This Mini-ITX board, from Sapphire, is a full featured motherboard. These types of boards have been around now for about ten years. They are very useful to build low-cost backup systems. They are also very popular with the modding community due to their small size. These boards have evolved to the point now where they have many of the same features as your standard ATX motherboards. This is very useful because many of your ATX components can be swapped to this form factor if your main system goes down. With these boards you also have some great storage options as well. Not too bad for such a small board.