Thank you, I decided to go with
•ASUS, M5A97 LE R2.0, AM3+, AMD® 970, DDR3-2133 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16, SATA 6 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail
•AMD, FX-8350 Eight-Core 4.0 - 4.2GHz, AM3+, 8MB L3 cache, 125W, 32nm, Black Edition, Retail
I will post the results of loading Debian once I get the hardware.
I have that motherboard, but which cheap DDR3-1333 . AMD FX-8320. SSDs only. No HDDs now.
I'll get you my solution should my 750W EVGA modular PSU be capable of handling a lot (what are you using your setup for) of coding but not fancy graphics. Not a gamer anymore.
openSUSE is one distro I see AMD support a lot