jebusfreek666 Posted January 22, 2020 Share Posted January 22, 2020 (edited) Sorry, this is my first build so I am not as tech savvy as so many of you. My current mobo is a supermicro x11ssm-f. The PCI-e layout is as follows: PCI-E 3.0 x8 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16 slot) PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8 slot) PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8 slot) I currently have an LSI 9207-8i in the 2nd slot. I would like to add a couple things. I want to add a Nvidia Quadro P2000 (or maybe the P2200 as it seems easier to find for some reason, and I think it is also supported) for hardware transcodes in a plex docker. And I would like to add a 10G NIC. I see that the P2000 is an x16 GPU (I think all are?). So will I be able to run it in my 2nd slot? I am guessing the answer is yes, but it will only run at half speed due to only being a true x8?I am also worried if it will work at all, since it gets its power from the PCI-e slot and is not wired. The other issue is, is there a problem with me moving the LSI controller from the 2nd slot to the top one? It is only an x8, so I am pretty sure this is fine. But I didn't know if something else has to happen, or if I can just move stuff around at will? Like USB, are the PCI-e slots plug and play, or is there some setting I have to change? Also, the top 2 slots are both CPU slots. Is this going to cause any issues, or further bottlenecking? Finally, is there any recommendation on what 10G NIC to add? I saw some posts from a few years ago stating an intel. And I saw an older spaceinvader one video saying to use the Mellanox for unraid/windows. Does this matter one way or another? I am pretty sure most 10G NICs will run fine on x4 correct? Any suggestions here would be great! Edited January 22, 2020 by jebusfreek666 Quote Link to comment
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