Yeah MSI, Gigabyte and Asus are safe bets. Or Asrock, Z77 Extreme4 is a popular choice if overclocking. If you're mainly wanting gaming performance, save some money and get an i5. 3570K if you want to overclock, 3450 if you don't. Money saved could buy you a better SSD, like a Samsung 830 or Vertex 4 or better still, Samsung 840 Pro.