I'm looking for motherboard recommendations for a build for my brother. I've decided to go with the i3 2120, GTX 560 Ti, 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 RAM, 700W PSU, etc. etc.
The last piece I need is a good solid reliable (yet cheap) motherboard to put everything together. I was thinking a budget of $50 would be enough for a board that fits an i3... that would probably get me a basic H61 motherboard... Or perhaps, maybe extend the budget to $75 for Z68 with USB 3.0, etc.
Asus boards are usually pretty good and for under $100 you really can't expect much in the way of features.
Thanks for the reply. I agree, ASUS is probably the best. I have used 4 of their boards in the past and they've been great. The thing about those boards you listed is that they don't have all solid caps... I feel as though solid caps would have a greater life span and be more reliable in general. I had a foxconn with leaking caps and I was like wtf.
I've also heard alot about GIGABYTE being great as well. ASUS is more for overclocking, whereas GIGABYTE has more features/dollar. They should be quite reliable as well. The reason why I decided to up my budget to $75 is that GIGABYTE has USB 3.0, higher RAM speed support, SLI/Crossfire support, etc.
Please let me know if you can think of anything that fits the bill.