I'm looking to build a new gaming PC that will last a while. I want to use a PCI-E x8 SSD + GTX 780 SLI in this build.
Now i'm looking around on the web to see what i need to support this in terms of motherboard and CPU.
My first setup was:
- CPU - i7-5820K (Support PCIe 3.0, with 28 lanes)
- Motherboard - ASRock X99 Extreme4 (Support for 36 lanes, with a 28 lane cpu the slots will be 16x-8x-4x)
So here i would think that my setup with a pci-e x8 ssd won't work cause the third slot is only pci-e x4.
- CPU - i7-5930K (Support PCIe 3.0, with 40 lanes)
- Motherboard - ASRock X99 Extreme6 (Support for 40 lanes, with a 40 lane cpu the slots will be 16x-16x-8x)
here i would think this is ok with the pci-e x8 ssd. but it also much more expensive. and i read different things about how the the pci-e lanes work.
so please can someone help me out here and tell me how this pci-e lane stuff really works and if im right in my setups.
-EDIT- Thanks for all the comments guys, really helped me understand how things work a bit. and i think i have made up my mind in terms of what to buy for now. thanks!