I'm building a machine with an i5-3570. I won't be gaming on it at all and I don't have any video-heavy applications; I will use either onboard video or an old GT 430 that I have. I'm looking at the following two motherboards (both mATX):
i saw the other thread. ASRock B75M $64.99
if your dad is not overclocking it really would not benefit him to get a Z77 motherboard and an H67 board may or may not be shipped with an updated BIOS to support an ivy cpu.