I read a post maybe last week that said you can't put a HBA card on the only x16 slot on motherboard that doesn't have onboard video. Is there any truth to this?
I have a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3/e6400 C2D/8GB DDR2 hanging around that would work find right now for my FreeNAS building i'm currently working on. I have a PRC-4220 case on the way. I know this will limit how many drives i can control since i really need 4x SFF-8087 ports (or 2 of the cards) but thats ok for now. I don't have that many drives now and as soon as i hit the limit i will either upgrade my motherboard/cpu/another intel card.....or just buy a card with 4 ports on it.
This of course will mean that i will have to use either an PCI-E x1 or a PCI video card.