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GPU on a riser / ribbon?

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Just picked up a Caselabs S3 (a 3-slot ITX) and planning my build. Thinking I might move my 7950 closer to the window and free up the extra pci slot for a switch for lighting. In order to do this, I would need to attach my 7950 to a ribbon or soft-riser. Anyone know if this is a problem for a modern GPU?

Also, I've seen some x16 ribbons that have supplemental power, such as:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/20754/cab-1909/PCI-Express_PCI-E_x16_Extension_Cable_Riser_w_Molex_and_Capacitor_-_7.html

Is there any benefit to this over just a vanilla ribbon for a GPU?
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My understanding is for new cards you need the one with power.
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I was wondering too, I bought a riser extension cable from Amazon, its this one right here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057M16Q8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and if its compatible with my graphic card. My graphic card is gtx 680 (04G-P4-2686-KR). The reason I bought it cause its too close to my 1st graphic card, 1st card doesnt get much air unlike the 2nd one...
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That's a good price& free ship. Now I'm really curious if I need the one with power?
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they have some at

BuyAHash.com

I asked someone with knowledge about pcie risers for you
Edited by tatmMRKIV - 8/27/13 at 8:29am
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