|Courtesy of Logic Supply|
As you can see the board uses GMA 4500MHD graphics (Intel GM45 chipset). I believe this is intels equivalent to the ion 2 platform. Now with significant hacks it appears people have been able to force resolution in snow leopard to get above the default resolution, but there are still major problems and to my knowledge no one has been able to enable Quartz Extreme/Core Image with this chipset. So, I could either 1) Buy the SSD and install snow leopard the best that I can. 2) Use the PCI-express x 4 with an ion graphics card (this will likely requiring removing the hard drive as it is unlikely to fit as is. 3) Hold off for now - formally install windows or linux and wait to see if a solution presents itself. As I've already spent FAR too much money on this mod, I've decided to hold off and work with Windows or Linux for now.
But, please if anyone has any knowledge about either the issue of booting snow leopard from a compact flash drive or the Intel GMA4500HD graphics problem help would be appreciated. Thanks.