Originally Posted by natukiss
what about MSI B75MA-E33?
that's the board i'm thinking to buy
It looks like that MSI decided save some space by dropping 2 of the SATA-II (3Gb/s) ports, which leaves 3x SATA-II and one SATA-III (6Gb/s) ports on the board. That's still enough ports for a DVD drive, a SSD, and two normal HDDs however.
It also has only 2 DIMM slots, so you'd better buy all the RAM you think you'll need in one go. A 2x4GB kit will be enough for most people. Note that B75 doesn't allow RAM overclocking, so just get a DDR3-1600 kit, which is the fastest speed natively supported.
For $60, it is a pretty good deal for the backbone of a relatively simple build. You can add to it a SSD, 8GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, and a ~$200 video card (perhaps the GTX 660, which had its MSRP drop to $199 last week) for a nice set-and-forget rig that shouldn't need any tweaking in order to perform at its normal rated speed.Edited by svenge - 4/5/13 at 11:11pm