I am using one of these two motherboards which are similar but I cannot decide.
I need at least z77 because I have an I3-3225 ivy bridge and the hyper threading will not work without it.
I'm not sure why you think hyperthreading will only work with a Z77 chipset, but that is false information.
In that price range, you could go with one of these 2 routes...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130653
or you could step up a little for a little extra cash to ASUS MOBO's...they are well regarded as the best quality in MOBO's. Something like this...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837
IMHO, ASUS and MSI are both superior to ASRock in quality, but also in features, especially BIOS. ASUS and MSI have incredible BIOS features now.