Thanks rolli59, I see you suggest the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3. It is on my short list and probably a favourite at the moment.
I also looked at the older P67 boards which clocked well, but it seems the new sandy bridge i5-2500k i'm going for justifies using the Z68 chipset.
itzdanielp - Thanks, I take heed to your warning. Will go with proper cooling from the start then!
Also looked at the MSI Z68A-GD5 and the ASRock Z68 Pro3.
Higher priced boards go over the $200 mark, and the rest of the hardware i'm using doesn't justify that. Neither the features i'm looking for.
Any more suggestions welcome. I am leaning towards rolli59's suggestion, unless someone has a reason not to go with that board.
Either way, feel free to give your opinion.