In the end, it's truly hard to recommend this motherboard. The only special thing going for it is the good layout and small form factor, but considering the pricing of the board, we're left wondering where the rest of our bundle went. After all, a board this shallow would do well in the closed quarters of a HTPC case, where space is at a premium, and storage is at a placement war with capacitors. While we know the board's selling point is the small size, it's hobbled by the small bundle. Perhaps if the board had come with all of the necessary cabling, and a few layout tweaks it would be a prime recommendation to those with cramped cases or something small in mind.