Cheapest but quality p67 motherboard?

I'm trying to build a rig for a friend but he is on a very limited budget. We decided to go with an i3-2100 for now, which he could upgrade to a i5-2500k in the future if he wanted more power.

I wanted to get recommendations on p67 (1155) motherboards that are priced low but still have good features for the future. I personally prefer Asus, but I'm open to anything that is recommended.

Here are a few things I'm looking for:

1) Lowest price point
2) Minimum 2 PCI-E slots in case he wants dual video cards in the future
3) USB 3 support for at least some ports
4) SATA 6Gb/s support for at least some ports

Right now I have the ASUS P8P67 LE (Rev3.0) as a choice, but looking to see if there are recommendations for something cheaper. Here is a link to it:

Maybe this is already the best? Let me know, thanks!
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    LE = Less Expensive = Limited (in the bad way) Edition

    Your buddy is going to need to spend a bit of money if he wants to be able to use CrossFire or SLI in the future. He needs a board that can do x8/x8 PCIe operation, and the cheapest boards can't do that.

    A list of candidate boards:
    ASRock P67 Extreme4
    ASRock P67 Extreme6
    ASUS P8P67 EVO
    ASUS P8P67 PRO
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
    Gigabyte P67A-UD4
    Gigabyte P67A-UD5
    Gigabyte P67A-UD7
    Gigabyte P67X-UD3
    Gigabyte P67X-UD3R
    MSI P67A-G43
    MSI P67A-G45
    MSI P67A-GD53
    MSI P67A-GD55
    MSI P67A-GD65
    MSI P67A-GD80

    The MSI P67A-G43 is the least expensive of those listed, and still has the features you want for the future. I recommend the ASRock P67 Extreme4, but it's a bit more expensive.
  2. Thanks, that was really helpful!

    I'll recommend the MSI p67A-G43 and see what he says.
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