WHY PAY SO MUCH FOR A BOARD WHEN YOU CAN GET A MSI motherboard-VIA K8T800 chipset "K8T NEO-FSR " FOR $71.00???????? IT IS A GREAT BOARD, READ THE EXPERT MAGAZINES THEY WILL TELL YOU, ITS WHAT I USE TOO
because you're stuck with agp, pci and 754. Not bad, but not going to be very upgradable.
As for 754 boards, though the via chipset held a slight performance advantage over nforce 150, the 250 equaled it, in some cases passed it (since that's what being developed mostly when 754 died down) and offered features like an agp/pci lock.