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Reccomend an LGA 775 Mobo that will take a RAID card

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So yea, the title says it all. I'm building a home server and, unfortunately, the motherboard I was planning on using apparently takes only a GPU in it's pcie slot. I need a board for an e8400 that has at least an x8 slot that will take a raid card. The cheaper the better and gigabit lan is a must.

Plus rep for good recommendations and please, don't guess, I don't want to be stuck with another board that won't work. Only recommend something if you know that it will take a raid card.
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i heard of a few gigabyte board that will work if you can find them ep45t usb3, ep45 ud3p
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I have a Perc 5/i in a Gigabyte EP45-DS3L.

I use a PCI graphic card for it. Works brilliantly.
    
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It's weird that a mobo will only take GPU's on the PCI-E slots. It's not a standard like AGP, which was truly GPU-only.
   
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If only one PCI-E slot, it may be dedicated to video needs. A second slot of similar design would be needed, for fields other than video. The slot nearest the processor is normally dedicated to video needs.


I know for a fact that I have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-018-_-Product

Running on a gigabyte board that's 1156. I use on board video and use the PCIE slot for that card.

I don't want to recommend a motherboard as I haven't dealt with 775 in a while but I'm pretty confident that any board with 2 pcie slots should work. You can also stick a PCIE x4 card in an x16 slot. They are backwards compatible.
    
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Thanks guys, I'm going to look into the DS3L and see how cheap I can find it. If anyone knows anything else that might be cheaper (or has a link to a good deal) I'd appreciate it.
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i found a ep-45t usb3 on fleabay 129 buy it no or 99 to bid with no bids. i had that board at one time its an awesome board ddr3 mem i pci express16x and 8x
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Originally Posted by insomniac42 View Post
i found a ep-45t usb3 on fleabay 129 buy it no or 99 to bid with no bids. i had that board at one time its an awesome board ddr3 mem i pci express16x and 8x
Ty, but that's a tad pricey, it's just a server, so no overclocking.
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