Originally Posted by DeXel
Z77X-D3H was $99 last week, and a much better board... MSI Z77A-GD55 and Biostar TZ77XE3 were also around $120. It's going to take some time for these deals to appear again though.
The MSI Z77A-GD55 is now discontinued so that option is out. I have used Gigabyte boards in the past. They are solid performers and the board itself seemed very heavy and sturdy unlike my Asus board. They are ok for stock to light overclocks but (at least my UD3P) was lacking in comfortable tweaking.
AsRock was a company that I thumbed my nose at when I got my Asus board last year because I had never heard of them before but they seem to have a nice and solid rep now for a board that is normally 25% cheaper than the major company counterparts.