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edit ** I moved this to the RAID Section since it might fit there better.**

With all the new Z87 boards out there, I'm looking to build a new system. I have an Adaptec 6805 RAID card which wants to be in PCIe 2.0 x8 slot.

I'm wondering if I need to get a motherboard with x16, x8, x8 setup and use the x16 for the Video Card and the RAID in one of the other slots all will be well with the world.

I use the RAID Card for Mirroring the Boot Disks and RAID 5 for data storage and some program installations.

Any advice is appreciated.
Edited by Dialtone - 10/4/13 at 5:49pm
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All you need is a board with an available PCI-E slot that will fit the card.

PCI-E cards will run on less than their full lane capacity, if you can physically fit them into a slot.

Many Z87 boards have a 4x electrical PCI-E slot that will take 8-16x physical cards without impacting the lanes allotted to your GPU(s). This should be more than sufficient for your uses, unless you have a pile of SSDs attached to that 6805.
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