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Motherboard suggestion with video card, LAN card, and HBA card
The PC I'm using to host my JRiver install is getting long in the tooth. The motherboard, CPU, RAM, and HBA (16 port SATA controller) are all getting old and old drivers seem to be causing problems with recent Windows 10 updates. So I'm looking to replace the motherboard, CPU, RAM, and HBA card with current products and reuse the rest of the existing system, which lives in a big Norco rack mount case with a bunch of hot swap drive bays
The motherboard appears to be a bit tricky as I need something with sufficient PCIe slots to handle:
- Dual slot GTX1070 video card
- LSI / Broadcom 9305-16i HBA card (x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0)
- Intel I350-T2 PCI Express x4 dual port LAN card
Otherwise, I want something that can support a pretty beefy CPU as I want to be able to run a Windows 10 VM for some non-JRiver items that will be configured to use it's own LAN connection.
After looking around a bit on PCPartPicker, here's a possible combo:
Motherboard: ASUS WS C246 PRO
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K (with an appropriate cooler)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200
Video Card: GTX1070
HBA Controller: LSI/Broadcom 9305-16i (this gives me the connections needed to the backplanes of the Norco hot swap drive bays)
LAN card: Intel I350-T2
OS Drive: Brand new Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD
I should be all set on the case, power supply, and everything else.
What I'm not clear on is if the PCIe slots on the motherboard are sufficient for the cards I want to install as it sounds like the number of lanes available on the slots changes when certain slots are used.
Any suggestions that keep the cost in the same ballpark (or less) are appreciated. I'm not really interested in splitting this into 2 PC's if I can avoid it.