I have to choose between these 3 alterntatives considering quality and compatibility with linux (I use kubuntu 64 bit).
I read some bad comments on Asus P5Q which is the MoBo I just bought :
But I can change it (if it's worth it) with
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L (rev. 1.0)
ECS P45T-A (V1.0)
I've read the review on phoronix of the gigabyte one: that would be a good alternative, but I'n not sure if considering the features it would be better to go for the ECS or stay with the Asus one... if compatibility is good for these two.
I haven't been able to find much info on the ECS one, or much more on the Asus.
The rest of my hardware is:
CPU INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8500 - 3.16 GHZ 1333 MHZ DUAL CORE BOX
nVidia GeForce™ 9800GT 512MB
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 2Gb (2x1Gb) PC6400C4DHX
500 gb sata2 western digital 7200rpm
TOPOWER M2 600W ATX 12V2.0 20+4 PINES
thermaltake wing RS100