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Need desktop with 6 PCIe x8 open ended slots

I need a computer with 6 PCIe x8 open ended slots for a technical application. Is there a COTS option? If not, can anyone recommend a motherboard and (I am a novice at computer hardware) tell me the easiest way to integrate that into a computer? For example, If I need a custom motherboard, can I just replace the factory one?
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  1. Plenty of motherboards out there with 6+ Full length PCIe slots.

    Going to have to provide a lot more detail about what you already have it you just want to replace the motherboard.

    If you want a whole system you would need to post a budget.
  2. Eximo said:
    Plenty of motherboards out there with 6+ Full length PCIe slots.

    Going to have to provide a lot more detail about what you already have it you just want to replace the motherboard.

    If you want a whole system you would need to post a budget.


    OK thanks for your patience. We will be purchasing a computer specifically for this application. Basic desktop computing is sufficient, I just need the extra slots for incoming data from multiple devices and need to avoid an expansion chassis for the extra slots if possible.
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    Basic computing and 6+ PCIe slots don't really mix. Here is the "cheapest" available build. And honestly there is a lot wrong with it in terms of a balanced system. But if basic computing power is all you need, this can do it and give you the PCIe connectivity you wanted.

    Chances are you don't have a similar size/style computer laying around to swap parts with.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zdYJBm
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zdYJBm/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2603 V2 1.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($206.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-T4-18PK-R1 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P9X79-E WS SSI CEB LGA2011 Motherboard ($464.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 620 1GB Video Card ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill RISE ATX Full Tower Case ($85.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1031.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-05 13:32 EDT-0400
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