Solved Looking for the right motherboard Tags: NAS / RAID Pci Motherboards Storage Last response: May 1, 2012 12:37 PM in Storage Share gabonescu 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 More about : motherboard | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove rolli59 Motherboard Master April 12, 2012 8:21:50 PM You did not specify what CPU you are building on but here is a LGA2011 board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse gabonescu April 19, 2012 12:55:11 AM 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=N82E168... Hello Rolli59, I was looking to get anything but LGA2011... | Report abuse Dereck47 Motherboard Authority Storage Expert 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 | Report abuse Related ressources Looking for the right expansion card - Forum Looking to upgrade my ati radeon hd 4650 to a better graphic card.? Right down m - Forum Looking for the right cards - Forum Nothing on my motherboard seems to fit right ! - Forum Please help me choose the right motherboard - Forum Ask the community Publish Best solution Dereck47 Motherboard Authority Storage Expert 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. | Report abuse gabonescu April 24, 2012 12:57:57 PM Thanks..that will work. G | Report abuse gabonescu May 1, 2012 12:37:43 PM Best answer selected by gabonescu. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Looking for the right motherboard> Related ressources: ForumHelp me choose the right motherboard for the build. ForumLooking for the right GPU & PSU ForumLooking for a 2way SLI motherboard ForumPC Upgrade - looking for feedback (what a surprise - right ?) ForumLooking to replace dated motherboard , recommendations needed ForumChoosing the right CPU and Z77 Motherboard (Gaming)! NEED HELP ForumThe Right RAM for ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ForumLooking to upgrade GPU and I'm not sure if my motherboard will support it. ForumIf my motherboard had a crack in it would i know right away? ForumThe right motherboard for a Q6600 ForumThe right motherboard for a Q6600 ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumCan you use a 2.5" HDD in a destop sata 3 motherboard? ForumUpgrading Motherboard with Raid0 Setup ForumOCZ Agility3 on ASUS M3N78-EM motherboard More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !