Finally about to buy parts for my broken pc.
Just wondering if there any budget boards you'd recommend as well supported by Linux. Will also use FreeBSD if and when the new hardware is supported. I won't be using Windows at all, so I'll be happy as long as I can boot in legacy BIOS mode (preferably with gpt partitions). The Z87 boards in my price range are:
ASRock Z87 Pro4
I don't really need a Z87 board though because I won't be overclocking and I don't need SLI/Crossfire. I'll be using a locked CPU anyway. With that in mind, I'm also considering these H87 and B85 boards:
ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance
ASRock B85 KILLER
Gigabyte G1.SNIPER B5
Taking the Asus H87-PRO as an example, I've created two draft builds.
Option 1 (preferred CPU, buy video card at a later date):
Option 2 (cheaper CPU and Nvidia GTX 650 Ti):
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.