The Maximus IV Gene-Z may be a micro-ATX form factor, but there's nothing small about the features or performance on this board. It's a sleeping giant, waiting to unleash the power of an unlocked Core i7 CPU. Frankly, it's a wolf in sheep's clothing. And coming wtih a price tag of only $170, this may be one of the best values out there right now for any platform. ASUS Republic of Gamer products are known to be elite, but affordable? That's a new one.