I will try but the forums indicate there are problems (I did my research before posting
The motherboard is an ASUS P5N7A-VM. 4GB ram and Pentium E5200. My friend says he tried with no luck that couldn't even pass the partitioner as the screen went black little after hitting enter on "Install".
He also commented trying to install through the alternate cd with no luck either as on rebooting the machine the nic wouldn't work, and the "x-screen" (whatever that is) didn't install, etc.
He then installed 8.1 with no trouble and has been using it as his desktop since. (he used his old desktop mobo for the core).