I just got an email response from Asus after inquiring about Linux seen below:
Thank you for contacting us in regards to the Linux driver. Unfortunately Linux is not supported for this model; I do apologize for your inconvenience.
ASUS Customer Care Team
Does anyone know if my motherboard is okay to be running Linux? I really don't want to ruin my CPU. I hope I don't have to go back to windows I have been loving Linux since day one!