Hi I am running ubuntu studio 13.10 on a gigabyte ep45-ud3r mother board.
with a q9750 quad core cpu and 4 gig of corsair system memory.
a pci express 2.0 zotec geforce gt630 gpu with 4 gig of memory.
a pci pchdtv 5500 tv card.
usb 2.0 epson cx8400 printer/scanner.
sound blaster audigy 2 zs sound card.
built in intel sound card.
usb 2.0 card reader.
hp sata dvd reader.
sony sata dvd burner.
sony 3.5 floppy disk.
1tb 7200rpm segate hard drive. ( i have also run 3 80 gig 7200 rpm seagate hard drives at raid 5 untill all three of the drives faild me after about 4 years of use.)
this machine was built around linux compatable hardware but is on the falling edge behind the i3/i5/i7 processors and advancments in usb and sata data speeds.