
your video chipset is accelerating the gui in win7 faster then a cpu does in xp, along with a slew of indexing and file sorting enhancements the ssd is making shine like you said too. there are so many things that rely on quick file acquisition...