On paper the ecs motherboard looks great, but this board has a higher than average failure rate, and requres another part to get S/PDIF. This board will probably cause you pain. You can take her home, dress her up, but one day she will stop putting out.
to get a list of recommended Linux boards. Download the motherboard manuals of the boards you like and make sure they support wake-on-usb. Not all of them do.
Be aware that Zotac wireless sucks, so don't let that cloud your decision.