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Hey guys.
I'm looking for something I'm not even sure exists.
Is there some sort of wire that I can connect to the bottom of my GPU (Something like an IDE cable) and have it connect to my PCIe slot on my motherboard?

I just had an idea of making some weird wall mount computer.
Kinda like this
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Basically, the middle of the whole setup would be the motherboard.
Then, everything that doesn't need to be directly connected to it would branch out and have its own little stand or pedestal or something.

Right now, the only things that I can think of that aren't directly on the motherboard are my PSU, hard drives, and disk drives.

Are there any type of extensions to get this other stuff away from the motherboard?

Thanks.

Don't call me crazy. =(
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They do exist, I've used the ones for x1 and x16. But they're usually about 5-7 inches long. You could chain a bunch of them together to get the desired length but I'm not sure how that would effect the throughput.

EDIT: The x16 ones are ridiculously expensive

EDIT 2: Seems like this site sells 1 foot ones for about 100 bucks
Edited by B7ADE - 3/24/12 at 7:59pm
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Hmm.. I would like to see how this turns out.. Subbed.. smile.gif
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483Always check Amazon,they have more than books.This one is only 12",hope it fills the bill. Check the Amazon site over better for something that is exactly what you want.remember google:thumb:
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Don't chain them, order longer ones. Don't expect anything longer than 12" or so to work correctly; it might, or it might not.
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Thanks for the replies guys.
Unfortunately, I can't do this.
Just asked my parent and they said no. =(
Just gonna make a normal build for now.

But I'm still curious. Why wouldn't one over 12 inches work?
And why did the reviewer say that this would not be good for gaming?
http://www.amazon.com/BestDealUSA-Ribbon-Extension-Extender-Adapter/dp/B006DQRUZ8/ref=pd_cp_e_2
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Originally Posted by ProjectPwnage View Post

Thanks for the replies guys.
1) But I'm still curious. Why wouldn't one over 12 inches work?
2) And why did the reviewer say that this would not be good for gaming?
http://www.amazon.com/BestDealUSA-Ribbon-Extension-Extender-Adapter/dp/B006DQRUZ8/ref=pd_cp_e_2

1) There might be some issue with the power not being able to stay consistent all the way through(very long USB cables, cat 5e over 100m)

2) Because that is a PCIe 1x interface on one end, that will not be able to achieve the data throughput you need for gaming. It will work fine for Folding @ Home, but not for gaming.
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