Well here is my review of the ITX system I put together.
So far I like it. I am running the 800mhz board with 128 megs of ram. I was going to use an older hard drive but I decided if I want this to be in my media rack near my stereos and what not I should get a fluid drive so it can be nice and quiet so I got the maxtor 80gb from Staples. I also have the slimline DVD-rom in it that I bought off of ebay (toshiba sc2302 I believe)
Setting the system up under windows2000 was cake, the driver disk included from VIA got the syustem up and running and on the tv within an hour (took a long time to format the 80gb disk)
from there I hooked up the onboard NIC to my other computer and was surfing the net. But we all knew that the system would be able to surf the net.
I was mostly intersted in how it would handle DVDs and the digital sounds. Well I have happy to report it handles them great. I was worried the first movie I ran (Star Wars Episode 1) was hogging up 100% of the Cyrix processor but I searched around in PowerDVD and found the allow hardware acceleration once I cliked this the playback was perfect and it took up approx. 65% of CPU usage.
The SPDIF out is excellent I tried a couple different setup tests and it output them perfectly to my receiver each time.
All in all I think I like it and it will definetly become part of my system rack.
Drop me a line if you want me to answer any questions about it.