Hello. Due to problems using demanding PCI cards on motherboards where the PCI slots are bridged from PCIe bus, I need to replace my Z68 motherboard.
The DFI SB600-C looks like it will do the job admirably and I'll get some actual serial ports as well, but I can't seem to find any reference to anyone using the board with Linux.
It has Intel B65-PCH southbridge and I found the B65 was used in some Lenovo Thinkstations which were available with Linux pre-installed, but I'd really appreciate any advice on any possible difficulty which may arise. It's quite an expensive board and will be no use to me if lovely Linux isn't too happy on it.
There's a block diagram on DFI's website here
Thanks for any advice on the above, but if you know of any similar board with 2 or more native PCI slots, then please let me know.