ASUS is no more an option, because its second network controller is connected via PCI.
I've also read that althow some consumer motherboards have PCIe 4x slots mounted on motherboard, slot can only work in 2x mode.
And I am not interested in graphics. I need a backup server which will also be used for other usefull functions.
Maybe I'm missing something here... What is the concern with the 2nd GBe controller on PCIe? I was also looking at this mobo and EX8350 combination. Is there some interaction between the x4 slot and the 2nd GBe that inhibits performance. thanks, jc