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Looking for the right motherboard

Hello,

I am looking to find a motherboard with this options:
1. PCI 2.0/3.0 x16 for a video card
2. PCI 2.0/3.0 x8 for a RAID adapter

What do you recommend to buy to get both PCI slots working at the max speed in the same time listed above?

Thanks,
G
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  1. You did not specify what CPU you are building on but here is a LGA2011 board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157289
  2. rolli59 said:
    You did not specify what CPU you are building on but here is a LGA2011 board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157289


    Hello Rolli59,


    I was looking to get anything but LGA2011...
  3. gabonescu said:
    I was looking to get anything but LGA2011...


    Only X79 & Z77 chipsets support PCIe 3.0 x16 graphics cards. If you don't want LGA2011 (X79) then you'll have to get a LGA1155 (Z77) motherboard.


    EDIT: Z68 chipsets (LGA1155) also support PCIe 3.0
  4. Best answer
    gabonescu said:
    What do you recommend to buy to get both PCI slots working at the max speed in the same time listed above?


    The Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3.
    http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4169#sp

    Connect your video card to PCIEX16_1 and your RAID card to PCIEX8_2.

    Slots PCIEX16_2 and PCIEX8_1 would have to remain empty in order for you to get max speeds.
  5. Thanks..that will work.

    G :)
  6. Best answer selected by gabonescu.
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