You can select the most popular, most reliable motherboard for your CPU, and the particular sample that you receive can be DOA.
I have been building computers for me, the company I work for in Saudi Arabia, and for family and friends. I have never received a bad motherboard. In fact, except for a flaky Acer CD-ROM drive in '98, I have never received any bad components. But the next build, who knows?
If you want security, buy a Dell.