ok, but is biostar really that bad? My friend is using it and he said it's fine.
I've built a lot of different systems and used a lot of different boards - in my experience Gigabyte, Asus, and Intel seem to be the best from what I've used. I haven't tried Asrock or ECS yet but I've used Biostar and MSI and they've both failed on me within days of owning them. The MSI board I was using (870A-G45) died after three days and I wound up sending it back to Newegg for an Asus board.