I am currently looking over options for a new desktop system for Microsoft® Windows® 8ight™ 64-bit 8.1.12000 (MultiProcessor Kernel 6.3.9600), as ASUSTeK Computer, Inc., included too small a flash ROM on my CM1630-06's stock M5A78LT-M/CSM mainboard (Advanced Micro Devices® Athlon II® X2 220 @ 2.80 GHz, 760G northbridge, SB710 southbridge) for the size of UEFI firmware necessary to support the new live boot feature for Win 8. This means a new mission, as an Ubuntu® box, for the CM1630-06 (still running Microsoft® Windows® Se7en™ Service Pack 1 7.0.8001, MultiProcessor Kernel 6.1.7601, as of August 2013), which has been upgraded with an EAH6850 DirectCU® video card (probable package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon), a XONAR® Essence™ STX™ audio card (probable package: linux-alsa-driver-modules-virtuoso), and Antec® power in the form of a TruePower® 750 Blue™. My system has some upgradeability I have not yet exploited as of August 2013; AMD® manufactured several Socket AM3 MPU's, including Athlon II® X2's, X3's and X4's, and Phenom II® X2's, X3's, and X4's (I have no plans for an X6, as the lower maximum die temperatures would force repackage of the entire system in a Thermaltake® refrigeration-equipped full-tower case with Antec® TruePower® Quattro™ 1200 PSU) that are supported in BIOS 0304.
At the current rate of development, I anticipate that Ubuntu® 13.11a1 Trusty Tahr™ (the future 14.04-LTS) will pack a later LinUX Kernel series than 3.10 (released with 13.10 Saucy Salamander™ and available for backport to 12.04.4-LTS Precise Pangolin™). What software and driver issues with Advance Micro Devices® 64-bit hardware are still unresolved with no estimate for a fix, in terms of packages already supported by Canonical®? This will give me enough lead time to raise, if necessary, any questions for the LinUX Kernel Project, X Organization, Advanced LinUX Sound Architecture Project, Free Desktop Project, &c.