My motherboard is Asus H97 plus and I have graphics card (AMD RX580) in one pciex16 slot.
I would like to have about 10+ SATA ports in my system,
(manual http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/H97-PLUS/E8977_H97-PLUS.pdf )
On that MB there are two pciex16 (one for GPU).
And, I have two Pciex1 slot.
I also have slot pciex16_2 and here I see my problem.
I have configured graphic as shared GPU for windows VM based on qemu/kvm. So I don’t use GPU very frequently.
Is that makes sense buying server grade RAID controller for 16+ disks (want miniSAS cables too ;) which will runs at pciex8? This is info from specifications.
Im affraid that graphic card puts all pciex16 features for own works.
So I would like to ask you for help with choosing best RAID/SATA (Im also thinking on building md/software RAID on ‘normal’/non-SATA card) which would be most compatible with Antergos and latest kernels. I would like to find something working stable and will have good community support.
I am building this PC for education purposes - I am planning to have 32 GB RAM, there is i5-4690 CPU, m.2 SSD disk (that is the main reason why I am not using native fakeRAID on MB) and here I am planning virtualization, everdyay usage, gaming on Win ;).
For the beggining I have choosen:
DEll h200 as RAID controller (Dell P/N: 47mcv) (chipset LSI SAS 2008),
And due to I am not sure if that would be possible to make RAID and set few other hdds to use as ordinary, single hdd I also thought buying this for nonRAID configurations.