MSI z68A vs z68MA
The "M" means M-ATX Form Factor which is shorted than the ATX. By being shorter, it may lose a few feature PCI slots, etc...
ed55 vs gd55 vs g43
Any input on where to be in terms of looking at an i3 + Msi Mobo to hold me over until i can pull the trigger on an i5? Like most just looking for price to performance and as much future proofing as possible in the short term.
Better if you can state what will be the main use of the PC you want to build & how much is your budget. This way, you can get a wholesale answer rather than piece by piece.