The CPU has a passive heatsink. The fan is for the chipset. I have one of those boards (for my NES PC), and it runs extremely cool. I would suggest that you try it without fans before buying any.
Because of the memory speed supported by the mobo, it would be a waste of money to buy performance memory. Just get the cheapest stuff, in the size you want.
I don't plan on using this as an emulator. I plan on using this as a blu-ray player and nothing more. I would prefer high performance memory. Plus I could always switch the memory into a gaming box if need be.
Infos about the peltier cooler when used in a computer.
It looks like peltier coolers are an extreme solution for computer cooling, similar to liquid nitrogen. It makes the cool side cooler than you could probably get with normal air or water cooling, but you still have a hot side you have to cool. You would be best off just using fans.
i figured as much. trying to save space in there but it's probably best i don't use one of those.
that's the exact same site I found. the silverprops site doesn't give a lot of info about their chips.
I concur with this. your components are fine albeit quite a bit pricey. what video solution are you planning to use? stock onboard chip? I guess its decent if you're not gonna be doing anything beyond intensive flash videos/games. 150 watts seems to be just right. you won't run into any problems. it should give you further safe expandability of one or even two more drives as well...
I planned on using it for predominantly playing Blu-Ray movies with the occasional video game, should the mood strike me. I think the Intel GMA X4500HD will be sufficient. as I don't really have the room for a super powered video card but I am open to suggestions.