Linux workstation build, currently running Solus but I distrohop often. Upgraded from an HP netbook with i7-5500U because performance wasn't good enough.
- Heat up your computer UNTIL IT MELTS DOWN before removing the CPU cooler. I learned it the hard way by breaking off a pin. Thankfully it still works.
- Don't cheap out on the case and the power supply. I got a bad case and power supply, which not only reduced the aesthetics but also made it significantly more difficult to work with and manage.
- Don't forget cooling equipment. Good airflow is very important for a healthy PC.
Linux support is phenomenal and I haven't had any issues at all so far.
Definitely not a "fancy" motherboard, but it works fine with Linux.
- Wifi doesn't work out of the box with Debian because the firmware is proprietary. It works out of the box for all other major distros.
- MicroATX form factor means that airflow, performance and I/O are slightly decreased.
- RGB control is available through the BIOS but there is only one RGB header, and it does not support ARGB.