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Need Opinion on Upgrading this Lil Beast of mine.

Mobo (Something Crappy had to buy it when last mobo took a crapper on me) MATX
Cosmos S 1000 Case
4GB DDR3-1333
Q6600 @ 3.2GHZ
Promise SuperTrak EX8350
8x 1TB Seagate 7200RPM in RAID 5
4x 500GB HDDs JBOD
1x 250GB OS

2x ICY Dock 5HDD in 3(5.25) Bay


Thinking bout updating to a New Mobo with More PCIExpress Slots

Also Moving to 2TB Hitachis or Samsungs

Finally Size would be 16x 2TB Drives and a 120GB SSD for OS


Currently Running
Apache
MySQL
PHP5
ProFTPd
Samba

Currently Running 2 GBit Ports
One connects to all 6 of my WD TV Lives
the other is the LAN for computers

So what im trying to find out is what Mobo should i upgrade to.

Already ordered a new Raid card Promise STEX16650.

Need atleast 2 or 3 PCI-Express Slots. i will be adding External Exclosures as needed via External SAS Ports.

Pictures to come
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If you could give us a price range we could really help you.
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And what you want to use it for - you ask for 3 PCIe slots, but as you don't mention what for it's hard to know if you want them x16 for folding cards, x4 or x8 for your RAID cards, or if you want to add a few x1 cards to the system.

I hope you got that Promise card REALLY cheap though - personally I would have gone for something like an 8-port Areca 1880-series card plus a SAS expander for 32 SAS2 ports for similar money.
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