I used to cuss MSI and Matsonic so bad. I'd have conflict after conflict.
My most favorite board was an Abit NF7s I had a pair last well over a decade with daily use. I'm lucky if HDDs last half that long.
Asus or Gigabyte have always been solid boards for my needs in more recent times, since the departure of Abit. I really couldn't say one was better than the other, i really decide based upon features, aesthetics, and sale price.
Honestly though, for household workstations i've had great luck with HP proliants. Every bedroom in the house has one that's been repurposed from a hotel or car dealership. The case doesn't have such a large footprint and an I5 is plenty for all but the most demanding games. They make great internet surfing / microsoft office using computers.