Can the z170/z270 handle my storage needs with out slowing down the gpu

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I'm going to be using 1 ssd corsair xti 480 os drive. Sshd games and software 2tb. Normal harddrive 500 the for business files. Can these boards handle this with out taking lanes away from the gpu?
 
the Z170 chipset provides 26 PCIe lanes in addition to the 16 PCIe lanes that the CPU provides.

So yes, the GPU slots use the 16 PCIe lanes that the CPU provides for that, and then the board designers get to allocate the other 26 to whatever else is on the motherboard.

This was presented by Intel as examples of how those chipset PCIe lanes could be allocated. These were suggestions, and most board designers followed this to some extent for USB and SATA ports.
 

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