Simply put, ASUS' Z97I-PLUS is small, but it's mighty. Proof of that might come with the fact that I just wrote some 4,000 words to talk about it. If I had an ITX build in my future, I'd be packing this one in without hesitation. For gaming, such as for a LAN box, I'd probably consider targeted options, such as ASUS' own upcoming Maximus VII Impact. But that's mostly only because of its showoff-worthy design, and other gamer-specific features. For all other uses, the Z97I-PLUS is simply stellar.