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So I'm thinking about getting this lovely board but I would like to know a few things if anyone here has had experience with this board:

How well does it work with Linux? (Arch, Mint)

How well does it work with Windows 10?

Planning on OC my 8120 (biggest bottleneck in my PC atm), how well does this board handle OC?
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Dunno about Linux but mine runs fine on Win X. From what I've heard AMD in general likes Linux.

It OCs fine which is why they charge more for it. It has a good bios and is well constructed. After dealing with the UD3 you are going to love the bios. It will take that cpu as far as it can go for everyday use.
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It will work well with Linux or Windows. Linux doesn't have problems with any mainstream hardware these days--and yes, AMD processors love it because Linux handles and uses multiple threads better. It's better made and capable of better OC than what you have now. And if you're still using a Bulldozer, you need every bit of performance you can get.
     
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Originally Posted by ragtag7 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877

So I'm thinking about getting this lovely board but I would like to know a few things if anyone here has had experience with this board:

How well does it work with Linux? (Arch, Mint)

How well does it work with Windows 10?

Planning on OC my 8120 (biggest bottleneck in my PC atm), how well does this board handle OC?

Works fine triple booting Mint 17.3, Windows 10 and even OSX which was quite a lot of work lol!
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Works fine triple booting Mint 17.3, Windows 10 and even OSX which was quite a lot of work lol!
OS X on AMD is impressive. I could never put up with the hassle long enough to get it running. Given the choice, I'd rather use Linux anyway.
     
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Windows 10 ViewSonic VG2030wm IBM Model M Fractal Design Newton R3 600W 
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