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April 12, 2012 5:56:04 PM

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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April 19, 2012 2:39:07 AM

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
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April 19, 2012 3:03:47 AM

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=4...

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.

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April 24, 2012 12:57:57 PM

Thanks..that will work.

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May 1, 2012 12:37:43 PM

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