I didn't put up a web page about it, but I did write an amazon review, to wit:
Dual boot with Linux only works in legacy boot modeComputer has holes drilled to mount an SSD. Nice touch.
Here's what I had to do dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu:
Windows evidently gets the license key automatically from BIOS, so no typing in of tediously long keys was required.
- unplug original disk, plug in SSD
- Download Windows 8 install media from microsoft.com (yes, they offer that now), burn onto dvd
- Download current Ubuntu install media from ubuntu.com, burn onto dvd
- In BIOS (F10), enable legacy boot mode
- insert Windows install disc, boot in legacy mode (press F9, then select Legacy / DVD / SATA 2)
- select the expert mode, create a partition about 40 GB smaller than the size of the SSD, and let installer finish
- boot windows and disable fast boot (start / gear / control panel / power / buttons / disable fast boot)
- insert Ubuntu install disc, boot in legacy mode, select "install alongside windows", let installer finish
- profit! Instead of dying a thousand deaths like when you try it in the default UEFI mode, in legacy mode it just works.
Funny detail: in Linux, rear panel speaker outlet doesn't work unless you plug in headphones into the front panel!
The fastest CPU HP claims to support in this motherboard is the i7-4790, but evidently any LGA1150 CPU should work.
The i7-4790K's 4.0GHz (with its larger cache) could give a 25% speed increase from single-core performance. That might bump up a 40fps scene to, say, 50fps. However, it sells for $170, and that dough might be better spent on a new system.
The i7-4790 or e3-1271v3's 3.6GHz could bump fps from 40 to 45, maybe 47 with hyperthreading. For $50, that might just barely be worth it, hard to say. Hard to justify at $75, which is the cheapest I've found them at.