ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac Mobo Sports 22 SATA and SAS-3 Connectors for Storage Junkies

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rsaotome

And there's my next build!!

Gonna go in a monster sized case, for one bitchin' HTPC, stored just out of sight. :) !

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Vano

The only "little" problem with this board is that there is not enough lanes that chipset can handle for all the hardware. Just plugging in 4 video cards will require 32 lanes, which is more than 16+8 that z87 supports. This means everything will not be able perform at it's max capacity.
So if you need performance, this board is probably not for you.

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Innomasta

They don't plug 4 cards into this kind of board anyway, the 4th card would cover up all the front panel connectors. Better using that port for a PCI-E based SSD or something.

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Vano

Well, you can't get 4 way sli without 4 cards, right? ;)

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pctechie

Think of the bitchin' fast RAID you could set up!

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severnia

ok, now show me a case that can handle 22 drives, ive never seen more than about 12 3.5" slots in only a few cases...

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Sorian

The Silverstone's TJ06 (legacy chassis) comes close, 5x 5.25" and 2x 3.5" external, 6x 3.5" internal. The 3.5" externals can be covered by the included/installed aluminum panels.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/legacy.php?pid=91&area=en&model=tj06&tno=0

Cooler Master's Cosmos 2 is the next one I can remember, 3x 5.25" and (i think) 2x 3.5" external, 11x 3.5" internals!.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3071&product_name=Cosmos%20II

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Sorian

Just saw the CM Cosmos SE.... WOW! 3x 5.25" 8x 3.5" and a wapping 18x 2.5" (16 converted from 3.5" bays)!!!

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=10094&product_name=Cosmos%20SE

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bjoswald

Unless they're being used in some kind of server environment, that's a bit overkill.

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USraging

I guess you need some way of storing all that porn.

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Agelos

wondering what the is the point for 22 sata ports? I have 6 and i use the 4 of them

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Blam

Its for when the 60TB drives come out in 2016 you can get 22 of them.

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Insula Gilliganis

FINALLY.. a motherboard worthy of the Bitchin'fast!3D2000 videocard ------> vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/bitching-fast/bitchin.jpg

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Gman3968

That is an old copy of the mag from way back.

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Gman3968

Whoa Momma!!!!

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Rtshchand

Holy mother of god!!!!!! wipes clean the keyboard.

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DoctorX

dr00l!