I have been mulling over the issue of whether to get a H67 or P67 motherboard considering budgets and necessity, then I have been told to look at the Z68 motherboards and in particular the GA-Z68P-DS3 which seems to have copious expansion for my basic gaming and working needs. I was also surprised that the cost lay between a P67A UD4 and H67A UD3H.

Intended build:

i3 2120
GTX 570
Corsair CS600
RAM: still debating

1] Is it a good enough motherboard for the more casual gamer as well as general business and recreational use?

2] will it be compatible with IVYBRIDGE? this I ask as the prime reason why I am not going big on the CPU is waiting to see the new gen CPU first.

Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated.