The VNF3-250 is a budget board designed with the overclocker in mind. It has most of the necessities that a general user will need, excepting Firewire. The SATA is limited to 2 drives and the NF3-250 chipset used does not have the Gigabit LAN and Nvidia Firewall as found on the NF3-250Gb version. We instead have 10/100 LAN in the form of a Realtek chip that operates off the PCI bus. These "minor" compromises allow the board to be available in the US for about $88.00 and this makes it hard to top in the value arena.