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Iv been dreaming a bit lately and was just wondering how you would mount a gpu or even multiple gpu's if you used flexible pcie risers.

Does anybody have experience with building something like this, are there builds similar to this?

Its somewhat of a pipe dream at the moment but, If I get a safe and secure way to mount one or two gpu's il go ahead and change my current case design as im planing on building a nice case from scratch and am looking for something different.

Something similar to this.
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Just an idea but it might be cool to see a fullsized atx computer in a case no thicker than a 120mm fan.
    
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Take a look at this. He only uses 1 GPU but It shouldnt be that hard to put two in.
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I wonder would you lose performances by using PCI-E extensions?

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I wonder would you lose performances by using PCI-E extensions?

I dont think so, but the only way to find out is try. I looked at where he got his from, and plan on getting this.
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Yer I'm interested in performance drop from using a riser ? Of anyone no's let us no, it makes sense u would lose a little but assuming its tiny ?
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No performance drop at all with the flexible riser from Adex. I tested a generic model from amazon and had severe stability issues. The set from adex has heavy shielding and the cable is really thick and stiff.
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post #7 of 10
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Like brap said if it's got good shielding you should be fine in terms of interference. They also add a bit of latency buts it's negligible, maybe 1 clock cycle so it would be unprecieveable unless the cable was like 3 or 4 feet long.

I glanced over the thread you posted but from what I could see it dosnt show how he secured the card unless I'm missing something... (probably because my iPhone only loads half of the page lol)

My idea would be an acrylic butplate that hold the gpu by the overhanging pcb on the end of the chip. Anybody have any better ideas?

Tbh the butplate coupled with standard mounts on the other side would completely eliminate gpu sag haha.
    
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Like brap said if it's got good shielding you should be fine in terms of interference. They also add a bit of latency buts it's negligible, maybe 1 clock cycle so it would be unprecieveable unless the cable was like 3 or 4 feet long.

If the riser was 3 feet long then you'd have more worries about the resistance than the extra 3 nanoseconds it would take for the data to travel through the connector tongue.gif
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My idea would be an acrylic butplate that hold the gpu by the overhanging pcb on the end of the chip. g.gif
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Well maybe my idea isn't so hot because there is no overhanging pcb on my 480...

Unless I put it under water biggrin.gif... Just another excuse to spend more money I suppose.
    
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