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There's no such a thing a 'perfect' MOBO, but in general I recommend in order: ASUS, ASRock, MSI, and Gigabyte. Frequently, DOA can be from installation error; e.g. standoff, I/O, CPU fan backplate -- shorts or bad: PSU, GPU, CPU -- you name it.
Q - Do you need the onboard GPU?
Q - What GPU are you purchasing, if any?