Ok so I know completely overkill most likely for pretty much anything, but I see that this is listed to be able to run x16/x16 PCIe3.0. or x8/x8/x8/x8 if you run quad, and so on. That actually makes me happy and was one of the reasons I was lookin at x79 boards because of these options.
I do have a question about the lanes. If I were to run dual gpu's at x16/x16, am I able to use any of the other slots like PCI x1 for additional things?? Or would the cpu not allow it and change the x16/x16 to lower multipliers, like x8/x8? Just trying to understand how the lanes work and if they are all the same or if they are diff.