Re: Motherboard Suggestions...
I went with the MSI as after replacing faulty board, after board, after board I refuse to buy Gigabyte ever again.
After my EVGA 1366 Motherboard took out my processor and GTX570 I'm never buying another one of those either.
I also stopped down at my buddy's shop and when I mentioned Asus Z68 he showed me the 30+ plus boards waiting to be picked up for RMA and that turned me off from getting Asus.
If the MSI fails... I'll try an ASRock.
IMO... it's really frustrating these days buying a motherboard as I don't really trust any of the companies anymore to deliver a good product for under $400
MSI Z68 G3 | 2500k | CNPS9900MAX-B | 8GB G.Skill | EVGA GTX760 |ThermalTake 850w | X-Fi Titanium | HAF | Asus PA248Q | Lycosa | Death Adder | Win8 Pro 64
Asus P5QL Pro | Q9400 | H50 | 8GB G.skill | GTX570 | Ubuntu 13.04
17" Inspiron | i5 | 4GB DDR3 | 500GB HDD | Win7 Pro 64